Published Sep 05, 2007Another day, another fine act rears its beautiful head out of Sweden. The Honeydrips is essentially Mikael Carlsson, who once spent time in the now defunct Dorotea (ring any bells?). Now he's signed to the Tough Alliance's Sincerely Yours label, who recently birthed his stunning album Here Comes the Future. "Fall From A Height" is an album cut that follows the label's standard Euro indie/dance pop blueprint: shimmering synths, a steady 4/4 beat, a casual bass line and bittersweet melodies with cinematic samples. However, the song is given a blissfully gorgeous makeover when the Field's Axel Willner puts his spin on it. Released as a b-side to single "I Wouldn't Know What To Do," the Field's "way" includes removing the vocals and samples, and hitting the repeat button on the song's melody, which he's smothered with his expansive dreamlike trance.
The Honeydrips "Fall From A Height (The Field Way)" Download
For another treat, I recommend the Honeydrips' horribly named "(Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart" (which has also been remixed by Swede greats, the Embassy). No, it's not yet another Joy Division cover with a spin; instead, he nicks a couple of well known hip-hop breaks and then appoints Kissing Mirrors' Hanna Fahl as the sweet siren to give it its heavenly touch. Carlsson does drop a rather amusing verse in full rap mode, but that only shows the depth this one-man band has. Actually, no, that's not what it shows. But it is pretty funny to hear a Swedish popsmith try his hand at spitting.
The Honeydrips "(Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart"