There is no shortage of bands that are willing to wear their musical influences in their sleeve and there is also no denying that Denmark’s’ Vinyl Floor are one such band. That said, if you are going to go retro then go all the way and make the listener believe that they have actually been transported back to those halcyon days of the past. That, in a few words, is what “Funhouse Mirror” is all about.
Brothers Thomas Charlie Pedersen and Daniel Pedersen are the driving force behind Vinyl Floor and it is abundantly clear that they have learned the lessons of the past and these ten well-written songs positively revel in the spit and polish of literate lyrics, sibling harmonies and elegant arrangements. It is therefore, as you might now imagine, no hardship to listen to this album especially if your ears have somehow managed to survive several decades of popular music.
“Funhouse Mirror” isn’t just an album drawn from the well of the past. It is also a reminder of what can be achieved when there is the musical ability to turn a vision into reality. That, my friends, is all that needs to be said.
Best song: The classy “Death of A Poet.”
Verdict: Polished to near perfection.