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Post #400: Summing up 2012

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wow! Yeah, with food being ready to cook and guests arriving at any minute, I’m gonna be brief. This year has been pretty amazing and looking back I am honestly astonished and proud of my efforts these past 12 months. Jeez, no wonder I’ve been tired, ha ha ha.

January started off with two teaser videos for The Norliss Tapes and a jingle (my first!) for French radio show Megawatts (check it out on YouTube). February saw The Cymatics Euro tour and the release of the 3-track EP Sugar Punch (later on discontinued, but I’m not gonna get into that). March saw the debut of The Norliss Tapes with A Little Bit Tipsy, featuring a kick-ass organ courtesy Staffan Segel, and the video soon followed. I also made the sleeve for German fanzine Ox Magazine‘s CD compilation Ox Fanzine Compilation #101.

The second quarter saw the release of Norliss’ second video A Trip To the Moon and The Cymatics Hang Out appeared on the Ox compilation CD mentioned above. After a week’s vacation in April, Bad Robot EP was released with the A Trip To the Moon EP being released prior to that. After May I’m actually surprised to see that June produced nothing (!!!), but to be honest I have no idea why.

July kicked off with The Norliss Tapes getting in touch with the producers of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West leading to a fruitful relationship that goes on to this day. And personally this opened up the world of creating soundtracks for me – something that I am really interested in pursuing in the future. I finished the sleeve for the Herz und Liebe EP – thanks to the gorgeous Eva Halloween – and The Norliss Tapes wrote the first track specifically for the S7 series – Space Pussyfoot. July also marked the debut of Bad Robot as it was the first track to be featured in the S7 show, namely Operation: Live to Die Another Day. August saw the release of the experimental QUAD – The Norliss Tapes Spatial Stereo Mixes 3-track EP, plus Bad Robot once again being featured in the S7  double episode Op: Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill. After yet another week’s vacation in September I joined The Bigfoot Diaries‘ editor-in-chief Troy Church on air as we discussed corporate music and radio on The Fallon Forum, The Norliss Tapes released the Herz und Liebe EP, and both Bad Robot as well as Space Pussyfoot appeared in the end credits of the S7 series. I also chipped in some $$$ on Kickstarter to help finance  Scott Crawford and Jim Saah‘s upcoming documentary Salad Days: The Birth of Punk Rock in the Nation’s Capital to be released in 2013.

The final quarter saw an amazing amount of productivity that actually surprised the heck outta me when I finally had it written down on paper. The Norliss Tapes released the It’s Halloween EP (complete with a video) in October, I finished two videos for the Bad Robot EP, found the time to do the Haunted House of Horror’s Horrific Halloween Twist-a-Rama! podcast (available on MixCloud), wrote a second song exclusively for the S7 series (Superseven in Space Theme), plus saw more songs being featured in the S7 series. Troy Church got in touch and commissioned Halloween-themed artwork for The Bigfoot Diaries and once the Halloween EP was released I sat down to remix and remaster my old hardcore outfit Gå Vidare till Norrmalmstorg‘s sessions and the Blästrad EP was released – complete with two videos. After an interview with punkoutlaw.com regarding GVtN’s EP in November and the video for The Norliss Tapes Groovy I immediately began work on my first solo effort entitled Call Me Greenhorn. The debut S/T EP was released (with two videos of course!) and work on the debut full length began with Australian musician Jamie Coghill aka The Jimmy C providing the drums. The Norliss Tapes had more songs featured in the S7 series but November also saw Call Me Greenhorn’s Here Comes Gorbot debuting in the show. I finished the Armageddon Dub but made it available on my SoundCloud as I deemed it too dark to be included on the full length. December saw me beginning work remixing three tracks for an upcoming EP – finished during my two weeks of holiday vacation – and GVtN was approached by a German label expressing their interest in including some tracks on an upcoming compilation slated for release in 2013 – to which we said yes.

Damn. That’s quite a list huh? I’m satisfied albeit a bit tired. Anyway, Happy New Year everybody!

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Twins of Evil

October 10, 2012

Whoof, enough with the bad yet Halloween-themed puns right? Anyway, I figured we made two versions of Bad Robot off The Norliss Tapes third EP so there should be two videos right? Right. Check ‘em out and feel free to share.

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Kill…or Die Trying

September 10, 2012

Yep, more Adventures of Superseven and this time it’s the (brilliantly titled) episode Operation: Kill Or Die Trying! Pretty funny (as always), and I’m really fond of the tongue-in-cheek delivery. And again it’s really thrilling hearing The Norliss TapesBad Robot in the credit sequence.

Check it out and make sure you visit them on Facebook (here), or the official website here. You’ll find the Bad Robot EP on our Bandcamp here.

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Kiss Kiss Kill Kill

August 11, 2012

And no, I am not gonna follow that with “Faster Pussycat…” even though I really want to on account of the title reminding me so damn much of Russ Meyer‘s classic b&w flick. Again it’s time to do a little office chair twist (yes, I’ve got one at home as well) because director Scott Griffith just posted the new Adventures of Superseven episode entitled Operation: Kiss Kiss Kill Kill and this time it’s The Norliss Tapes Surfing with Androids being used for the end credits. It’s a two-parter so check it out and visit them on Facebook here!

Fun anecdote about the song: While me and Staffan were busy working on the Bad Robot EP a friend of mine called and asked the usual questions what was going on in my life so I told him about us working on the new material. And added that I was working on Surfing… specifically.
– What does it sound like?
– Umm. Kinda like The Trashmen‘s Surfin’ Bird meets The Prodigy.
He paused for a beat and then laughed.
– You know, it’s sh*t like that that makes me think you’re either a damn genius or completely insane.

Anyway, the track:

 
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(More) Adventures of Superseven

August 3, 2012

Well, director/screenwriter Robert Griffith just gave me a heads up on Facebook that the coming episode of The Adventures of Superseven entitled Op: Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill will use The Norliss Tapes Surfing with Androids for its closing credits. Great news and again I’m doing a little office-chair mambo to celebrate. The first part (apparently it’s a two-parter) is scheduled to air on August 11th, so keep your eyes peeled for an update on his official YouTube channel here. You’ll find the track on our third EP Bad Robot EP available on Bandcamp and here’s lil’ taste:

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More Norliss!

July 16, 2012

Well, I’m excited as heck to announce that The Norliss Tapes will have some songs featured on future episodes of the pretty cool web series The Adventures of Super7even! I found the project on Indiegogo and even though I can’t help out financially, I liked how the series shared a love for old spy-themed films/tv-series of the 60s and 70s that I decided to send creator Scott Rhodes an email telling him about my project. And offer our services. He checked us out and got back to me, and for now it seems like Bad Robot, Bad Robot (alt. version), Surfing With Androids and A Trip To the Moon! will appear in the series. More info as it happens but in the mean time check out their official website here.

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New artwork/New EP!

May 23, 2012

Well, I just uploaded the third release from The Norliss Tapes entitled Bad Robot EP on Bandcamp. The songs themselves have been finished for the last week or so, it was just a question of me finishing the artwork for the sleeve. Funny enough I made it on my new computer and of course I didn’t have the font installed that I usually use, and I assure you it was hilarious. Especially since my mind drew a complete blank when it came to trying to remember its name.

Anyway, everything’s solved and it both looks and sounds good. I think me and Staffan are really starting to go places creatively with this project. Check it out here and Last FM is coming soonish. A little taste below:

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