Ranging from 80’s synth pop (Ode To Gardener, Air) to haunting piano ballads (Skin As A Child), singer etgilles' emotive vocals are poised against the backdrop of Johan Olofsson’s beautifully arranged and produced orchestrations.
The direct and emotional lyrical content, let alone the haunting melodies that accompany them, exemplify the duo's penchant for the kind of languid energy that finds itself in all corners of Johan's Boat. Simply put, the songs making up etgilles’ debut CD speak directly to the human condition. Themes dealing with love, hope and despair weave their way through a range of cinematic soundscapes.
While obvious musical influences hover around Johan's Boat, the duo's originality in etgilles' soulful vocal delivery and in Olofsson's romantically dark synth melancholy create new pop gems that are uniquely their own.