Tor Lundvall
Yule
Dais Records
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2020
LP (color)
25.99
DAISC2159
Clear red vinyl
LP
24.99
DAISLP159
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Tracklist
1Busy Station 3:20
2The Train Home 3:10
3Christmas Eve 3:19
41200 Am 2:19
5Snowy Morning 2:15
6Yule Song 3:22
7Fading Light 2:02
8January 3:34
9White On Grey 3:22
10The Falling Snow 20:21

New York artist Tor Lundvall's music often evokes a sense of soft-focus autumnal melancholia but nowhere is this atmosphere more explicit and evocative than his self-released 2006 holiday album, Yule, newly reissued by Dais Records.

Steady muted rhythmic pulses wind through wintry landscapes of icy synthetic textures, glass bells, and distant metallic echoes, occasionally framed by Lundvall's soft, dazed vocals, narrating scenes of “slushy, illuminated train stations” and “the lonely trees of January, still entangled with blue lights long after the season has ended.” It's a music of barren branches, crescent moons, and willowy figures shuffling and shivering on their way somewhere, viewed from a fogged window passing by, or high above.