[Audio] This Soft Machine’s ‘On & On’

 

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Sometime Das Moth, sometime just Tim Sullivan, now This Soft Machine released his début single under this moniker next moth. The London based musician has got on board with Eskimo Recordings to present his première double A-side that features the two tracks, On & On and This Place Was Meant For Me. Ahead of the records release you can check out On & On when it features on the latest instalment of Eskimo’s colour themed compilations. The pretty amazing The Orange Collection, due out in May.

Enlisting the talents of a whole bunch of friends, including Lorraine Nicholson on vocals and Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford on synths, This Soft Machine recorded On & On live; which is no mean feat as the track is a pretty complex Cosmic Disco jam. Five minutes in length, On & On evolves as it progresses introducing a warbling synth groove, smooth walking bass and Nicholson husky vocals amid a sea of Sci-Fi electronic brap. Restrained Disco experimentalism that must have been fun as hell to record.

♫ This Soft Machine – On & On

This Soft Machine On & On is released 13th April. Eskimo Recordings’ The Orange Collection is released 4th May.

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[Audio] Maya Vik’s ‘Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas)’

 

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We’re a week or so late on this one, but we’re pretty sure it is deserved of your attention if you haven’t already jumped on it. Norwegian ElectroPop chanteuse Maya Vik has teamed up with fellow Nord and Cosmic Disco powerhouse Lindstrøm for this track from her just released EP Beyond The Basics. It’s called Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas), which is an odd subject matter for a song, but there we go.

Vik, vocally, serves up a nice mix between Scandinavian icy Pop and retro SynthWave-y nostalgia which makes for the perfect partner for Lindstrøm Space-Age tundra Disco. Slightly more ElectroPop than his recent collaboration with Say Lou Lou, Lindstrøm offers up a driving, energetic slab of Poppy House that, combined with Maya Vik’s vocals and the quirky subject matter make for some ScandiPop gold.

♫ Maya Vik – Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas) (Prod. By Lindstrøm)

Maya Vik’s Beyond The Basics EP is out now.

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[Audio] Todd Terje’s ‘Inspector Norse’ reMixed by Justin Van Der Volgen

 

Todd Terje

If there’s any dance track of recent years that can genuinely be called a ‘classic’ already, it’s probably Norwegian Cosmic Disco kind Todd Terje’s instantly recognisable Inspector Norse. Despite being a couple of years old now you can still hear it played out now, and come festival season are bound to hear it a lot more. Terje himself commissioned a couple of reMixes from ex-!!! man Justin Van Der Volgen, including this version of Inspector Norse. This and Van Der Volgen’s take on Strandbar are available on 12” now.

Making Inspector Norse your own, while retaining the qualities that make it so loves, must be no mean feat; but Van Der Volgen has a good old crack at it. He wisely let’s himself be indulgent with the percussion without trying to replace the instantly recognisable synths too much. Giving us teases of the tracks hook here and there amongst it’s off-beat keys. The track is ten minutes long, and in that time seems to build and build and build on the back of screaming synth sweeps until the seven minute mark where it explodes into it’s own galactic version of the originals hook. It’s an odd beats, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

♫ Todd Terje – Inspector Norse (Justin Van Der Volgen reMix)

Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse is out now.

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[Audio] Lindstrøm & Grace Hall’s ‘Home Tonight’

 

Lindstrøm

Norwegian Cosmic Disco wizard Lindstrøm, this week, unleashed his new single. The man is an epic freak-out master, but also has released some amazingly catchy stuff when teamed up with some vocal talent. On this occasion he’s got together with Skin Town singer Grace Hall to deliver a nine-minute epic (not that nine-minute epics are a rarity for the Scandinavian Cosmic Disco crew) that melds the galactic with the emotional.

Home Tonight is classic Lindstrøm. The man’s first original (and solo) track in two-ish years burbles and sweeps through it’s extended length but never loses focus. Peppered with an 80s feel, Lindstrøm build the boogie with vintage synths and shuffling percussion before dropping the listener ears first into a solid-as-hell space-age Disco groove. Sparkling and uplifting, the synths dance over the tune with a playful decadence while Grace Hall’s retro Electro Soul vocals surge in and out of the mix. In it’s race for the finish, Home Tonight drops the full force of piano hooks and orchestral stabs to bring it home.

♫ Lindstrøm & Grace Hall – Home Tonight

Lindstrøm’s Home Tonight is released 6th April.

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[Video] Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s ‘Games For Girls’

 

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The video for Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou and Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is finally here.

Directed by Dimitri Basil, the clip features the girls just doing some stuff. Pretty much just that.

Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.

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[Audio] Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s ‘Games For Girls’

 

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Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou are already touting the release of their long awaited début album, and it;s not going to be here until early next year! It’ll be called Lucid Dreaming and despite not being available until February 2015, we can already get excited for it with their brand new single, a collaboration with Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm. Let the good times roll!

We have to admit, we found it a immediately a little jarring to hear Say Lou Lou in the context of quirky Scandinavian analog Disco, but as soon as you settle into the groove it all seems to make sense. Say Lou Lou, obviously, appear a lot less serious and a lot more fun as their intertwining vocals bounce over a cheeky arpeggiated bassline and and a sweet plethora of playful synths. It’s good to hear Say Lou Lou branching out in the lead up to their album. If we were interested before, we are super interested now!

♫ Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls

Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.

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[Download] Little Boots’ bootleg of Todd Terje’s ‘Inspector Norse’

 

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We don’t normally write about tracks twice, but we’re going to make an exception here. ElectroPop queen Little Boots’ amazing vocal bootleg of Norwegian Cosmic Disco groover Todd Terje’s instantly recognisable Inspector Norse, which we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, is now available as a download, courtesy of Boot herself.

You can read what we wrote about it here, we won’t harp on about it again (but it is very very good). “hat you’re probably after is the track itself. Grab it below while it’s hot.

Todd Terje (Feat. Little Boots) – Inspector Norse (‘Todd Is So Hot’ Little Bootleg)

Little Boots’ Nocturnes album is out now.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ bootleg of Todd Terje’s ‘Inspector Norse’

 

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Little Boots returned this this weekend to bring a ray of sunshine into our lives in the form of this cheeky bootleg of Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje’s now legendary Inspector Norse. We’re not really sure what it’s called; it comes from a mixtape Boots did for Vice’s Thump website where it is noted in the tracklist as ‘Todd Terje – Inspector Norse (Little Bootleg)’, whereas she uploaded it to YouTube under the moniker ‘Little Bootleg – Todd Is So Hot’. So we’re calling it ‘Todd Terje (Feat. Little Boots) – Inspector Norse (‘Todd Is So Hot’ Little Bootleg)’, which we think nicely covers all the bases. Also; ‘Little Bootleg’ is genius.

Boots delivers an edit with a twist. Well, if you’ve got a voice like Victoria then why wouldn’t you sing all over stuff? Taking Inspector Norse, and already incredibly and catchy-as-hell- tune, to the next level, Little Boots lends the track a floaty layer of vocals, exceptionally suited to the burbling dancefloor groove. Terje delivers vintage, cosmic and quirky while Boot’s serves up shiny, glamorous and mirrorballed; the two work together perfectly. We’d love this to be released!

♫ Todd Terje (Feat. Little Boots) – Inspector Norse (‘Todd Is So Hot’ Little Bootleg)

Little Boots’ Nocturnes album is out now.

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[Audio] Prins Thomas’ ‘Åpne Slusa (Lang Versjon)’

 

Prins Thomas

Åpne Slusa will be appearing on the forthcoming third album from Norwegian Cosmic Disco pioneer Prins Thomas, titled Prins Thomas III. the album will be dropping on Full Pupp and ahead of the release Prins’ own label, Rett I Fletta, is sneaking out an EP based around the track headlined by this Lang Versjon.

And Lang it is too; clocking in at just under ten minutes, Prins revels in the Scandinavian Disco tradition of epic synth wig-outs. Almost immediately the tune hit your with the cowbells, so you know what you;re in for. Italo led quirky Disco grooves and Sci-Fi sounds. Powering forward on an almost Acidic squelchy arpeggio the track takes it’s time to deliver it’s bass heavy galactic core, but when it does you;re already lost in it.

♫ Prins Thomas – Åpne Slusa (Lang Versjon)

Prins Thomas’ Åpne Slusa  is out soon.

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[Video] Todd Terje’s ‘Leisure Suit Preben’

 

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Leisure Suit Preben is taken from Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje’s frankly stunning new album, It’s Album Time. A playful slice of jazzy Disco with a lean Italo bass.

Espen Friberg & Emil Høgset direct this ‘sort of official’ video, following a day in the life of Preben.

Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.

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