Progress.

It’s been almost a year since my last post. Last summer didn’t find me as productive as I’d hoped, and then I changed working place, and everything suddenly became a bit more hectic.

As of today, I’ve finally finished up most of the arrangements on “Another Failure (1989)” and written the last lyrical line in English. Two songs in my artificial language éons mel are left, and then I will start doing vocal takes. I’ve done a lot of recording, programming and even mixing at the same time as rearranging the songs, so when vocals are done, I’m just a tiny step away from finishing the album.

This album has more keyboards (mellotrons!), more guitars, and more strange harmonies than its predecessor, even some polyrhythmic action going on. Truly more progressive, yet still with a hint of 80’s synth pop. The album has turned out to be a sort of concept album, both musically and lyrically. For people who enjoy reading song titles before hearing anything, here they are:

1. Say It Again
2. And To Receive
3. Ep Hoedler
4. Black Eyes
5. All That Follows
6. I Koidls Dyfn
7. Why Do You Break My Heart?
8. Hondeheád
9. Vogue For A New Kind Of Hero
10. Of The Faulty Arc

Hopefully I will be able to finish this during summer this year. I won’t guess the release date, though.

One thing I am sure of, is that on September 3, 2013, I will be releasing the Fluxusboks – “Boks 2008-2013” box set, probably digital as well, but at least on a custom made USB stick in a tin box. The USB release will be strictly limited. This release marks the five years anniversary of the first airing of the second installment of Fluxusboks shows, that aired on Radio Revolt (The student radio in Trondheim) from 2008 until 2009. A total of 17 unique shows, all 30 minute in length, were aired, containing “art amusement” inspired by the fluxus movement. These are a required taste, for sure. Most of them are pure bullshit. Stay tuned for more information on that as its release draws nearer.

That’s it for now. More soon. Sooner than as late as this, compared to the last post.

Already on to the next one.

Drawing Lines (1989) has been officially out for a week, and I’m already working on track number two on the follow-up, a continuation of the concept of releasing old compositions in new arrangements. This one will be called Another Failure (1989), and though it’s still eighties synthpop, this one will have less quantized beats, less programmed instruments, and more of that natural groove. I’m having fun doing it, and there’s no pressure and no deadlines. I like that.