Label: PAMPA RECORDS
The moody producer Robag Wruhme gets the most out of his mopes on Thora Vukk. His first major undertaking since the breakup of his duo the Wighnomy Brothers, the album is a long way from the hyperkinetic antics of the group's drunken, marathon DJ sessions. In place of rhythmic trickery and manic sample play, he sticks largely to dusty Rhodes figures, ambient interludes and mossy beds of strings. Even comparatively upbeat cuts have a muffled, cottony thump -- it's a heart-in-mouth thing, like the feeling that comes with the first shoots of green after a long, dark winter.