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I must say that this is some of most adventurous and inventive modern jazz I’d heard is awhile. I’ve chosen 5 cuts for airplay. Just great!

Russ Davis
– Jazz America
Russ Davis

Out here in the Utah desert, earth melts into water, heat melts into sky, and creatures melt into the sublime spaciousness of the land. Thor Madsen’s new album is a good match to this—sublime, elemental, deliberate, boundary-less. I played “The Gate” on my show the other day, and it was the perfect soundtrack to the shimmery heat of high noon.

Josie Kovash
– KZMU Moab

What I love about Thor de Force, nickname of Chicago born, Danish resident guitarist Thor Madsen, is how he mixes hip-hop roots with jazz through the lens of a masterful studio producer, in a completely unique way. There’s an highly crafted work in balancing each nuance, in blinking an eye to latest revival of big synths as well as to Curtis Mayfield, from electric jazz to catchy hip hop. Elegantly refined music, ‘world’ in a certain sense, like in his latest release The Build.”

Marcello Nardi
– Musicforwatermelons.com
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Marcello Nardi

Ropeadope recording artist Thor De Force needs no introduction – a master of acid-fusion and nu-funk with an infinite capacity to explore dissonances in intimate melodic structures. One of the most interesting compositional voices on the American scene, although he lives in Denmark.

Radio Ros Brera
– Italy

The Build is a seriously cool record. It’s well produced, the right level of complex, engaging, and most of all, funky as hell. Its charms are destined to make an impact on nearly all who sample it, and it’s a damn fine uplift for these times of uncertainty. Thor De Force is indeed a force to be reckoned with, and the hypnotic effects of its ultra smooth sounds are long-lasting. We can only give thanks to Mr Thor Madsen and his band for sharing their immaculate talents, and for putting all of us less funky humans to shame. We’re not worthy.

Ashley Jacob
– Everything Is Noise
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Ashley Jacob

Incredible soundscape textures going on! This has a grooving retro/funk/soul jazz fusion interesting vibe. It’s familiar and different at the same time. It’s that duality that drew me in.

Rob O.
– Fan on Bandcamp