Listen: Poor Leno / Royksopp RoyksoppPoorLeno.mp3
Real drag about most electronic singles – they press them up on 12â€³ but seldom 7â€³. So collecting those occasional 7â€™s has become a bit of a mission. I even relax my â€˜only US or UK pressingsâ€™ rule when it comes down to it. I feel damn lucky to have found this one. No bar code so Iâ€™m guessing promo only – although not indicated anywhere. Originally issued by Telle in Norway, later licensed to Wall Of Sound for Britain. Like WOS, Telleâ€™s a well groovy label, owned and operated by Mikal Telle. Been lucky to become friends as well as business partners with him via Matt & Kim. He released their first album in Europe and has done much to help the band overseas. They donâ€™t come better than Mikal.
â€˜Poor Lenoâ€™ is right up there as a seminal track in my book. I never play it less than twice in a row – a real indicator – and it sounds a huge cut above in clubs. Definitely pick up the 12â€³ – lots of great remixes included.