Label: Secretly Canadian
Victoria Bergsman's third album as Taken By Trees is total beach-bum bliss. "As good as it gets," she repeats on "Highest High," until the words seemingly melt from the kiss of the sun. Other Worlds was inspired by Bergsman's travels in Hawaii, and she evokes every key aspect of a tropical island -- its beauty, tranquility and mysticism -- with effortless grace, whether it be through dub or disco. Her Swedish lilt is rendered down to a silky, syrupy flow, as bubbling synths, pedal steel guitar, steel drums, bird chirps and ocean waves gather around her siren calls in sweet celebration.