Flunk For Sleepyheads Only

This Norwegian trio, fronted by Anja Oyen Vister wants this to be a cool, atmospheric chill-out album with the inspired swan-song vocals of Vister. The trouble is that it is another stab at a well-trodden genre, which is doubly worsened by Vister's uncanny vocal resemblance to Björk, without any of Björk's innovations as a producer. A few tracks start out promisingly enough, such as their cover of New Order's "Blue Monday," or the melancholy-tinged sarangi sample endlessly looping in "Indian Rope Trick," but the overall mood is so well catered for "sleepyheads" that it is basically repetitious and unimaginative. Another one for the bargain bins. (Guidance)