The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
The Migrant is the brainchild of Bjarke Bendtsen, a Dane with a flair for psychedelic dream like pop. The album is his first and was recorded with some fellow Danish friends in a cabin on the coast. With the vocal stylings of Fleet Foxes, the laid back feel and silly lyrics of Devendra Banhart and the pleasant plicking of bells that would make Page France proud, The Migrant is catchy and subdued at the same time.
Like any well put together album, the first song, “The Organ Grinder,” catches your attention. It’s a bit slow at first, but by the end of the song the melody moves along nicely. It is this way for a lot of the album – a slow start, but an awesome fully developed ending complete with violin and trumpet galore. Definitely a must listen for anyone whose has the desire to be a gypsy in the Baltic Lands. And who wouldn’t want that!
Check out "The Organ Grinder"