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Album Review – Leap Years by The Little Hands of Asphalt

Leap Years by The Little Hands of Asphalt

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From Sweden (see previous post) to Norway now. The Little Hands of Asphalt is a side project of Sjur Lyseid, the lead singer of Monzano. If you’ve heard of Monzano (bonus points for that) then you’ll find this to be slower and more gentle. The lyrics are well-crafted and the vocals effortlessly move between soothing, plaintive and excited.

I think fans of Elliott Smith or Conor Oberst will likely find something very appealing about this album and Lyseid certainly deserves plenty of credit for putting together such a beautiful collection of tracks. The album works as well as a sum of the parts as it does as a bunch of pleasant singles. I’d highlight Highway’s Pull, Eating Fish In Hamburger Heaven, Bait and Sex & Loneliness as the tracks that jump out at me initially but, really, the whole package is worthy of some attention. 7.5/10.

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