After a string of killer 12-inches, Norwegian producer, DJ, hit-maker, documentary-movie-inspirer Terje Olsen, aka Todd Terje, has finally graced us with a full-length album aptly named It’s Album Time. And lucky enough for us, only four of the songs on the album have appeared on previous releases. That’s eight fresh tracks he’s given us to obsess over. Terje’s songs have a way of creeping up on the listener. Because of their length, you can often get lost in them, sometimes forgetting what you’re listening to but Terje is always certain to regain your attention with epic build-ups that sometimes don’t culminate until the seven minute mark of a song. And when these build-ups finally deliver, the listener is left in awe of what he has just experienced, all of the layers and dynamics of his songs finally coming together. Some of my favorite tunes from previous EPs like his Spiral release, didn’t make the album so you should use this week’s “Artist of the Week” sale to pick them all up, you will not regret it!
– Mike Bollbach