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Spleen United School of Euphoria (2012)

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Spleen United — School Of Euphoria
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Album release: January 30, 2012
Record Label: Copenhagen Records
Duration: 43:51
Tracks:
01. Days Of Thunder      3:34
02. Misery (Feat. Gitte Nielsen)      4:27
03. Sunset      6:20
04. Simplicity      4:24
05. Euphoria      3:37
06. Pi      1:43
07. Bright Citites Keep Me Awake      3:27
08. Groundspeed      4:02
09. Spleen United      1:36
10. Loebner      4:13
11. It's A Wild Life      6:31
Marketed By – Copenhagen Records
Distributed By – Copenhagen Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Copenhagen Records
© – Copenhagen Records
Mastered At – AudioPlanet
Credits:
A&r – Christian Backman
Artwork By [Painted Fruits] – Martin Bergström
Design, Artwork By [Layout] – Kasper Nørlund
Engineer [Additional] – Mads Nørgaard, Árni Bergmann Jóhannsson*
Engineer [Assistant] – Peter Kjædegaard
Management – Jesper Majdall
Management [Co-management] – Gaute Parbo Niemann
Mastered By – Jan Eliasson
Mixed By – Carsten Heller
Other [Make-up] – Zenia Jæger
Other [Product Manager] – Torben Ravn
Photography By [Other Photos] – Martin Bubandt
Producer – Carsten Heller, Spleen United
Notes:
Spleen United: Bjarke Parbo Niemann, Rune Wehner, Janus Nevel Ringsted & Kasper Nørlund
"Loebner" contains a sample of "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips (Coyne/Drozd/Ivins/Fridmann); EMI Blackwood Music Inc. and Lovely Sorts Of Death Music. Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company.
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Words: Peter Krogholm
They have taken their good time, Spleen United, getting this third full length out. ‘School Of Euphoria’, following the awesome ‘Neanderthal’ (2008), has in fact been announced a couple of times, latest about a year and half ago with 6+ minute single ‘Sunset To Sunset’ which inspired an improvised 24 hour outdoor set, but delays became the name of the game – probably also due to the quartet’s perfectionism.
Anyway, here it is and on it Spleen United take another leap away from the “rock” in synthrock, completely abandoning the guitar and letting 1990s electro, house and (euro)dance dominate the expression. It was a move hinted on ‘Neanderthal’ and almost demonstratively accentuated live (not least with raving, The Flaming Lips sampling ‘Loebner’, named after my good friend and music journalist Lars Löbner Jeppesen), and it’s a move making excellent sense in especially opening trio ‘Days Of Thunder’, ‘Misery’ featuring the former Mrs. Stallone, Gitte Nielsen, and aforementioned ‘Sunset To Sunset’.
‘Euphoria’ offers a poppy breather and London Beat piano before ‘Bright Cities Keep Me Awake’ (available for free download on spleenunited.dk) again picks up the aggressive pace, leaving ‘Groundspeed’, ‘Simplicity’ and album closer ‘It’s A Wild Life’ behind as the weak links on an otherwise impressive album. Still a big fan…
Recommended tracks:
Days Of Thunder – Misery – Sunset To Sunset – Euphoria – Loebner
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