Ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman has managed to find something special with this her second solo album, recorded in Pakistan. Her voice is open and honest throughout and is beautifully supported by the simple and elegant musicianship.
The opening track rolls and claps along as Bergsman almost talks over the top and gradually the layers build up to great effect. The chanting at the start of `Anna' gives way to an ethereal track filled with calm retrospect, and `Watching the Waves' whistles and pops with such joy that counterpoints the slight regret of the lyrics.
The unique thing about Victoria is her ability to balance different styles perfectly, and nowhere is this better shown than in the succession from `Tidens Gång', which is entirely sung in Swedish, to `Wapas Karna', which is entirely chanted in Urdu, and then on to the very bubbly `My Boys'. It is a talent that very few people have.
The album eventually closes out with `Bekännelse' which is the densist track on the album, it hums and flows like the tide with Bergsman's voice whispering out of the air. Whatever inspiration Victoria needed in Pakistan she found it and used it to great success.