Grand General – Grand General
I don’t know what gives me more of a headache; this album, or the fact that it’s another bloody “supergroup”. Kind of sounds like Yanni on steroids.
Skadne Krek – Skadne Krek LP
Electro-trash rockers produced by Børge Fjordheim (Cloroform, Kaada/Patton). Not the goddamn worst thing we ever heard, not the goddamn best either. File under the ADHD generation’s attempt at art complexity?
Philco Fiction – “Finally EP”
Better atmosphere and slick production then memorable songs. You can’t build an album by a glazey Scandy indie girl vocals alone, whaaat, unless you think you’re Rod Stewart. Listening to this is like downing two bottles of Nyquil. Pass it along to JajajaMusic, they’ll gizz themselves.
Steinar Raknes – “Stillhouse”
There’s some yuppie in Haugesund who bought this at Elkjøp. One in the sea of 10000000 burnt down (but not really) whiteman singer-songwriters. Features a bunch of American guests probably just paid off with Kulturåd (Cultural) grants to gain album “cred”. Very, very difficult to sit through this entire album.
Ungdomskulen – “Secrecy”
Drama. Intrigue. Wild hooks. Jam-packed with eccentric melody. Continues where their previous singles left off. A grower, but highly recommended.