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Runddans - Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm

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Runddans is the result of the collaboration between Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrom and Emil Nikolaisen. Its a spiritual magnusopus, that stands alongside Rundgren's most worshipped trippy albums of the seventies, fusing his blue eyed soul with Lindstrom disco epics and Emil Nikolaisens studio trickery into a cosmic mix of soul, synth, pop and disco.

The collaboration was born after Rundgren did a stomping remix of Lindstrom's track «Quiet Place To Live» in 2012. The three of them met in a studio in wintry Oslo that same year, and the music slowly mushroomed from there. Ideas grew and took u-turns that lead into a violently beautiful and strange creature.The highly detailed and cacophonous sound of the album clearly conveys the international feel characteristic of Rundgren's cutting edge soul of his most studio-driven epic, 1973's A Wizard A True Star as well as his classics Todd and Initiation.

The synthesizers, the restlessness, the suites, the sonic antics, the search for understanding, fulfillment and good times: its all here. It also references his lost classic, the massively spiritual voice-only album A capella from 1985. This, combined with Lindstroms signature extended cosmic compositions and Emils psychedelic sound-quilting, paint the picture of three individuals on a journey towards musical bliss.


Track Listings:
    B For Birth 3:09
    Liquid Joy From The Womb Of Infinity 5:58
    Oppad, Over Skyene 2:16
    Solus 1:40
    Put Your Arms Around Me 3:53
    Altar Of Kauaian Six String (Todd's Solo) 1:03
    Out Of My Head (Lone Vibes) 1:58
    Rundt Rundt Rundt 5:27
    Wave Of Heavy Red (Disko-Nektar) 5:19
    T.H.E. Golden Triangle (Dry Mouthed Gargoyles In A Fountain Of Fluorescent Shepard Tones) 1:17
    Ravende Gal (Full Circle) 5:10
    Ohr.. Um..Am.. Amen (Aftermath) 2:26
Artist Name(s):
Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Emil Nikolaisen
Release Year: 2015
Style:
Ambient, Experimental, Progressive, Space Rock
Album Type:
Studio
Formats:
Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Smalltown Supersound
Catalog Number(s):
STS258, STS258D, STS258LP, CLTCD-2049
Location:
Oslo, Sweden
Sources
Editions / Reissues
  1. STS258 CD, Album
  2. STS258D 12xFile, MP3, Album, 320
  3. STS258LP 2xLP, Album
  4. CLTCD-2049 CD, Album
  5. STS258 CD, Album + CDr, Ltd, Promo
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