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flag Norway - Full Moon 86 - 10/10/03

UnFocused
Talking to The Demons
self-released demo

Every now and then some demo dumps in here at Luna Kafé. Just from out of nowhere. Some of these recordings make us go "Wow! Cool.", and we can't do nothing but put'em among our dishes. Such as this one from this one man project - far from being out of focus.

UnFocused is one Arne Sjøthun Larssen from Stavanger at the south-western coast of Norway. Arne writes and performs (means playing/doing vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drum loops) everything himself, and claims Adam Green (of Moldy Peaches) and Sammy (also known under the moniker Laptop) as sources of inspiration in the making of his lo-fi pop. Talking to The Demons holds 6 tracks, 6 little sketches of underground pop of top charm! The songs are extremely short - it's like their over before they've started - but they're catchy enough to tease one to put them on again. And again, to check once more.

The material is of course, as it's a demo, being somewhat unfinished. But this also adds some charm to the songs. Best track: "Time on My side?" - which I wish could be (without the question mark) reality for Arne. I really hope UnFocused keeps on, and I'm looking forward to hear some more. You read me?

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