Lindstrøm - "Smalhans"
An instrumental space disco concept album about traditional norwegian food? Why not, with the fingerspitzgefuhl of Hans-Peter Lindström, we are always in safe, groovy hands. Synthesizer-led tunes soulfully building a bridge from Miami to Milan for us to dance across, in six long stretches. He has already released another amazing album this year, the more experimental and totally rocking "Six cups of rebel". But "Smalhans" shows a disco producer at his very prime.
Neneh Cherry & The Thing - "The Cherry Thing"
The shape of Nordic jazz and punk to come. The Thing is a Nordic power trio with Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Norwegian doule bass player Ingerbrit Håker Flater and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. Neneh Marianne Karlsson Cherry, born in Skåne, is a force of nature.
The winner is announced at by:Larm, Oslo, Norway, 13-16 February 2013. Get more info at ByLarm