The Norwegian producer Todd Terje is one of dance music’s most reliable makers of playful, innovative disco-house tracks, but he’s resisted the lure of making a full-on studio album until now. Terje’s debut LP, knowingly titled It’s Album Time isn’t just a string of singles. Instead, it has fun toying around with different genres and ideas for a few minutes at a time, moving from titanic thump to chintzy lounge music with a sort of arched-eyebrow flair. We’ve posted early tracks like the titanic Moroder pastiche “Delorean Dynamite” and “Johnny And Mary,” the Robert Palmer cover that features Bryan Ferry on vocals. And now you can stream the whole of It’s Album Time at NPR.
It’s Album Time is out 4/8 on the Terje’s own Olsen Records.