REVIEW: Postiljonen – Reverie

When you’re very evidently a dream-pop band, calling a record Reverie might seem a bit, well, obvious. Not that it seems to bother Swedish trio Postiljonen, who seem to be quite content on building that airy sound they perfected on their debut.

Opening with The Open Road, the mission statement is pretty clear. They’re taking flight on the wings of stargazing synths, and an almost choral introduction as we witness one of the most gorgeous examples of the genre anyone has mustered in recent memory. They might stick to the same thing, but boy do they do it well.

There’s something about Postiljonen, then, that makes even their biggest slights easily forgiven. How Can Our Love Be Blind and Wait, with their trademark sax coda, are so damn endearing that they make us overlook the fact that they could have also very easily fit in on Skyer. Post the middle Interlude, there is a bit of cruise control and an element of similitude, but they pull it off with such conviction that we’re happy to stay in this daydream for quite some time.

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