Demons Will Bring Us Together is released. With this album I wanted to tell a very specific story through the feelings the soundtracks (hopefully) creates. In other words I had more focus on the artistic part of the soundtracks than on the presentation. I still hope you manage to enjoy this though.
An interesting thing (for me) is that this time I have totally changed the way I work. Using only modern tools like ipad and laptop. I must say I miss fooling around with the tape recorder but this is way more effective in a already full schema. I doubt this have any effect on the production though as I have tried to create the same sound and feel as my earlier productions.
Sit down, close your eyes and let me bring you on a journey.
I have released a new EP. This time with a bit “less ambient” sound. If you are into Death Industrial this may be the thing for you. I have tried to capture the “inner calm” on this only to find something completely different.
Have a listen at http://music.proteque.org/album/the-inner-calm.
Last year me and Stein Vegard started a cooperation project named Orbitoclast. Now our debut album is released. We start at our bandcamp page, with a “pay what you like” price. It will show up at iTunes Store, Spotify and Wimp too but that may take some days/weeks. Enjoy!
The Norwegian poet Øystein Hauge and I started a cooperation based on his poems and my composition and sound. The way we attacked this was to listen to the poems (he recorded himself reading them) a lot of times and try to catch the feelings and moods in them. This was translated into the soundscape and the shape of the composition. Here (bandcamp) you can hear the first result (poems are in Norwegian). We plan to do more so stay tuned.
Today I brought Stein Vegard Stavik and did some more impulse response recordings. This time at a very special place. At the old and closed building from 1925 at Opdøl psychiatric hospital (Opdøl Sindsygeasyl).
I have released a new EP called Glittering Concrete. This EP evolved while I was trying to dig deeper into my synth and experiencing with more “easy listening” ambient. All 4 tunes are made in a short period of time and is very connected to each other. At least from my perspective.
This is also my first production where I got myself some external help on the mastering. My dear friend Klaus Lunde (Xerxes) was kind enough to use his time to dig out the details and make this sound exactly like I wanted it to. A great treat! Thanx a lot my friend.
You can download the EP here. (and you can find all my releases at my music page).
Update: It’s on Spotify:
What is an impulse response?
An impulse response is for the normal people a recording of the reverberation that is caused by an acoustic space (could be: let’s say a room) when a short sound is played. The sound can be an electric spark, starter pistol shot, a swipe or the bursting of a balloon, for instance. A recording of this approximated ideal impulse may be used directly as an impulse response in a convolution reverb like Space Designer or Altiverb. Provided that the pulse is short enough compared to the impulse response, the result will be close to the true, theoretical, impulse response.
A new project is slowly moving towards it’s first release. This release will not be a release with my solo handle (Proteque). Me and a fellow musician (Stein Vegard Stavik) have teamed up in a mini group. Name and details will come later. Here are some pictures that show what to come. Some hints: dark ambient, impulse responses, synths, guitars and some other surprises.
Screaming silently is now officially released. This is my third album and this time I had a blast recording inside the old nazi fortress from WW2 at julsundet just outside Molde in Norway to create the perfect reverbs for this album. I am also starting to get comfortable with the world of softsynths. This is actually my first album based only on such. However I still did the recordings the old way with tapes. I like the randomness an old tape recorder adds to the music.
Some people needs to get a big thank you. Those people are Stein Vegard Stavik and Arild Lillebostad for helping me out on the recordings at Julneset fortress, Marcus Ranum for the great photography of Yarrow that is on the cover and Synnøve Holdhus for the great logo and help on the cover design.
To get a copy of the album simply visit your favorite music distributor (iTunes store, Spotify, Wimp etc) or get it directly from me through my bandcampsite or a CD copy.
So… I do as last time! A special prerelease at my favorite distributor bandcamp. Go grab my newest album while it’s hot at my bandcamp page. The official release (on iTunes store, Spotify, Wimp, CD, etc etc) is friday the 13 july.