Boomkat Product Review:
An absolutely lovelyfour tracks' worth of material from Swedish post-folk instrumentalist Rickard Javerling, The Valleys EP initially came as a bonus 7" with the limited version of his 2009 album. Two of these four recordings are "short" and "shorter" piano versions of his composition, 'Anton' - a delightful thing, that's been very nicely recorded, yet it could really do with being... longer. More fully developed listening material comes in the shape of the gradually building 'Heavenly Birds Pt. 3', which envelops acoustic guitar and glockenspiel melodies with woodwind and loose percussion, while 'Om Sommaren Skona' is a more lonesome sounding, minor-key affair, setting yet more beautiful acoustic guitar parts among quiet pianos and field recordings of rainfall.