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POCKETFUL

Crossover Prog • Sweden


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Swedish band POCKETFUL was formed in 2002, more or less as a direct continuation of the band members former project Masque, but with a slight change in stylistic expression towards a more pop-oriented overall sound. In 2005 they had their debut effort Sparkling finished, which was issued on French label Musea Records.

Some time after they signed to Swedish digital label Ovanbeck Records, and on there they have so far released three EP's: A Sparrow's Mind in 2008, followed by Ambiguous Signs and Sparkling Revisited in 2009.

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3.00 | 5 ratings
Sparkling
2005
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Remixed
2012

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A Sparrow's Mind
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ambiguous Signs
2009
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Sparkling Revisited
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Late Night Call
2010

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 Late Night Call by POCKETFUL album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2010
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Late Night Call
Pocketful Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
4 stars Since their formation back in 2002 Swedish act POCKETFUL have recorded and released one full length album and 4 EPs if I have noted down their history correctly. The latter are all EPs, digital only productions if I recall correctly, and the latest of these is "Late Night Call". As with all their other EPs it was issued through independent Swedish label Ovanbeck Records.

The music I have heard so far by Pocketful can generally be described in this manner: Compositions blending pop sensibilities with experimental features, the latter mostly in the arrangements and the former in compositional structure, melody, easy to like lead vocals and lyrics. And much the same is the case this time around. Music at the very border between progressive rock and mainstream pop if you like. And they are superbly good at exploring this particular territory I might add.

Title track Late Night Call and the following Professional are the best of the lot this time around as I regard it, the former sporting effective as-through-the-telephone-vocals, swirling electronic textures and dampened guitar riffs to emphasize the overall bleak context of this song to perfection, the latter adding dampened but effective brass, guitar licks and symphonic textures to a song that opens as a simplistic vocals and rhythms creation of the ballad orientation.

The other numbers are almost as engaging, with a particular mention to Sorry, a brief energetic display that to my ears appears as a neat and nifty blend of Tangerine Dream and Pet Shop Boys, with careful additions to the arrangements resulting in a song whose arrangements are both rich and sophisticated towards the end but still dominated by steady rhythms filled with strong pop sensibilities.

"Late Night Call" is a 6 track EP that clocks in at just over 25 minutes, and should be regarded as essential to explore if you have a soft spot for art rock with strong pop sensibilities and vice versa. In particular if you enjoy slightly bleak, melancholic moods explored musically.

 Ambiguous Signs by POCKETFUL album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2009
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Ambiguous Signs
Pocketful Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
4 stars This third release by this Swedish act; and the second EP they've issued following their full length debut in 2005, is a really nice surprise in a number of ways. The fact that this is pop music and both enjoyable, elaborate and somewhat unique-sounding is a sentence describing most of these - and this act really has something going for it.

Personally I think their sound have many similarities to acts like REM and Manic Street Preachers - but much more mellow than any of these acts. The compositions are rather detailed too; with a number of different layers creating rich textures easy to get immersed in. The songs are mostly slow moving, steeped in melancholy; and should have a great appeal to anyone looking for high quality pop music exploring that particular emotion.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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