CMU Approved

Approved: Torgny

By | Published on Thursday 3 November 2011


Torgny Amdam’s roots lie in hardcore, but his solo work, developed since his former band Amulet split in 2007, is altogether more electronic. He released his debut album, ‘Chameleon Days’, last year, and this week follows it up with the release of a new EP, ‘Oslo, 31. August’ – the soundtrack to a film of the same name.

The EP’s lead track, ‘Dying Hipster’, (which you can stream below) features vocals by fellow Norwegian Maria Due and is, to my mind, his most interesting track to date. Due’s folk-tinged vocals add a haunting quality to Amdam’s slow, rumbling production, occasionally punctuated by a stark synth line. The rest of the EP is good too, but this track really stands out as something I could sit and listen to on repeat for hours.