I recorded an EP with some songs when I was about 18. I was quite motivated because I’d just come out of a band that broke up at a point where a big record company had shown interest and I thought that I could attract the same interest again on my ownmore
So Sun In Sound was started as a studio-based indie project in 2006… Sigurd: Cabin-based indie project actually. At that time I lived in Oslomore
A new beautiful album release on Blue Spiral Records – Chapter One by Raimund Mathias Hepp. From the very first notes, the music enchants us with its elegance and delicacy so characteristic of all releases on this label. But there is something absolutely special about this particular album – Chapter One is not just beautiful instrumental music, this is a story.more
Probably contemporary Japanese music is not what we’re listening to every day, but Yasuragi Land by Foodman is the perfect start to get inspired by and fall in love with the contemporary music of Land of the Rising Sun. This album has everything we love Japan for – minimalism, Japanese street food market, neon signs, silent beauty of landscapes and a fabulous combination of classical and modern culture, which is not found in any other country in the worldmore
When and how was NSB founded as a band? Stig: I played in School – a post punk band from Trondheim. After School was disbandedmore
In a text about darkness and light Peter Englund writes about a night trotter that stumbles around in the darkness holding on to a dangling and small lamp, “he is walking around with night and day swinging back and forth over his feet”. If we turn everything around–hocus pocus– that’s an image of our Empress of Light. Dagny Hay is not stumbling, she is holding the line in the Empire where the sun never sets…more
If we speak about production as a process, what stages must the song go through on the way to the final product?
It changes on a case to case basis, to be honest. I was about to write “well, first it needs to be written”, but sometimes a song doesn’t even need to be written before you pull it from the idea world and record it onto some sort of media.
After some years as YODOK III together with Dirk Serries you came back to duo format Yodok. And this time you invited Italian bass player Massimo Pupillo (Zu) for an improvised studio session. Could you tell us a little more about all this..?more