Work is progressing well... More green on the map...
The new toy...
One of my hearts friends, Liz Cook has been featured on Hungarian MTV. Together with her husband she runs a gallery in Berlin. I am not as familiar with visual genres as with musical, so I honestly don't know how to explain the gallery's profile. Better watch for yourself: here
Monotonia of the motorway 1
Monotonia of the motorway 2
The reason for these eight hours of driving, was to have a meeting and some lessons from the best Stick player we have in Denmark; Lennart Marrot.
I bought a Chapman Stick a few years ago, and I used it all over the Constructions album. However, Constructions is a studioalbum and a lot of tricks can be done in the studio enviroment. So, it all come down to this: I can't play stick, and I needed a teacher. Luckily Lennart was more than happy to teach me some techniques. Now I've got a sore wrist....
Lennart and me with Warr and Chapman
On my return home I passed a few bridges. Some minor and some major ones.
and a major
lonely Planet's guide on micronations is currently on my night table. It is some great and mostly hillarious reading. I got very interested in micronations about a year ago, and even more interested after visiting Ladonia last month. Lonely Planet's book has got a nice feature on Ladonia, by the way. But the pictures could have been better...
Yesterday I went to an enchanted place on the northern frontier of Kullaberg called Ladonia. Ladonia is a micronation that has declared independence of Sweden. On the shore of Ladonia two majestic pieces of art, the nimis and the arx, rises from the ground.
Yesterday these two artworks provided the backdrop for the filming I did of a musicvideo for Majbritt.
Majbritt sang the opening track of my 'Constructions' album, and it was a pleasure to be able to return the favour by filming a video for her track 'Utopiernes tid' - the time of the utopia.
Unfortunately the filming was made difficult by the presence of numerous visitors, but Majbritt performed well and totally ignored all the curious eyes. The next few days will see me sorting through the footage, and picking the clips with no other persons present.
And by the way, I've found a title for my new album 'Love Borne Future'...
But we are still only brainstorming...
There's a beautiful halo around the full moon tonight. I haven't seen a moon halo in about ten years. It reminds of Andreas Vollenweider's 'Down to the Moon' album. Haven't heard that one in ten years either by the way.
Andreas Vollenweider was the first real musician I ever met. A very nice person and a great inspiration for me at the time.
Now back to bass lines performed on microchip pitch corrected analogue synthesizers...
Yes, I've got a new album out! Back in december 1999 I boldly announced that my forthcoming album 'Constructions' would be released 'within six months'. How naïve I was. Just about eight years later it was actually released, and about a week ago it went online on the iTunes Store in Canada, USA, Australia, Japan and most of Europe.
And now, within a month of it's release it has sold much more than my two previous albums.
As you might have guessed, I'm quite happy. Now I am looking for business partners in order to make 'Constructions' available as regular release as well. Actually I have considered having it pressed on vinyl and packaged as a gatefold. I looove gatefold LPs.
Anyway.... I'll catch up with you soon!