Three decades after he began experimenting with electronic sounds, (and eight years since his last full-length) Norwegian producer Bjørn Torske is re-defining his sound and returning to his stripped-down 20th century roots. This frequent Röyskopp collaborator has already pushed the boundaries of house, techno and trance in Scandinavia and beyond, and today he releases his fifth solo album, Byen.
Byen showcases Torske’s affinity for bouncing four-to-the-floor disco rhythms and warm, syncopated bass-synth grooves, and due to some carefully-crafted structural layering, only one of the album’s seven tracks runs under seven minutes. No complaints about that, though! Kick off your weekend dance party a bit early with the full download of one of Torske’s lengthy new tunes, “Clean Air”!