Prins Thomas goes ambient on new album
The hefty 4LP Principe Del Norte is due on Smalltown Supersound in February.
As the recent 57-track Paradise Goulash mix CD session for Eskimo proved, Full Pupp boss Prins Thomas is not afraid of thinking in big terms and this is evident again as news siphons through of a fourth solo album from the Norwegian. Due for release in February, Principe Del Norte sees Prins Thomas trade his own Full Pupp in favour of fellow Oslo stronghold Smalltown Supersound for a nine-track album set to be spread across four slabs of vinyl (plus 2CDs). Inspiration for the new album came whilst listening to Doobedoo Dub’e’dope, the posthumous album from Swedish producer Joel ‘Ü’ Brindefalk jointly issued by iDEAL and Börft last year, apparently recommended to Prins Thomas over Instragram.
Drawing comparisons between that album and the ’90s output of UK acts such as The KLF, Black Dog, and The Orb, Prins Thomas was inspired to start making some music without the use of conventional drums or drum machines. The results will now be heard on the 70-minute Principe Del Norte with the following instructions offered for optimum listening enjoyment: “find a center position in front of your speakers, a comfortable couch or chair and dedicate yourself to the music for a long hour.” Those who have followed these instructions will find much to enjoy in album track “B” which is available to stream below.
Smalltown Supersound will release Principe Del Norte by Prins Thomas on February 19.
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