I hadn’t heard of this LP until last week and yesterday the vinyl LP arrived at my door. I have been missing out on this genius for eight years! Annoyed at myself! I’d heard the title track played out in various sets before, but I could never say that I had given the time to all 28 minutes and 58 seconds of “Where You Go I Go Too”.
And boy what an almost 29minutes it is! Give it time and you will be rewarded. Wondering whether it’s acceptable to play is out in a set. Listen below, although much more satisfying at a higher quality.
This was Lindstrøm’s first studio album released in 2008 and could be labelled “space disco” but I’d put it more toward the ambient, psychedelic, downtempo side of this.
Production of the album followed the 2006 release of ‘It’s a Feedelity Affair’, a compilation of singles. Lindstrøm had become dissatisfied with simply producing remixes and average length songs, which led to experimentation with lengthy tracks. Lindstrøm also felt he was unwisely incorporating musical ideas into remixes instead of original works.
A special edition album released in 2008 featured a bonus disc with edited versions of the original tracks by frequent Lindstrøm collaborator Prins Thomas. I’m struggling to find this on digital, and it’s upsetting me.
The words ‘Space Disco’ can’t be uttered without mention of Prins Thomas. A pioneer of a genre synonymous with his native Norway, Thomas Moen Hermansen has often remixed many heavyweights including Todd Terje, The Orb. But is his collaboration with Hans-Peter Lindstrøm as Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, which has brought him to my attention. The pair has worked together on some exceptional releases with the space disco influences. One such record I recently purchased was ‘Reinterpretations’, a compilation of remixes and unreleased versions of tracks from the album, falling more on the ambient side of space disco. This record contains a track, which I feel is a perfect accompaniment to the twilight of a hot summers day ”Feel PM”.
His music over the years has drifted away from the dance floor, negotiating the space between psychedelic rock and Krautrock. This being evidenced in throughout 2010-14 in his self-titled album series 1-3 released own label Full Pupp.
The pair followed their self-titled debut in 2005 with another collaboration Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas II in 2009. 2016 brought he release of a hotly anticipated 4LP album ‘Principe Del Norte’. Derek Miller of Resident Advisor describes this incredible album better than I could try…. https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/18632
More recent offerings have seen Thomas rework tracks on the Orbs 12″ ‘Alpine’ that was released on Kompakt earlier this year. Titled ‘Alpine Diskomiks/Sin in Space Pt.2’ space-disco producer has given his slant on three tracks stepping away from the ambient style of his LP solo and collaborative attempts.
Most recently he has remixed Roosevelt “Colours” from his self-titled album on ‘Colours’ EP’s. A bit of a cheesy single, but would make for a good summer dance track.