Todd Rundgren / Emil Nikolaisen / Hans-Peter Lindstrom Runddans Remixed EP on 12" Vinyl
Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen and Hans-Peter Lindstrøm's spiritual magnum-opus Runddans, one track, 39 minutes of music, was launched to wide acclaim in May 2015. As a compendium to the album, the trio invited some of their favorite artists to interpret material from Runddans including Erol Alkan, Stereolab & The High Llamas and EYE.
As Rundgren was doing vocal takes during the very first and initial studio sessions for Runddans, he claimed he would "try to do ba-ba's," meaning vocal harmonies, "like Stereolab." It became obvious that Todd, Emil, Hans-Peter and the label all had a soft spot for Stereolab's gleeful eccentricities. In remix-response, Stereolab joined their friends The High Llamas in a remix of "Put Your Arms Around Me," resulting in five minutes of classic lounge bossa bliss!
Erol Alkan is a big fan of Rundgren and the trio and label thought it would be interesting to hear how he would take such a mastodon piece to the dancefloor. Erol delivered the goods and came up with a 10-minute disco epic. In the words of Mixmag: “It’s a joy to hear classic Lindstrom synths manipulated in such fine fashion putting this rerub up with Erol’s best."
For all involved, EYE from Boredoms is considered the master of cosmic/psychedelic and his Bifrost Mix of "Lind" is very special and pure magic!