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Kokning

by Bjørn Torske

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Kokning 03:17
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Bryggesjau 03:50
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Gullfjellet 07:13
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Bergensere 06:44
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Slitte sko 07:55
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Nitten nitti 05:00
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Furu 12:12

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Bjørn Torske's marvellous record Kokning celebrates its 10th anniversary this month (November 2020) and it's certainly about time it became available on Bandcamp as well!

Here's a personal note on Kokning from Smalltown Supersound's founder, Joakim Haugland:
"This is a personal favourite. I love Bjørn, he is a true auteur, an eccentric. The story of this album is special. I was in the hospital after a slip-disc surgery and Bjørn came to the hospital and delivered the album inside a cod (Torske means cod) made out of marzipan (!). Inside the “fish” there was a memory stick containing 15 new tracks. I then put the album together while in bed at the hospital. Problem was, or the good thing was, that I was high on morphine after the surgery, and I have never used drugs (it has just never interested me) so I guess the effect of the morphine was quite strong and I didn’t realise.

I felt immediately that the album had a dark side and a light side. I, or more precisely the drugs, chose the light side. Adding a few tracks from a 12” of his, I took out all the dark material (later released as the Kok EP) and compiled a very sun-drenched and light album. Totally different from what Bjørn had originally given me. I sent it to Bjørn and his immediate comment was “So this is my album?”. I think he was very surprised. He has later admitted that I was right. I have later admitted that it was the drugs. But we both agree that it was the best album that was made. So this is really a personal favourite. Also, I think that it has one of Kim Hiorthøy’s best ever artworks."

Full interview: thevinylfactory.com/features/label-spotlight-smalltown-supersound/

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released November 15, 2010

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Bjørn Torske Norway

Norwegian house and techno producer Bjørn Torske started experimenting with electronic music in the late '80s in his hometown of Tromsø. As a teenager he was inspired by other Tromsø musicians, especially Geir Jenssen, the musical prodigy later to be known as ambient pioneer Biosphere. Torske started releasing minimalist techno in the beginning of the '90s, primarily under the name of Ismistik. ... more

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