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ARTIST
TITLE
Academy Of Heroes
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
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PETS 072LP PETS 072LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/25/2016

Thorsteinssøn is the Iceland-born-Denmark-bred Gunnar Thor Viggosson, better known as one half of 76 79 with Tommy Vicari Jnr and boss man at Comfortable Records and Vanity - Although now he can be called the man behind the first Pets album of 2016. Deliciously cosmic and cheerily schizophrenic, Academy Of Heroes is inspired by a brilliant creative project Thorsteinssøn practiced during his years living in Amsterdam: Solar Industry Radio - A project that would begin with a made up artist or band name in styles ranging from cosmic funk, Scandinavian disco to noise collages of the galaxies. A joyously backwards project that inspired a rich rainbow of styles, the content was then represented 24/7 online, collaged with strange jingles and sci-fi snippets. Returning to those creations, Thorsteinssøn and Pets have weaved together a full album that cherry picks from his thunderous proliferation: from the strutting west coast deep house of "1976" to the introverted electro boogie of "N:M:T:F:R" by way of the poignant chords of "Untitled Disco Six", the wry acid wriggles of "Channel DISQ" and the Trans Am twinkles of "Beneath A Steel Sky". This collection of 14 tracks act as an immersive, timeless collage. A smorgasbord of synthetic exploration, rich in sci-fi, space and robotic sympathy, pieced together with the same spirit of his cult radio transmissions. It works just as well on the cans as it does in the dance.