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Hear Norwegian Disco Upstart Andre Bratten’s Answer to ‘Inspector Norse’

Protege of Todd Terje and Lindstrom will release his debut album on Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label

picture-18685-1372868658By: Philip Sherburne // April 22, 2013

Disco and astrology often went hand in hand, and Norway’s André Bratten revives the tradition with “Libra,” one of the standout songs from his album Be a Man You Ant, forthcoming from Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label. He sure picked the right star sign for the song’s title: “Libra” is airy, elegantly harmonized, and, above all, extraordinarily balanced, playing out a daydream of a melody over a steely robo-disco groove.

Its lilting refrain and easygoing groove are reminiscent of Todd Terje’s 2012 smash “Inspector Norse,” which might not be entirely coincidental: Bratten is something of a protégé of Lindstrøm and Terje, whose studio he shares. Like “Inspector Norse,” “Libra” is an anthem masquerading as a whimsical ditty; don’t be surprised to find a wide swath of clubbers congregating around this one this summer. Just like its gregarious namesake, it’s a surefire crowdpleaser.

Listen to the song in full below; Be a Man You Ant is out May 6.