China and Japan may not be the best of friends, but we love them both. Here’s a report from our jaunt to Beijing, Wuhan and Tokyo, accompanied by It Takes Two from the new Dylan Mondegreen album.
The new Dylan Mondegreen album has just been released on LP and CD in Norway and North America. It’s also available on Spotify, iTunes etc worldwide. In a few days, the record will also be released in the UK and Japan.
The reviews so far have been overwhelming. All Music gives it 4,5 out of 5 stars, and says: “flawlessly written and performed, and produced with uncommon skill and grace — it’s likely one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2012, and most any year that came before.”
4,5/5: The Falcon’s Nest (US)
8/10: Blurt Magazine (US), Rhythm & Booze (UK)
7,5/10: Ondarock (Italy)
“A pop masterpiece” – Atlas and the Anchor (US)
“Increase with depth and interest on each listening” - Artree (UK)
“A masterful lyricist” – 405 (UK/US)
Japan (Fastcut Records):
Even though the record hasn’t been released yet, it has already received two reviews, and both are really nice. UK Folk Music Magazine says: “Highly recommended” and UK online magazine Rhythm & Booze gives the album 8 out of 10 stars, saying: “a lovely, serene album for lovers of well-crafted, expansive pop and heartfelt simplistic tales of love and loss”.
Download It Takes Two from the upcoming album – for free!
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