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.
The second sampler celebrating Full Pupp's 10 years in the business of releasing records kicks off with Andrea Bratten's "Every Fourth Bar", a veritable Scando-disco stomper which puts us in mind of some of the label's most classic output. The other tracks aren't too bad either: Randaberg Ego Ensemble's "You Can't Do It Right" provides a heavy percussive jam for those who like things free flowing and stripped back, the shameless vocal house of Blackbelt Andersen's "Langniappe" and one of Prins Thomas's trademark Diskomiks versions of Mental Overdrive's "Spoks", which takes things into expectedly cosmic territory.
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