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Quiet and Still

Magnet Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (18 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rec 90
  • ASIN: B00005JG69
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Recluse
2. Where Happiness Lives
3. Bullet to your Heart
4. Easily Undone
5. Nothing Hurts Now
6. There's and end to this
7. Private Jinx
8. Quiet & Still
9. Dancong in the moonlight
10. Beautiful Day
11. Home song

Product Description

Product Description

MAGNET is EVEN JOHNANSEN

Even Johansen is a well-known artist in Norway and in the UK for his work in bands like Chocolate Overdose and Libido. He is still the singer and composer in London based LIBIDO, but with some time on his hands in-between records he has made his first solo album "Quiet and Still".

To make it a real solo album he plays all the instruments himself and has also produced and engineered the album. The title "Quiet and Still" reflects the beautiful melodic melancholy that he has created.

Even lives in Dumfries, Scotland, a place he describes as ugly and depressing. This is where he has made the album spending nights at the kitchen table with his guitar, he then went to his hometown Bergen, Norway to record it only interrupted with trips to London to play with Libido where he is still an active member. Libido launched their debut album "Killing some dead time" on Fire Records throughout the world and received critical acclaim in the British press, and a world tour followed playing support for Swervedriver.

The track "Where Happiness Lives" was used in the US sciene fiction TV series "Roswell" last year.....

Review

Johansen's songwriting is complicated and simple all the same, though his mysterious I'll give it an A-. -- IN MUSIC WE TRUST, May 01

filed under Top Picks. Breathtaking. Beautiful collection of songs. Actually, these songs sound even more like Radiohead's mellow stuff. -- IMPACT PRESS #32, April/May 2001

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pulling at those heart-strings!!! 27 Jan 2002
By swoon
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe that this album has gone totally unnoticed in the UK. Eleven songs of smooth beauty, mixing up alt.country guitar twang, lightly-brushed drums, with the odd crash and boom thrown in for good measure. Magnet is, Even Johansen, a Norwegian, who NME have got down as one of their big hopes for 2002.
Stand out tracks include, the brilliantly resigned 'Where Happiness Lives', the Thin Lizzy cover 'Dancing In The Moonlight' and the lilting 'There's An End To This'....go and investigate
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing 12 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
I was lucky enough to see these guys on stage a few months ago whilst they were supporting the Doves. I was astonished at the quality of the stuff they were performing. I knew that after their 20 minute set, I would have to find their album. When I finally got my hands on it, I was blown away once again. It has to be one of the most heartwrenching, emotionally charged albums I've ever heard. From the start, 'The Recluse' gives an uplifting intro. From there, things just get better. 'Where happiness lives' sets the pulse racing and 'Nothing hurts' retells the tragic story of a split with a girlfriend. It really is an amazing album, running along the lines of Turin Brakes, but better. You need this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 15 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've been a Magnet fan for quite a long time now and having his other three albums have finally managed to get my hands on Quiet and Still.

As others have said this album is stunning and five years on from the NME noting Magnet as someone to watch in 2002 I still can't believe his music is still so unknown in the UK - fortunately lack of huge success in the UK or USA doesn't seem to have disturbed him too much and he's continuing to produce some of the most beautiful, sincere and original music around.
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