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Unrest [VINYL]

Erlend Oye, Erlend Ãye Vinyl
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (10 Feb 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Source
  • ASIN: B00006IK1L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Ghost Trains (Morgan Geist - New York)
2. Sheltered Life (Soviet - Shelton Conneticut)
3. Sudden Rush (Kompis Uddevalla)
4. Prego Amore (Jolly Music Rome)
5. Symptom Of Disease (Mr. Velcro Fastener Turku)
Disc: 2
1. Every Party (Prefuse 73 Barcelona)
2. The Athlete (Minizza Rennes)
3. The Talk (Bjrn Torske Bergen)
4. A While Ago And Recently (Timo & Villunki Helsinki)
5. Like Gold (Schneider TM - Berlin)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars downtempo gem 23 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Erland Oye must be climbing the walls at yet another mention of the 'R' word, but as the voice of fellow Bergen residents Royksopp's sublime 'Melody AM', the bespectacled Norwegian will be forever remembered, even on this, his debut solo affair which sees Erlend tinkering in a different city for each track, with various local electronica whizzkids that include oddball electro boffin Schneider TM and Mr Velcro Fastener in Turku (that's in Finland i believe - Geography wasn't my strongpoint!) It all kicks off rather minimally with 'Ghost Trains'. The loungey 'Every Party' hints at why Erlend's other project Kings Of Convenience scored surprise chill-out status with their last outing, but the tempo doesn't really pick up until the latter stages of the album , when Erlend returns to Bergen for 'The Talk' which funnily enough is Unrest's most 'Royksopp' moment. The Kraftwerkian touches of 'The Athlete' are re-employed to round the whole shebang off. There's not a lot of variation with Oye's vocals but then no one's buying this to hear Robert Owens. But the closing beauty of 'Like Gold' should prove that Erlend Oye's attempts at an electro grower have been hugely successful.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars King of just about half this album.... 11 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD
Erlend's vocals on this album do not vary from track to track. He does have a fabulous voice however and just about manages to pull off 10 tracks. Similarly, the production work from all over the world does not seem to vary either. However, the melodies are pleasent enough and there are a few highlights such as Ghost Trains and Sudden Rush.
Not as catchy as his Kings Of Convenience work nor as refreshing as the work with Royksopp but worth buying because you know he has talent well above the average musician.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the year 7 Jun 2005
By Donaldo
Format:Audio CD
I cannot recommend this album highly enough, it's an absolute gem, and did not receive anything like the success it deserved. Though it is sometimes compared to Royksopp, it's a different beast, really. Royksopp are all about the tune, while anyone who has listened to KOC know how good a vocalist and writer Erland Oye is. The music is a poppy, light dance/80's electronica, and very deftly done too. Erland's gentle vocals and warm, witty lyrics complement the music perfectly. It's a charming, gentle dance record, which is a strange assembly of words on its own, and it's very accessable. For me, it's the best record of the year, and is a bench-mark for the pop/dance music crossover genre in future. More of the same please, Erland!
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This compact disk is the solo album of Erlend Oye, I have been a huge fan of his work with his band The Kings of Convenience who produced a number of records that I bought in one purchase they are all filled with very heartfelt lyrics and fantastic melodies. there is not one song on three cd's I do not like - recommended

The purchase of Unrest was to add to this collection, my preconception was that I was in for more of the same, with respect to the songwriting and melody I was right the use of electronica was a surprize and was very welcome. In many ways the use of synths is very like the early 80's but done with a modern twist-excellent

Dean
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh new sound from a King of Convenience 17 May 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Not entirely fresh, actually, considering that this is what I would have expected if I had been told beforehand that Oye was making a dance album, but it's pretty damn good. The album does not vary a lot from one point/style, but does so enough to have its ups and downs. There isn't a bad track on the album, just those that appeal less. There are top moments, such as 'Sudden Rush' (the first single), 'Prego Amores' and 'Every Party Has A Winner And A Loser'. Oye remains as he was with his songwriting partner Eirik Glambek Boe: a pretty insightful lyrcist into everyday life. Verdict: Pretty cool, Erlend, but please can we have some more KOC stuff next.
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