We have yet another upcoming release from the ever so flourishing and diverse music scene in Bergen: Solja Sol - På Ekte.
Silja Sol is well known for her own music, and for playing in Aurora's band as well. "På Ekte" was originally released digitally in March, right when the Covid 19 outbreak started, and most of the world shut down.
We're giving the album a physical release on September 11th, to coincide with a few concerts in Norway. Available in our webshop now, and limited to 250 copies :)
Our webshop is open 24/7, but due to Summer vacation we will not be able to ship any orders for the rest of August.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer as good as possible, and stay tuned for more epic news for the Fall :)
We've got one more Summer release up our sleeves:
Comfort in the Echo by Tic Tic.
Tic Tic is a synth duo consisting of Irene Svendsen og Kai Drange based in Kristiansand, Norway.
They play electronic music with a hint of alternative nostalgia. Elements from trip-hop,synthpop and post-rock is all part of the mix. Bands that have influenced us include Massive Attack, Depeche Mode and Dead Can Dance.
Their debut album will be released on vinyl, CD and digitally on
14. August. Available for preordering NOW :)
Kryptograf's self titled debut album has sold out on vinyl in just a few weeks! So we've ordered a repress, coming in mid-August. A new, limited version on solid yellow vinyl, and more copies of the regular black version.
And, if you like Kryptograf, you should DEFINATELY check out Slomosa.Hard hitting Tundra rock from the cobblestones of Bergen.
We're making three different vinyl version of this one, as well as CD (of course) - and we have LOTS of merch as well. Check it out in our webstore :)
The West Norwegian legends in Vinskvetten (formerly Salhus-Vinskvetten) released their first album in ages last year, coinciding with their five month recidency at Ricks Teater.
Apollon Records plan to re-release all of their previous albums, and we're starting with two bona fide classics: På Nye Eventyr (1994) and Rånnyen og Kveitebollen (1997). These have never been released on vinyl before, so we're giving the deluxe treatment with 180g coloured vinyl - Blue and yellow.
We also have the three new T-shirts that were printed for the latest series of shows. Very limited numers, so act fast! :)
The two albums will be released in early September, and the T-shirts are available NOW! :)
We've got no less than four new albums ready for preordering today! :)
Jørund Vålandsmyr & Menigheten - Til deg som er lykkelig - This self-released album just won the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) for best country album for 2019, and will bo re-released on Apollon in mid-June!
The mighty Pixie Ninja returns with a Lovecraftian concept album called "Colours Out Of Space" on July 3rd!
And more prog from Fatal Fusion and Laughing Stock, both coming in July!
All albums are ready for preordering on CD and LP in our webshop.
Jørund and Pixie Ninja are also available on limited gold vinyl - but be fast if you want them
Another day, another preorder! Or actually, two! :)
Today's first offering is the self-titled debut album from Kryptograf.
Inspired by the heavy sound of the late 60s and 70s, the four old souls in Kryptograf from Bergen, Norway, will hex you with their collective vocals, destructive riffs and inventive songwriting.
Available to preorder NOW on CD, regular black LP, and a limited LP version on grey vinyl.
We also have the first release from our brand new sublabel, Darkhan Music: The self-titled AVAST debut EP from 2016, which has only been available digitally up to this pont. This is available to preorder as a limited edition 10" EP on black vinyl.
The Opium Cartel is songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Holm-Lupo’s vehicle for songs that exist somewhere between sophisti-pop, art-rock and synth pop. Holm-Lupo is otherwise known for his progressive rock band White Willow and more recently his instrumental giallo-rock project Telepath.
The Opium Cartel’s 3rd album, Valor, is a record about naïve but brave dreams. These are songs about the hubris and optimism of childhood and youth. That period of life where everything seems sure to happen just the way you imagine.
Available for preordering NOW, on CD, regular black LP, and a very limited LP version on red vinyl (250 copies only), to be released on June 5th.
Two new Spring releases are ready for preordering in our webstore!
The second Weserbergland album is an entirely different beast than their last offering. One massive, 42+ minute song. Mindblowing.
We also have a very special live album from Pompel & The Pilts, from their 30th anniversary gig in Bergen in 2018. This one will only be made in 250 copies, on vinyl only.
The 50 first orders in our webstore will be signed.
We're kickstarting the new year with three new pieces of vinyl hotness!
Oak - Lighthouse has been out of print on vinyl for some time. A limited version on blue vinyl (with a new master) will be out on January 22nd.
Aadal is an instrumental jazz rock quartet, previously known as Michael Aadal Group.
Their new album Silver will be out on February 7th, on CD and limited LP (250x)
And last, but not least - Oslo's legendary DEATHCRUSH have put together a collection of singles and one-off tracks, plus two brand new recordings on "The Single Series" - a one-time limited edition of 250 black vinyl LPs. To be released on March 13th, and available for preordering NOW :)
Can you call it a debut album, when the name on the cover has already been printed on dozens of releases? Whether it's been as a singer, composer, producer, bass player, guitar player or as a drummer?
Calle Hamre from Bergen is well-known and highly respected in the Norwegian music scene, mostly known as the singer and songwriter in Butterfly Garden. This is the first solo album under his own name, though.
Co-produced by Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, ex-Big Star, R.E.M., etc.) "But My Love Goes To Eleven" will be released on October 11th.
Available for preordering now - signed copies available while stock lasts :)
Frank Hammersland (Pogo Pops, Popium, Evig Din For Alltid) is ready with his first solo album in 12 years, titled "Atlantis".
Sophisticated, soulful pop music, jazzy elements and reflections from a man in his prime .
A limited edition double LP set comes with his previous solo album "So Easily Distracted" - making this available on vinyl for the first time.
Listen to the first single "On The Radio" here.
Obijan, better known as Jan Eivind Bertelsen from Fjorden Baby, is also ready with a new solo album. His second, only a year after the debut "Obijans Verden"."Holoprogram" is a concept album hightly influenced by Star Trek.
Signed copies are available for both albums, and they're ready for preordering in our webshop NOW :)
We have three new Fall releases ready for preordering:
Telepath is a new solo project from White Willow mastermind Jacob Holm-Lupo.
A bit of thrash, a bit of doom, a fair dash of 70s hard rock, and also more than a little of the kind of soundtrack music that accompanied 80s horror flicks . Mental Mutations will be out on October 18th
Dennis - the LEGENDARY Dennis Reksten from Bergen / Garage / Elektrisk Regn is back with a new band & album, just in time to celebrate his 70th birthday. Preorder for release on September 13th
Also, a new album on Apollon Prog: Laughing Stock from Tønsberg. A band with no no goal of fitting in a specific genre. 80’s artpop, 70’s prog, neo-prog, folk and metal. They're all parts that fit in the puzzle.
The single Afraid is already out, with the album Sunrise to follow on September 27th.