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Atlanter - 'Vidde'

Atlanter are a straightforward pleasure

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  • Release Date 05 Aug, 2013
  • Record Label Jansen Plateproduksjon
7 / 10
A Norwegian supergroup of sorts, featuring soloists Jens Carelius and Arild Hammerø plus a couple of seasoned sessioneers, Atlanter play baroque psych-rock somewhere in the Venn diagram between Grizzly Bear and Traffic. ‘Vidde’ offers up a suite of impressive musicianship, moving through the shamanic trip of ‘Aye’ and oddly euphoric krautrock of ‘Kaktos’ all the way to the threat of the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ on ‘Ling’. There’s a whiff of muso in some of the more noodly excursions, but when they keep it tight – on the bright, funky ‘Pike’, say – Atlanter are a straightforward pleasure.

Matthew Horton

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