Norway - Full Moon 53 - 02/08/01
2001 A Pop Odyssey, Flight One
Big Dipper Records
As mentioned by the manager in last moon's overview of the Norwegian music scene of 2000,
Astroburger has started releasing a series of 7" singles - one each month throughout 2001.
We'll try to catch up with one single each moon from now on.
The band has been the best
ambassadors of garage-pop in Norway since the late 80s. I was baffled on first hearing the opener Popdown. In spite of the name, this is
probably as close to garage-rock as Astroburger will ever get. The guitars are heavier than
on ye average Astroburger song. The beat and dynamics are great; the band kicks ass! They calm
down with Always A Route Through The Galaxies Of My Mind and Rescue. The former
is closer to the Astroburger roots, almost in the singer songwriter tradition with acoustic
sounding guitars and a sweet little melancholic chorus. Rescue is the experimental
instrumental of the single, with guitars and keyboards all over the place and an annoying
rhythm box. Flight One gives great expectations for the remainder of the year of the
revitalised single: 2001!
Copyright © 2001 JP