On his 2008 debut album Where You Go, I Go Too, Hans-Peter Lindstrom offered up a grandiose vision that was almost cinematic in scope. His new album, On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever, opts for a similar approach, delivering a quartet of atmospheric, moody and filmic cuts that slowly rise, fall and unfurl throughout their duration.
Whether or not he becomes Norway’s answer to Vangelis, that’s the kind of vibe we get from stunningly icy and alien ambient opener On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever and the bubbly, uptempo throb of Really Deep Snow. It’s there, too, on the outer-space bliss of Swing Low Sweet LFO (we chuckled, at least) – think Radiophonic Workshop meets Jean-Michel Jarre – and the melancholic, modular-sounding beauty of clicking and echoing closing cut As If No One Is Here. In a word: stunning.