Let's kick off this year right, with a generous donation of a rare Norweigan synth pop record from 1982 from the duo of Kikkan Fossum and Lillie-Ane. The former's credentials include The Cut, who appear on the excellent Maskindans compilation as well as on A Viable Commercial.
While these two are credited as the brainchildren of the band (errr, though I'm not sure who the third guy on the album cover is), there were quite a few notable (and also several unknown) contributors credited on the LP. Arne Lund of The Cut was one of three drummers who contributed to the LP, while Andrej Dziubek Nebb (De Press, Holy Toy) provides backing vocals on a few of the tracks. There were also three bassists and several other backing vocalists on the LP. In short, it seems like this two piece had a lot of help from their friends, and almost feels like a Norweigan supergroup of sorts.
The plethora of contributors on this LP leads to a diverse collection of songs, held together by the duo's musical vision. This is one of the more interesting (and therefore, more satisfying) synth-based LPs I've heard in some time, where every track sounds different, yet all are enjoyable. Try it on for size and see for yourself:
Plann- Elektra Elektra LP 1. Cherokee 2. Lillie 3. Cabriolet 4. Er Virkelighet Drøm 5. Cûda Barracûda 6. Liv Liv 7. Sûg 8. Ato Signal 9. Hvit Løgn 10. Til Evig Tid