Slim Loris – Down to Earth – CD Review
You get that feeling sometimes when you hear a song… That feeling when you realize that the song or artist goes a lot deeper than the generic independent artist.
“Down to Earth” from Slim Loris is one CD that goes deeper than a generic indie artist with respect to the powerful songs, lyrical content and messages within. The result though is far from a self-indulgent ego trip for it, instead, is a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not dark-trippy Celtic folk rock, instead these Swedish lads could be viewed as a band delivering more than metal jewelry. This is clearly evident in songs like “Low” and “Into the Stillness.” These songs methodically up the ante to a very respectable level of artistic craftsmanship and brilliant creativity. Equally as imperative the music is commercially viable, but amazingly witty, and a bit eccentric nonetheless with a fresh earthy sound. In a nutshell this is Bob Dylan meets The Counting Crows meets Train. Not every square inch is filled with a vocal delivery under duress – but musical space that allows the music to breathe. This is music is comparable to a musical vacation of sorts for the mind, body and soul, with music that can be described as a thought a provoking, emotionally charged and very passionate.
I would imagine in time, we will hear more from this very talented band from Stockholm. Slim Loris is one artist that clearly gives you a musical snapshot that is highly original, unique, uplifting and dare I say folky-poppy-brilliant. Most American girls will die for them no doubt.
This review written by Mindy McCall. Edits by blackdog.