Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence (4 stars)

Kings of Convenience - Decleration of Dependence

A band’s submission in the ‘Sounds Like’ column of their myspace page is often telling, and in the case of Kings of Convenience their self-effacing ‘music your parents like too’ hints at the quiet Norwegian duo’s fond acceptance of where two albums of calm, emotional bossa nova has put them.

There is little change here on the third but for a further perfecting of their delicate vocal harmony over gently interweaving guitars. Quite unconcerned with whatever might be en vogue, the exquisitely named Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe have turned out another peerless set of seemingly effortless autumnal folk.


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