Thursday, May 23, 2013

Upcoming gigs

Woken up from the winter hibernation, I am preparing for some upcoming gigs. Here the confirmed so far. More later.

Tuesday 28 may - solo sett @ Dama Di, Bodø, Norway

Tuesday 04 June - solo sett & Origami Kaførrnokka @ Brugata, Oslo, Norway

Friday 21 June - Boreas y Gogledd @ Avantgardefestival Schiphorst, Germany

Saturday 22 June - annexe collaborations @ Avantgardefestival Schiphorst, Germany

Sunday 23 June - Ufo Kollektiv Schiphorst @ Avantgardefestival Schiphorst, Germany

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NXP – Notes From the Field of Guilt (review)

Cat no: XP 12
Release date: 15.02.13
Bandcamp link

NXP is a solo noise project from Norway, focusing on ambient noise, sometimes rythmic, sometimes just dirty noise. He collects samples, field recordings and various sounds and instruments to create his world of darkness.

I see this album in two parts. The first three tracks are quiet dirty ambient noise. So quiet from the start that you have to go and check whether you have turned the volume way to much down. But ultimately this makes you listen even more, and I notice the murky darkness of a future sound of a barren landscape. The second half is also three tracks, and they come out much more apparent, and easier to relate to. Not that this is easy listening, though. Far from it. Again it is darkness, but rhythms and even piano chords makes the tracks less abstract. The moods are slow, melancholic, and the label claims this album is not for people afraid of the dark, or not for people with suicidal thoughts. So if you think the world or you life is a dark gloomy place, with no positivity, have a listen to this album and get everything confirmed. But still, it can be shared with yourself on a dark rainy night with your own thoughts, a glass of wine, lighted fireplace, and scare yourself with what lurks outside the windows or in a not too distant future. Or if you think the daylight is just too bright, and the sun always shines on your life, get deep into tracks as “A Crash Course to Final Destruction” or” Snapshots of Reality” and get your mind in the just direction. Or you might say; my life is not that bad, anyway. Have a try.

Review published on Freq webzine

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nødutgangfestivalen 2012

25 - 28 oktober
Dama Di / Sinus / Kunstforeningen / Galleri Bodøgaard

Torsdag på Dama di (20:00 Gratis, 18 År)
Psykisk Tortur
Tore H. Bøe (Spania)

Fredag på Bodø Kunstforening (19:00)
Linn Halvorsrød (Står til 11 November 2012)

Fredag på Sinus (20:00 150,- 18 År)
The Sweetest Thrill
Void Ov Voices (Ungarn)
Maja SK Ratkje
Zeni Geva (Japan)

Lørdag på Sinus (12:00 Gratis, fri alder)
Lørdagskafe m/artister fra programmet

Lørdag på Sinus (20:00 150,- 18 År)
NXP + Dead Player
Stadtfisch (Tyskland) & The Flexible Orcestra
Jennifer Torrence (USA)
Tangle Edge

Søndag på Galleri Bodegård (18:00 Gratis)
Traum Mas
Film: Orfeus
Simply Me
Peter Nicholson (Sco)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Espron album out

It's been a while since Esprons last album Ka Nu? was out, but the waiting is over, and Lunheim Sessions is just released as free download by EggStatic Records. The work for this album started in 2008, and progressed over some sessions at the wonderful cabin in Lunheim following years. Get it HERE

Friday, August 10, 2012

Personal Best #2 releaseparty

New issue of Marhaugs Personal Best fanzine is out now. Releaseparty in Brugata, Oslo, tomorrow, Saturday 11th August, with performances by Maja Ratkje and FNS, also interviewed in this issue. Articles in the fanzine also includes interviews of Attila Csihar (Sunn O)))/Mayhem), Damage Digital, Incapacitants, Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), Earth, Phil Blankenship, Vanhala and Katsura Mouri. Check out Marhaug Forlag for more info.

Friday, August 03, 2012

PSYKISK TORTUR - Nightrider vinyl out soon

Edition: 100 copies
Release date: TBA August 2012

Lars Nicolaysen: Drums, Metal & Stuff

Ronny Wærnes: Electronics, Effects, Voice, Metal & Stuff