Hit songs are supposed to be < 3:30 in length. If a pop song exceeds this length, it’s breaking this rule, and it becomes unfriendly for radio play. Fortunately, “Remaster of the World” Todd Terje just doesn’t give a rat’s ass about pop aesthetics. No, by bringing back old school synths (Mogs?) and thumping in new school grooves, the Scandinavian Synth Slayer is creating his own brand of “pop”
…-ular music. No, you won’t find this 9+ minute song on z100 or K1SS FM anytime soon, but thanks to SoundCloud and the bloggosphere, it’s getting it’s due play (over 20,000 plays in a day).
What does this mean? Well, I guess it means in the ADD generation that people do still have some kind of attention span. And that a lot of people still know how to appreciate really, REALLY good music. Because Todd Terje is making some of the finest in the world. And showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.
With Terje, there’s no drops nor gimmicks. Just pure class. And this thorough re-work is just that good that for almost 10 minutes, you won’t really be thinking about what’s coming next–and that may be cause you have this one stuck on repeat.
If you’ve ever heard Phish (guilty as charged) play “Boogie on Reggae Woman,” this will ring a couple bells: