KARI is an artist who brings the cool atmosphere of Scandinavian pop to Poland. Her melancholic and delicate songs are similar to the productions of such vocalists as Lykke Li or Stina Nordenstam. Kari, who collaborates with well-known musicians and releases her music through a major label, tries to keep her songs natural and sincere.
The town also has another connect to its mythical past. Not quite as famous as the goat (for now anyway), Elin Lindfors and David Lehnberg make music together as The Deer Tracks. Evoking both the elements of nature (a vibe that Sigur Rós fans will appreciate), and some thoroughly modern recording techniques (read: synthesizer a’ plenty), the pair craft patchwork pop soundscapes that seemingly exist in a realm just outside space and time.
Arthur Ashin’s second album under the Autre Ne Veut moniker is called Anxiety for a reason. An R album at its core, under its beguiling blend of bubble gum refrains; dance floor-worthy production, and Ashin’s impeachable falsetto is a manic unrest. Something akin to a musical version of “holy crap you guys, we really need to eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we will die.”