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Bjørn Torske


Fifth album from the Bergen-based Norwegian house music producer and first in seven years

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  1. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Some of Byen’s best moments are when he lets some of that permanent midnight in on his aural sunshine
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  2. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Fans will surely enjoy more Torske in their lives, and Byen is Bjørn Torske at his most idyllic
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  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    While not as spontaneous or weird as some of Torske's other efforts, Byen is unmistakably well-crafted, and works on the dancefloor as well as a soundtrack for zoning out
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  4. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    After abandoning leftfield disco for a more eclectic brand of weirdness a decade ago, the producer revisits the space disco sounds that made him one of Norway’s original house innovators
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  5. 6.8 |   Resident Advisor

    The space disco master delivers his smoothest album yet, though a few more wrinkles would have been welcome
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  6. 6.0 |   Q

    The maestro's arpeggiators show no signs of seizing up, even if there's a touch of melancholia about Tangerine Dream-like opener First Movement and Clean Air. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    An uncomplicated album that feels content with its firmly middling style
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