- SPIN Rating:8 of 10
After a string of heady singles and collaborations with fellow Norwegian Prins Thomas, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm is already a leading light of 21st-century (see '80s-worshipping) disco. But on his debut album, he shoots for the stratosphere and lavishly scores. A three-piece suite that conjures not just St. Tropez sunsets but speed- boat chases and Cerrone's "Supernature," the perpetually elevating half-hour title track masterfully uses synths to intoxicating effect, both jet-stream-swift and Jacuzzi-smooth. With their keytar'd arpeggios, "Grand Ideas" and "The Long Way Home" are similarly epic and anxious. Crockett, Tubbs, and Jan Hammer would be proud.