For practical reasons, we have to close for pre-orders at the time being. This does not mean we are sold out and we will open for sales closer to the release date.
This is a one-off limited edition pressing of 1500 copies only. Max 2 copies are accepted for each pre-order!
The music on this album was written for a project Motorpsycho was invited to be a part of by Trøndelag Teater in early 2015. It eventually ended up as the play "Begynnelser". The play was directed, designed and dramatized by the independent theatre group De Utvalgte based on a new text written by Norwegian author Carl Frode Tiller. It was produced and performed at Trøndelag Teater in Trondheim with a cast drawn mainly from their ensemble. Motorpsycho played live at every performance with an expanded line-up that included "utility psychos" Pål Brekkås or Tos Nieuwenhuizen. The play ran for six weeks in September and October 2016. Not all of this music was eventually used in the play. The band also wrote a lot more during preparations and rehearsals. It was a long process and most of the music was tweaked in a big way to fit the flow and feel of the play. It was also played live every night, so what you would have heard during the performances would in most instances have sounded very different from this album. The music is not sequenced in the order it was used in the play, and a lot of the music that eventually was played in the performances is missing from this album, so this is perhaps best described as 'a version of what it might have been' more than a document of what the soundtrack eventually ended up becoming.
The included DVD contains a complete 2 hour filmed performance of the play for those who want to see it and hear the final and complete music score performed in context. So all in all you get a lot of new, original Motorpsycho music. The play itself is reallly good with great visual presentation including some stunning video work. And English subtitles! The DVD also includes a fine documentary.
All this comes in a really nice, solid hardback "book-sleeve" with artwork by Kim Hiorthøy. You´re gonna want this, so don´t sleep!
Among the most stunning and musical electronic works ever produced, these five compositions represent the complete electronic works of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim (1931-2010). They have stood the test of time remarkably well and have been embraced by new generations of influencial musicians like Deathprod and Biosphere.
This audiophile 2LP comes in an edition of only 500 copies in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with updated credits and liner notes. The sound has been mastered by Helge Sten specifically for this vinyl edition, sourced from the original analogue master tapes and painstakingly restored before being transfered to 24bit/96kHz for the best possible audio results.