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This is the first music video from Swedish dream-folk group Fredrik’s new album Trilogi, out January 26, 2010. You know it’s good, because it’s from Sweden, and Swedish babies are injected with raw musical talent and unfiltered creativity. Negative side effects include depression, Abba, and Ace Of Base.

The swedish forest-dwelling folk visionaries’ second release is here. Following their critically acclaimed debut Na Na Ni from 2008, Trilogi is a more consistently inward-looking affair and takes on themes like social realities and subconscious geography. The melodies are more serpentine and the textures decidedly darker. However, Fredrik’s warm, sensitive lead voice and operatic choir work still lends the material the same comforting elegance as on the debut.