Henrik - Faction
Having previously worked with artists like Morcheeba and Bodyrockers, Danish session musician, Henrik, decided to head his own project. Faction, by his own admission, is "wallpaper" music, but with an intended positive spin.
Lo-fi indie singer-songwritery material (some Elliot Smith-styled mournful vocal here, some slide guitar there) is broken occasionally by compositions which nod in the direction of ambient Sigur Ros. There is an air of gentle experimentation, but the result is, mainly, nice. In fact, it could be the most effortlessly nice album of the year.