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No Offending Borders


Artist: Torgeir Waldemar
Label: Jansen Plateproduksjon
RRP: £13.99
7 041881 389122
Release Date: 17 March 2017

Torgeir Waldemar releases his new album, No Offending Borders, through Jansen Plateproduksjon. I couldn't work out whether Waldemar was paying homage to rough studio recordings of the '70s or whether this was just the sound he had settled on by accident. Either way, the end result is something both modern and retro in sound.

While his previous album cultivated a pure, acoustic sound, we get more rock music this time. There are still acoustic folk songs to be discovered here, including 'Falling Rain (Link Wray)', 'Island Bliss' and 'Souls on a String', but there's also a shift towards retro rock music. The guitar sound on 'Summer In Toulouse' for some reason brought memories of Boston's Third Stage (1986).

Overall there's a good mix of folk and rock styles (two genres that you wouldn't think would work when placed side by side) on this album. It's an interesting release, that will appeal to his fans.


Nick Smithson

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