Posts Tagged ‘The Norliss Tapes’

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Kodak Moment

February 5, 2013
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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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Project Moonbase!

February 4, 2013

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Well, here’s a bit of refreshing and uplifting news as I feel the flu coming over me and honestly just want to go home and crash into bed: In the recent edition of Project Moonbase‘s episode entitled Big Boy and the Chancellor, The Norliss TapesTrip To the Moon made it’s airtime debut! Yay!

Including quite an eclectic collection of sounds like some recently reissued Martin Denny tracks, it’s available to stream online via their website, so make sure you check it out here and please share!

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IMDb (updated)

January 30, 2013

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Here we go; My collaborator Staffan Segel added a nice biography to our page on IMDb.com – check it out! And no, there’s no photo missing on the page, that’s actually what we look like. I’m ‘add’. Anyway, check it out here.

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IMDb

January 28, 2013

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Well, 2013 is just getting better and better. For your consideration: The Norliss Tapes entry on the International Movie Data Base. Yeah, baby! Put that in your alternative ‘zine and smoke it! I’ll consider this a nice feather in the cap and’ll spend the rest of this cold, snowy Monday just beaming. Check it out here and visit my own page (under construction) here.

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Out now!

January 24, 2013

copyright The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West!

Here we go: I was hepped by director/producer Robert Griffith that new The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West mammoth 5 DVD box has been released! A total of 28 episodes with bonus goodies like blooper reels, interviews, photos galleries and videos with The Norliss Tapes performing Groovy etc. – providing a whopping 4 full hours of entertainment! For a measly $19.99 plus postage (in the US) this baby can be yours. Ordering info here.

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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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More Webisodes

December 29, 2012

Great news for fans of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West – all 40,000 of ‘em baby! – as the complete series is now available to stream on Webisodes.com! Season 1 and 2 plus some bonus goodies including the video for The Norliss Tapes Groovy and a sizzle reel featuring the kick-ass funk song from The Jimmy C that I’ve mentioned earlier. 43 episodes in total, make sure to check ‘em out here.

Speaking of the Groovy video it is still available as a free download in the .wmv format – as all parties involved believe in grass roots promotion – so you can get it here (335 MB) and if you have a YouTube account etc. feel free to post it. Sharing is caring!

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(Double dose) Superseven!

December 14, 2012

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Well, first off a big congratulations to the cast and crew of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West as they have officially entered in the 2013 L.A. Webfest! They won some awards there last year, and me as well as The Norliss Tapes are keeping our fingers crossed they’ll pick up a few more this year!

Second I received an email from director/producer Robert Griffith informing me that a second Sizzle Reel is now available for your enjoyment on Webisodes.com. And those who enjoyed our video for Groovy might be able to see that one as well starting next week. You’ll find it here.

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Kolchak!

December 9, 2012

X-Mas courtesy eBay!

Well, as I wrote some time ago, I initially intended to name The Norliss Tapes either Kolchak, or Kolchak: The Night Stalker after the cult classic 70s tv-series with the same name. This was changed early on as I realized it sounded like a super-corny black metal or death metal name, and bands and musicians got enough struggling to do these days without adding the extra burden of having a name that’ll confuse music fans as exactly what sort of genre they can expect.

Anyway, a predecessor to Chris Carter‘s The X-Files if there ever was one, the debut made-for-tv horror movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker starred Darren McGavin as the tenacious reporter Carl Kolchak who’s convinced that a series of connected murders in Las Vegas are not the work of a serial killer but a modern-day vampire. Originally aired in 1972 the movie was a major hit (it aired in 1 out of 3 American homes) and spawned not only the follow-up movie Kolchak: The Night Strangler but also the ABC tv series that ran one season before folding. Producer Dan Curtis went on to The Norliss Tapes that oddly enough bombed and wasn’t picked up for a series – roughly 20 years later that same concept made Carter a rich man. Read more about that here.

Now, browsing on eBay during a short coffee break earlier today I decided to see whatever memorabilia was available and just lucked out with this  8″x10″ color “lobby card” for the pilot. Pure awesomeness! It’s gonna look great on my living room wall next to The Incredible Melting Man and The Exterminator. And while on the subject: If you don’t wanna buy the two DVD boxes that collects both the tv movies as well as the series separately (available on Amazon.com), how ’bout checking it out on YouTube:

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Criticism

November 26, 2012

Now how can you not be flattered by criticism like that? I ask you. Dare you even. I’m excited to say that The Norliss Tapes video for Groovy is sure starting to climb in amount of views on YouTube. I’m stoked as hell and thank everyone involved for agreeing to do this. Keep sharing!

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