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Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson unveils his poetic songs for US audiences

“Sometimes . . . it’s hard for me to explain what my own songs are really about,’’ says Kristian Matsson, who performs under the name the Tallest Man on Earth. “Sometimes . . . it’s hard for me to explain what my own songs are really about,’’ says Kristian Matsson, who performs under the name the Tallest Man on Earth. (Chris La Putt)
By Matthew Shaer
Globe Correspondent / April 16, 2010

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O ne of the best songs on “The Wild Hunt,’’ the new album by the Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson, is a 3-minute-plus rag called “King of Spain,’’ which imagines Matsson dancing through a backdrop of “sighing senoritas’’ and flowing fountains, clad in a pair of Spanish leather boots. As a love ballad, “King of Spain’’ leaves something to be ... (Full article: 884 words)

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