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Prins Thomas

Prins Thomas

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.