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Beatservice re-issue “TOS.CD”


Fellow Tromsø label Beatservice are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the “TOS.CD“, which was the first CD compilation of Tromsø artists that were part of the local wave of “Tromsø Techno” at the time. The collection features an exclusive Mental Overdrive track, “Entropy”, and other artists included are Biosphere and Bjørn Torske (under his Ismistik guise). In the Beatservice catalogue you can also find two other exclusive tracks of mine, “She’s Darkness” and “Angel”, which were released as part of the compilations “Arctic Circles 1 and 2″ respectively.

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“Repeat: Then: Repeat” at Musikprotokoll


I’ve been commissioned to compose a piece to be performed on a Merry-go-round as part of Musikprotokoll – The Austrian festival for contemporary and experimental music. The installation consists of a set of 4 speakers surrounding a traditional carousel placed in the middle of Karmeliterplatz in the city center of Graz. The composition will be performed to the public as they ride the carousel, introducing the different elements of the piece as they pass by each soundsource. The project is initiated by the ECAS festival network, and will be on between October 9-12. My piece is called “Repeat: Then: Repeat”, and you can find some more info about the whole project here.

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Illumination goes way out on Optimo Trax

The mighty Optimo will release an old goldie from our Illumination catalogue on their new “Drum Attack” EP of “secret DJ-weapons”. The track in question is “The way out is the way”, which is taken from the B-Side of a 10inch single initially released through Music Man Records back in 1998. Quite a different affair than the more deep and housey material we released under the Illumination moniker, the tune had Optimo’s JD Twitch in for a surprise when he received the master and realized the original vinyl was intended to be played on 33rpm, and not 45rpm as he’d been doing all this time. The release date is set to late October 2014, and you can preview the EP in the player above. There’s also some more info on the release over at Juno Plus.


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