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Øyvind Torvund: The Exotica Album

A chorus of Disney-fied whistling leads into the synthesised sounds of jungle animals, as impossibly lush, sensual strings transport us to the South Seas setting of some corny Hollywood movie or coconut-flavoured TV ad. What might be chirping bird-calls (sounding suspiciously like short-wave radio signals), and an insistent peck on the piano give way to demented percussion, spiritual-sax and an Alpine brass fanfare that’s drowned out by electrical storms of yowling distortion. There’s electronic raindrops, a duet for bongo drums and ring-modulator. Add weird electronic wig-outs mixed with tiki lounge and it’s suddenly like John Zorn hanging with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen round at Martin Denny’s place. It's a musical Mai Tai!

Welcome to The Exotica Album by Øyvind Torvund. This is maximal music, where a gallon’s worth of content is squeezed into a pint-pot of recording time, and it’s great!

Track Listing:
1. Ritual 1
2. Starry Night
3. Wind Up Paradise Birds
4. Waking Up Again
5. Rainforest Morning 
6. Rainbow Crystal
7. Jungle Alarm
8. Ritual 2
9. Cave
10. Out of the Jungle

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