Tomorrow sees the release of Lindstrøm’s fifth solo album and first since 2012, It’s Alright Between Us As It Is, via Smalltown Supersound. Presented as one continuous stream of nine interlocked tracks, It’s Alright Between Us As It Is aggregates all the best elements of the Norwegian producer’s long and varied career: the Balearic free-disco excursions of his two albums with Prins Thomas, cosmic voyages in the vein of Where You Go I Go Too, and shimmering electronic pop, remindful of 2010’s Real Life Is No Cool. After presenting singles,“Shinin” feat. Grace Hall and “Tensions,” Lindstrøm now shares “Bungl (Like A Ghost)” featuring Jenny Hval. As one of three guest voices on the album alongside the aforementioned Hall and Frida Sundemo, Hval’s “creepy, cut-up vocals usher in a potently psychedelic third act” (Uncut).
Hval comments, “I recorded some vocals over this little baroque piece, and for some reason I felt like I was invading it, or haunting it. I felt like the ghost voice from classic literature. Then later Lindstrøm stretched out to a sweeping disco manifesto for the cemetery – at least that was the feeling I got when I heard the finished version. I guess recorded music can always be described as human remains. Songs contain parts of us that no longer exist, but managed to inscribe themselves into a recording before they moved on.”
As described by Lindstrøm, “This track is the glue to the album, and if it wasn’t for ‘Bungl,’ the album would not have happened. Jenny’s contribution transformed an unfinished idea into something really special.”
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