Andreas Sandlund - Diamond No 1 Audio Samples Available

Diamond No 1 by Andreas Sandlund

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Recommended, Pop, Top Rated
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Mature electronica tinged pop from experienced Swedish musician.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. We're Miles Away
  2. 2. Now It's Time
  3. 3. In The Winter
  4. 4. Out Of Words
  5. 5. Tell Me Everything
  6. 6. Keep It True
  7. 7. Waiting For The Sunrise
  8. 8. Love Goes On
  9. 9. Save Me
  10. 10. Embrace
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Reviewed by Trevor Raggatt

Andreas Sandlund has been active on the Swedish music circuit for some years as a worship leader with Sweden's Passion event and as a session sidesman for other artists. However, 'Diamond No 1' allows this talented musician to shine in his own right. Recorded over three years in spare moments of studio time shoehorned into a busy schedule it clearly shows the hours of care and crafting lavished on it. That's not to imply that it's laboured or self-indulgent. The songs deftly tread the tightrope of accessibility and depth. Many are built around samples and loops but incorporate enough "real instruments" to avoid a synthetic feel to the arrangements. Sandlund's songwriting skills are clearly as well developed as his performance abilities; the tunes are engaging and the lyrics are deeply spiritual without being either overt or trite. Throughout, Sandlund's high and fragile voice is reminiscent of the young Michael W Smith's vocal style and he delivers convincingly. The opening track indicates desire to know and be known by God; the swirling electronica enhancing a feeling of searching and disconnect from your True North. Others like "In The Winter" and "Embrace" have a feeling of prayer set to music. "Save Me" and "Keep It True" increase the dance-style BPM while sprinkling subtly Edge-influenced guitars across the songs. All in all an album well worth searching out.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 29134
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Talking Music TALKCD1056
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

Mature electronica tinged pop from experienced Swedish musician.

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Pop CD Audio Samples Available


Third album from the rising Swedish soft pop artist.

For more information about Andreas Sandlund, check the Andreas Sandlund Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Helene in Stockhol, Sweden at 12:29 on Sep 21 2007

I love this album! Andreas is an enormously gifted singer and songwriter.

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