My blog is sleepy these days. Doing a lot of moneywork until november. But then: creative tempo again. The summer that is behind us, I was doing a lot of writing. Even some cool photographs. This will be a fanzine in november. The working title is "Blå" (Blue) A mix of short text and new picture`s. I haven´t done a real poems book since -94 so it´s about time again.
But most important is my music! I have enough material for 2 albums. Yes. Since nothing of what I have done is proper released, I will do exactly that. That means also that everything you can listen to so far, will be deleted. Yes. Last chance this autumn to listen to ALL my music on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and so on. Anton Jawdokimov will help me in november to put the first thing´s right. This is about the album that I (so far) have called "Tales without words" I maybe change the title, but all that in november. This will be my first official release, anyhow. Before christmas.
The next album project, is bigger. (As I get better) I got really good help from Tore Stabell Kulø to play piano on my songs, and a lot moore goodies... Time in november, to finish up this album. Thinking of release in february 2014. Some video´s to my music is also planned. Helene Fjell, did some awesome shoot´s with me this summer...
So I have been working, but not been visible. I think the best time is to come. This winter will be awesome! Keep following.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
My first official music video. From my forthcoming album "Tales without words." Helene Fjell made this in an arty way that I like. Filmed on location on Nesodden and Maridalen.You will see more of me at 3:12 min.... It is a while since we made this. I thought we should wait until the album was ready. (It still isn´t.) But OK. Here it is anyway. Must do the album now. Almost there, but there is a few things to be done. I have 2 album ready more or less. But first one´s first. "Skogen" is a kind of trip hop thing. Enjoy.
Posted by Tom Ståle Engebretsen at Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Had a really nice time in Flatdal. Almost one week doing music. Did 2 new songs. And 2 remixes of old ones. Even did a lot of singing. One of the remixes is of the song "Fume X" that we gonna make as a music video. But it needed to be shortened, and other delicious stuff. It sounds quite good now!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Som gammel fagmann og kreativ hurragutt har jeg ikke helt taklet den digitale overgangen. Viljen er der. Men når bildene du ser i søkeren ikke er ferdig før det har vært igjennomen en tidkrevende runde i Photoshop… Så... Distansen fra gleden med fotografering til ferdig resultat ble for lang. Derfor forsvant også mye av det jeg liker med fotografering; Kunnskap om hva foto egentlig er, for å eksponere et riktig bilde. I situasjonen, i øyeblikket, det du vil ha. Så fikk jeg prøve noe nytt. Med den største klisjeen i verden; Før Leica M Monochrom. Jada, jeg vet. Uhemmet reklame, men hvorfor ikke. Tro meg når jeg sier dette; Etter 3 år med heller laber interessse for fotografering, ble det gøy igjen. På et døgn skjedde det noe. Jeg fikk låne en Leica M Monochrom av Bresson på årets Nordic Light i Kristiansund. Et døgn som skulle forandre noe viktig. Gleden med foto var tilbake. Meningen med livet du vet. Foto er livet. Den ellers nøkterne og svært kritiske undertegnede ropte i sitt stille sinn: Halleluja! Og det må sterkt påpekes at jeg er langt unna religiøs. I Kristiansund så jeg et skilt hvor det stod: Suppe, såpe, frelse. Forøvrig var dette frelsesarmeen sitt skilt. Er det tilfeldig? Neppe. Med andre ord handler dette om livsnødvendigheter. Selveste basalbehovene. Og det må en Leica M Monochrom til for å dyrke den interessen jeg nesten hadde gitt opp. Luksusvaren. Men slik er livet. En glede å være med på. Noe vi skal behandle med omsorg og respekt. Som fattig kunstner, med manglende evne til å tjene penger, fikk jeg innpass i selveste himmelriket. En Leica M Monochrom mellom hendene. Det var som H.C. Andersen´s eventyr: Piken med fyrstikkene. Jeg fikk tenne en fyrstikk og kjenne varmen glede en forfrossen kropp. En underlig følelse av nærhet inn til hjerteroten. Håpet ble født. Så var det over. Et døgn med usannsynlig glede. Kameraet måtte leveres tilbake, og sorgen tok igjen sin plass. Jeg klarer meg en stund på minnene. De alltid tilstedeværende øyeblikk. Hver eneste eksponering skal feste seg til hukommelsen. De fryste øyeblikkene jeg vil beholde. De er mange. Med 8000 iso i dagslys. For korte lukkertider til bevaring av hendelsene som oppstår. Raskt og levende hele tiden. På den gammeldagse måten. Ikke for å knipse hundrevis av bilder og tro at ett blir bra. Men det å jobbe med hvert bilde. Se i søkeren, tenke, føle, kjenne når det skal sitte. Akkurat som i gamle dager med film. Nå blir resultatet det du ser. Det du vil ha. De manuelle innstilllingene og fokusen gjør fotografering til noe hjernen må jobbe med. Da blir det tilstedeværelse. Til motivene. Til gleden. Til kommunikasjon. Som gjør hvert eneste bilde bedre. Portrett av Dan Young
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Musikk til hodet, hjertet og sjelen. Palace of Pleasure sin konsert på Cafè Månefisken var en sterk opplevelse. Allerede første låt setter takt og tone for det som skal komme. Nytt materiell fra en plate som er undervegs. Det er umulig å stå stille. Sjelden jeg i det hele tatt beveger meg på en konsert, men dette var så fengende, så rytmisk, så drivende godt at dansekroppen måtte henge med. Imponerende hvor samspilte bandet er. Til tross for lite turne -og konsertvirksomhet. Lydbildet og fremførelsen sitter tett og rått. Terningkast 7! Bandet består (nå) av Sigmund Floyd, Justin Newall, Stian Torstenson og comeback for Jørund Høie Skaug. Mot slutten av konserten dukker trompetisten Peder opp. Konsertversjonen av hiten "Ville hester" tok helt av! Det må være det råeste og beste jeg noen gang har hørt. Før denne tid er det også blitt servert utdrag fra siste platen "Lifelong fury" sammen med mye nytt. Soundet til POP er egenartet, rytmisk og suggererende. Akustisk gitar elektronika med til tider sterke funky innslag. Dette var en konsert med mye musikalsk frelse.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Awesome picture of me to be used in my music promotion. Thx to Helene. And what´s happened then... still not released any of my music. Yet. There are some unfinished business to do, and 1. album is delayed. 2 more songs have to be mixed and produced for this one. But times running fast. I think a proper release time is november. Long time to wait, but I need money and have to work for it. So summer is full and so is the autumn. I hate it, but then I hope in november I can probably release the first album.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Takk til alle som møtte opp! Det var en hyggelig kveld. Herunder også noenbilder fra utstillingen. Kan selvfølgelig kjøpes. Ta gjerne kontakt. (Foto fra åpningen er tatt av Helene Fjell.)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here at last, my fully report from my music making this winter. (As followers allready know:) I´ve spend much time in february at my friends cottage, called ”Stjernelaget.” During these days here and at home I was joined the homesite fawm.org. The idea is to make 14 songs in one month. A complete album. Maybe the future cover... This is about disciplin. To actually have a goal to hit. Focus and concentration. Doing what I want to do: Make music. Keep all the other distractions away. And I did it. First of all 28 days is to little for an album. Therefore I did not a proper mix. Neither do I get the songs mastered. But to compose and do music ideas upfront, I think I did a pretty good job. I started allready in the mid. january so that was a kickstart. And I shure needed it. All the songs that came out from this, I can take further. It sounds good, something that the comments I got, also says. The studio I enjoyed doing this, with all my focus on music. Drummer player Per-Helge Berg was also visiting me several times during this period. We have started our own band, called ”The Bad Band.” Here we tried to figured out what we could do together. I´m not shure if we got the answer on that, but we had a great time during our rehearsals, and we both get better playing ”live.” Per-Helge Berg visiting me for rehearsals with our band: "The Bad Band." All the music I made you can listen to here at this link. Remember it is not complete finished, but I think you got the idea of where my music skills go. I am proud of playing all the stuff by myself. Only drum loops, which I think I handle with good care, is left. Really a giant leaf. And there shure is my own style on what I´m doing now. Proud of that. And keep in mind that I´m still young at this. 3 years or so now? I do think I got talent for this. At least I´m satisfied with what I am doing. Here is the report song by song: Memories: This was my kickstart from january. Didn´t now by then, but I wanted to do something more to Berlin school music. Tangerine dream. I tried to keep in mind that this was my profession during the whole project. @erikdidriksen This is stunningly beautiful. I love the contrast of the piano against the synthesizers, and the syncopated percussion sounds that come in and out. I love the sense of space you've created with this; it's such a chill listen. Great stuff! @kristian oooo very jarre-esque opening... the kinda of stuff I can listen to all day the piano was a surprise as I was expecting something more .. err.. synthy; but thats what it great about this song! it keeps you listening as it is always evolving and moving places... excellent! Right on: This was also from january. Not thinking style or so. The comments on this song is awesome: @pifie I feel I'm in an elevator in Czechoslovakia in the 90s, in a hotel where there's a gay fashion show. I'm one of the fashion designers, and I'm wearing a glittering dress. I have champagne in my hand even thou I don't like this particular one, but I smile nevertheless. The return of a king: Maybe the only one that doesn´t fit in. I was inspired by our rehearsals and wanted to make something prog-rock alike. Well it did, but it is the one song that not come together with all the other ones. Order in the House: My techno brain wanted this. Trying to reach the more melodic kind of it. Soon there. @megsongs House isn't normally my thing, but I actually kinda like this one... Like the synth sound you've used. Oslofjord in Winther: The view from "Stjernelaget" Also that who inspired me to the song: "Oslofjorden in Winther." Back to basic again. Watching out of the window with the perfect scenery of Oslofjorden. I kind of experimental tribute to where I was and what I did see. (picture) The view from this place, the ongoing project feeling, and the total loss of time in this. I loved it. Even if the song is maybe dark and experimental, I think the mood is here anyway. @vomvorton Really like that lead synth, it has a cool SID chip kind of sound to it, like Vangelis let loose on a commodore 64 The percussion that comes in over the second half is really different. Enjoyed this a lot. The Norwegian Heritage: Just a winther picture I took in Vikersund during this period Playing Edvard Grieg, sort of, in the beginning. This I think a good friend of mind will do a lot better. That for the album, when I can finished it up. Even so I got this comment on the song: @wille When the drums come in, I forget what I'm doing and just listen. That's the exact moment when this goes from "good" to "really,really great". This has such understated power. I have to download this and learn from it. On the road again: Took up the tread from my first album. Yet to be released that also. I kind of Open road part 2. Dreamweaver: More to experimental stuff again. Still I think my focus on melodies makes this quite good. @donna You got me from those first piano notes. Lovely soundscape, with pretty melodies weaving through. It's like two voices: A relaxed conversation between a light one and a dark one. Then the tone intensifies a little. Well, that's how I hear it. Very, very easy listening. Joy: Techno head again. But allright. Not the best, nor the worst. The Colours of the Past Part 1 and 2: Now I got tuned in. This is me. This is the sound that I reach to get. This is my inside music. Part 2 is where I am. And I can express it. This is my favorite. And I also think in the future the title of the album… Aurora Borealis: And this is way beyond my league, and I did it! Tore Stabell Kulø is playing the piano. This one I started on, for about two years ago. Tore`s playing lifted it a lot. And I think he probably would do all the piano on all my songs when the album is about to be released. @capriciousangel wow... so beautiful! i've always wanted to see the northern lights for real but this is so evocative its like they're here in the room! Insomnia: I did write the text the very last day, and do the singing! Scary but fun. The first song with lyrics and vocal on. And this is a good one though. But I have to do the vocals later on. (bad microphon) And the last song about the eighties is also with vocal. I think we can forget all about that song…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Bikuben at "Det norske teateret" was the test scene for Viktoria Winge new band. The music legend HP Gundersen playing guitar and steel guitar. This is awesome. The future looks bright for this band. Viktoria has find her own expression now I think. Soft and delicious, and even expressive cool rock. Photos I took during the concert.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Just a little message to my followers here: I will tell you all about the Fawm music project with links to the music. Preparing for a new photoexhibition! A soon as I got time the next days you will get a fully report from me.
Posted by Tom Ståle Engebretsen at Monday, March 04, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hello again to all fans. (hehe) If there is any then... Anyway I do a lot of music now in february. I participate on fawm.org The idea is to make an album during february. 14 songs in 28 days. Well, I´m good into it already. 4 songs at this point. I think it is to fast to make a complete album. Can´t do the the best in the mix. And surtenly not mastered the songs. So this is a challenge. But making melodies and arrangements is cool though. here.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Sunday, December 2, 2012
NSDN - Elektronika Nesodden
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
I august har heg gjennomført et miniprosjekt jeg har kallt "Picapoem". Et bilde og en 3 setningers tekst hver dag i hele august 2012. Resultatet kan du se i sin helhet på picapoem.wordpress.com Dette ble en dagbok over den siste sommermåneden. Gøy var det også å få testet ut min nye Iphone som helt klart har skapt en fornyet fotointeresse. Bare elsker det. Tekstene er også gjennomtenkte. Ikke alle dager var like intense med det skapende. Men som øvelse og resultat er jeg fornøyd. Det er bare å klikke linken.Noen av tekstene ble faktisk veldig allright, og vil nok bli brukt ved en senere anledning også.