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Casiokids / Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen
Album:Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen Collection:General
Artist:Casiokids Added:12/2011
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co. 

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Add Date:2011-12-18 Pull Date:2012-02-19 Charts:RPM/Electronica
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Album Review
Sunshine
Reviewed 2011-12-14 
CASIOKIDS - "Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen" - Norwegian synthpop ensemble's third album. Worldwide release is slated for January 2012. This band was awarded one million kroner (about $167,305) last year in a Norwegian competition. This album experiments with different recording techniques. Energetic and fun. (I attempted to translate song titles!) Personal Faves: 8, 5, 2, 7, 4 -- Sunshine, December 2011

**** 1) Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen (Revelation Over the Mountain) (3:25) - Instrumental ballad with mini orchestra, boasting Big sound!
***** 2) Det Haster! (It's Urgent) (4:03) - Upbeat modern oom-pah-pah marching and dancing sound. Happy music. Cool beatz and synths. Subliminal vocals.
*** 3) Dresinen (Hand-car) (3:53) - Cross between AC/DC and a ska pop band. Get out your pogo sticks and Jump! Male harmonies in Norwegian.
**** 4) Golden Years (3:59) - Definitely Not David Bowie's song! Sounds like Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" with a disco twist. Happy, jolly.
**** 5) Olympiske Lester (catalog of Olympic events!) (3:52) - Upbeat calypso rhythms. Drums and shakers, maracas and bongos with bassline.. Poppish vocals.
*** 6) Selskapets Triste Avslutning (Too Much Love) (4:39) - Cool beatz. Vocals sort of ruin the groove, in a high-pitched Chinese restaurant way. Gets a little thumpy.
**** 7) Elefantenes Hemmelige Gravplass (Elephants' Secret Cemetery) (4:40) - Dancey, bouncey beatz, in spite of maudlin title! Vibes. Bassier vocals.
***** 8) Kaskaden (Cascades) (4:26) - Swirly synths. Trancey, Rave-esque. Catchy, energetic, upbeat instrumental. My favorite track.
*** 9) London Zoo (3:57) - Very fast synthetic beatz, combine with slow "piano". Almost sounds like rotating lawn sprinkler, joined by high-pitched vocal harmonies.
*** 10) Aldri Ska Me Ha Det Goy ( Never . . . cannot figure out the rest!) (4:30) Slow blues ballad with harmonies.

Track Listing
1.Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen 6.Sekskapets Triste Avslutning
2.Det Haster! 7.Elefantenes Hemmelige Gravplass
3.Dresinen 8.Kaskaden
4.Golden Years 9.London Zoo
5.Olympiske Leker 10.Aldri Ska Me Ha De Gøy