Pop about as beautiful as it gets here.
A brand new rip from my dear friend to share here.
I could get lost in the beautiful artwork on front and back for days, like the Stendhal effect.
Maru is Marianne Nyman (born 1954, thus a very youthful 21 on this LP); notice she is credited with backup vocals on the 1977 Kalevala album I posted long ago. Her subsequent output looks like it's all over the map with disco, schlager, and country-rock. Mikael is Mikael Wiik and he shows up next in Heikki Sarmanto's wonderful Open Ear album I posted once too. Despite the post-history of these two, nothing can prepare you for the magic of this album if you haven't heard it before. A kind of electric folk, like classic Jefferson Airplane, plays under some utterly gorgeous three-part harmonies on the part of Maru. Consider the track about a hooker/stripper called Too Fast to Last with its really ingenious chord changes, and three-quarters rhythm evoking a too-rapid dance:
Should've been a hit, again!