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Taken by Trees: Open Field
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Taken by Trees is the new project from former Concretes vocalist Victoria Bergsman (though more people probably know her now as the guest singer on Peter Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks”). This debut album contains some of the Spectoresque girl-group echoes of the Concretes, but in a setting that’s much more stripped-down and intimate. Open Field is mostly low-key folk-pop pairing sparse production with some exotic instrumentation (including zither, flute, mandolin, harmonium, marimba and vibraphone), while Bergsman’s delicate, aching vocals are front-and-center. 8/30/2007 - Don Yates