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Erlend Oye

As one half of Norwegian duo, Kings Of Convenience – who have released two of the most exquisite albums I have heard – Erlend Oye has a remarkable sense of melody and a distinctive enough singing voice to make any tune sound memorable. His solo album, Unrest, was recorded in ten different cities as a series of collaborations with a number of emerging electro talents. So this is less like the folk-pop of Kings of Convenience and more a mish mash of beats, synths and chugging basslines. And it’s simply brilliant. I’ve had it on constant rotation ever since I found it a local record store a few weeks ago. It’s been out for a while now, but for those looking for something that sounds fresh and eclectic, this album comes highly recommended. [see also Laub]