is one of the most phenomenal DJs and producers from Norway. Already back in the early 90’s he (and Rune Lindbaek) took care of defining the Scandinavian variation of techno. All of his releases on Svek, on legendary Tellé Records and later on Smalltown Supersound have been ahead of its time by decades.
The whole album from start to finish.
I’m practicing throat- and overtone-singing.
If possible with a group of my friends «singing» along to it.
Rraindrops hitting my windows.
The legendary DJ Harvey Sarcastic Disco Mix (on repeat ).
Beefheart’s version also works.
Part 4 of the Mole Trilogy.
The whining from the tracks, indicating there’s a train approaching.
A ridiculous marching-band type melody which is the wake-up alarm on my mobile phone.
Usually my work consists of me creating music. So apart from what I’m working on I take breaks to practice on my banjo. I’m not sure though if that qualifies as «music».
beetles / crows / pelicans / dogs (preferrably mongrels) / Norwegian Forest Cat (no they don’t actually live in the woods, they are house cats)
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the English Language (1961 edition) / Bill Drummond: «45» / Michele Slatalla: «The Masters Of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace» / Charles Bukowski: «Post Office» / The Residents: «Uncle Willie’s Highly Opinionated Guide To The Residents»
George Herriman’s Krazy Kat / Hergé’s Tintin / Robert Crumb’s Mr. Natural / Jim Woodring’s Frank / Christopher Nielsen’s Krepi
Helsinki / Amsterdam / Tokyo / New York / Bergen
red wine (Chateau Musar 1995) / white wine (Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner) / single malt scotch (Lagavulin 16 years old) / water / good draft beer (no particular brand)
shoes / bridges / cranes / drums / trains
Korg MS-20 / My banjo / Drums of all sorts / 6581 SID / Øse
«Grand Royal» by Beastie Boys et al / «Ape Man», the UK music/ culture magazine / «Knowledge» an early zine from Knowledge Club, London / «Graphotism», a UK graffiti magazine / «Ongaloo» by DJ Eye of Boredoms, Japan
macbook / bed / banjo / Bialetti (espresso pot) / cuica
Nothing favorable. Death of loved ones (more than five).
Bergen Railway Station, Bergen, Norway / the Norwegian coast (especially in the northern parts) / my kitchen / my studio / cow fields in the fall
«Di Mascio» in Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy / «The Lucky Seven» in West London, England / «Chez Zak» in Ogbourne St. George, Wiltshire, England / «Mother India» in Kristiansand, Norway / «Einar’s Kitchen» in Oslo, Norway
light rays from a disco mirror ball / traveling without luggage / being silent / walking about / dancing to music I like
«Brass Eye» series by Chris Morris on Channel 4 / «Popee the Performer», childrens series from Japanese television / the «Sponge Bob» children series / the «Twin Peaks» series by David Lynch and Mark Frost / «Fjernsynsteateret», a drama series on Norwegian television from the 70s and early 80s.
having no expectations / having no ambitions / taking no bullshit / not being constipated / eating well