Nicolai Dunger somehow posesses the same sense of class, artistry, and timeless style of some of the great entertainers of our time. Imagining him still in his 70?s, sporting a grey hairdo, singing to the velvet rooms of Las Vegas is not such a far fetched idea, should this somewhat odd Swedish crooner fit into the regular mold of household entertainment. But like a shark that can?t stand still, Nicolai Dunger?s artistery over his 16 album career (yes..!) has included albums done with string quartets, in Swedish, with Jazz trios as well as together with pop/rock noteriety such as Will ?Bonnie ?Prince? Billy? Oldham, Mercury Rev, Calexico, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, as well as a few releases under a strange pseudonym. His latest album ?Play? however is quite possibly Nicolai?s most focused effort to date.