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Loney Dear


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Peter Gabriel: Loney Dear is a wonderful talent. For me he’s Europe’s answer to Brian Wilson. We’re delighted he’s joining Real World Records.
Swedish artist, writer and multi-instrumentalist Emil Svanängen makes records as Loney dear. In the early 2000s, in Stockholm, he made a name for himself by creating homemade CDrs with a minidisk mic and a home computer, self-releasing albums which by 2007 had pricked Sub Pop's ears and they released Loney Noir. Two more, Dear John and Hall Music - followed, as did glowing reviews in The Guardian, BBC, Drowned in Sound, Pitchfork and earlier this year the Line of Best Fit went as far as calling him a "brilliant genius”.
Loney dear has consistently crafted elegant, deeply stirring music, described by The Quietus as "…the obsessive work of one man, albeit one that can sing with the vulnerable delicacy of an angel and makes bedroom recordings that sound like God's own orchestra”.
Fragile yet irrepressible vocals, Loney's songs bloom with a sense of both intimacy and openness, uplifting and heartbreaking.
In 2017 he finds himself at something of a crossroads. His career has been as unique as his music. Taking some strange roads with no idea where it's going. I have had to learn to enjoy all the randomness of what I'm doing.”
After all years in the music industry, maybe Emil has reached a stage, feeling that he necessarily is deserving of more than he has. A more bold state, becoming a singer, learning the darkness and the magnetism.



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