Saturday, 28 March 2009

"Astronaut" review in ABC Nyheter (Norway)

A long and detailed review by Johnny Andreassen, headed "Extraordinary pop".

The album gets 5 out of 6 and the reviewer says "This is the sound of pop with a large P for the year 2009".

"Much may suggest that he is an Elton John or Roger Hodgson of our time... pop music as effortless should appeal to 13-year-olds as well as 70-year-olds... you feel all the way there is a slight twist of genius that has roots in his identity as a musician. Pop with a soul feeling that Prince could reel off in his warmest moments".

The reviewer concludes: "Searching your soul a good pop with piano-based drama, you need not look further than just over the border. "Astronaut" comes to stand as one of the best pure pop albums in 2009...No hesitation - both thumbs up for Salem Al Fakir!"

And who could disagree? The review (in Norwegian) can be found at

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