January 24, 2017
By Ken Scrudato
In between Peter Bjorn and John records (the last was summer 2016’s Breakin Point), John Eriksson’s particular brand of genius has graced us with a string of singles and albums under the moniker Hortlax Cobra (for edification, the project is named for a tiny town in his native Sweden.)
The latest, the intriguingly titled “Unfinished Melody” (is there more still in his head?), features angelic, almost childlike vocals by Jennie Abrahamson over a thundering but tightly minimalist tribal beat. The mantra of “Our love is like an unfinished melody…” is actually quite a pithy, universal statement on all affairs of the heart. Is it not?
BlackBook has the privilege of premiering it here.