Lindstrøm

Smalhans

> > Nov 06 2012

Lindstrøm - Smalhans
By Philip James de VriesPulling back from the progressive intricacies of Six Cups of Rebel, Norwegian producer Lindstrøm is all dance floor on Smalhans. The six-track album is dominated by arpeggiating synth lines, evoking a futuristic '80s disco sound that wouldn't sound out of place on a reincarnation of Miami Vice. Lindstrøm's music has always favoured melody over industrial technicality, and with Smalhans, he sticks to major-key movements. However, Lindstrøm produces an almost uniform timbral palette on Smalhans, using similar sharp saw and square oscillators on every track. This textural consistency works well for live applications, where big-room dancing is the music's primary function, but doesn't translate with the same level of excitement for at-home listening. The structural development of each number is much slower than Six Cups, though nowhere near the drawn-out lengths of his monstrous Where You Go I Go Too. Smalhans is an enjoyable listen, though it's creatively limited when compared to Lindstrøm's previous work, not providing much more to the listener than a feel-good album.
(Smalltown Supersound)

Digitalis 4: Lindstrøm from MUTEK on Vimeo.
GET IT!
Dance & Electronic RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Kid Rock Ordered to Hand Over Glass Dildo in Insane Clown Posse LawsuitNEWS: Kid Rock Ordered to Hand Over Glass Dildo in Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit
  2. Comeback Kid - 'Coastal Frequencies' (live video)MUSIC / VIDEO: Comeback Kid 'Coastal Frequencies' (live video)
  3. Duran Duran Sue Their Own Fan ClubNEWS: Duran Duran Sue Their Own Fan Club

Latest Issue: Jul 14 Issue