Boomkat Product Review:
What exactly is it about Norway that has its denizens creating so much cosmic disco music? At first I thought it was a flash in the pan, just Lindstromm and his cronies, but it’s really not – hang out in Oslo for a week and you’ll be pining for a Juno 106, Linn Drum and a Mellotron, believe me. Pow! Pow! are the latest addition to the Norwegian disco canon, and despite any thoughts to the contrary, they actually bring something different to the table. ‘Last Days On Earth’ is far from a straightforward disco record, bringing together a love of prog rock, jazz, post rock and most importantly synth pop to create something altogether epic. At its highest points, the record has echoes of Jeff Wayne’s impressive and seemingly timeless ‘War of the Worlds’ soundtrack, or Jean-Michelle Jarre’s phenomenal ‘Oxygene’, but it's overlayed with references to Goblin, Yes and Donna Summer. This all might sound like a strange mix, but like all good mixes, the fluttering genres are blended without so much as a flinch, and the result is decadently listenable and hugely enjoyable. It feels rich, well thought out and altogether bad for the soul – all good to us.