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The Norwegian producer returns to his cosmic disco roots on his 4th full-length release after a prog detour on Six Cups Of Rebel

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Even completely disconnected from the clubbing experience Lindstrøm hits the button since this will inject rolling good cheer into any old evening
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A veritable feast of grin-inducing dancefloor treats
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Smalhans is, like its predecessors, ultimately its own complete, unified statement; one that is, in its deceptively humble way, as ambitious and assured as anything he's done
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  4. 8.0 |   PlayGround

    Smalhans knows no pause, no hesitations, it sounds vibrant, analogue and elastic
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    As if Vangelis had belatedly discovered the joys of raving. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    Lindstrøm remains one of those artists making dancefloor-friendly music that also works well in a domestic environment
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  7. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The six tracks are no-frills versions of Lindstrøm doing what he does best: endlessly spiraling, cosmic dance that maintains an earthy humanity
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  8. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Lindstrøm is a master at what he does and Smalhans is a rousing, straight-faced reminder of that
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  9. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    It’s entirely possible to listen to the tracks without really sensing their intricacies, as unobtrusive exercises in build and release – as great “study music”, perhaps
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It has an effortless momentum and addictive melodic pull. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Smallhans is an electronic purist’s dream and reestablishes Lindstrøm as an innovative producer who is capable of powerful work
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    Each of these six songs is named after a traditional Norwegian dish, and together they cook up a satisfying if unadventurous snack
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  13. 6.0 |   music OMH

    This record is constructed from a spare palette of synths and brittle drum machines: an entirely synthetic soundscape lacking in any nuance or human warmth
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  14. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    If you can get by the instruments of choice and shed your pop-cultural and historical references long enough to forgive the undeniably cheesy synth lines you may just find yourself appreciating this record for what I believe it was intended to be — upbeat, easy-listening dance music
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  15. 4.0 |   Prefix

    All it takes is a little sonic friction for a bland song to become compelling, and Smalhans is frictionless—adroit alien music, not intended for human consumption
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