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Since the release of II, Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas have remained more than busy with their respective solo careers, but work on III was taking place behind the scenes the whole time—slow and steady by sending files back and forth. "There's a different process with every album," Thomas explains. "With the first two albums, we had a door between separate rooms in the studio, so I could open my door and play him something. We also toured together a lot after the first album, and after that experience we realized that we work better together at a distance. We're doing our best work by not worrying too much about what the other one of us is doing."

Eventually, the bulk of III came together over the last year, as Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas teamed up to craft a lush and lovely work that recalls the hazy atmospherics of Air, the loose-fit jazz of Lonnie Liston Smith, and the genreresistant electronic music that both artists have made their name on over the course of their impressive careers. "Our partnership is very democratic—we never turn down each other's ideas. And if it goes wrong, we blame it on the other guy," Thomas says with a laugh. "The tracks that Lindstrøm sent me this time were almost like standard house tracks. I already had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I forced those tracks into new shoes and dresses."

Above all else, III is a testament to the adventurousness of Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas when it comes to soundcraft. Both artists have established separate careers on bodies of work that feature infinite twists and turns, thrilling their audiences with the suggestion of where they've been and where they're about to go. Together, they've crafted what might be their most beguiling and inviting work yet, a jeweled box of electronic music ornately crafted but never losing the sense of playfulness that so many have come to love from them.

STAFF COMMENTS

says: There are few better collaborations I could imagine than these two veterans of the electronic music landscape. We get the housey styling of Lindstrom perfectly invigorated with the beachside balearic groove and airy ambient bliss of the Prins. Exacty as gorgeous as you would expect.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Grand Finale
A2. Martin 5000
A3. Small Stream
B1. Oranges
B2. Harmonia
B3. Birdstrike

There's not much that Prins Thomas can't do. The Norwegian artist has achieved a god like status across Balearic, house, disco and now, techno dancefloor tropes. His DJ sets are something to behold; all-encompassing, cross-genre romps aimed at the big stadiums and peaktime hours. Which is, incidentally, were these tracks are designed to be aired.

Demonstrating that playful, almost Krautian aesthetic that's garnished much of his productions, the hilariously named "Bringing Mum To Panorama Bar" (I wonder if he did...? - ed) toys with tension and release as it's kick-drumless instead opts for staccato bass notes and taut strings to unleash its potential. Still undeniably techy in its approach, it'll delight fans of Carl Craig's long, drawn out, beatless epics that would swamp dancefloors around the turn of the millennium.

Injecting some serious beatification however, PT has enlisted techno titan Norman Nodge for a heady and heavy techno remix on B1. Also included is one of the Prins' now trademark 'Diskomiks' - taming the beast somewhat and making it accessible to more disco-learning floors.. It's still got all that slowly building excitement Thomas delivers so faithfully as it steadily grows across its near 6 minute duration.

Impeccable stuff as always and another in this fine, Prins Thomas Musikk series. Recommended. 


TRACK LISTING

A. Bringing Mum To Panorama Bar 12:29
B1. Bringing Mum To Berghain (Norman Nodge Remix) 06:56
B2. Bringing Mum To Panorama Bar (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) 05:54

Prins Thomas

Graut (Fango Remix)

The second of Prins Thomas' custom built peaktime destroyers blasts out the missile tube as a juggernaught of pummeling sequence and heat treated percussion, blazing an endless arc across the sky. Eventually the whomping, glomping burp of textbook PT bass joins the party, ensuring maximum cosmic techno pressure. On the flip recent Piccadilly favourite Fango tags in for the remix, locking a hypnotic synth loop, car alarm sequence and tape chewing leadline into a rigid club groove for a kind of uplifting EBM oddity.

STAFF COMMENTS

says: Unrecognisable Prins on this one. He goes full on jugular attack with this dark heavy techno number, but his signature sound and playfulness are all ever present. Top peak time drone attack!

TRACK LISTING

A. Graut
B. Graut (Fango Remix)

Yoshinori Hayashi

0208 (Prins Thomas Remix) / Geckos (Bjørn Torske Remix)

Tokyo's Yoshinori Hayashi lent his unique approach to sound design (think Romare as experienced through granular lens of a K-hole) to a slew of fire labels (Going Good, Jinn, Gravity Grafitti and Disco Halal for instance) before arriving on Smalltown Supersound for his debut LP "Ambivalence" in 2018. Now the Scandinavian label return to that experimental assemblage of library sounds, electronic textures and fringe dancefloor arrangements with a pair of remixes from Scando legends Prins Thomas and Bjørn Torske.
The Full Pupp impresario is first to the oche (we've been watching the PCD so apologies to any non darts fans) twisting "0208" into a suitably extensive, expansive and heady slice of hypno-house. The cosmic leanings of Thomas' early days remain but transformed into a super deep house chugger, built around an acid bassline and shuffling polyrhythms. As the story breaks, Thomas lets loose with the lysergic and organic elements of the original, Japanese microtonality and strange sound design, before layering an uplifting bed of synth strings to take us soaring through the mid-point. But the ecstasy only lasts so long, and soon we're wheeling through spooky idents and shadowy synth tones, heads down for a spell before the final burst of serotonin rinsing happiness.
Flip it for another long form freak-out, this time from the always brilliant Bjørn Torske. Tackling "Geckos", Torske turns out a cooly cosmic caper around the 100 bpm mark, locking in the hypnotic combo of stabbing keys, simple perx and infectious bass early, then playing with frequency manipulation, sound design and dub fx to take us to the Dagobah swamp lands. Chiming bells add their own spaced out shimmer, particularly in the chakra cleansing breakdown, before the second half spirals up into the heavens.

All killer, no filler, cosmic dancers.

STAFF COMMENTS

says: Yoshinori Hayashi has become a go to producer for outer realm house music, and Smalltown Supersound could hardly have chosen a better pair of remixers. Thomas drops acid and ecstasy on a hypnotic cosmic house stomper, while Bjørn Torske keeps the tempo low and the vibe swampy on a stunner for the slo-mo crowd.

TRACK LISTING

A1. 0208 (Prins Thomas Remix)
B1. Geckos (Bjørn Torske Version)

Renée

Change Your Style - Inc. Prins Thomas Edit

In 1980, dutch outfit Renée came out with the album “Reaching for the sky". It`s made of delicate pop-songs, with lovely little hooks and ice cold guitars. From songs that sounds almost ABBA, to more Reggae-sounding stuff, and avant pop. In the middle of it all you`ll find Anja Nodelijks hypnotic voice. One the album's killer cuts is the song “Change Your Style", already a semi-classic on the Balearic scene (and frequent flyer in Patch's Coastin' sessions). The song can probably be described as “wonky pop funk", with a twist. On the A-side you get the original. On the B-side Prins Thomas has stretched the greater parts, giving the song the length it probably deserves. Almost six minutes of bliss.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Change Your Style
B1. Change Your Style (Prins Thomas Edit)

Prins Thomas released his 6th solo album" Ambitions" in 2019 - and as always with Prins Thomas the album is just the beginning of the journey. Now he is releasing two 12"s with remixes from the album. On this, the second 12", Isolée has remixed the title track "Ambitions" into one of his idiosyncratic, cerebral house movements; accentuating the hypnotic nature of PT's original with new digital interferences and glitched percussion. There's also another 12" version of "Urmannen" by Prins Thomas on the flip side that rides soft 303s and dreamy atmospheres into a searing air guitar solo; utilizing a cushioned sonic play area for maximum enjoyment and sensual play.

Mega mega mega, as always from the Smalltown Supersound crew! Tip! 


STAFF COMMENTS

says: 2nd volume of "Ambitions" remixes and old glitch house royality Isolée is invited in for fun times. That new version of "Urmannen" ain't half bad either - gerrit in the bag pronto!

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A: 1. Ambitions (Isolée Remix)
SIDE B: 1. Urmannen (12” Version By Prins Thomas) 

Prins Thomas completes the series of remixes from recent album "5" with a triptych of killers from Wata Igarashi, Orbe and Rivet. Dimension-traversing, wormhole diving antics from Wata Igarashi kick off the 12" with two highly astronomical versions of "Bronchi Beat". The first ('Exhale') is a spirally, gurgling, lysergic beast; like the stems of the original track themselves are choking under heavy gravity and liquid plasma. The second ('Inhale') is more introspective, looking inward via seesawing sonar bleeps and bubbling acid line. Hivern native Orbe looks to the stars with concentric arps, bobbing beats and more analogue phlegm spilling from its orifices. Finally, "Æ" is given a Rivet reduction; removing all but the pummeling kicks, creeping sense of foreboding and unadulterated experimentation. So darn good! 

TRACK LISTING

A1. Bronchi Beat (Wata Igarashi Exhale Remix)
A2. Bronchi Beat (Wata Igarashi Inhale Remix)
B1. Bronchi Beat (Orbe Remix)
B2. Æ (Rivet Remix)

Prins Thomas

Ambitions

    "Ambitions" is Prins Thomas’ 6th album and his second solo album for Smalltown Supersound (plus two duo albums with Bjørn Torske and Bugge Wesseltoft). "Ambitions" picks up from were he left off with "Principe Del Norte". Still ambitious, but the tracks are shorter, more melodic and more concise. Prins Thomas also offers up his first vocal track, lead single "Feel A Love." Or to be precise, it's based around a sample of the track "Feel A Love" by one of the biggest pop-stars in Norway in the 70s and 80s, the late Alex (Naumik).

    ”The sun rises, the sun sets. This collection of new songs wasn't intended as an album at first. It gathers up loose ideas sketched down on my computer or hummed into my handheld recorder in the last 2 years with a shifting work environment, from hotel rooms in San Francisco, backstage in Osaka, on a plane from Miami to Chicago, my garden patio, and finally my B15 Studios in Asker.

    The common thread was found later during overdubbing and reworking these sketches under the critical ears of label boss Joakim Haugland. Most of the tracks were finalized in the studio at the same time as my previous collaborative album with Bugge Wesseltoft. Bugge even kindly joins in on the album's closing track "Sakral".

    Ambitions is my 6th album and I would like to thank the following people for their direct inspiration: Jon Christensen, Jaki Liebezeit, Haroumi Hosono, Daniel Lanois, Eberhard Weber, Shinichi Atobe and Ricardo Villalobos." - Prins Thomas, February 2019

    STAFF COMMENTS

    says: Quickly joining John Dwyer and King Gizzard (probably a real name) at the top of the 'prolific musicians we love' chart, Prins Thomas releases his gazillionth LP this week. A more succinct and potent set than his last solo outing, 'Ambitions' offers us cosmic, kosmische and Balearic jams, along with a surprising vocal number based around Alex's Norwegian pop hit "Feel A Love".

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Foreplay
    A2. XSB
    A3. Feel The Love
    B. Ambitions
    C. Fra Miami Til Chicago
    D1. Urmannen
    D2. Sakral 

    Tornado Wallace

    Lonely Planet Remixes - Inc. I:Cube / Move D / Prins Thomas

      After the well deserved critical success of Tornado Wallace's 'Lonely Planet' (No.5 in the only chart that matters...) Running Back enlist a crack team of remix heroes to transform the Talk Talk-inspired Balearic pop of "Today" and the new age thrust of "Trance Encounters" into the floor filling club cuts the DJs have been dying for. First among equals is Versatile boss I:Cube, who calls on decades of dance floor experience to twist "Today" into a esoteric, Asiatic, Balearic house groover awash with precision percussion and a rolling boogie bassline. So far so fantastic, but then the Frenchman blows us away with his beats mix, a rambunctious rhythm track topped with fx soaked vocal idents and mixed to within an inch of its life. Say YES! Elsewhere, semi-professional sommelier and deep house deity Move D delivers his own version of "Today", treating the light and airy elements of the OG to a burrowing bassline and pulsating 4/4, before Prins Thomas offers an interdimensional acid disco overhaul of "Trance Encounters", reminding everyone exactly why he's the Prins.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      says: I'm having this! The best bits of our No.5 LP of 2017 get pulled apart and re-rendered by I:Cube, Prins Thomas and Move D. Expect deep house drama, Balearic bounce, lysergic space disco and powerhouse percussion across these four mixes...

      Rejoice, for here is the latest LP from Prins Thomas, long standing Piccadilly hero and legend of Norwegian cosmic/ambient/house/techno/psyche/ - this is getting silly, he essentially does what he wants and it's always amazing. Whatever genre he's dipping his toes in, Thomas' productions always share a few key qualities - expansive, cinematic scope, hypnotic rhythms, propulsive bass and the kind of epic, overarching melodies that sound frankly ecstatic at a high volume. Operating on his own Prins Thomas Musikk imprint, and free from the conceptual constraints of"Principe Del Norte", Thomas treats us to his most diverse long player to date, gracefully translating his love of shoegaze, acid, prog and funk into a groove-filled sound all of his own. Opener "Here Comes The Band" blasts us into a kosmische orbit with heavy Hawkwind bass and churning synth, before the tempo drops for the mellow and melancholic "Villajoyosa", a brilliant blend of odd acid bass, schmindie guitar and funk drums. From there "Bronchi Beat" drops us into slow-release ambient techno (of sorts) before "5.13" harks back to the cosmic boogie of L&PT's "Turkish Delight" or Thomas' second solo LP. "Æ" gives us churning drugged up disorientation, "Ø" goes off on an Ibizan stakeout while "Lunga Strada" zooms through the German heartland, only to end up in the heat of an imaginary sunset. There's still four tracks to go, but I'm struggling to contain my excitement within our strict word count. You can write your own notes when you buy your copy.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      says: Thomas shakes off the genre constraints (I've never noticed any to be honest) to combine everything he loves about music into another sonic voyage. Indie guitars, motorik drums, acid synths and techno bass, all soaked with PT's psychedelic touch!

      TRACK LISTING

      CD
      1.Here Comes The Band 5:48
      2.Villajoyosa 5:11
      3.Bronchi Beat 7:17
      4. 5:13
      5. Æ 7:16
      6. Ø 6:21
      7. Lunga Strada 7:55
      8. London Til Lisboa 8:14
      9. Å 5:27
      10. Venter På Torske 4:29
      11. Aske Hermansen 7:18

      2LP
      A 1.Here Comes The Band 5:48
      2.Villajoyosa 5:11
      3.Bronchi Beat 7:17

      B1. 5:13
      2. Æ 7:16
      3. Ø 6:21

      C 1. Lunga Strada 7:55
      2. London Til Lisboa 8:14

      D 1. Å 5:27
      2. Venter På Torske 4:29
      3. Aske Hermansen 7:18

      After joining forces on the collaborative album “Square One” earlier this year, Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas are now ready to share their brand new 12inch named “Arpa”. The new 12inch is the perfect continuation of the album. Prins Thomas explains:

      ”After the initial "Square One"sessions we felt that "Arpa" was less of a "teamplayer"and one that would be difficult to shoehorn naturally into position on the album. Where the album sounded more like breaking new(old) ground between the two of us, "Arpa"is the one that felt most like an expected outcome from these sessions. Purpose made for adventurous dancefloors, either on earth or in a parallel universe you'll find "Arpa"in 3 versions. The original with it's sparse BUT "all hands on the desk"arrangement, the chopped up and reassembled remix with it's static energy cranked up to the max and last but not least the "Plastikman BUT in the 60's..." version in "drum version". Once again utilizing a giant mixing desk for the arrangement, 4 hands(+ other free limbs), the percussive elements are let free to roam in what we call a "dj-unfriendly tool"”

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Arpa 12” Version
      A2. Arpa Remix
      B. Arpa Drum Version 

      Prins Thomas

      Principe Del Norte

      Nordic disco / house hero and Piccadilly Records favourite Prins Thomas is back, gracing Smalltown Supersound with his fourth solo LP. Here is a little message from Thomas about the album:

      "There's a certain risk some of you are already overfed, with the 'Paradise Goulash' still piping hot on the stove…but anyway, here it goes… I've known Joakim (Mr. Smalltown) professionally for quite a few years now and I've worked on many projects for him, mainly doing remixes like Nissenenmondai, Lindstrom, Alf-Emil Eik, Idjut Boys and so on.

      A couple of years ago he asked me to consider doing an album for him. At the time I was busy concentrating on gathering material for what would become my 2nd album (Prins Thomas II) on my own label Full Pupp and I was not entirely friendly to the idea of giving away my solo material to somebody else's label. However, the possibility of doing something different seemed an option but at the time I had no “different" in mind and I generally try not to force ideas.

      Then, roughly a year ago an Instagram-post and a recommendation of a posthumous release by Swedish producer Joel Brindefalk, sparked an idea. I likened his "Doobedoo Dub’e'dope" release under the moniker Ü’s to KLF's "Chill Out” and The Orb's "Peel Session EP". That had Joakim and me enthusing about those early 90s electronica releases. So I set off on the task at hand, making an ambient album, leaving conventional drums and drum machines out of the equation.

      So that's basically it, a few tracks loosely inspired by the braindance of the 90s and its themes and components reworked into slightly more danceable counterparts. The song "titles" refers to the sides of the vinyl version. Matching tracks up with their melodic partners is up to the listener. How you listen to this album is entirely up to you but I'd recommend finding center position in front of your speakers, a comfortable couch or chair and dedicate yourself to the music for a long hour" - Prins Thomas,

      STAFF COMMENTS

      says: Thomas Moen Hermansen always drew his influences from a broad musical palette, even if at first he confined his genius to the seemingly oxymoronic Norwegian disco genre. It is no surprise then that Mr.Hermansen might want to express his talent in other areas - he has injected psyche and kraut rock into the beats in more recent work; in Principe Del Norte he explores more meditative electronic territories, although consistency is maintained here with nods in the direction of Harmonia, Manuel Göttsching and Cluster.

      TRACK LISTING

      01 A1
      02 A2
      03 B
      04 C
      05 D
      06 E
      07 F
      08 G
      09 H

      Various Artists

      Prins Thomas Presents Paradise Goulash - USB Stick Edition

        2GB USB key (including three 77 minute long mixes) packaged in a can. Limited to 100 copies only.

        One of 2015's finest compilations, Prins Thomas takes a bow to the original New York nightclub with his new three disc compendium entitled ‘Paradise Goulash’, a marathon adventure into his ingenious and ground-breaking style. This is a wonderfully eclectic selection featuring everyone from Villalobos , Actress and Robert Hood to Kurt Vile and Sun Araw.

        One of Norway’s most renowned musical exports, Prins Thomas has fashioned a fresh direction for dance music. As with his peers Todd Terje, Hans-Peter Lindstrom, and some of the city’s legendary characters like the mysterious DJ Strangefruit, he has the very laid-back nature of his Oslo residence to thank for encouraging his path, one that has created a global ongoing fascination with retro futurism and cosmic oddities.

        Prins Thomas’ relationship with the esteemed Eskimo label from Belgium began with the "L&PT" album together with Lindstrom ten years ago, followed by the mix-cd ‘Cosmo Galactic Prism’ eight years ago. This project brings him full circle back to the imprint. His unending eclecticism is indulged in heavily in ‘Paradise Goulash’, each disc a gentle wander within the musical mind of ‘the Prins’, enlisting the help of some superior production talents from the notorious Robert Hood, Actress, Marcellus Pittman, Young Marco, I:Cube and Hieroglyphic Being, as well as wholly obscure material unlikely to have been heard before.

        “The music contained within is a willfully diverse collection of music that I hope you'll find pleasing to your ears. Much like a bowl of goulash, not all the ingredients might be to your liking. It is undeniably more rustic roadside tavern than refined dining but I hope you already trust me behind the pots and pans. I have been spoilt for choice by the many fine ingredients available to me and have become somewhat blinded in compiling the final tracklist. However, the end result has now been tested on my nearest and dearest to approval. I present to you, my own special “Paradise Goulash” Prins Thomas

        TRACK LISTING

        1:
        1. Turns - Forever More Pt. III
        2. Gabor Szabo - Galatea's Guitar
        3. Brian Bennett Band - Drum Odyssey
        4. Aqua Bassino - Ibiza
        5. Claude Speeed - VIN
        6. Sun Araw ‎ - Ma Holo
        7. Richard Schneider Jr. - Samba-Trip
        8. Mistral - Starship 109
        9. The Durian Brothers - Weggeputscht
        10. Zazou Bikaye & CY1 - Lamuka
        11. Berliner Ring - El Amarna
        12. C Cat Trance - Dalbouka
        13. A Split - Second - Scandinavian Bellydance
        14. TM404 - 303/303/303/303/606
        15. RVDS - Nerds
        16. Len Leise - Dance Of The Ghosts
        17. NSI. - Nikita
        18. Wally Badarou - Voices
        19. Jan Akkerman - Tranquilizer

        2:
        1. Bj¢rn Torske - Nestor
        2. Actress - Xoul Particles
        3. Son.sine - Upekah
        4. Hakimonu - Cadence 1 / Native A
        5. Donato Dozzy & Tin Man - Test 7
        6. I:Cube - Falling
        7. Hieroglyphic Being - Imaginary Soundscapes 9
        8. Forever Sound - Glowworm
        9. Odd Numbers - Riviera
        10. Dreamatic - I Can Feel It (Enzo Elia GFR Edit)
        11. SW. - Untitled
        12. Pev & Kowton - Low Strobe
        13. Joachim Holm & Alejandro Mosso - Tre Melodi
        14. Robert Hood - Drive (The Age Of Automation)
        15. Abdulla Rashim - Moral Blinds
        16. Dirty Jesus - Don't Fuck With My Shit (RV Cock's Black Cock Mix)
        17. Marcos Cabral - Sweet & Sour
        18. Box Saga - Zen And The Art Of Deadlines
        19. Bj¢rn Torske - Nitten Nitti
        20. Les Big Byrd - Roundhouse Blues

        3:
        1. Ü - The Subdubba Beat (Stockholmia Glue Mix)
        2. Petar Dundov - Sailing Off The Grid
        3. Louis Haiman - Ghosts Of Gratiot
        4. Evigt Mörker - Högre
        5. Morphosis - Silent Screamer
        6. Sebbo - Watamu Beach (Moritz Von Oswald Rework)
        7. Young Marco - Biology Theme
        8. Luke Abbott ‎ - Modern Driveway
        9. Ricardo Villalobos - Defixia
        10. Zadig - Quiet Orbit Around Gladia
        11. Marcellus Pittman - The Mad Underdog
        12. Stefan Vincent - Fool Me Again
        13. Blacknecks - Don't Dream It Be It
        14. Siriusmo - Liu
        15. Il Guardiano Del Faro - Ma Ci Pensi, Io E Te
        16. Johanna Billing - This Is How We Walk On The Moon
        17. Krater - Labyrint
        18. Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms

        Prins Thomas

        Prins Thomas III

          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

          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

          Prins Thomas

          Prins Thomas II

            The seven tracks on this double LP or the eight on the mixed CD (including two bonus tracks) owe as much to the traditional methods of house, techno and extraterrestrial disco as they do to disregard them.

            They are as characteristic to Thomas’ studio space and his sound aesthetics as they are to his infinite will to surprise. Directly from the guts of the man behind Full Pupp, Internasjonal and a gazillion tailor-made remixes, you get to hear joyful reminiscences of the late and great Arthur Russell in ‘Tjukkas Pa Karussel’, nasty drum jams like ‘Flau Pappadans 1’ or ‘Bom Bom’, next to the sheer and untainted, uplifting beauty that is ‘Symfonisk Utviklingshemming’. Sometimes techy, sometimes Balearic and with a touch of cosmic disco, the spirits of these recordings are light-hearted and sincere; a joy to listen and dance to. Superb!

            Both formats include a download card for a version of the album featuring the full tracks.

            Lindstrom & Prins Thomas

            Reinterpretations

              Following their debut album in 2005 Lindstrom & Prins Thomas have been somewhat busy, aside from all the remix duties, DJ sets and their own individual productions they have manage to get together this alternate version CD for your delectation too. Nine tracks of Scando-Balearic drug disco, which are all alternate takes of tracks taken from the series of 12's that followed the album. Kicking off with the 12" Version of "Turkish Delight", we then have "Claudio", Mighty Girl", "Vrang Og Vanskelig", "Feel PM", "Boney M Down" (Alternate Version) and finally the two brand new tracks to be taken from their newest EP "Nummer Fire". None of these tracks have been released on CD before so don't sleep, here you have a chance to mess with the minds of those already over familiar with that awesome album.


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