Lindstrøm & Todd Terje - Lanzarote as reviewed by Max16032

March 17, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Lanzarote, 12", OLS002

To be honest, Lindstrom and Todd Terje are truly professionals when it comes to making groovy spacey disco music, but, to my ears, this release just doesn't reach the high standards of the artists' past releases. Don't get me wrong: "Lanzarote" starts almost flawlessly, with a shower of happy melodies soon following, but after the 5 minute mark, it stops building, and it begins to being stripped down, to the point of reaching silence by a fade out. I mean, the first part it's exiting, but the lack of recapitulation makes part two somewhat boring. Also, the vocals "I wanna go to Lanzarote" are kinda cheesy, and they repeat again and again until the track ends. Not a great way to finish a track, in my opinion.

Maybe I am expecting too much, but compared with other masterpieces like "It's the Arps EP" or "Rà-àkõ-st", it has the same feeling, but lacks something. Maybe it's the arrangement or the structure, but one thing is clear: The melodies and harmonies are truly phenomenal, classic trademarks of Terje and Lindstrom. In short, it's a nice track, but next to the inmortal "Inspector Norse" or "Rà-àkõ-st", it's some steps behind.

Something to notice: The DiskJokke Remix improves the track by working the flaws i pointed above, giving it a more balanced structure, and removing the cheesy vocals. However, it's a little more laid-back and less punchy than the original mix. Still an enjoyable listen.

Lindstrøm & Todd Terje - Lanzarote Unterhimmel

April 17, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Lanzarote, 12", OLS002

Yes you are right. It would be perfect if there was second build-up after the vocals, even if the track would be over ten minutes long then. Even more disturbing is that at the very end there actually IS another melody for about three seconds. Maybe someone brings out a more straight forward bootleg someday.

Lindstrøm & Todd Terje - Lanzarote ijustspeak

January 16, 2013
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Lanzarote, 3xFile, MP3, Single, VBR, none
Not Terje´s best track to be honest. I played this once out and haven´t since. Maybe a bit over the top this track, but to follow up the huge success of Inspector Norse is a tough task and one can be easily thrown of guard in situations like this.
Bot this and Strandbar seems to take a more streamlined way.
I actually prefer Terje on remix duties. He is just a way superior remixer / edit craftsman to be honest.