Sheltered in Sound, the musical guise of Sean Nilsson, plays intimate 21st century indie folk music. The economy of words, mixed with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and looped percussion, has garnered comparison to Hayden, David Gray, Mark Kozelek and Nebraska-era Springsteen.
Sheltered in Sound has received national airplay on CBC Radio 2, and also airplay support from U.S. college radio.
“A quiet intensity that holds all 11 tracks together. Nilsson seems to have been concentrating hard on his writing, as Field Recordings From The City is a well-executed collection that effectively captures the urban ennui suggested by the title.”
– Jason Schneider, Exclaim Magazine
“He’s a modern day folk musician. On the porch, hat and old boots with a laptop on his knee.”
– Rich Terfry, CBC Radio
“Every so often I come across a song that completely stops me in my tracks; that pushes the world around me away for a few minutes. Sean Nilsson, a.k.a Sheltered in Sound, is the first artist to do this to me in over four months”
“A gorgeous piece about loneliness on both the personal and global scale. Sheltered in Sound may not be trying to change the world, but it is possible that with this disc, he can change the way some see it.”
– Natalie Herman, PWRadio.net
“(Field Recordings From the City) is a great debut album from Sheltered in Sound. Think of it like taking a lonely trip through a busy world.”
– Sandy Smansmith, slowcoustic.com
Honest lyrics and simple composition, Sean Nilsson has made an album he should be proud of. Field Records From The City has charm and is a pleasant discovery.”
– Lidia Vila, Torontoindie.com
“There’s a real starkness of emotion. [It] really draws you in and keeps you transfixed. A wonderful album, from an undeniably gifted musician, who I’ll be paying close attention to in the future.”
– Colin Meeks, indielaunchpad.com