Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Elrox: Memories (Official music video)



Memories from my album "Colour of the past. Music video made by Helene Fjell.

Music report

Hello. Should have been more active on my blog, but you know...  I am doing music, and that is a kind of lonely process. No moneywork for a long time. I should be nervous about that, but it give me time to do music. I been working on new material the last month. Some teckno, some pop music, and some "don`t know what." Especially the teckno stuff sounds really good. Maybe an EP before the summer. Otherwise I keep focus on composing. Getting even better and better. So back to the hard work, and do what
 I should do. Otherwise I recommened you to be a follower on my Facebook account. www.facebook.com/elrox (Photo: Helene Fjell)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Elrox: Hooked (Elrox show-background projection)



Video used as background projection. This was used at my release on the album "Colour of the past" on Sound of MU in Oslo february 2014. During the show I was (kind of) dancing and "playing" the same stuff, as I do on the video. Nice effect.

Film tapes are from Berlin in 2005. Nice to know that I actually could use this at last. If I had know back in time, that music should be my thing...
Anyway, today I am proud that I have changed direction. Photo is still with me though. But I think video also must follow from here.
Photo is my life. Music is my heart.

Nikki Sudden - In memory



Nikki Sudden - In memory - The ballad of Johnny & Marianne
Back in 2005 I was in Berlin. I lived in the studio where Phil Freeborn was the Chief.
During this time I get to know Nikki Sudden, thanks to Einar Stenseng and Marie Sjøvold.
Well, the last two I know, Nikki was there. I did some videos of him while he was recording music to what was going to be his last album. Finally I did a mix out of these tapes now. This is NOT a music video. This is for Nikki Sudden. In memory.

Monday, February 17, 2014

OUT NOW: Elrox:Colour of the past

You can listen to it on iTunes, Spotify and 80 digital platforms. Or just click the link here:



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Elrox: Release party today!

Sound Of MU
Torsdag 13. kl 20.00
Releasefest for Elrox: Colour of the past 


Elrox inviterer til releasefest på sitt elektronika album: Colour of the past. Musikken kan beskrives som en blanding av Berlin school og house. Episk og melodiøst med utfordringer for dansefoten.



Det blir en presentasjon av hele platen i form av en multimedia visning og DJ konsept.Litt dans må påregnes til opptak for musikkvideo. - For de som vil være med på en totalopplevelse. Alt i regi av Elrox fra Nesodden. Det legges opp til en hyggelig, uformell og annerledes sammenkomst på denne releasen. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

E-Fanzine Tekst og bilder






Litt bilder og tekst i vår moderne verden på nett. Skrevet, fotografert, designet av yours truly.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Helene Fjell - From Nordic Light, Kristiansund

Finally I made this short documentary about Helene`s exhibition in Kristiansund in 2011. No excuse, but moneywork is taking too much of my time. Always. Even though I do have some time now in january to fix all the things that is hold on wait. More post to come.
Anyway: This film I am quite satisfied with. Doing everything and I also think I got the right music on it. There was a great and cosy mood all these days and the music in the film are like that. There´s even a preview of my upcoming album at the end of this film. Never released before! Take a look at the film.

Band picture of "Kaspars mage"

Did a band photo some days ago. I would really like to do this more often. "Kaspars mage" is the new name of The Bad Band. (Without me of course.) They are a cover band playing rock music. Now they looking for a vocalist, so if anybody know somebody in the Oslo/Nesodden area....  I probably will follow this band as a photographer.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

YOUNG

From the forthcoming album "Colour of the past"
This is a little taste.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Some updates

Hi folks.
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.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

All you need to know....

All you need to know about peace Drawing by i3alda, via pond5.com Design and Art by Tom Ståle Engebretsen

Friday, June 28, 2013

Skogen/The forest Official music video

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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"The Bad Band"

First time we met. This sounds promising....

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Music report - New song: Miss U

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!
Here is one of the songs I made in Flatdal. It´s a pop song with lyrics! Yeah. Kind of cool stuff I made this time. Not mixed nor mastered yet. Model on cover: Joakim R.

Some beautiful moments from Italy

All pictures from a small trip to Italy in june 2013. We went to a city called Tarquinia and had a beautiful time...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My own fanpage on Facebook

I now got my own Fanpage on Facebook. Updates, info, videos and more. Be a follower! By blog here, will still be the heart of my universe though. Photo: Helene Fjell

Monday, May 6, 2013

Et døgn med Leica M Monochrom

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

Palace of Pleasure

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

Artist picture of me by Helene Fjell

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

Fra utstillingsåpningen på Flasken 16. april 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

Foto utstilling: Flasken

Velkommen til åpning av min fotoutstilling tirsdag 16. april på Flasken, Nesodden!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Complete music report winter 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

evolution.and.vik

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.