The Telemark Express – Writer’s Block EP
There should be a new name for Norwegian balearica as they are hitting the sweet spot every time. This EP is no exception, with its retro analogue sounds touching on Ibiza, Italo, soundtrack and all the good stuff.
The Telemark Express is a collaboration between Norway’s Kjetil Lagesen aka Kellini, an up and coming disco producer and familiar name on the Nordic scene, Jarle Bråthen. Periodically they both have ‘writer’s block’ but when they hit the studio together, these obstacles fade away and the magic emerges.
Epic Proportions starts things off at a pace with its bubbling arpeggiator, congas and 4/4 beat that build, before the epic synths takes things to space disco heaven.
Inflatable Ego goes full balearic with its reggae lilt, stringless flanged bass and selection of analogue synths. Close your eyes and it could be 1986 in Amnesia as Alfredo drops that dubbed out Demis Roussos B-side everyone’s been banging on about.
The title track goes deep with a nagging synth and swells that lay underneath Vangelis like synths as they pick out their melody.
Bright Future keeps the squelchy bass with uplifting chords to send the sun down in to the Med as you move on to your third Long Island Ice Tea.
Fingerman – Stunning sounds! Epic Proportions is particularly good :)
Olle Abstract – Nice EP. Will play.
Aldrin Zouk – Very tasty EP! Thanks!!
Billy Scurry – Great discoid release full of pulsating and throbbing deliciousness, just how we likes it. really great vibes
Le Visiteur Online – Ace release!
Pathaan – DIG !
James Hoste – Title track and Bright Future are lovely. BF in particular has a delightful warmth and gentle groove to it.
Andy Wilson – some lovely warm vibes on this EP , particularly like Inflatable Ego and Bright Future , will play in my radio show