Torgny – Oil Panic

TorgnyGrowing up in Oslo, Torgny Amdam was exposed to the second wave of hip hop and hardcore music early on in life (Public Enemy, Gunshot, Youth Of Today, Fugazi etc). After paying dues as a singer in one of Europe’s first straight edge bands Onward (16-20 years), he went on to form the hardcore outfit Amulet who put out several albums. After the split in 2007 Amdam worked for Ny Musikk – an organization for contemporary music where he was exposed to everything from John Cage and Stockhausen to Whitehouse. In 2010 Amdam went solo with his debutChameleon Days. Since then he has continued to develop as an electronic singer-songwriter, releasing music through his own imprint Telemachus, composing for film and performing.

Torgny’s new album, Oil Panic, is a nine-song burst of blaring beats, hypnotic vocals and creative, unpredictable melodies. On three tracks he is joined by the mesmerizing Maria Due. These songs reflect his more introspective and existentialist leanings, resonant with the mood of 2012’s Trilogy EP. Torgny’s take on sound is both uniquely gritty and immediately accessible – seemingly influenced by a mix of his street skating background, inner demons and the euphoria of the club. The music on Oil Panic dialogues with Top 40 pop but also with experimental rawness – it packs many surprises. Oil Panic seems inspired by the kind of attitude you would find in New York in the early 80s, when disco met punk met hip-hop. Torgny runs wild with a free-spirited vibe where anything flies as long as it feels relevant and serves the cause of the song.


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