First Listen: Daniel Norgren, ‘Wooh Dang’

Daniel Norgren’s Wooh Dang is out April 19 on Superpuma.

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Daniel Norgren’s Wooh Dang is out April 19 on Superpuma.

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When I initially heard the ethereal folk songs of Daniel Norgren in 2016, he was performing on a stage at the Pickathon music celebration made from limbs and bark– it was the ideal area to fall for his music and yearning voice. His set was both intense and calming.

On his album Wooh Dang, the lazy and woodsy ways of Daniel Norgren and his band are delicately captured to analog tape. The songs were all written by Norgren in the woods surrounding his house in Western Sweden, and for this recording, they collected in an old 19 th-century farmhouse, adding a friendly informal spirit to the music.

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Wooh Dang

You ‘d be forgiven if, upon hearing Wooh Dang, you mistook the Sweden-born and-based Norgren for an American roots singer-songwriter– he was raised on this music, it remains in his bones. There’s a down-home feel to the record’s boogie-woogie tunes, and lyrics with referrals to John Wayne films, trains and travel. These are quite cliche styles by this point and managed even more exceptionally by the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and Bob Dylan. But there’s comfort and worth in having a record that you can put on and feel as if you’re hanging out on a well-worn couch, to utilize another cliche.

Daniel Norgren and atrioventricular bundle are inviting on Wooh Dang with a cautious touch of ambiance and mystery in the playing, which’s the appeal you’ll discover buried deep inside these tunes.

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Angie Ronson

Angie Ronson is Editor-in-Chief at THRS. She covers the transformative impact of new technology on all sectors.

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