Multi-genre music producer Hans Peter Lindstrøm recently released his latest album Six Cups of Rebel via Smalltown Supersound. With newfound inspiration, Lindstrøm explores the auditory realm of funky EDM psychedelia.
Intro track “No Release” is a kaleidoscope of sounds reminiscent of the Disney Light Parade. The song arpeggiates and grows until it crescendos with track two, “De Javu.” This is much more uptempo with hard, pulsing beats accompanying a subtle background percolation, all leading up to distant male vocals which give the whole production a disco veneer. “Call Me Anytime” begins all over the place with drums, horns, and static building dissonance into tribal beats and hauntingly faint chanting. The title track is undeniably the funkiest on the record, with hard drumming and bass licks that would make James Brown squeal. Each of the seven songs on this album are longer than you would expect (the shortest song is still over five minutes in length). While there is not a significant amount of variation between them, Lindstrøm aptly gets across the style he is going for.
As he goes on to rewrite everything you thought you knew about nu-disco, Lindstrøm also creates a rump shaking record capable of getting any dance floor moving. Six Cups of Rebel touches on funk and psychedelic inspirations while flirting with experimental trends, but is essentially electronic dance music at its core. Anyone who loves to dance and finds the contemporary music out there a tad dull will find this album an interesting change of pace.