Friday, November 03, 2006

Lindstrøm - It's A Feedelity Affair

More good treats from Scandinavia? Yes indeed. Lindstrøm is a producer coming from Norway, who, last year, already gave us a great album together with Prins Thomas, a good lesson on how to update disco to our age with an ellegant and inspired twist. This new album collects his previously released maxi-singles and, although it has some works that date back to 2003 and 2004, it's actually another very strong contender to the 2006 album of the year slot. How does it happen? Once again, the most simple ideas are the best: these 11 songs are all about grabbing the perfect groove and exploring it passionately and for our never-ending pleasure, using a sensitivity and knowledge rarely seen, where the final goal is to take beauty and make aural poems and lush sounds out of a simple synthesizer. You can categorize this music the way you want ("space disco", "cosmic disco" and "hippie-house" are some of the most commonly used) but, in the end, what you have is a timeless record, one that seems to make you travel into space, see the stars, fly over the moon, dance on the Saturn satellites, and come back with the feeling you've witnessed something truly unforgettable. Dance music doesn't get much better than this.

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