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Byen

Torske Bjorn

Byen

Label: Smalltown Supersound

Genre: Electro / Electro-Rock

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New music from Bjørn Torske is always cause for celebration—but even by the high standards that the Norwegian producer has set for himself over the last two decades, Byen feels special. Torske's fifth solo album is a revelation for electronic music fans and anyone with a keen ear for melodic, trance-inducing dance music, as it finds the veteran musician fusing two distinct sides of his catalog—clubby, inviting house music, and side-long pastoral ambience—for a career-defining statement that'll appeal to newcomers and longtime fans alike.

Byen is Torske's first solo LP in eight years, since 2010's elegant Kokning—but he's kept busy in the time between, with a steady drip of single and EP releases as well as reissues of his stellar first two albums, 1998's Nedi Myra and 2001's Trøbbel, and last year's collaborative team-up with Norwegian producer Prins Thomas, Square One. "Apart from having made this album entirely by myself, this was also more planned," Torske states regarding the differences between Byenand Square One. "My collaboration with Thomas was pretty ad-hoc and messy in its conception, but this album is cleaner and more straightforward—more primed for the dance floor."