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Bjorn Torske
Bjorn Torske
Label: Smalltown Supersound
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website
 

Bio

House and techno producer Bjørn Torske started experimenting with electronic music in the late '80s in his hometown of Tromsø. As a teenager he was inspired by other Tromsø musicians, especially Geir Jenssen, the musical prodigy later to be known as ambient pioneer Biosphere. Torske started releasing minimalistic techno in the beginning of the '90s, primarily under the name of Ismistik. By the middle of the century he had released a dozen 12" singles on different labels such as Djax-Up-Beats and Reinforced Records, using the Ismistik name as well as other names such as Krisp and Open Skies. By then he was already considered a Norwegian techno and house pioneer; however, his big breakthrough as a producer came when he released his Nedi Myra LP on Ferox in 1998. Nedi Myra was highly appreciated by house lovers as well as the music press all over the world. By the release of Nedi Myra, Torske was also a member of the semi-legendary electronica group Drum Island, a group that later transformed into the much more famous duo Röyksopp. Torske moved to Bergen, Norway, but he is constantly traveling all over world, considered a world-class DJ. He released the acclaimed LP Trøbbel (Tellé Records) in 2001 and returned with his most experimental release to date, the Feil Knapp LP (Smalltown Supersound), in the spring 2007. The sound on Feil Knapp (Norwegian for "wrong button") was inspired by everything from techno to dub, alternative pop and left-field electronica, and received good reviews both in the Norwegian and international music press. [AMG Ketil Mosnes]

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