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PRINS THOMAS

II Full Pupp ★★★★ As we’ve come to ex­pect from one of the lead­ing lights in the Nordic cos­mic disco galaxy, Thomas Moen Her­mansen’s lat­est al­bum shoots for the stars. Like his peers Hans-Peter Lind­strom and Todd Terje, Her­mansen is ob­sessed with tak­ing disco to new heights and find­ing new shades, nu­ances, tribal tex­tures and trippy melodies to play with on ev­ery out­ing. In the hands of this Nordic wizard, disco shakes off all its stale at­tributes and dated stereo­types, to be reimag­ined as deep, mes­meric, sym­phonic work­outs for alien night­trip­pers out on the lash. Here Her­mansen cre­ates el­e­gant, rich and de­tailed tracks such as Boblete­kno and Tjukkas Pa Karus­sel by in­fus­ing ro­bust, min­i­mal house and elec­tro foun­da­tions with lay­ers of spe­cial ef­fects from the disco, psych-rock, sound­track and ex­ot­ica wardrobes. His pa­tient, mas­terly hand­i­work makes for a spacey, in­tox­i­cat­ing ride. soundcloud.com/prin­sthomas

JIM CAR­ROLL

Down­load tracks: Boblete­kno, Tjukkas Pa Karus­sel

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