Sep 22, 2014

I’m Kingfisher – Avian (2014)

I’m Kingfisher’s new release “Arctic” is a conceptual album about polar expeditions.
 It’s also the fourth solo offering from the prolific Swedish indie/folk-artist Thomas Jonsson, now working under the alias I’m Kingfisher. Though the obsolete theme, this album is Thomas’ by far most personal, outgoing and experimental material to date. He blends acoustic and synthetic elements together with the odd bird’s chirp, follows a similar path as fellow indie/folk-colleagues M Ward, Gillian Welch and Jason Molina but also adds occasional sparks of stuff like Akron/Family, Mogwai and Cat Power. A recent show was aptly reviewed as “John Fahey meets Sonic Youth”.

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