Oh Land – ‘Wish Bone’

Dave Sitek deems 'Wish Bone' worthy of being the first album released on his label.

Dave Sitek not only produced most of ‘Wish Bone’, he deemed it worthy of being the first album released on his new Federal Prism label. But when Brooklyn-based, Denmark-bred Nanna Øland Fabricius skips first into the cutesy world of unicorn-pop on the saccharine ‘Love A Man Dead’ and then talks about kittens and sunbeams on ‘3 Chances’, she’s as frustratingly twee as a hailstorm of cupcakes. Her second album’s adventures into electronica on the squelchy, sulky ‘Kill My Darling’ and the unsettling ‘Next Summer’ are more remarkable, as is the straight-up lo-fi funk of ‘Pyromaniac’, coming on like Robyn produced by Phoenix, while the starkly romantic folk balladry of ‘Love You Better’ brings a heart-swelling shift in mood.

Leonie Cooper

Details

Director: Dave Sitek
Record label: Federal Prism
Release date: 24 Sep, 2013