Lindstrom, Jerome Derradji, SR-71 | Smart Bar | Dance | Chicago Reader
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Lindstrom, Jerome Derradji, SR-71 

When: Fri., Jan. 30, 10 p.m. 2009
Price: $15, $10 before midnight
In the past decade synthesizer pioneers like Giorgio Moroder and Jean Michel Jarre have finally earned something approaching widespread respect from the dance-music tastemakers who for years considered them merely pretentious cheesemongers. (Vangelis still hasn’t earned a pass.) But though emulating the old masters’ analog tones has been hot for a minute now, no one’s also trying to replicate the epic scope of their visions—nobody except Norway’s Hans-Peter Lindstrom. Last year’s all-­instrumental Where You Go I Go Too (Smalltown Supersound/Feedelity) is less the dance record you might expect if you’ve heard Lindstrom’s remix work (Franz Ferdinand, LCD Soundsystem) and more a sprawling synth suite whose three tracks fill almost an hour. Though it’s an ambitious record, it’s also light on its feet, packed with effervescent analog sounds, pulse-quickening electronic drums, and melodies compelling enough to justify the tracks’ running times. Jerome Derradji and SR-71 open. —Miles Raymer



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