Even "CHMMR" Brenden's debut album has been a long time coming. The Norwegian put out his first 12" on Lunar Flicks way back in 2010 and made the transfer to Prins Thomas's Full Pupp imprint three years later. The influence of Brenden's label boss is evident throughout the ten tracks, with the producer blending his own inspirations - South African disco (check the brilliant "Alles City Beat"), dusty deep house (the warm and luscious "New Slam") and weirdo mid '80s oddities ("Pretty Space") - with the sort of sonic traits regularly found in Norwegian electronic music (heavy dub disco basslines, new age synthesizer motifs, Scandolearic melodies, nods to krautrock and Italo-disco etc.). It's a blend that guarantees a string of fine moments, not to mention a hugely entertaining album.
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