Norway - Full Moon 45 - 06/16/00
Welcome to House of Norway. Tellé Records, Bergen, has released a handful of limited
edition 7" singles over the last 2 years, and some of the tracks are to be found on this
album simply called Samleplate (Compilation Album).
Samleplate presents some of the profiles of the Norwegian house and dance scene,
with names such as Bjørn Torske, Erot, Röyksopp and Frost (Aggie Peterson).
Not all the tracks are of fine grain quality, at least for these ears. Then I must admit this
music is a bit off my regular path. Anyway, the album opens with the excellentNikita by
Ralph Myers & The Jack Herren Band. A tune including what I'd call "French 60's film vocal",
which is perfect for some relaxed clubbing. Aggie Frost Peterson's song Endless Love
(done in co-operation with Rune Lindbæk and Torbjørn Brundtland of the Drum Island/Those
Norwegians "collective") has been out as a single earlier, and this is one of the mixes. Frost
has got a frosty (uh...) but warm voice, and it's an up-beat song for the dance floor. Annie
sings a real pop-killer called The Greatest Hit, written by boyfriend (?) Erot, who
contributes with his own disco-beat track Song for Annie. Röksopp
is represented with a live (oh, yeah?) version of 64-Position - a good portion of Kraftwerkish
disco. Krila Deluxe sums up the record nicely with their cool Soma. And, well, after
some spinning this CD's catching up.
This might be one of the most wanted Norwegian records abroad this year Believe the hype. A
chilling and rhythmical collection for sweaty dancing through hot summer nights (or even
cold winter nights). Best tracks: Ralph Myers, Annie, and Krila Deluxe. Check
Tellé for more information.
Distribution in Norway: Tuba!
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