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Standing On Top of Utopia


Download links and information about Standing On Top of Utopia by Kasper Bjørke / Kasper Bjorke. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:02:39 minutes.

Artist: Kasper Bjørke / Kasper Bjorke
Release date: 2010
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:02:39
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No. Title Length
1. Animals 4:12
2. Young Again 4:58
3. Dasko Vanitas 5:13
4. Efficient Machine 5:05
5. Melmac 4:47
6. Alcatraz 3:47
7. Great Kills 5:53
8. Heaven 4:50
9. Fido & the Friendly Ghost 5:37
10. Fasano 4:01
11. Hold Your Horses (Bonus Track) 4:11
12. Søndagsgøjser (Bonus Track) 4:56
13. Porcelain (Bonus Track) 5:09



Kasper Bjørke's lengthy career through 2010 had only produced one full-length album by that point, but his second proved to be something spectacular. Perhaps the strongest full-length electronic release from Denmark since Trentemøller's The Last Resort, Standing on Top of Utopia found the DJ/producer creating not merely a solid album but a strong and surprising one. If anything, it had the sense of being the equivalent to the Lindstrøm/Prins Thomas and fellow travelers empire — only instead of "beardo disco" imagining a never-never world of space rock/disco Ibiza, Bjørke looked instead to a wired, early electro-disco that was far more Gina X than Italo disco. Steady, cold beats that often felt like carefully restrained energy from a greater source — best heard on "Melmac," taking now well-established glitch elements and matching them to a thrilling, strong rhythm — were still shot through with a gentle calm that didn't suggest the depths so much as easily gliding through them with a calm, upbeat grace. The light synth melody on the opening "Animals," the chilled tropicalia of "Heaven," and the closing mood-out of "Fasano" all bear testimony to how well Bjørke works this balance, though the absolute winner may be "Dasko Vanitas," a tense punch of a song that never fully lets go of somehow being a classic instrumental dance effort for a moody time. The inclusion of vocals at various points from fellow Danes like Louise Foo and Tomas Höffding — as well as Jacob Bellens, whose tour de force portrayal of a slick character served as the leadoff single — adds to the rich variety throughout a remarkable album.