Album review: Teenage Poetry by Chandeen

Album Name: Teenage Poetry
Artist: Chandeen
Year/Label: 2008 / Independent
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Germany’s Chandeen return after a lengthy absence and their latest dreampop offering is a joy to hear.

Welcome to the Still sees new singer Julia Beyer at her most beautiful and her band’s backing is eerie and precise.

From the Inside is a lovely, cinematic sweep of a song, Beyer singing to a spooky backdrop. As ever Chandeen’s grasp of songwriting is sharp.

Cleaning the Traces details a nightmarish relationship gone awry and Beyer sounds as bewildered as the music does.

The bonus track Tomorrow has vocals by Lovespirals’ Anji Bee and is quietly stunning.

Chandeen’s new album shows the masters of dreampop at their most wonderful.

Posted on April 19, 2008

Track Listing
1. Teenage Poetry
2. Welcome The Still
3. New Colouring Horizon
4. At The End Of All Days
5. From The Inside
6. A Last Goodbye
7. Looking Forward, Looking Back
8. Clean The Traces
9. The Coming Dawn
10. The Sentiments Of An Old Love Story
11. Dreaming A Thousand Dreams
Hidden Track: Tomorrow vocals from Anji Bee of Lovespirals

[Chandeen Official Site]


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