Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas

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Marketing Highlights

  • Norway's cosmic house forefather Bjørn Torske collaborates with Prins Thomas, a disciple from Torske's long lineage of inspired Nordic producers, on their first full-length together, 'Square One.'
  • Album supported by Resident Advisor, XLR8R, The Ransom Not, Lagasta and more
  • In addition to being a progenitor to Prins Thomas, Torske is also an inspiration to Nordic producers Todd Terje and Lindstrøm. Terje has said, "'Nedi Myra' [Torske's first album] was one of the first house albums I bought, or at least that's what I thought it was...Weird futuro-bossa and foggy disco-not-really-disco was more like it."

Bio

~ Parallel World Disco ~

After a collaborative studio session in Bergen, Norway 20 years ago, which sadly only resulted in a distorted tape, Bjørn Torske and Prins Thomas reunite to make music.

Bjørn Torske is a figurehead and grand old man of the electronic music scene in Norway, inspiring and laying the foundation for producers like Prins Thomas, Lindstrøm and Todd Terje. Torske and Thomas’s relationship goes back to the mid 90’s when they first bonded over a shared passion for oddball disco, dub and Detroit techno. ‘Square One,’ the first collaborative album between Torske and Thomas, completes their cycle of cosmic inspiration and education.

‘Square One’ is a collection of loose, abstract and free-form avant-disco jams (parallel world disco, maybe?). Whatever you call it, the album is a labour of love that shares a sound both Torske and Thomas have continuously adventured towards. Here they finally are, at square one.

The album was recorded live at Taakeheimen Studio in Oslo during the spring of 2015 with both Torske and Thomas playing an instrument in each overdub, piling the layers of sounds on top of each other. A year later, they took the now edited tracks and mixed them down in live takes with all hands on the desk in Malabar, another Oslo studio. After a couple of rounds with some very blunt scissors, the tracks became what are now included on the album.

‘Square One’ is a meeting of two minds, and probably as close to their musical soul as you can get.

Tracklist

1. On U
2. Arthur
3. 12 Volt
4. K16 Del 1
5. Steintongt
6. Kappe Tre
7. Arthur’s Return

For Fans Of

Lindstrøm
Todd Terje
DJ Sprinkles

Home Market

Norway

Album Details

Artist

Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas

Album Title

Square One

Street Date

07/14/2017

Order Due Date

06/16/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

5053760028253

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

STS308CD

Album Details

Artist

Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas

Album Title

Square One

Street Date

07/14/2017

Order Due Date

06/16/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP21

UPC

5053760028260

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

STS308LP

Album Details

Artist

Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas

Album Title

Square One

Street Date

07/07/2017

Genre

Electronic

Label

Smalltown Supersound

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446548234