Saturday, November 9, 2013

Torgny - Oil panic

Torgny - Oil Panic (2013) Telemachus Music
Produced by Torgny
Tracks : 1.Gronn extra 2.Oil panic 3.Nights 4.Fire in you 5.Galactic 6.Stronger now 7.Salty 8.Gone 9.All that jazz
2,5 out of 5

Norwegian artist Torgny Amdam started his musical career in the hardcore band Onward in 1990 and then moved on to form the punk rock band Amulet in 1993 where he released several albums up to 2007.
In 2010, he went solo and headed for a new sound with his debut "Chameleon days" which was followed by two EP´s in 2011 and 2012. This fall, Torgny releases his 2nd LP "Oil panic" and he is joined by Maria Due on three tracks.
The new album opens really strong with the first 6 tracks but the last 3, "Salty", "Gone" and "All that jazz" feels more like the studio being the playground for special effects where the lack of melodies are too obvious.
The songs tend to go from 80´s synth to modern electronica and even club music, I think songs like "Oil panic", "Nights", "Galactic" and "Stronger now" are quite charming where the sound can be described as sci-fi pop.
Recommended if you like The Chemical Brothers, Iris, Nasa.

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