Forthcoming on the interesting Beatservice Records, a small Tromsø-based kitchen table label focused on releasing high-quality Norwegian electronic music, the stunning 10-track album by skilled DJ and producer Øivind ‘Kohib’ Sjøvoll: “Today’s Tales Of Tomorrow” is a genre-defying journey through the many an influence of the artist, presenting both trippy introspective cuts and exciting dance-floor oriented themes. The beautiful collaboration of the singers Lydia Waits and Helle Larsen cannot go unmentioned: Equally talented, their emotive and melodic vocals simply bring the LP to another level.
The track we were solicited to review/premiere, “It’s Never Late In Neon Signs”, depicts Kohib flirting with his Synthpop and French House references. Partnering for the assignment with enigmatic songstress Lydia Waits, Kohib ingeniously combines dazzling arpeggios and rhythmic synth layers with a pulsating bassline and an accurate vocoder intervention to deliver one of the best tunes of the album. The retro-futuristic aura is intense but not tiresome because it sounds something unquestionably fresh and modern.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.