February 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Don’t be afraid of the dark, Be afraid of the morning, for the morning always tells the truth”. From “Where are the rebels?” by Joseph Ridgwell.
November 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Delicate white flowers turning into round black berries. Their heaviness forcing the branches to bend before they surrender and fall to the ground. Merging with soil. With Earth. Holding the vibration of an entire tree. The energy to build a forest. My favourite fall.
Colour of the season.
Very old Bible found in a barn in Jutland on a starlit night.
Can’t argue with that.
Kiss the boots of shiny, shiny leather.
My tooth print age 3 or so.
“Boy at newsstand” by André Kertesz. New York 1950.
October 17, 2011 § 2 Comments
Back in the studio. Feels so good. We can cancel Christmas, it’s ok. Recording makes me happy and jolly like an idiot. Right now I’m working on the track ‘Arena’ with Michael Adler Miltersen from Sepia Productions. It’s one of the first songs I wrote – the original GarageBand files are from 2007. They sound SUPER crappy, but the song has a very special vibe and it’s still one of my favorites, so I decided to let ‘Arena’ be the first song to finish for my upcoming album set to be released in 2012.
Yes, I love making music.
Go ahead and sing.
For the geeks.
For the über geeks.
Drink, drink, drink your spinach juice. Good for you.
The observant eye will notice that the big speaker is upside down. Reason? To have the treble hit the ear directly when sitting in the chair mixing. Pretty clever.
Michael is going to Kiev to see IAMX this week – painted here by the talented Gregers Albrechtsen – so we will have a short break. When he is back from the vodka, meat and music mayhem, Kristian Baek from Honolulu Blitz will visit us in the studio to do the backing vocals.
“The skinny monkey/shivers and shakes/the chain around its neck/rattles a requiem…”
October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
I need to start smoking and move to Hackney Wick! My friend Ben shot this video last week when I was spending time in the outskirts of Denmark writing new material and drawing horses. He had total creative freedom to do whatever he wished – this is the result:
Directed, filmed and edited by Ben Dawlatly
Shot in Hackney Wick London, autumn 2011
Girl: Tat Vateishvili
Boy: Edward Collinson
September 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
“Musically it is superbly put together from beginning to end, and the singer, I have no words.”
“I’m almost ecstatic about the soundscape, it’s so unconventional, the intro is brilliant and the vocal is simply provoking and seducing.”
Read the full reviews in Danish of Hotel Terminus and United We Stand Apart.
August 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
In general art is that release caused by the friction of life.
That is the way I approach music.
I look around and see how things are in harmony
and look to the thing that are out of balance
and try to tell that story.
I am drawn to the friction.
A violin is a piece of wood that has been manipulated out of its natural shape
and twisted and bent and dried
and you take the strings
and stretch them across
and then you take a bow
that is very straight and tight
and you drag it across with the friction
and the resulting sound
that release is the art
that is the story.
From the nice little documentary The Heart Is A Drum Machine.