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Album review: Our Broken Garden - Golden Sea (Bella Union)

A resonant, emotive effort blending dream-pop and orchestral notes

As keyboardist in Efterklang, we should’ve seen this coming from Anna Broensted; though even knowledge of her prior occupation can’t prepare you for this second solo LP. ‘Golden Sea’ is a record so unassumingly resonant in emotive pull that from the rolling piano of the aptly titled ‘The Departure’ you can’t help but feel a giddying constriction in your chest. This album itself is
a departure in the sense of a complete uncoupling from everyday senses and a submerging in the most deliciously constructed orchestral-tinged dream-pop since Sigur Rós. Debut ‘When The Blackening Shows’ quietly hinted at such ambition, but this second tide of beauty leaves you simply breathless.

Simon Jay Catling

Click here to get your copy of Our Broken Garden's 'Golden Sea' from Rough Trade Shops.
8 / 10

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