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06 May 13
Played by: Dionigi
Review: Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label seems to excel at finding hitherto unknown Norwegian disco talent. Here, it offers up the debut full-length from Oslo native Andre Bratten, who apparently shares studio space with Lindstrom and Todd Terje. Comparisons with both producers are understandable; Be A Man You Ant's shimmering vintage synths, stargazing melodies and chugging space disco grooves (particularly those on the intoxicating "Aegis") are reminiscent of both producers' early work. It's already been pointed out that "Libra" shares an aesthetic with Terje's "Inspector Norse", while the quirky "Still Sertie" and mutant funk oddity "I Am Square" bear all the hallmarks of a Six Cups of Rebel B-side. Clearly, Bratten is a talent to watch.
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Played by: Cc:disco!
Review: Daniel Andersen's recent Blackbelt Andersen II album was something of a triumph, a typically quirky set that delightfully blurred the boundaries between shuffling Norse disco and hypnotic, late night house. This EP, featuring tracks that didn't make the cut, is typical of the original Full Pupp sound. Lead cut "Prinsesse Vilikke" is typically bold and breezy, layering Scandolearic bhords and melodies over a shuffling but energetic groove. "Treigt Og Gaeli", meanwhile, is less grandiose, but still packs a punch thanks to chunky, acid-flecked synth bass, gorgeous chords and twinkling, intergalactic melodies. "Klapp Og Trans", meanwhile, delivers the perfect balance between sturdy disco percussion, Detroitian melodies and starry chords. It's good to have him back.
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Review: Marius Vareid has long been part of the furniture at Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label, releasing a string of typically Scandolearic 12"s over the last few years. Here he presents his long-promised debut album, a dewy-eyed journey that's as Balearic as stumbling out of Space at midday with a mile-wide grin on your chops. While there's plenty of delicious synthscapes, dreamy downtempo grooves and soft-centred Norwegian disco to enjoy, the album's best moments are more obviously bright, breezy and rush-inducing. The wonderful title track and piano-heavy "Sandstrand", in particular, are utterly beguiling, as is enchanting closer "Tropisk Storm". Highly recommended.
02 Jul 12
12 Apr 10
Played by: Bonar Bradberry, Basic Soul Unit, Kid Who, Ben Pistor, Juno Recommends Disco, Toby Tobias
Review: Out on Prins Thomas and Steve Kotey's peerless Full Pupp label, Norway's Marius Vareid delivers this stunning release of well-crafted and seriously affecting cosmic nu-disco. Having already released an album on Full Pupp in collaboration with Jarle Brathen under their Ytre Rymden Dansskola alias, this single picks up the grooves and soundscapes from where that project left off. Title track "Vallefaret" keeps the grooves gentle with some distantly echoed pianos to the fore, but the arrangement is so effortlessly perfect it keeps your attention hooked as arpeggiated synths drift over the building beats. Villa Farris keeps the same vibe, this time making good use of synthy brass keys and some deep, almost sub-aqautic pads. As Full Pupp consistently prove, when it comes to quality cosmic disco, Norwegians do it better.
Fellow Full Pupp stalwart Blackbelt Andersen is given the chance to flex his skills over a mix of Vallefaret and throws in some added disco claps and hypnotic hi-hats, as well as some driving bass parts, overall making it more dj-friendly. Jarle Braathen's mix however goes nicely deep, adding long dropouts where he builds the mood with some heavy dub-style delays on the synths and percussion, before dropping back into the groove and chopping up the original's chords to make it his own. As Full Pupp consistently prove, when it comes to quality cosmic disco, Norwegians do it better.
14 Mar 11
Played by: Visti, Gazeebo, Gareth Cheshire, Kid Who, Cloned In Vatican!, Alexander Robotnick, Juno Recommends Disco, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Brioski, Tornado Wallace, Neurotic Drum Band
Review: Full Pupp boss Prins Thomas drops the first DJ friendly release on his label for some two years and it's pure dirt! There's a guttural glee to "Lang Tung Ting" which grabs you from the off and keeps you hooked throughout. Rough, gut punching drums are the perfect match for growling acid squiggles that occupy the lower reaches of the mix, with the track steadily accruing warped jacking intent as it progresses. "Tom Peng Pung" offers a shorter, more percussively inclined version on the track which just doesn't retain the same earthy joy as it's longer counterpart. The bump of "Ny Maskin" is notable for the increasingly psychedelic surges of guitar that gradually overwhelm your senses.
03 May 10
Played by: Wes [cutloose :: Manchester], Mop Mop, Kid Who, Cloned In Vatican!, Jc - Here And Now Recordings, Juno Recommends Disco, Marius Våreid
Review: Working as a companion to his recent self-titled album, these three tracks from the same sessions find a home on this sprightly release on Thomas' own Full Pupp imprint. Title tune "Morfar" fits in with the motorik grooves that dominate on the album - a rock-steady bassline (which sounds weirdly similar to The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di") and disco-rock drums make it a post-rock, post-disco odyssey."Atter En Trall" is a tasty nu-disco number while Kukkelure is just plain funky!
05 Apr 10
29 Oct 12
Played by: Visti, Andrea Rucci, Kid Who, Kisk, Pete Herbert, Soul Mekanik, Marius Våreid, Electric Boogie (Ism Midnight Riot), Lesale, Vidis (Mario And Vidis)
Review: Since playing a starring role (often alongside old pal Hans-Peter Lindstrom) in the Norwegian space disco and Scandolearic movements of the mid 2000s, Prins Thomas has wandered off in all sorts of different directions, filling his first solo LP with Krautrock-inspired darkness. This second solo album displays some of the same influences (see the post punk bass and dark percussive builds of "Peppadans 1"), while moving back towards the sound with which he made his name. It's an interesting mix, all told, encompassing intense, paranoid moods ("Bobletekno (Permiks)"), sparse percussive workouts ("Bom Bom"), and shimmering Scandolearic builders (the how do you pronounce "Symfonisj Utviklingschemming"), all wrapped up in his trademark prog rock-influenced production.
26 Nov 12
Review: Full Pupp boss Prins Thomas presents this intriguing four track release, whereupon he leads an "Orkester" of friends in recreating tracks from his own archives. Featuring no less than nine other musicians, Prins Thomas lead them in reinterpreting three tracks from his debut long player as well as the lead track from the 2010 Morfar EP. Committed to tape in no more than two takes, the resultant efforts were subsequently mixed down by "Todd" Terje Olsen and come pressed one a side on this double LP release. Tracks such as "Snake Music" are certainly more appropriate for losing yourself in on a decent pair of headphones but the navel gazing, body moving brilliance of "Uggebugg" has retained its inherent Norse Disco brilliance here in newly rechristened "Hamar Bluesklubb" form.
25 Jun 12
Review: Over the years, Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label has proved to be a great stepping-stone for previously unknown Norwegian producers. Here he introduces us to more little-known Norse talents in the shape of Robin C and Omar V. "Complete" is in many ways typical of Full Pupp's output over the years, offering an arpeggio-heavy mix of loopy hooks, wigglin' acid tweakery and dancefloor-slaying beats. It also changes shape several times - a trick perfected by fellow Norwegians Mungolian Jet Set. Skatebaard remixes, delivering a triumphantly upbeat rework that's little less than rush inducing (check those Balearic-meets-electrofunk synth twiddles).
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Played by: Ben Watt