The Radio Sessions – Electronic Beats On Air with Lindstrøm on FluxFM

Two hours of airtime may sound like quite a lot of time, but for an artist such as Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, 120 minutes might just be a warm-up.

The Norwegian cosmic disco, prog rock, house, and funk influenced artist will be joining us at The Radio Sessions – Electronic Beats on FluxFM this Thursday, and we’re pretty much excited what Lindstrøm has in store for us – given that his sets are epic in terms of sound and time.

Having released his latest album Six Cups of Rebel on Smalltown Supersound a couple of weeks ago, Lindstrøm will first off be answering our questions on the record, his production techniques and personal background, to be followed by Lindstrøm in the mix. Most recently, Lindstrøm announced new remixes by Owen Pallett (also known as Final Fantasy), Rub N Tug, and Oneohtrix Point Never for the song ‘Quiet Place to Live’ – keep your ears open for these during the mix. Also, we’ll premiering the brand new extended disco version of ‘Quiet Place to Live’ during the radio session!

You can listen to the whole radio show with Lindstrøm on Thursday, March 8th via FluxFM, starting at 10pm (GMT+1) – tune into FluxFM via terrestial radio or via live stream (worldwide).

A rerun of the show’s first hour will be available on demand on FluxFM’s website from Friday, March 9th, with the dj mix following a couple of days later on The Radio Sessions is a weekly show so make sure to tune in on March 15th when Joe Goddard will be joining us at the studio with his Two Bears project. Also check out & listen to our previous Radio Sessions.

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Todd Terje works the ARP with own label, nerds out

Todd Terje works the ARP with own label, nerds out Norwegian producer Todd Terje just got himself a new job description: besides being a great musician, he can now go by the title entrepreneur as well. With help from Smalltown (Supersound / Superjazzz / Supernoize) owner, DJ and promoter Joakim Haugland, Terje recently started his own label Olsen.

The first release on Olsen comes, naturally, from Terje himself: news of his next EP It’s the Arps just saw daylight, the four-track digital and 12″ vinyl release with artwork (see below) by Norwegian illustrator and designer Bendik Kaltenborn will be available on January 16th 2012. Completely composed and played on an ARP2600 analog synthesizer, the EP’s title obviously refers to this instrument.

But there’s also a hint to Terje’s personal taste in humour: one of his favourite Monty Python sketches (I guess he refers to ‘It’s the Arts‘!), as he recently stated in an interview. Not to forget ‘Let’s Nerd‘, a fun website on which Terje’s asking smart people (such as James Murphy and Morgan Geist) stupid questions (such as ‘All time favourite synth?‘ and ‘Who should I interview next?‘).

In the same RA-conversation, Terje also said that he had thought about expanding the concept of hardware limitation to other instruments in the future. ‘I’ve been buying so much equipment lately that I feel each instrument deserves its own release‘, Terje said. ‘You can make almost whatever sound you feel like on the ARP, but even this has its limitations, especially when it comes to fast high-pitched sounds. So if I plan to do it with my other synths, it might not sound as good. Maybe it will just be limitations when it comes to the instrumentation, like just a drum set and a 303.

The first tracks off the It’s the Arp EP came alongside the release, listen to the cosmic / balearic / galactic funk gems ‘Inspector Norse‘ and ‘Swing Star pt 1‘ below.

Todd Terje – It’s the Arps EP:
1. Inspector Norse
?2. Myggsommer
3. Swing Star pt 1
4. Swing Star pt 2

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Track from Lindstrøm’s new album Six Cups Of Rebel

Lindstrøm is giving away a new track off his latest album Six Cups Of Rebel via Fact. The album, which will be released early next year, will be the Norweigan’s third full length and also marks the first time he has commited his own vocals to music. The track is a psych-disco work out with jungle drums, throbbing synths and an utterly epic break, the track draws from the disco canon and yet still sounds futuristic. We cannot wait to here the album which will be released on Smalltown Supersound.

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ARP celebrates record store day with Studio & Etienne Jaumet

ARP celebrates record store day with Studio & Etienne Jaumet

Smalltown Supersound will be issuing a limited edition 12″ from ARP in order to celebrate Record Store day on April 16th.

The American based producer recently returned from a couple of dates with Caribou and has now hired the services of the cult balearic duo Studio and Etienne Jaumet (Zombie Zombie) for his up and coming 12″. You can listen to Studio’s groove laden rework here.

ARP is also working on his follow up LP as we speak and a number of new remixes.

The 12″ is a remix of his single “Pastoral Symphony” off the back of his recently titled album release The Soft Wave. There will be a limited edition of 500 and there will be no represss.

1. Pastoral Symphony I. Dominoes II. Infinity Room (Original Version by ARP)
2. The Past (Version by STUDIO)

1. PS (Version by MAUVE DEEP)
2. La Symphonie Pastorale (Version by ETIENNE JAUMET)

For more info on Record Store day go here. Check back Robot Buttiken to get yourself a copy.

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