The melodies of the album "Taiga" has mysteriously appeared in the intersection between human and natures own consciousness, and then the songs have found their way into the light, guided safely by Truls Heggeros distinctive and angelic vocals. Lukestar's last album, Lake Toba (2008), won the Norwegian Grammy for best Rock Record, was released in an impressive collection of territories including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, Japan and the U.S. Lukestar have played more than 200 concerts in 10 countries, including CMJ in New York and festivals like Öya and Hove. Norwegian national radio NRK P3 listed all the three singles from the album, which gave Lukestar almost one year continuous radio play. Lake Toba was also well received in major international sites and publications, including Pitchfork, Popmatters, NME and Rock Sound.
Written about Lake Toba: "Instantly likable pop songs that make you hum along with every word, but beneath the surface they are intricate and complex. They deserve every ounce of success they ultimately will get" - Black Velvet UK White Shade is a great song from a great Norwegian band. And no, that isn’t Danielson you hear singing on this track. Lukestar’s pop sound is an otherworldly one; seemingly taking as much inspiration from Mediaeval mythical creatures as they do from power-math-rock.
Riffs and fairies never sounded so good together as they do here. - InSound.com, recommended track of the week Nov 9th 2007. "(Truls) does a fine job singing like an ethereal water nymph beckoning to you seductively from a moist water-lily." -NME "Lake Toba is an excellent record with subtle, persuasive choruses" - Rock Sound "Lake Toba is one of the year’s great discoveries." 8/10 Popmatters.com "The first single "White Shade" is stunning and their second, "The Shade You Hide", is crazy good" -tvhits! "A very listenable indie album. A winning formula: a load of three-minute songs with a pleasing mix of aggressive drums, melodious guitars and feminine-sounding vocals. You can´t go wrong." The Indiependent "White Shade drips with icy beauty" - Guitarist Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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