V/A "The Temptation Tapes Volume I" LP [HRLP003]

V/A "The Temptation Tapes Volume I" LP [HRLP003]

Hommage Records

  • €18.00


A1. The French Connection – Catching Butterflies In The Dark
A2. Clockwork Orange – Sensation Boys
A3. Horsemen – Summer Of Love
A4. Clockwork Orange – Don't You Know
A5. The French Connection – In Line

B1. Downers – Money Changes Everything
B2. The French Connection – Waiting For The Moonlight
B3. Clockwork Orange – Passion
B4. Horsemen – Run Away
B5. Downers – December Rain



Norwegian TOR DYBDAHL is not an unknown figure in the underground electropop music world. He was a member of CLOCKWORK ORANGE (which also featured Jan Berg who was also in Blue Mathue; and Erik Avnskog), DOWNERS (with Geir Sinding and Erik Avnskog) and HORSEMEN (with Rune Annaniassen, Kim Tangen, Matti Hansen) who all released one 7” on the Temptation Records label which was actually run by Tor himself. Those 7”s have been highly acclaimed and sought-after records since many years, and interest in those project has surely increased after their inclusion on the Norsk Synth compilation “Maskindans” on Hommage Records. Anna has actually gotten in contact with Tor already a few years back, but due to other obligations and projects it was agreed it’d be a much better idea to have Tor’s music be released on Norwegian label Hommage run by Oystein Moe. So finally many unreleased tracks see the light of day, by all aforementioned bands as well as a fourth project named THE FRENCH CONNECTION which seems to have been Tor’s solo efforts. All tracks date from between 1983 and 1987, and basically this is a pop album with tracks ranging from pure electropop and balladesque tracks with piano to New Wave pop or Indie pop with bass and sparse guitars with some references to The Cure and almost Nick Cave, but always with a unique Dybdahlian touch. The songs have been remastered from the original 4-track cassettes. As always happy to see and hear the Norwegian underground music history being dug out of its dusty past.

Released on 2013 by Hommage Records.

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