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Songs From A Two-Room Chapel


Singer-songwriters are out in full force this month. Christian Kjellvander's debut Songs From A Two-Room Chapel (Fargo) - recorded in an old organ factory in his native Sweden - has a beguiling folk sensibility but with delicate strings, brass and mellotron plumping up the mix. Damien Jurado and Will Oldham are evoked in the weathered strum and hum, with "Oh Night" and "Allelujah" (complete with singing saw) particulary impressive.