Monday, November 24, 2008

Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too

As awesome as it was, 2006's "It's a Feedelity Affair" was actually a collection of previously released maxi-singles, so here it is, finally, what can be considered Lindstrøm's first proper album. And not shy to do things the difficult way, this Norwegian producer has released an ambitious work comprised of only three songs, one of which with the impressive length of no less than 28 minutes. Logistic facts aside, "Where You Go I Go Too" marks a small departure from what his territory was before, although the end sounds a bit in a limbo, making it somewhat hard to say where he really wants to go. And in fact, travelling is the first concept in here, as shown by its title and contents, no matter what the final destiny will be. So, coming from the previous first ambassador of epic-disco revivalism, we now have less disco rhythms and more cosmic journeys and New-Age grandiose atmospheres, with epic synths that, to my ears, take more than a few nods to, hum, Jean-Michel Jarre. But fear not, even if nothing in here reaches the best individual moments of "It's A Feedelity Affair", the whole thing, when heard from start to end, makes for a very compelling listen (and a few good mental trips, as well). (7,5/10)

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