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Todd Rundgren Wil Nikolaisen Lindstrom Runddans Vinyl LP New

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Cat no. STS258LP

Track Listing

  1. B for Birth
  2. Liquid Joy from the Womb of Infinity
  3. Oppad, Over Skyene
  4. Solus
  5. Put Your Arms Around Me
  6. Altar of Kauaian Six String
  7. Out of My Head (Lone Vibes)
  8. Rundt Rundt Rundt
  9. Wave of Heavy Red (Disko-nektar)
  10. T.H.E. Golden Triangle (Dry Mouthed Gargoyles in a Fountain of Fluorescent Shepard Tones)
  11. Ravende Gal (Full Circle)
  12. Ohr...Um...Am...Amen (Aftermath)

One track, 39 minutes of music. Runddans is the result of the collaboration between Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrom and Emil Nikolaisen. It's a spiritual magnusopus, that stands alongside Rundgren's most worshipped trippy albums of the seventies, fusing his blue eyed soul with Lindstrom's disco epics and Emil Nikolaisen's 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 (Rundgren's first ever remix). The three of them met in a studio in wintery 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, fulfilment and good times: it's all here. It also references his lost classic, the massively spiritual voice-only album A capella from 1985. This, combined with Lindstrom's signature extended cosmic compositions and Emil s psychedelic sound-quilting, paint the picture of three individuals on a journey towards musical bliss. 'Runddans is the record that Toddheads have been waiting 40 years for. Cosmic disco pioneer Hans-Peter Lindström and Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh have taken Todd Rundgren back to the future, back to the mid- 70's glory days of Todd and Initiation, albums filled with spiritual longing and a desire to achieve transcendence. Dense, complex, thrillingly intricate yet sweepingly emotional, here the original laptop kid and the Norwegian electronicists capture a long-lost time while also managing to sound utterly futureperfect. It's the album of the year. And the year is 1975, via 2015. - Paul Lester (MOJO)