Norken ‎– Soul Static Bureau

Beau Monde ‎– BM LP 003
2 × Vinyl, LP


A1 Gone
A2 Painting
B1 Fragile
B2 Eve
B3 Echo Ecru
C1 More Frequencies
C2 Southern Soul
D1 Shifting Towards
D2 Motor Breeze
D3 Mellisa Blend

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BM CD 003 Norken Soul Static Bureau(CD, Album) Beau Monde BM CD 003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BM LP 003 Norken Soul Static Bureau(2xLP, W/Lbl, Promo, TP) Beau Monde BM LP 003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DUKE 083DJV Norken Soul Static Bureau(2xLP) Hydrogen Dukebox DUKE 083DJV UK 2000 Sell This Version
DUKE 083CD Norken Soul Static Bureau(CD) Hydrogen Dukebox DUKE 083CD UK 2000 Sell This Version


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January 6, 2009

A wonderful blend of styles are in evidence on this mesmerizing album. There are pieces of house, IDM and ambience all fused to create an ever so subtle soundtrack. The minimal house beats are offset beautifully by gentle sweeping synths, and laid back bass lines help keep the groove going. The mix is never cluttered - each element is given plenty of room to stand out.

This blueprint is in evidence throughout the album, but each track has a distinct mood of its own. The unifying production values help to create a hypnotic flow to the whole, which encourages start to finish listening (and I think this is the way to get the most from this album).

At ten years old, this release is still offering up new delights for me with every listen (and there have been lots and lots of those). This album is certainly a grower and is one of the best produced works I have ever heard.

Norken's Soul Static Bureau is a masterpiece of subtle deepness quite unlike any other piece of music I know.