120 Days
ESNS: 2012
Norwegian four-piece 120 Days possesses the rare quality of being able to make hypnotic dance tracks. Those kind of songs that grow bigger with the minute. Often tried, seldom achieved. However these guys, currently residing in Oslo, will not stop before they get it right. "From ephemeral elements, they build towering edifices that seem a breath away from toppling. But those structures never topple, thanks to the band's deft hands and measured pace", Pitchfork wrote about 2006 album 120 Days. They are compared to Joy Division, New Order, Neu!, The Cure, Primal Scream, Kraftwerk and according to Canoe Jam! a sleek roadster on the Autobahn deliberately but patiently cruising toward its destination. They describe recent album 120 Days II  as: "the hard minimalist industrial sound of Detroit Techno, the transcendental drone jazz of (early) Alice Coltrane, and the over-the-top orchestral maximalism of Wagnerian opera." Like they justly say:  “Right now, we don’t know what’s more rock’n'roll: rock or techno!”
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