“Academy Of Heroes”
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Tracklist: A1.WELCOME A2.MIDNIGHT AT TAFFEY’s A3.NIGHTRUNNER A4.1976 B1.FLASH TILT B2.SAMMY B3.SIXTRAK BLUES B4.I DONT CARE C1.CHANNEL DISQ C2.MODEL 499 C3.BENEATH A STEEL SKY D1.UNTITLED DISCO SIX D2.THE POINT D3.N:M:T:F:R Info: Meet Thorsteinssøn. The Iceland-born-Denmark-bred Gunnar Thor Viggosson better known as one half of 76-79 with Tommy Vicari Jnr and bossman at Comfortable Records and Vanity. Right now, though, we’re calling him the man behind the first Pets artist album this year… Deliciously cosmic and cheerily schizophrenic, ‘Academy Of Heroes’ is inspired by a brilliant creative project Thorsteinssøn practiced during his years living in Amsterdam: Solar Industry Radio. A project that would begin with a made up artist or band name in styles ranging from cosmic funk,scandinavien disco to noise collages of the galaxies. A joyously backwards project that inspired a rich rainbow of styles, the content was then represented 24/7 online, collaged with strange jingles and sifi snippets. Genius. Returning to those creations, Thorsteinssøn and Pets have weaved together a full album that cherry picks from his thunderous proliferation: from the strutting west coast deep house of ‘1976’ to the introverted electro boogie of ‘N M T F R’ by way of the poignant chords of ‘Untitled Disco Six’, the wry acid wriggles of ‘Channel DISQ’ and the Trans Am twinkles of ‘Beneath A Steel Sky’, the 14 collection acts as an immersive, timeless collage. A smorgasbord of synthetic exploration, rich in sci-fi, space and robotic sympathy, pieced together with the same spirit of his cult radio transmissions, it works just as well on the cans as it does in the dance… And it’s en route with an equally alluring package of remixes. An album, a radio show for freaks or simply a journey into Thorsteinssøns world.. Whatever… He really is a creative maverick. !
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DJ: “The Revenge: Wicked package of tracks Ewan Pearson: I really like Midnight at Taffy's and Nightrunner. Shadow Child: Need to digest tis properly - its going on my iPhone for ful listen. Love the first 3 tunes. Psychemagik (Tom): Wicked...feeling this for sure. Supported! Justin Martin: love this album. Baikal: LOVELY schtuff from Thorsteinssøn Jimpster: I love Thorsteinsson! This is sounding right up my street from the first quick listen so I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it. Needless to say I'll definitely be playing some of this in my sets and will include a track on the new Freerange radioshow. Cheers! ”
feature: ransome note: “http://www.theransomnote.com/music/influences/influences-thorsteinsson/ XLR8R https://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2016/11/thorsteinsson-not-really/ ”