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KING MIDAS SCANDINAVIA VINYL LP NEW 33RPM

KING MIDAS SCANDINAVIA VINYL LP NEW 33RPM

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Track Listings
1. Party Sequence
2. Why Am I Dancing?
3. Long Hair
4. Der Weg Zum Erfolg
5. Harbour Angels
6. High On Dallas Freeway
7. Sonjas Africa
8. Living Room
9. Scandinavia
10. The Kiruna War
11. Beestung
12. Gas Station
13. Death in Oslo
14. Sechlettes

Fysisk Format to reissue Norwegian 90s cult classic! King Midas are an Oslo-based band who have been projecting their own special brand of electronic artpop since the nineties. Their second album, Scandinavia from 1999, is a true milennium masterpiece, a cult album for the initiated. While the release made King Midas the hottest band in Norway on its release, it drifted into obscurity when their danish label Man Rec folded. Fourteen years later, Fysisk Format reissues the album on the vinyl format including an 8 page fanzine with download code. The album was produced and mixed by the band members themselves on an analog eight track under cumbersome conditions in Berlin & Oslo and has puzzled their fans since then. Combining inspiration from German minimal techno with author Christopher Isherwood and Donald Duck comics, this is an album with unexpected and sudden changes in its musical palette. At times it comes through more like a bizarre art installation than a traditional pop LP. Still, it also captures the band at their most melodic, echoing the subversive pop strategies of early Roxy Music & Ultravox and updating it to the late-90's peculiarities of radio cut-ups, lounge-jazz snippets and dub-heavy bass. A taster from the album is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSbWh3F2lvo . King Midas have announced a new album for 2013. The first single, Snow, is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tRYCC_f9VY