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

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 [b]Anna Broensted[/b]; though even knowledge of her prior occupation can’t prepare you for this second solo LP. ‘[b]Golden Sea[/b]’ is a record so unassumingly resonant in emotive pull that from the rolling piano of the aptly titled ‘[b]The Departure[/b]’ 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 [a]Sigur Rós[/a]. Debut ‘[b]When The Blackening Shows[/b]’ quietly hinted at such ambition, but this second tide of beauty leaves you simply breathless.

[b]Simon Jay Catling[/b]

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