Norken ‎– Soul Static Bureau

Hydrogen Dukebox ‎– DUKE 083CD


1 Gone 6:30
2 Painting 7:34
3 Fragile 6:45
4 Eve 7:20
5 Echo Ecru 6:31
6 More Frequencies 7:08
7 Southern Soul 7:44
8 Shifting Towards 6:59
9 The Visit 6:59
10 Motor Breeze 5:38
11 Melissa Blend 8:00

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Recorded during 1997-1999.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 95984 10832 2

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

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
Duke 83CD Norken Soul Static Bureau(CD, Album, Promo) Hydrogen Dukebox Duke 83CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
BM LP 003 Norken Soul Static Bureau(2xLP) Beau Monde BM LP 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



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August 31, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Lee Norris, in his Norken guise, finds him still reveling in digital blippery, but without the electro influences that mark his main alter-ego, Metamatics. On SOUL STATIC BUREAU, Norris delves into deeper territory, concentrating on sustained tones and stark rhythm patterns. So while “Gone” bops around rather pleasantly, “Painting” reveals longer strokes in its sound. There’s also a marked house-influence, although the tracks probably aren’t suitable for the dancing. That’s not a problem, though, when you have the angular drive of “Southern Soul” or the swimming sounds of “Shifting Through.” The ghost of Detroit comes shuffling through on “Motor Breeze,” while “Melissa Blend” closes out the album with a now-familiar vibe. Static? Not in the least.