- Record Label
- Optimo Music
About this item
It’s the return of the sexual vigilante Sex Judas and his trusted sidekick Ricky. This time in full album mode. Norwegian producer Tore Gjedrem of Ost & Kjex fame, channels his love of comix, bohemia and fascination with human vice, the unspoken, the Red Light districts, the alleys of the mind into his alter ego. Sex Judas is no bad character but certainly says what it’s author cannot.
“I wanted to create a world where any musical idea is possible, wound together by the world and word of Judas, the ultimate sinner, reborn as a child of Venus.”
Inspiration ranges from Africa to 80’s NYC, from Bohannon to Quasimoto, from Norwegian New Wave to Acid House. With contributions by friends in the Oslo scene as hometown legend Dj Pål Strangefruit Nyhus, composer Ole-Henrik Moe, jazzpianist Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidiki Camara from Mali playing that beautiful Ngoni, and multi instrumentalist Ivar Snuten Winther, the album touches anything from blues, funk, disco and post-punk to IDM, acid house and electronic explorer music.
Patrick says: In true Optimo fashion, this LP spits in the face of categorisation, serving up those low/high Funkadelic vocals, mellow ballads, African-flavoured Balearic grooves, synth pop, acid house and most other forms of music real or imaginary. Tore Gjedrem of Ost & Kjex leads us on a baffling but irresistibly hooky journey through his strange sonic world, introducing a who's who of the Scandi scene on the way.
1 - 1. The Hedonist Disappeared Into Normality
1 - 2. The Sorrows Of Young Walter
1 - 3. Sidiki's Jam
1 - 4. All Good Junkies
1 - 5 Navigate The Sea Of Shit Feat. Mung
1 - 6 Candy Darling
1 - 7 Let The Power Go
1 - 8 Snake Song
1 - 9 Ricky Moving Glaciers