“The album sounds like a quiet forest in winter,” says Sarah Tomlinson, a music critic for the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. “You feel like it’s a hushed mood. She’s telling these stories, or singing these lullabies, and you sort of have to draw in close to listen. That’s what makes it so appealing.”
In a sparse, desolate soundscape that seems to draw equal inspiration from Nico, Cat Power, and Vashti Bunyan (at least in this writer’s opinion), TBT’s debut album Open Field is a charming collection of minimalist pop folk. The songs – simple, demure, tender – evoke a certain sense of melancholic longing without surrendering to the traps of self-importance or overt emotional masturbation.
[photo] Helena Blomqvist