Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (US - June 8, 2010)
Polyvinyl Records (US)
Bergen-based electronic four piece Casiokids have announced the US release of Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar (roughly corresponding to 'Good atmosphere at a local bar'), due June 8, 2010 on Polyvinyl records. As opposed to a full-length album, the Norwegian electronic four piece have chosen instead to put out a 2CD compilation, featuring all of the 4 double A-side singles they dropped throughout last year as well as a remix disc (featuring the likes of Lo-Fi-Fnk, Busy P and James Yuill) with full MP3 download code available with every purchase. The compilation will be the first Norwegian language pop music ever to be released in the US, and although there's no new original (non-remixed) material available, the Polyvinyl release, with all its quirky sections and Royksopp-esque finishes, translates into a balaeric and at times euphoric indie dance album, with contributions from all sorts of big names from the Scandanavian music scene. Expect a review in the coming months, possibly around May time - while I get comfortable enough with my copy to write at length.
Casiokids - Hun er min venstre hånd (By James Yuill, Casiokids translation) (MP3)
Casiokids - Verdens største land (MP3)