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This review is from: Unrest (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.