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Lori

I wanted to shed a little bit of light on the future plans for this project. 


It may seem little, but the statements I make on these matters is pretty big to me, and I have to commit to them for five years, so I'm in a bit hesitant to release too much information before I'm 100% sure that I can deliver. 


The big news for today is that, over the course of this project, I will release 15 albums! 

So, that means that the music here will be available on albums and will be  part of a bigger statement.
All these albums will also belong together as a whole. As one body of work

This has been the plan all the way, but it's a big thing to produce. And I don't think it's ever been done before. It will be huge! 

 

Now over to Lori.


Lori was created along with the song "Backworlds" and served as a second movement in a way.
The song doesnt take itself too seriously, and has an easygoing vibe. 

It was recorded live (as usual) with Audun Havåg and Geir Arne Ose in a matter of minutes.
Though the composition took me a couple of years (believe it or not) to conclude. 

The song comes from a time when I was playing quite serious music and rehearsed almost every day with my fellow musicians. So it was a breath of fresh air within the repertoire.

For me it's always been about creativity, so a vital part of working with music all day, is to have music that represents all kinds of moods you'd normally experience. 

You get affected  by the songs you play, so to keep it real, I need these different emotions going, to prevent me from getting disillusioned.

It was a light moment and a fun song to play. 

 

On the session with me (again):

Audun Havåg: Bass Guitar

Geir Arne Ose: Acoustic Drums

 

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The Song Of Woo

This is one of the first bunch of songs I composed for the band Woo. 

The song was composed around 93 and was a "hit" during live shows. We used to open concerts with this song.  

I remember the first time we played it at a festival in neighboring town Volda, people were screaming almost Beatles style. (Ok, they were still sitting down and not fainting) but can you imagine what that did to a young ambitious boy like me?

It was one of the first times I experienced immediate response from the audience  after playing only for seconds.

 I've probably said it before, but around 92' I  promised myself that I would not ever write a song that I wouldn't  stand 100% for in the future. 

This came from playing in several bands that was more into emulating the newest trends than to be innovative.

It was a bold statement, and a huge goal. I knew that. But I was never afraid of aiming high, and attitude is so important that it is almost the whole point in art. 

So when it comes down to it 20 years after this goal, do I still like the music I composed as a child? Am I proud of it? Do I stand 100% for everything? Really everything?

Yes, and it amazes me. That is why I started this project.

 

My whole philosophy around the music and this project is much bigger than this hugely oversimplified statement though (or this blog). But I hope I'll be able to explain some of it in the future (without boring you all to death).

 

On the recording session with me:

Audun Havåg, upright bass.

Live in Volda 1994.

From left: Bård Kvalsund, Stig Sandbakk, Geir Satre and Audun Havåg.

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