There’s something in the water in Sweden and the oceanic breezes near Malmö have produced some of our favorite TKR releases, beginning with The LK, brilliant musicians and just as lovely human beings. The LK (The Love of Kevin, Colour, Chaos, and the Sound of K) is the collaboration between Lindefelt, abstract sound artist and lead vocalist, and Fredrik, pop visionary and songwriter par excellence. Fusing musique concrète-style collages of sound with iconic pop arrangements, the typical LK song is both gradually mind-invading and comfortingly direct. Recorded with a minimum of equipment, VS. the Snow was built largely by glueing pieces of Lindefelt’s abstract sounds, lyrics and voice to Fredrik’s simple, beautiful melodies and chords. The resulting 11 (including 1 bonus song for kora) tracks make for a crisp, fuzzy, stylish, melancholy noise-pop cocktail with a human warmth and dark sense of humor. The LK have begun to focus on other musical projects by both members, to be heard and released by The Kora Records.