Published Feb 12, 2014Different generations of music are coming together for a new collaborative project, as American rock vet Todd Rundgren is working with Norwegian electronic producer Lindstrøm and alt-rock songwriter Emil Nikolaisen (of Norway's Serena-Maneesh). Apparently, they're releasing a joint record called Runddans through Smalltown Supersound this summer.
As Pitchfork reports, sessions for the record took place in Oslo, Norway, and at Rundgren's studio in Hawaii. The full details of Runddans have yet to be announced, but the title translates as "roundel" (a circular symbol or disc). At this point, it's unclear what the group will be calling themselves.
UPDATE: The band will be billing themselves simply as Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Emil Nikolaisen, according to the press release.
For those who have been following these musicians' careers, this collaboration doesn't come as a complete surprise, since Rundgren remixed Lindstrøm's "Quiet Place to Live" a couple of years back. Both Lindstrøm and Serena-Maneesh have also released music through Smalltown Supersound before.
Expect the collaborators to tour Europe in the summer.