This past week, I've been highly amused by the quirky electronica charm of Bjørn Torske via his latest release, Feil Knapp. As the press release accolades say below, Torske certainly does have a unique "signature sound" and I've been especially intrigued by his occasional blending of 8-bit video game sounds classic dub. To hear a sample this for yourself, check out the MP3 below, to hear Feil Knapp in its full glory take a trip to your favorite record store on July 10.
This is his first album since Trøbbel in 2001 (on Tellé Records). In many ways Feil Knapp (Norwegian for “wrong button”) represents a sound that sits somewhere in between Trøbbel, 1999`s seminal Nedi Myra on Ferox and his underground cult hit Søppelmann on SVEK. With influences ranging from Count Ossie and The Residents via 22 Skidoo to Idut Boys, Torske has created his very own and characteristic signature sound, a unique blend of warm and melancholic house, quirky avant-disco, leftfield electronica and dark, heavy psychedelic dub. In other words; this album has everything that we have learnt to love Bjørn for -- weirdly melodic and wonderfully groovy.
Download: Bjørn Torske - "Spelunker"