It's a prog symphony with grand designs, though instead of the elfin-siren-digs-crusty-beard-in-pixieland vibe, Drydahl has us hot-stepping on the tundra with aurora borealis for visuals. A cluster of spacey leitmotifs unleashed at counterpoint make its modest six minutes seem decidedly epic: Bass that wouldn't sound alien to John Digweed, a chord homage to Lindstrom, vibraphone chimes, distorted strings, rave stabs, piano cadences, static fills…in total, I count no fewer than nine different melodic themes that overlap and intertwine in harmony rather than confusion. If you're into labels, it's contemporary space baroque music with a 4/4 beat, basically.
Prins Thomas applies his "DIY-drums" approach to the track "1987" (taken from Diskjokke's recent album En Fin Tid), letting the cosmic strength of the original shine through for the most part, while compatriots, Ost & Kjex, take 2008's "Interpolation" to brave new afro-tech places. As the vinyl completes its orbit, however, it is Dyrdahl himself who casts the most celestial shadow.