KING MIDAS

SCANDINAVIA (FYSISK FORMAT)

KING MIDAS - SCANDINAVIA 64205
Format:
1 LP
Release:
18.10.2013
Label:
FYSISK FORMAT
Kat.-Nr.:
64205
Barcode:
7041889501274
Reissue of Norwegian 90s cult classic! KING MIDAS are an Oslo-based band who have been projecting their own special brand of electronic artpop since the nineties.

Their second album, "Scandinavia" from 1999, is a true masterpiece, a cult album for the initiated.

Fourteen years on, Fysisk Format reissues the album vinyl including an 8 page fanzine with download code.

Combining inspiration from German minimal techno with author Christopher Isherwood and Donald Duck, this is an album with unexpected and sudden changes in its musical palette.

At times it comes through more like a bizarre art installation than a traditional pop LP.

Still, it also captures the band at their most melodic, echoing the subversive pop strategies of early Roxy Music & Ultravox and updating it to the late-90's peculiarities of radio cut-ups, lounge-jazz snippets and dub-heavy bass.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PARTY SEQUENCE
  • 1.2. WHY AM I DANCING?
  • 1.3. LONG HAIR
  • 1.4. DER WEG ZUM ERFOLG
  • 1.5. HARBOUR ANGELS
  • 1.6. HIGH ON DALLAS FREEWAY
  • 1.7. LIVING ROOM
  • 1.8. SONJA'S AFRICA
  • 1.9. SCANDINAVIA
  • 1.10. THE KIRUNA WAR
  • 1.11. BEESTUNG
  • 1.12. GAS STATION
  • 1.13. DEATH IN OSLO
  • 1.14. SECHLETTES