Peder, And He Just Pointed to the Sky

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

And He Just Pointed to the Sky


As one-third of the acclaimed hip-hop/trip-hop production team the Prunes, Peder Pedersen has done work for artists like the Beastie Boys, the Roots and DJ Vadim. And He Pointed… sounds nothing like that. Moody, understated and sounding like a Colleen record at its most vulnerable, And He Pointed… is a record built from out-of-tune harpsichords, wavering Moogs and the distant echoes of long cleared-out ballrooms. It'd be almost perfectly Gothic if it weren't for the guest stars that pop up throughout (Dean Bowman, Nino Moschella, Ane Trolle, Joy Morgan), offering respite where they can. “White Lillies” works best, perking the album up with a piercing piano line and Nino Moschella's smooth vocals.