Tim Jonze, for The Guardian:

So was it worth it? Ten Love Songs is one of the year’s best albums, and possibly one of the nerdiest, too. Sundfør can talk at length about reverb boxes and vintage drum software she tracked down in order to replicate a particular Italo-disco sound. In need of the sound of a plane crash for Kamikaze, she went as far as to sign up to the six-month waiting list for a Swarmatron synthesiser, before building it from scratch herself; when it didn’t work as she hoped, she ended up Skyping the machine’s inventor, Leon Dewan, for advice. “He said I was only the second person to have ever contacted him about it,” she says, laughing. “The other was Jean-Michel Jarre!”