13 Oct 2013: The True Bypass – No Hero Sound (TIN1301)
Format: Digital, CD, LP
Release date: Oct 4th 2013 (Digital), Dec 9th 2013 (LP, CD)
Length: 10 tracks / 30 min
After eleven years of silence, the one man band The True Bypass suddenly follows up on the self entitled debut from 2002. Ten indie tracks converge and challenge the pop genre with wayward song structures, scuffing relationship poetry and sparse instrumentation.
No Hero Sound was recorded in various apartments and studios in Stockholm, and the presence of the location plays an important role on the album. Thomas’ living room murmurs, hums and smells a little scorched, but it also provides warmth and tenderness. Behind the curtains you catch glimpses of Johnossi, Fleet Foxes, Thom Yorke, Weeping Willows and Kings of Convenience. They listen in. Peek some. But don’t fully step out into the evening lights.
The debut album The True Bypass was recorded live with electric guitar and vocals that were drowned in reverb and echo. Reviews of the record verify some strengths of The True Bypass (translated from Swedish):
“Everything is drawn into the light. The ugliness. The beauty. Everything shines through the guitar and his strong and sensitive voice.”
Patrik Ekelöf, Dagensskiva.com
“Soft, fragile and quite captivating. The one man band The True Bypass impress with a dulcet voice and sparse accompaniment.”
Susanne Petterson, Groove