Stockholmer Mikko Singh, aka Haleiwa, is releasing a new album called Palm Trees Of The Subarctic, a long term project started on Cuba four years ago and now given a more scandinavian finish in Sweden. The first track to come out of it is this wonderful gem Wall of Blue Sky. When the Quack first heard the bell-like intro we thought this would be a difficult one to pull off without going into the realm of annoying beats and generic plug-in sounds which so much pesters the music of our time, but no no no, this turned out to be one of the very very best tracks to come out this year and should certainly be the complete awe of all Swedish indie bands. The song flies around in the sky which it depicts and never once strays from its perfect sense of glorious self. A true work of art.
We can't wait for this album to come out next thursday (24 September)!