Plann- Elektra Elektra LP

Let’s kick off this year right, with a generous donation of a rare Norweigan synth pop record from 1982 from the duo of Kikkan Fossum and Lillie-Ane. The former’s credentials include The Cut, who appear on the excellent Maskindans compilation as well as on A Viable Commercial.

While these two are credited as the brainchildren of the band (errr, though I’m not sure who the third guy on the album cover is), there were quite a few notable (and also several unknown) contributors credited on the LP. Arne Lund of The Cut was one of three drummers who contributed to the LP, while Andrej Dziubek Nebb (De Press, Holy Toy) provides backing vocals on a few of the tracks. There were also three bassists and several other backing vocalists on the LP. In short, it seems like this two piece had a lot of help from their friends, and almost feels like a Norweigan supergroup of sorts.

The plethora of contributors on this LP leads to a diverse collection of songs, held together by the duo’s musical vision. This is one of the more interesting (and therefore, more satisfying) synth-based LPs I’ve heard in some time, where every track sounds different, yet all are enjoyable. Try it on for size and see for yourself:

Plann- Elektra Elektra LP
1. Cherokee
2. Lillie
3. Cabriolet
4. Er Virkelighet Drøm
5. Cûda Barracûda
6. Liv Liv
7. Sûg
8. Ato Signal
9. Hvit Løgn
10. Til Evig Tid

*download it here*

6 Responses to “Plann- Elektra Elektra LP”

  1. Quite enjoying this – thank you!

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  4. Tangerman Says:

    The third member of Plann was Tore Engen (aka: Ato Strato). He is also a member of the band Lucifer Was. Plann`s 2nd album "Plannmetall" was more guitar oriented, but nice. Both members was also involved in Lillie-Ane`s solo album "Forklar Farge" (Explain Colors).

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    Thanks for the extra info!

  6. Excellent blast from the past! Liv Liv has been looping in my head for the past 30 years. Here's the original video for that track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUFT58D0Hw4&list=LLP3e6I_S9X1qEuzuukvWwUA&index=1&feature=plpp_video

    And yeah – Ato S. was officially the 3rd member of the group, and had some pretty decent guitar chops.

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