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        Thomas Denver Jonsson THE LAKE ACTS LIKE AN OCEAN (2007) KCD2000 / KITE RECORDINGS released September 19, 2007 in Sweden released March 10, 2008 in UK, Benelux and Norway April 2008 - France, June 2008 - Japan REVIEWS 01. The Border [MP3] 02. My Wardrobe 03. What I Dream 04. Only For Beginners [MP3] 05. Saved By The Bell 06. Like Friends Falling In Love 07. One Of My Blessings [MP3] 08. Possession 09. You Were The Holiday [MP3] 10. The Tapdancers' Union 11. After The Earthquake 12. Sacha Distel 13. She Runs In Slow Motion 14. Love Campaign Due to this album, British The Times listed Thomas as one of six acts who have taken the Swedish pop movement onwards since ABBA. Thomas Denver Jonsson's wide-ranged third solo album continued his indie/folk journey combining the Americana vein with a high dose of Swedish temperament. He had previously released the two well-received albums 'Hope to Her' and 'Barely Touching It' featuring collaborations with Rosie Thomas, Damien Jurado, Nina Kinert and Ned Oldham. This album, being his most original and complex material that far spans from solo guitar instrumentals and band oriented indie rock to dark folk tunes, quiet hymns and soulful Americana. The producer Carl Edlom put rich arrangements to Thomas's close songs and words and there are duets with Jennie Stearns, Ellinor Blixt (of Bobby Baby) and Elina Johansson (Dear Euphoria). With this string of songs Thomas put himself closer to contemporary folk artists such as South San Gabriel, My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, Bright Eyes and Cat Power rather than the classical songsmiths to whom he's previously been compared to. Thomas Jonsson - vocals, acoustic guitar Carl Edlom - vocals, electric guitar, piano, organ, production Fredrik Wilde - electric guitar, pedal steel Tomas Lindberg - bass guitar Henric Strömberg - vocals, drums, percussion Andreas De Frumerie - viola Ellinor Blixt - vocals ("Saved By The Bell") Elina Johansson - vocals ("Possession" and "You Were The Holiday") Jennie Stearns - vocals ("Love Campaign") Martin Bärjed - piano ("Only for Beginners") Andreas Nyberg - organ ("After The Earthquake") Anders Jonsson - Tuba ("She runs in Slow Motion" and "Love Campaign") Ola Eliasson - Flute ("She runs in Slow Motion") The Lake Acts Like An Ocean was recorded 2006-07 in Karlstad, Sweden at Ready Steady Go! Studios. Jennie's vocals engineered by Alex Perialis @ Pyramid Sound in ithaca, N.Y. All songs written by Thomas Jonsson. Mixed, Engineered and Produced by Carl Edlom. Mastered by Henrik Jonsson at Masters of Audio. Art Work by Hollis Brown Thornton 4/5 "In a crowded marketplace, this album stands out" - Simon Cosyns, The Sun (UK) review in full "He makes much of his kinship with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bright Eyes and Cat Power, but I actually find him more appealing than all of them /.../ Americans? What do we need them for exactly?" - Rob Fitzpatrick, The Word (UK) review in full "If you're a fan of The National, even Bonnie "prince" Billy or M. Ward, it's most likely this is something for you" - Brain Surgery, BBC6 music (UK) Mentioned as one of 6 important acts for the Swedish pop movement since ABBA (together with The Hives, Cardigans, The Concretes, Robyn and Peter, Bjorn & John - The Times (UK) review in full "This is one of the best albums you'll hear in 2008" - Jambase (US) review in full "Love Campaign"'s lonesome plunk of guitar and strings is just lovely, as is "Only For Beginners" /.../ Friends of The National will find a kindred soul here" - Rob Hughes, Uncut (UK) review in full "Jonsson's writing stands head and shoulders above the herd" - Rock n Reel (UK) review in full "Yes, Neil Young is traceable in his voice and in some of his melodies, but really this is the fuzzy introspection of M Ward and his ilk: quiet choogling in the face of a stand-offish, underwhelming nature." - The Independent (UK) review in full "the magic it creates could happen nowhere else" - Michael Mee, Americana UK (UK) review in full 8/10 "Pedal steel bonanza! /.../ A low-key jewel" - Rock Sound (UK) review in full 7/10 - Drowned in Sound (UK) "Neil Young's more introspective spirit is also referenced in the 14 tracks, but it is Jonsson's Swedish fellow countryman, the director Ingmar Bergman, who comes most to mind in these delicate reflections on light and shade (The Border and Like Friends Falling in Love)" - Joe Breen, The Irish Times (The Ticket) (IE) On staff playlist ("The Border") - American Songwriter Magazine (US) Jan/Feb'08 "His best album this far" / One of the best Swedish albums 2007 - Lennart Persson, Rootsy (S)