Both Ways Open Jaws
The Dø - Was It A Dream - Both Ways Open Jaws (2012)
Wonderfully delicate. The Dø for the better part of this afternoon. Love this song.
The Dø is French/Finnish duo Olivia Merilahti (singer and musician) and Dan Levy (multi-instrumentalist) — with the backing of several different drummers whilst on stage.
For much of the album, Olivia Merilahti vocals remind me of Karin Dreijer Andersson — her early days whilst with The Knife (not so much as Fever Ray). The instrumentation incorporates a wide gamut of song styling — some tunes are fairly sparse with naked but rich vocals (such is the case here) while others include heavy percussion, sampling and lavish harmonies.
In total, Both Ways Open Jaws is an eclectic mix of tunes that combine to form a finely balanced Indie Pop(ish) album with an experimental tint.
I highly recommend checking out The Dø.