: On Real Life Is No Cool, the 2009 collaboration between Norwegian space-disco mystic Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and singer/countrywoman Christabelle, the pair created delightfully squishy pop music that brought to mind both Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson and Lindstrøm's earlier upwards-spiralling confections. On "De Javu", our first peek at his forthcoming solo album, Six Cups of Rebel, a different musical icon is evoked-- specifically, Prince, and the jittery funk of his 1981 single "Controversy". "De Javu" (and, by extension, Six Cups of Rebel) is the first time we've heard Lindstrøm's singing voice; while he's no Prince, his pipes are plenty agile as they skip across the track's shifting, mutant thud. The whole thing has a pop audaciousness that recalls ZTT Records in their 1980s prime, and as "De Javu" is brought to an abrupt halt after so much building up and coming down, you're left wanting to hear what follows all this ecstasy on the album proper. That's the great thing about this guy: whatever he's doing, you never want it to end.