Where You Go I Go Too (Bonus Track Version)
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||Where You Go I Go Too||Lindstrøm||28:58||Avec l’album||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Grand Ideas||Lindstrøm||10:10||Avec l’album||Afficher sur iTunes|
||The Long Way Home||Lindstrøm||15:58||Avec l’album||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Grand Ideas (Johan Agebjörn Remix) [Bonus Track]||Lindstrøm||6:49||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
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In this post-millennial age of anxiety about the continued relevance of the album format, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm has handily established himself as the king of neo-future-retro-disco without ever bothering to release a "proper" album of his own material. Technically speaking, Where You Go I Go Too marks the Norwegian's first full-length foray, although his zealous, literal-minded approach to the format hardly makes for a more conventional "album" than the 2006 singles comp that was his solo CD debut, It's a Feedelity Affair. Where You Go has but three tracks — roughly 30, 10 and 15 minutes long, respectively — which play as the movements of a single, epic, hour-long work rather than as individual pieces. The transitions into and out of each piece are relatively gradual and subtle, and while each has its own distinct set of constituent material (motivic polyrhythmic patterns, melodic riffs, arpeggiator settings), they tend to be developed in similar ways, none of which should be new to Lindstrøm's followers: constantly growing and kaleidoscoping layers of instrumental texture, lovingly teased and tweaked electronic filters and effects, unexpected and dazzling harmonic shifts, and occasionally spacy synth swooshes that come along to tear everything down, only so it can be built back up again. The song titles vaguely suggest the concept of a monumental journey — Lindstrøm has recommended listening to the album while walking or traveling by plane or train — and this is unquestionably music about exploring and relishing the process of change and mutation itself, rather than advancing any specific, tangible musical content.
Even the 29-minute title piece contains only as many discernible musical ideas as your average five- to seven-minute techno track (and notably fewer, for instance, than earlier Lindstrøm epics like "There's a Drink in My Bedroom" and the 12" version of "Turkish Delight"), but its luxurious length lets those ideas stretch out gloriously and (for both artist and listener) indulgently, allowing a slow, fluid evolution that gestures towards a cosmic infinity. It's far from minimalist — the track includes a reported 70 seamlessly blended layers of live and electronic sound — but it maintains a sense of simplicity and groundedness that keeps it engaging and listenable in spite of its ambitious scope. And while it doesn't entirely eschew the dancefloor focus which dominated much of Lindstrøm's earlier output, it's hardly in much of a hurry to get there, taking a full six minutes before a kick-drum enters and later wandering off into a floating ambient oblivion where the only remaining pulse is the sound of measured heavy breathing. The ten-minute "Grand Ideas" feels almost negligible by comparison, spending most of its running time massaging a single, simple but insistent chordal synth riff into a frothy, ecstatic disco lather, but it's also critically direct and pop-centric, by far the album's most readily danceable moment. "The Long Way Home" stretches out again, with an extended opening section of percolating, marimba-like synths and breezy guitar snatches. A slowed-down disco heartbeat rises and subsides, giving way to almost preposterously lush lounge-pop featuring the album's only extended melodic line, not that it's one of much consequence. The vibe is rangy and exultant, relaxed more than majestic, a happy homecoming nodding more knowingly than ever towards its neon-blazed '80s signifiers (balearic, soundtrack synth pop, new age, electro-cheese), and as blissful and bemused as the vehemently unpretentious shot of Lindstrøm, unkempt and grinning, which graces the album cover — it's practically anti-epic. Perhaps not the epochal statement some may have expected, Where You Go is nevertheless an entirely satisfying display and consolidation of Lindstrøm's strengths and hallmarks, and an expansive, exploratory journey well worth tagging along for. [Smalltown Supersound offered a special, bonus CD edition in December of 2008. The extra disc contained Prins Thomas' edits of the three songs on the original record (with the title track broken into two pieces for easier digestion.)] ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi
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First off, the person who reviewed this album before me (above) obviously doesnt understand what this is all about....Please take a minute and listen before labelling this a 28 minute techno track....otherwise you are just showcasing your all around ignorance of the world of music in general. Now...as for the review of this excellent concept, Lindstrom once again shows us why he's the most important post-modern disco artist to come around since DJ Harvey. Listen, Go, and do take the long way home...worth it.
It is very **far** from techno and trust me, the exquisite 28 minute 'Where you go I go too' is unbelievable from beginning to end. The 2 remaining pieces only add to the sheer beauty and complexity of this album. Lindstrom is one of my all-time favourites & this time he has truly outdone himself. In a league of its own.
This a great album; builds up from Lindstrom's previous effort. If you're a fan of his or of the resurgence of the disco/balearic sound, get this for sure!
Né(e) : 16 février 1973 à Oslo, Norway
Genre : Électronique
Années d'activité : '00s, '10s
Palmarès albums et chansons de : Lindstrøm
||Lovesick||Real Life Is No Cool||3:12||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||I Feel Space||It's a Feedelity Affair||5:59||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Baby Can't Stop||Real Life Is No Cool||6:11||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Music In My Mind||Real Life Is No Cool||3:19||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Looking for What||Real Life Is No Cool||6:05||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||High & Low||Real Life Is No Cool||6:20||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Let's Practise||Real Life Is No Cool||5:41||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Let It Happen||Real Life Is No Cool||4:53||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||So Much Fun||Real Life Is No Cool||4:54||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|
||Never Say Never||Real Life Is No Cool||3:07||$0.99||Afficher sur iTunes|