RIYL: The Low Frequency In Stereo / NEU / The Doors / Death & Vanilla / Electric Eye

Label: Kapitän Platte

Hey-hey, say whatnow?  Spaced out instrumental lo-fi lounge based on  groovy basslines, chilling combo organs, smooth drums, crispy guitars and a surfing lap-steel? The perfect prescription indeed!

Action & Tension & Space recently dropped their sophomore album via German label Kapitän Platte, and it’s a gas I tell you!  A moody, cinematic vibe surrounds these 8 tunes, boiling with reverb and spaced effects throughout, painting the harsh landscapes of Norway’s west coast in tense soundscapes. Crafted by Scandinavia’s premier purveyors of post-rock, psych and porridge, this is definitely a trip worth taking.  The band consists of key members from The Low Frequency In Stereo (one of the best kept, most awesome secrets of the universe! Be sure to check’em out) which also share duties in bands like Electric Eye, Lumen Drones and Undergrunnen to name a few.

“The new album Skåredalen Funhouse is inspired by an actual house by the same name. The notorious house is somewhere outside of downtown Haugesund (south-west coast of Norway), without anyone knowing for sure exactly where it is. The mystery continues”

Kapitän Platte has pressed 100 on Orange- and 200 on Black Vinyl, so whichever variant you end up with, consider yourself lucky to own this gem on wax!

The Details

Action & Tension & Space is a spaced out instrumental lo-fi lounge outfit from Norway, consisting of members from bands like The Low Frequency in Stereo, Lumen Drones, Electric Eye, Soft Ride, Ape Club, Undergrünnen and the European backing band for Ryley Walker.

The band released their self titled debut album on Made in Haugesund way back in 2012 and are now ready with their second album called Skåredal Funhouse.

The music on Skåredal Funhouse is based on groovy basslines, chilling combo organs, smooth drums, crispy guitars and a surfing lap-steel. If you combine the ambience from The Necks, the lounge feel of The Friends of Dean Martinez, and the travelling spirit of Neu mixed together in an apocalyptic The Doors vibe - then you get ATS!

Price $18

Thanks for rating this! Now tell the world how you feel via Twitter.
What Do You Think of This Release?
  • Buying!
  • Maybe Buy
  • Not My Style
  • Too Expensive