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Cosmos
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CD

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10/28/2008

This is the second full-length release by Norway's Baard Lødemel aka Skatebård, the follow-up to 2006's highly-rated Midnight Magic. Norway's dance music scene is no secret to the world -- from the Balearic nu-disco bliss proved by Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas, the bubble-gum Italo-pop of Annie to hit-makers Röyksopp, there's something about those long winter nights that's brought forth a fury of creativity over the years -- much of it spurred by the legendary Tellé record label. It was here that Bergen's Skatebård emerged as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to his 2002 debut Skateboarding Was A Crime (in 1989) -- a record that rocked the underground with its unique fusion of Italo-disco and house. Since then, he's gone on to release a steady stream of singles on Keys Of Life, Sex Tags Mania, Radius Records, Supersoul Recordings and of course his own imprint Digitalo Enterprises. Midnight Magic introduced Skatebård to a larger audience, thanks to the massive press/radio support it spewed -- well due it was, with its emotional grace and pop sensibilities which brought the listener to refreshing new angles on the then quite dormant state of Italo-disco and house music. The last two years have brought on a whole new wave of interest in the music Skatebård has played a crucial role in re-establishing. This stunning follow-up is the best music he's ever produced. Starting off with the sleeper classic (previously released on Radius) "Vuelo," Skatebård settles in with an emotive dance crooner that sways the listener into a synthetic landscape -- optimal for where we're all heading. From the darkish electro-fied "Kosmos," the classic '90s house-infected house-breaker "React To The Rhythm" and the Italo stormer "Into The Crypt Of Rays," once again, Skatebård demonstrates his diversity as a producer and outlines new horizons for the best in timeless classic house and electro. Also includes a hidden bonus track featuring guest vocals by Annie.