The LK: Stop Being Perfect
The LK is an experimental pop outfit from Malmo, Sweden. Pouring musique concrète-style collages of sound into iconic pop arrangements, they craft their own kind of playful, elegant “micro-jangle” using equal amounts lofty melodies, scratchy voice memos, field recordings, guitar/horn improvisations and dark wit.
This year, they released their 11-song debut album “VS. The Snow”. Recorded with a bare minimum of equipment, the record was built largely by glueing Lindefelt’s sonic paintings, lyrics and voice to Fredrik’s simple, beautiful melodies and chords. The simplicity, the surreal high drama and the obvious tension between structure and chaos make for crisp, stylish noise-pop mayhem with a human warmth, melancholy and wry sense of humor.