Watch a short documentary about the inspiration behind Todd Terje's 'Inspector Norse', with music from Terje.
Todd Terje’s belter Inspector Norse was a pretty inescapable track last year, and for good reason – using an ARP2600 synth as its basis, it was an addictive, grooving and most importantly fun nu disco-leaning house track that would put a smile on pretty much anyone’s face.
A lesser known fact about the track is that its title isn’t just a bit of wordplay on Morse, but actually in reference to an oddball named Marius Solem Johansen – AKA Inspector Norse – who manufactures legal highs for personal consumption and makes Youtube videos of himself dancing to Terje tracks. Whateverest is a short documentary profile of the man, soundtracked by Terje, that was the winner of the Special Jury award at AFI Fest 2012. Directed by Kristoffer Borgli, it’s bizarre and a little bit sad, and it’s shot beautifully.