Bjørn Torske returns with Kokning

By , Sep 13 2010

Norwegian producer Bjørn Torske, who counts Prins Thomas and FACT among his biggest fans, is to release a new album through Smalltown Supersound on November 1.

The album is entitled Kokning, which apparently refers to a time-honoured style of Norwegian meal preparation: putting potatoes on to boil, going out to sea to catch a fish, then returning to cook the fish. Well, in essence. It’s the follow-up to his excellent Feil Knapp album of 2007, and is rooted more in acoustic recordings of sounds, instruments and objects than its programming-heavy predecessor. Style-wise, it takes in cosmic disco, krautrock, digi-dub, weird electronics and no small amount of “skrankle-house” – the sub-genre invented by Torske and the late Erot, and inspired by the anything-goes-as-long-as-it-has-a-tough-house-pulse aesthetic of the Idjut Boys.

The first 12” from the album (details TBA) will feature a remix by DJ Harvey, and the album’s cover art is by Kim Hiorthøy.


Tracklisting:
1. Kokning
2. Bryggesjau
3. Gullfjellet
4. Langt Fra Afrika
5. Bergensere
6. Slitte sko
7. Nitten nitti
8. Versjon Wolfenstein
9. Furu


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