This week sees LindstrÝm heading out on a short but intense US tour that includes his first live appearance in LA.
Norwegian space-disco master Hans-Peter LindstrÝm has solidified his legend by recording blissed-out instrumental monoliths like the 20-minute epics on ‘Where You Go I Go Too’. But LindstrÝm has also released a pair of great singles, 2003's "Music (In My Mind)" and 2007's "Let's Practise".
Last year saw LindstrÝm, in companionship with vocalist Christabelle, releasing the critically acclaimed studio album ‘Real Life is No Cool’. A few review excerpts:
Writes Pitchforkmedia.com in their Lovesick review: -Real Life Is No Cool … constitutes a fresh new take on the strand of retro-futurism that LindstrÝm helped create. The main difference is that whereas a lot of his output has been rooted in a genre-- disco, Balearic, new age-- Real Life Is No Cool often feels more like an attack on the very idea. It's almost as if LindstrÝm's response to years of genre exercise has been to atomise all of his influences into mist. What remains is a free-floating collection of sounds that not only still works as pastiche, but also somehow provides the basis for a remarkable dance record.
Writes XLR8R’s Shawn Reynaldo: After hearing Where You Go I Go Too, a three-song, 55-minute opus, one might not expect LindstrÝm to follow it up with a pop-disco collaboration like Real Life Is No Cool. As it turns out, the Norwegian superproducer has been intermittently working with Christabelle since 2001 and all the years of back-and-forth were clearly worth it, as Real Life is simply stellar. While traces of LindstrÝm's usual space disco dot the landscape, the album incorporates an '80s disco-funk vibe that perfectly suits Christabelle's loose and sultry vocal stylings. From the vocoders and horns of "Baby Can't Stop" to the woozy synths and boy-girl vocal foreplay of "Let It Happen" to the sexy strut of "Lovesick," Real Life is a carefree delight.
Last autumn, LindstrÝm was also selected as the recipient of Music Export Norway’s first major export grant.
Concert dates and venue info in the event section below.
LindstrÝm & Christabelle’s MySpace site
LindstrÝm & Christabelle’s Last.fm site
LindstrÝm & Christabelle on Spotifysd
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