The fluxus-inspired anti-radio show Fluxusboks, that first aired on Radio Revolt in Trondheim from 2008-2009 and that was released as a USB memory stick in a handmade wooden box in 2013 (18 shows, 9 hours of music), is returning in May 2016!
Starting May 31, there will be a new Fluxusboks show released on iTunes and other streaming services every month! All the shows will be made during that same month, and with a fresh approach for each show. Fluxusboks shows will always be totally improvised, unrehearsed and unedited.
On May 31: “Neben-, Über-, Unter-, Vor- und Zwischenmensch”.
Mark the date. For April’s Fool? No, for Another Failure!
My sophomore album ‘Another Failure (1989)’ continues what ‘Drawing Lines (1989)’ started. Leaving the all-synth 80’s sound behind and entering a heavier and also a more experimental domain sound-wise, ‘Another Failure (1989)’ is bound to resonate with lovers of alternative and/or progressive pop. It’s been called a weird, quirky, evocative, insistent, brave, fun, catchy and theatrical kind of prog-pop.
The album will initially be available only digitally.
1. First (04:37)
2. And To Receive (09:20)
3. Ep Hoedler (02:24)
4. Black Eyes (04:45)
5. All That Follows (07:17)
6. I Koidls Dyfn (03:31)
7. Why Do You Break My Heart? (05:05)
8. Hondeheád (03:57)
9. Vogue For A New Kind Of Hero (04:25)
10. Of The Faulty Arc (08:30)
The days of recording in a less than satisfying “home office”, restricted to the very few days where I’m all alone at home, is soon over. In just four days, my very own recording studio will be a reality. I’ve bought an old workmen’s barrack, to put in the garden, close to, but apart from the house.
When the barrack and the studio interior is in place, I will have to come up with a plan to finish my many on-going projects. These are:
- Another Failure (1989) – the follow up album to Drawing Lines (1989), this also with songs written in 1989. Vocals and mixing are left.
- The Indescribable L – a collection of love songs for my wife, all written in 2012, simple and perhaps sweet, yet quirky and strange. Vocals and mixing are left.
- Brotherhood – an album built around the “epic” title track that clocks in at 18:29, sort of apocalyptic, yet hopeful. Written in 2013, vocals and mixing are left.
- HELLO CAPSLOCK! – My current in-writing-project. A concept album. I’m seven songs into this beast, and it’s going to be super awesome.
In addition, I’m thinking about doing mixes and recordings for others, and I might just do some private vocal training/songwriting lessons, and hopefully earn enough extra money to be able to slowly upgrade the studio equipment-wise. I’m excited!
Since the last post, I’ve been working quite a lot with “Another Failure (1989)”. All songs are more or less recorded and mixed, but most of them lacks vocals and final touches. Time available to record vocals is scarce, as there are kids running around the house most of my waking time, and otherwise they are asleep, and then singing isn’t possible either.
So, what to do instead? Well, record another album, then! I have quite a few to choose from. I chose to continue work on “The Indescribable L”, which is my collection of 2012 songs. It is supposed to be an album of love songs for my wife, and I recorded the first track, All My Life, more than a year ago. Over the course of just three days I have been recording and programming instruments for the 7 next tracks. This is how that album looks for the time being:
- All My Life (03:29)
- The Indescribable L (03:45)
- Mystery (04:05)
- Mysticalude I (01:25)
- New Circle (03:45)
- Mysticalude II (01:30)
- Stockholm (02:40)
- Keneally (03:24)
- μ Rhythms
- – yet untitled track
- – yet untitled track
- Four Leafed Clovers
At the same time, I have been writing words and music for the last of my 2013 songs. All 2013 songs will become an album called “Brotherhood”. That’s approximately 41 minutes of music ready to be handled as soon as “The Indescribable L” is done. After that I was hoping to get to the “Heartless Cold (2002-2003)” album. After that album, the successing albums will be released pretty fast, as most of those songs (from 2004 until 2011) have been demoed or recorded already.
To top it off, I already have a fantastic concept for my 2014 songs, and I can’t wait to start work on that as well. I’m in quite an inspiring/creative mode at the moment.
Also, there are serious plans underway for building my own studio … more on that as it becomes a little more concrete. I’m excited!