Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Lindstrøm / Prins Thomas

II

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AllMusic Review by Michaelangelo Matos

"Epic" has always been the watchword for Norwegian prog-dance producers Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas -- separately and together. Just a year before II, their second album together, Lindstrøm on his own released Where You Go I Go Too, which stretched three cuts across 55 minutes; the duo's 2007 Reinterpretations disc of remixes of their self-titled 2005 debut ran one cut ("Nummer Fire En") up to the 21-minute mark. Even in dance music circles where ten-minute tracks are commonplace, that's stretching it. But the tracks on II -- the shortest is six and a quarter minutes; the longest, 13:13 -- feel like discrete entities that seldom seem to take up as much space as they actually do. That isn't to say Lindstrøm and Thomas aren't plenty indulgent: the slow guitar buildup of "Gudene Vet + Snutt" could have been taken from the warm-up exercises of any number of post-Dead jam bands, while the skittering drum rolls and cascading synthesizers that climax "Note I Love You + 100" might have escaped a pre-Miami Vice Jan Hammer session. But what's more evident than ever on II is how casual-sounding the two can make even a track such as the steady-building piano-centered electro-bolero of "For Ett Slikk Og Ingenting," or the endlessly playful "Skal Vi Prøve Nå?," a lovely pileup of thumb piano, shuffling hi-hats, thunking bass, chunky percussion, and woozy organ that spins like a top and lazes like a sunbather both at once. For all its widescreen ambition, II feels admirably lived in.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:15 Amazon
2 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:11 Amazon
3 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:20 Amazon
4 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:10 Amazon
5 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:23 Amazon
6 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:14 Amazon
7 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:12 Amazon
8 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:08 Amazon
9 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:10 Amazon
10 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:11 Amazon
11 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:20 Amazon
12 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:16 Amazon
13 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:20 Amazon
14 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:18 Amazon
15 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:09 Amazon
16 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:37 Amazon
17 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:17 Amazon
18 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:34 Amazon
19 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:09 Amazon
20 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:29 Amazon
21 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:49 Amazon
22 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:21 Amazon
23 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:06 Amazon
24 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:19 Amazon
25 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:30 Amazon
26 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:34 Amazon
27 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:36 Amazon
28 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:23 Amazon
29 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:23 Amazon
30 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:55 Amazon
31 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:27 Amazon
32 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:23 Amazon
33 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:41 Amazon
34 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:42 Amazon
35 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:14 Amazon
36 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:17 Amazon
37 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:29 Amazon
38 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:33 Amazon
39 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:25 Amazon
40 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:43 Amazon
41 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:36 Amazon
42 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:19 Amazon
43 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:30 Amazon
44 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:29 Amazon
45 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:49 Amazon
46 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:46 Amazon
47 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:14 Amazon
48 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:18 Amazon
49 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:49 Amazon
50 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:44 Amazon
51 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:44 Amazon
52 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:28 Amazon
53 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:31 Amazon
54 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:20 Amazon
55 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:13 Amazon
56 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:37 Amazon
57 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:55 Amazon
58 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:29 Amazon
59 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:19 Amazon
60 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:30 Amazon
61 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:49 Amazon
62 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:28 Amazon
63 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:30 Amazon
64 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:38 Amazon
65 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:42 Amazon
66 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:46 Amazon
67 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:04 Amazon
68 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:49 Amazon
69 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:04 Amazon
70 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:37 Amazon
71 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:25 Amazon
72 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:12 Amazon
73 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:30 Amazon
74 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:47 Amazon
75 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:12 Amazon
76 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:02 Amazon
77 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:03 Amazon
78 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:46 Amazon
79 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:25 Amazon
80 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:06 Amazon
81 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:06 Amazon
82 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 00:47 Amazon
83 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:10 Amazon
84 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 02:02 Amazon
85 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:25 Amazon
86 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:30 Amazon
87 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:28 Amazon
88 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:46 Amazon
89 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 02:02 Amazon
90 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:01 Amazon
91 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 02:10 Amazon
92 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:34 Amazon
93 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:01 Amazon
94 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:42 Amazon
95 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:11 Amazon
96 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 02:23 Amazon
97 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:21 Amazon
98 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:52 Amazon
99 Lindstrøm / Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas / Prins Thomas 01:55 Amazon
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