Junip [Göteborg] Gothernburg’s Junip takes listeners into a sphere, where hope can be imagined in an otherwise dark and suggestive environment. Their acoustic and fragile soundscapes beautifully hit home with José González‘s nylon stringed guitar and characteristic cutting songs, together with Elias Arayas’ steadily sure clean drumming and Tobias Winterkorn’s evasive Moog- and organ loops. This Gothenburg trio, with a history beginning in the late nineties, released in September last year their highly awaited debut album “Fields.” It is obvious that their own unique style has led to them touring around the world to such places as the USA and South America while also at home. The project ”Fields” has long been under consideration, but has been postponed repeatedly into the future for various reasons. Work and art studies in Finland for Winterkorn as well as Araya, but also González‘s huge success as a solo artist has slowed the process down. In 2007, the time was ripe and Junip sat down to improvise and find a common musical denominator. The result is music partly flavored by post-rock which initially brought them together, with also inspiration from such large names like Nina Simone as well as influence from Elias’ Ethiopian musical heritage (not in the least, Mulatu Astatke, even if the connection is not clear today). Everything is well joined together in a low key and easy listening indiepop with repetitive and suggestive harmonies as well as beautifully laid back, nearly reserved vocal melodies. Now the trio have currently returned with the fantastic EP containing “In Every Direction” and remixes of Dale Earnhardt JR JR and White Sea (Morgan Kibby from M83), as well as a completely new earlier unreleased b-side with the telling titles: “Näckrosdammen”, “Pling” and “White Rain”. Come and enter the Junisphere.