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BIOSPHERE

Die Luftseilbahn

BIOSPHERE

Die Luftseilbahn

Beautifully breezy ambient bells and horns; a Norwegian's take on pastoral Swiss bliss

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Neneh Cherry & The Thing

Golden Heart (Lasse Marhaug Poole Blount Legacy Dub)

Neneh Cherry & The Thing

Golden Heart (Lasse Marhaug Poole Blount Legacy Dub)

Scando noise legend shreds Neneh Cherry and the Mats Gustafsson unit with nods to Sun Ra

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Pekka Airaksinen

Don't Educate Your Children Too Smart

Pekka Airaksinen

Don't Educate Your Children Too Smart

Febrile jazz cut-up by the pioneering Finn behind Sperm. Check those pads in the 2nd half!

156

Super Jam presents Upper Layer Cruisers

Drowning In Extacy

Super Jam presents Upper Layer Cruisers

Drowning In Extacy

Liquified lo-fi elecronics from NNF's Swedish find. Fresh as fjord juice...

156

GOAT

Disco Fever

GOAT

Disco Fever

Wonderful Afro-disco-psych-rock headspinner from the widely acclaimed 'World Music' LP

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Todd Terje

Myggsommer

Todd Terje

Myggsommer

The frothy radiophonic accompaniment to 'Inspector Norse'

156

FRAK

Varje Dag

FRAK

Varje Dag

Home-brewed electro-disco wobbler by Börft's indomitable Jan Svensson

Mushroom
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Frisk Frugt

Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor part 1 & 2

Frisk Frugt

Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor part 1 & 2

Afro-beat-meets-Danish folk bop on Exotic Pylon's maddest issue

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EELIKS:EN

Zitak zikitak oo oo

EELIKS:EN

Zitak zikitak oo oo

Bonkers, skweee-like electronics by a Finnish primary skool kid and his mates

156

GOODIEPAL

Gamer's in Exile's Egenskab'er Ud I Det Robotiske ~ Fæjl!

GOODIEPAL

Gamer's in Exile's Egenskab'er Ud I Det Robotiske ~ Fæjl!

Crackpot computer music by sound design genius with Nokia and Lego on his CV

156

K-X-P

18 Hours (Of Love)

K-X-P

18 Hours (Of Love)

Scuzzy, swaggering glam-rock burner with didgeridoos (?)

156

FE-MAIL

Dunlin Dance

FE-MAIL

Dunlin Dance

Maja SK Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord's abstract, visceral, alien electronics

156

Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson

Stones That Can Only Be

Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson

Stones That Can Only Be

Honking twin sax twyster starring Swedish avant-jazz legend, Mats Gustafsson

156

VLADISLAV DELAY

Kuuluuko

VLADISLAV DELAY

Kuuluuko

Lushest ambient techno fluctuations conceived and crafted on an island in the Baltic sea

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: Scando Weirdo”

To while away the long nights and p*ss poor weather, Scandinavians are particularly adept at entertaining themselves, and us, with a panoply of overproof pop and psychedelic musics melding ambient, jazz, disco and electronics. Whether it's Finnish 7 year old Eeliks:en making tunes with his baby bro on a computer, or the likes of Frisk Frugt's frothy toy music - nominated for Denmark's equivalent of the Mercury Prize - there's a certain sort of dreamy, cabin-fevered imagination to much music from the region, or so it seems from our perspective at least. With that in mind we've plucked 14 aces from the database, checking for the eccentric strategies of Faroe Islander Kristian Vester aka Goodiepal, beside the cosmic disco vectors of Norway's Todd Terje and Sweden's Goat, plus lo-fi 'lectronics by Super Jam and Frak, jazz abstractions from Pekka Airaksinen and Lasse Marhaug, heart-melting pop from JJ, and the broad electronic scope of Vladislav Delay, Biosphere, or Hild Sofie Tafjord and Maja SK Ratkje's Fe-mail.

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