Tobias Isaksson’s bold foray into overtly romantic synth pop comes into full fruition this week with the release of his second full length under the Azure Blue moniker.
Like the soundtrack to a fantasy movie that’s never been made, Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt is a record filled with unabashed wonder, pastel coloured hues and heart flipping melodies. Oh, and synthesisers. A lot of synthesisers. As a reference point: it’s the exact record that fellow Stockholm group The Sound Of Arrows could have made if they’d only steered clear of major label temptation and production values.
As the wistful opener ‘Time Is On Our Side’ bursts into the tear inducing epic ‘The Road I Know’, the pace of the record continues through a lustrous sea of texture and emotion that’s delivered with incredible panache.
If there was ever a remake of The Never Ending Story on the cards, its score has already been written. Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt is out now via Hybris / Fika Recordings.