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Kodak Moment

February 5, 2013
copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Well, as it has been made official by UK label Dead By Mono on Facebook, I thought I’d share the front panel of the upcoming No Way Out! compilation CD I made back in 2012. Heavy on the Tales From the Crypt influence, I tried to make it look like a pulpy old comic book and the fold-out is pretty damn cool and features some (now) classic boogeymen and women – but I’ll await the release in March before I post any more from that. Oh, and to top it off it marks the physical debut of The Norliss TapesTrip To the Moon off the EP with the same name.

Join ‘em here for more info about release date and pre-orders, and please share!

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CRKO #3/4 out now!

January 14, 2013

copyright Sellergren Design/Bernd Fischer 2012!

Well, editor-in-chief Bernd Fischer just posted this on CRKO Fanzine‘s official page on Facebook as well as the blog; Pre-orders are now accepted for this 88 page beast crammed with columns, interviews and reviews (just like me Bernd likes his info beefy). It comes with a free 7″ EP with Canadian outfit Strange Attractor courtesy P.Trash Records, but if you pre-order you also receive a free flexi-disc with Swiss madman Reverend Beatman as an added bonus. Be quick though, ’cause that only applies for the first 100 copies and Friday is shipping day.

More info about the issue and how to order can be found via the blog here.

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2012 in review

December 31, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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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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Call Me Greenhorn

November 10, 2012

New week so I better have a new album ready huh, ha ha ha. Well, I’ve had the last couple of days off just to relax and maybe catch up on those damn Z’s I’ve been missing out on lately. But I had to start poking around my sample collection on the computer of course – I have a couple of GB’s worth – and next thing you know I’m working on the solo EP of a project I’m calling Call Me Greenhorn.

Got five tracks finished and mastered pretty quickly and I made the sleeve in a couple of hours last night. Ah, the wonders of computers and the internet! Do you know how long this’d would’ve taken back in the old days?!

Didn’t really have a good title for it so I went with Call Me Greenhorn. It’s an instrumental EP but a lot different than The Norliss Tapes. Samples below and you can also check it out on Bandcamp here.

 
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Happy Halloween II!

October 31, 2012

Well, about a week ago my pal Troy at The Bigfoot Diaries blog asked me to do some art for him to post on Halloween. Kind of a mix of the season as well as the subject matter of his page, and I’m satisfied with the results - even though I had no idea of what the color scheme of a Sasquatch/Bigfoot looked like! Thanks to google though I got the general idea and Troy was stoked by it so I’m satisfied.

Troy’s blog focus on pretty much all things alternative and offers up some great writing as well. Yes kids, us adults get bored by an endless stream of “this rocks!” and usually want to read something – anything – as long as it’s focused and informative. Check it out here.

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New Artwork!

October 5, 2012

Yeah, well I know, I know. It was just a matter of hours since my post about the video for The Norliss Tapes Bad Robot and now I’m finished with the sleeve I mentioned as well. Call me a workaholic. Anyway, this came out pretty cool. It’s actually an example of when you’re having an idea but that kinda turns out to be so-so and in the middle of it all you have the “happy accident” and the next thing you know creativity kicks in and you end up with something much, much better than initially planned. Yay for serendipity!

The compilation itself is just hours away from being finished now. The tracks are pretty much done (unless I have one of those “well, you’ve gotten so far so you might as well go the whole nine yards and make everything 100% perfect”), and I’ve assembled (and cleaned!) the audio FX as well during the evening so it’s just a matter of putting it all together, master it and then convert to MP3. I’m convinced that I’ll be done by the end of this weekend.

Anyway, I busted my ass on this and am now just enjoying the pride of a job well done. ‘Til next time…

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Kodak Moment

September 5, 2012

More me, baby, more me! Hells yes, today we’re having a literal Magnus-party! Whoo! I was just hepped to this pretty cool photo showing the members of The Uzbeks showing what appreciators of fine art they truly are! And true rock gonzo journalism.

Taken from their 2011 European tour, there’s plenty more pics to be seen on their Facebook page here.

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New Artwork/New Release (sorta)

August 12, 2012

Yeah, well, I kinda made a bunch of quad-mixes while working on the two final songs for the Herz und Liebe EP yesterday, and like I wrote in a previous post they’re more than likely to be released as an EP. Why focus on one thing when you can do four things simultaneously – that’s how I roll, ha ha ha.

Anyway, I’m leaning towards QUAD – The Norliss Tapes Spatial Stereo Mixes  (how’s that for a nifty title?) being one of those let-fan-set-the-price kinda affairs on account of me not considering it to be a “proper” release (the tracks will appear in their stereo format on the upcoming full-length), but I had such fun doing it and the results came out great so I really wanted to share them.

I’ll add info about the release when it’s available on Bandcamp.

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New Video!

April 20, 2012

Well, I’m pretty much off on a week’s vacation in a couple of minutes but managed to finish up a new video for The Norliss Tapes Trip To the Moon before I leave. A bit more lounge, I used an old public domain commercial for  frigidaires of all things and I used some new tricks for this one and am pretty satisfied with the results.

Check it out, the artwork is below, listen to the track on my Bandcamp here and have a great weekend! I’m back in May.

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