Drömmaskinen, the new album by songwriter David Josephson, is in more than one sense a “machine of dreams” as the title implies. If the title can be regarded as a metaphor for the protagonist ́s unworldly head – where the dream world seems to exist at the expense of reality – each song is in itself a result of this dreaming. They offer a glimpse of “the other life” that may, or may not, be possible to reach in reality. But giving up this quest is surely one way of dying. Or maybe just growing up? Either way, to lose oneself in songs is not a criminal act and the music here presented is filled with capturing melodies, atmospheric soundscapes and lyrics that surely will make you want to fight for a beautiful life – despite the songs of defeat. Sounds romantic? Well, it is.
And by the way, if you are interested to check out the video, the image set to “Oavslutade liv” (Unfinished Life), use this link: https://vimeo.com/96950431