Prins Thomas

Prins Thomas III

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Record Label
Full Pupp

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Before writing this review I took the time to go the extra mile and do a little additional research (I am a pro you know) to try and find out what the Norwegian for 'Kosmische' is. It turns out that the phrase I was looking for was in fact Prins Thomas! It's album number three, or should I say 'III' for the Full Pupp boss, and he's managed to somehow improve on an already flawless career. In his own words, this album fits between 2009’s "Prins Thomas" and 2012’s "II", combining the organic approach of the former, and the midi sequencing of the latter. The result is 11 tracks of warm and textured kosmische grooves perfect for sofa based space exploration. On opening track "Hans Majestet" that familiar bounce and lilt, ever present on "II", returns, this time brought to a pinnacle with a gloriously expansive chord progression. From there, Thomas pilots our journey through echo drenched space rock ("2000 Lysår Fra Morellveien" and "Enmannsrock"), motorik builders ("Kameleon", "Luftspeiling" and "Trans") and gorgeous ambient bathers ("Oase", which is as good as anything on Eno's "Another Green World"). "Arabisk Natt (Dub)" updates the exotic groove of "Turkish Delight" from the first Lindstrom and Prins Thomas album, pairing the organic and synthetic perfectly for a stoned boogie. Hermansen augments his usual melodies and sequences with a couple of Kraftwerkian motifs, and fleshes out the sonic space perfectly with an expressionist's palette of synth bleeps, echo fx and phasing. Unbelievably, after ten years in the business, it seems like Prins Thomas is just getting started.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: It's album number 'III' for the Full Pupp boss and somehow he's managed to improve on an already flawless career, combining the organic approach of his début and the midi sequencing of its follow up for eleven kosmische grooves perfect for sofa based space exploration. On opening track "Hans Majestet" that familiar bounce and lilt, ever present on "II", returns, this time brought to a pinnacle with a gloriously expansive chord progression. From there, Thomas pilots a journey through echo drenched space rock, driving motorik and gorgeous ambience, taking a brief detour here and there for a stoned boogie. Hermansen augments his usual melodies and sequences with a couple of Kraftwerkian motifs, and fleshes out the sonic space perfectly with an expressionist's palette of synth bleeps, echo and phasing. Unbelievably, after 10 years in the business, it seems like Prins Thomas is just getting started.

TRACK LISTING

1. Hans Majestet
2. Arabisk Natt (Dub)
3. Kameleon
4. 2000 Lysår Fra Morellveien
5. Enmannsrock
6. Kavaler
7. Luftspeiling
8. Oase
9. Trans
10. Labyrint
11. Åpne Slusa

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