Archives November 2007


SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN: UNDERGROUND ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN UNCUT

Congratulations to Sunburned Hand Of The Man! Their great "Fire Escape" album was voted underground album of the year in Uncut Magazine. Also Arp`s "In Light" album made it to no 13 in the same list. Check out both albums, you won`t regret!


BJØRN TORSKE VINYL IN STOCK

Finally the Bjørn Torske "Feil Knapp" LP is in stock. DJ friendly double vinyl mastered at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin. Limited edition of 500 copies, and no repress. Will be sent out to distributors this month. We will also have some at the Superstore. Announcement will be made when its ready to ship from us.


SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN: 8 OUT OF 10 IN NME!

"This psych-drone-folk digression was produced by Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet. Allowing Four tet to produce your record is like recruiting a third person into a relationship to spice it up: things will never be the same again. Which in this case, from the hypnotic freakout of "Nice Butterfly Mask" to the unnerving Zappa-gone kraut ...

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INDIE LABELS / FILE SHARING

Check out this blog-piece about the file sharing written by our friend Vegard Waske (manager of 120 Days, Lindstrom, Jaga Jazzist, Lars Horntveth). It`s an interesting piece about how the file sharing is killing the indies. Please read it and understand the situation for small independent music labels before its to late and there ...

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KIM HIORTHØY`S FAVOURITE MUSIC

Dusted Magazine invites artists to write lists with their favourite music. This week it is Kim Hiorthøy. And don`t we all just love lists like these? Yes we do. Check out Kim`s http://dustedmagazine.com/features/669 here.


ARP: 9 OUT OF 10 IN VICE MAGAZINE

"Serene sunset synth pootling from Alexis Georgopoulos, who used to be in the San Fran jam band Tussle, but decided to get to get a whole lot artier. In Light`s shimmering minimalism radiates fuzzily honeyed tones and if, thanks to "Odessey (for Bas Jan Ader)", only one person discovers the work of the Dutch ...

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KIM HIORTHØY: LIVE IN BELGIUM 29. NOV

Kim will play togehter with Caribou on Thursday the 29th of November at Palace in Brussels, Belgium.


KIM HIORTHØY: THE GUARDIAN RECOMMENDATION

"My Last Day" in this weeks Guardian playlist: "Subtle and lovely electronic watercolours, with charmingly old-school breaks, a delicate, folksy sense of melody and, just occasionally, some ghostly italo-house piano" (David Peschek, The Guardian)


SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN NOMINATED FOR PLUG AWARDS: BEST AVANT ALBUM OF 2007!

Congratulations to Sunburned Hand Of The Man! Their album "Fire Escape" is nominated for the Plug Independent Music Award 2008 for best avant album of the year. Please help and give the band your vote http://plugawards.com/general_vote.php here.


KIM HIORTHØY: MUSIC WEEK REVIEW

"The Norwegian electronic maestro returns with a new album which glides from streamlined electro to gentle piano loveliness. An instant and enduring set" (Music Week)


ARP: RAVING PREFIX REVIEW

Prefix Mag has a raving review of Arp`s "In Light" album. Its actually one of the higest ratings this year, 9 out of 10. You can read the whole review http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/cds/A/arp/in-light/3388 here. The album is out now.


LINDSTRØM: FACT INTERVIEW

For the latest about Lindstrom, check out this interview with London`s Fact Magazine right http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/da/63934 here.


Kim Hiorthøy: My Last Day

Kim Hiorthøy: My Last Day

My Last Day is the second full-length album from Kim Hiorthøy since his critically acclaimed debut Hei from 2000. Since then he has also released the 2002 album Melke (a collection of remixes, 7 inches, rejected tracks and tracks for compilations), several 7 inches and 12 inches as well as his three EPs in 2004 ...

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Arp: In Light

Arp: In Light

Smalltown Supersound is proud to announce the debut album by San Francisco artist Arp.

 

In Light is a luminous album of warm, pulsing music. It is music that may suggest a future that never arrived. Or, like the images that grace the cover and the booklet, it may rise and recede like drawn-up memories. Like ...

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KIM HIORTHØY WON ALARM AWARD

Kim Hiorthoy won Norway`s Alarm award for best electronica album of 2007. Alarm is the cool and alternative grammy of Norway. We congratulate Kim with the award! More info http://www.alarmprisen.no here.


KIM HIOTHØY: NICE PAPER THIN WALLS SINGLE REVIEW

Norway


KIM HIORTHØY: GREAT THE CRACK REVIEW

"Scandinavian dance supremo, Kim Hiorthoy produces hip hip-hop meets electro meets folk meets jazz sound using an MPC sampler, the original hip-hop instrument. The result is a great collection of futuristic sounds mish-mashed with loops of converseation and a sprinkle of a master at work" (The Crack)