With Pale Fire Sarah Assbring releases her forth studio album as El Perro Del Mar. One of the records I am sure will be talked about this year, if it were only by me. A lovely ode to the best of the nineties, but that does not completely do Pale Fire justice as it is so much more, much more layered. Somewhat surprising this Gothenburg siren has never been so much in the public eye. The turnout to her Paradiso Amsterdam gig was relatively low. The performance was mersmeric and luckily included a melodica and 'Change of Heart' in a Pale Fire-ish coat. After Pale Fire Sarah will soon expect another release; thumbs up for 7 months pregnant touring.
"In this world, you think you have no reason to believe in love or in anything much. Then one day, when you least expect it, a light appears on the far hori- zon. It's a flickering light, begging you to come, telling you to stay away. It's the pale fire. The promise of love and hope - all consuming and elusive. Yet for a moment, it brings clarity in the darkness, future to the ruins and power to the fight."