Cocoanut Groove : The End of the Summer on Bookbinder Road 7" (Phonic Kidnapping Records)
Believe me or not, this 7", the first on PK Records, is already a collector : it is obviously the debut release from an artist of exception, whose first essays speak of great songs yet to be written !!!
S/T A-side, available on You tube since several months now, is nothing but a perfect chamber pop anthem, highlighted by an unwinding piano, an harpsichord tapestry, and a troubling pre-psychedelic beat à la Beau Brummels. And B-side counterpart "Shadow" must not be ashamed of this, with its haunting Donovanesque acoustic-guitar-driven sorrow-overwhelming melody...(have to mention the great artwork by Cameron too by the way)
Olov Antonsson sense of songcraft doesn't suffer any comparison with Curt Boetcher or Arthur Lee and his music is precisely like an intended return to a form of the past : music you can listen to and think about... The album "Madeleine Street" is coming out very soon on Fridlyst label, don't miss it !