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Principe Del Norte

by Prins Thomas

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about

There's a certain risk some of you are already overfed, with the
Paradise Goulash still piping hot on the stove…but anyway, here it
goes…

I've known Joakim (Mr. Smalltown) professionally for quite a few years
now and I've worked on many projects for him, mainly doing remixes
like Nissenenmondai, Lindstrom, Alf-Emil Eik, Idjut Boys and so on.

A couple of years ago he asked me to consider doing an album for
him. At the time I was busy concentrating on gathering material for
what would become my 2nd album (Prins Thomas II) on my own label
Full Pupp and I was not entirely friendly to the idea of giving away my
solo material to somebody else's label. However, the possibility of
doing something different seemed an option but at the time I had no
“different" in mind and I generally try not to force ideas.

Then, roughly a year ago an Instagram-post and a recommendation of
a posthumous release by Swedish producer Joel Brindefalk(RIP),
sparked an idea. I likened his release under the moniker Ü’s
Doobedoo Dub’e'dope (on the Börft label) to KLF's "Chill Out” and The
Orb's "Peel Session EP". That had Joakim and me enthusing about
those early 90's “electronica" releases. Black Dog's “Spanners" needs
a mention as well, still a firm favourite around the house. So I set off
on the task at hand, making an “ambient" album, leaving conventional
drums and drum machines out of the equation.

Time flew by, album more or less done. Then I propose to Joakim we
get the whole album remixed by somebody else, in its entirety.
However, fuelled on Los Planes coffee and inspired from all the
unused bits, alternative versions and outtakes I have, I remixed the
whole album myself before anybody else could.

So that's basically it, a few tracks loosely inspired by the “braindance"
of the 90's and it's themes and components reworked into slightly
more “danceable" counterparts. The song "titles" refers to the sides of
the vinyl version. Matching tracks up with their melodic partners is up
to the listener. How you listen to this album is entirely up to you but I'd
recommend finding center position in front of your speakers, a
comfortable couch or chair and dedicate yourself to the music for a
long hour. Thanks to Perro Della Costa of Zihuatanejo for the album
title!

- Prins Thomas

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released February 19, 2016

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Prins Thomas Norway

Prins Thomas is a Norwegian electronic dance music producer and DJ whose space disco style is a melange of disco, house, minimal techno, electro, Krautrock, jazz fusion, space rock and more. Born Thomas Moen Hermansen and based in Oslo, Norway, he initially made a name for himself as Prins Thomas in the mid-2000s in collaboration with Lindstrøm. ... more

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