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.
After years in hibernation, the multi headed monster named Solstorm has awakened again.
The contrast between darkness and light, the beautiful and the ugly, the delicate and the heavy - Solstorm combines heavy riffs, hard drums and walls of noise with tender melodies and soaring instumental passages
Eight years after the debut, Solstorm is finally ready for a new album.
"II" contains 55 minutes of music, divided into 5 songs, with a organic and massive, ever-growing sound. Frail melodies combined with heavy riffs, huge instrumental parts, untraditional song structures and patience to let ideas evolve over time.
Released as CD and three-sided 2LP set - Available to preorder from our webshop now.
Fjords, mountains, rivers of gold. Lots of rain and the summer is cold, this is Bergen, this is Norway. In this refreshing environment you’ll find the melancholic Nordic indie band Sail by Summer.
Fronted by Norwegian Grammy award winner William Hut with his characteristic voice, with his long time Danish collaborator Jens Kristian behind the keys. Together they have created this universe inspired by the nature which surrounds them.
Now available for preordering, to be released on August 9th.
Available on CD & Limited edition LP on white vinyl (300x).
Summer is approaching, but that doesn't mean that we're stopping up in our tracks. We have two more upcoming releases ready from preordering.
Alwanzatar, the one man extraterrestrial world music band comprised of flute & synth wizard Krizla of Tusmørke, is ready with his third album in 2.5 years.
Helsfyr Terminal Ekspress will be unleashed upon the world on June 21st
Subshine, aka Ole Gunnar Gundersen, the former singer and songwriter of Lorraine, has released a string of singles - and is now ready to release the first long-form record, called Easy Window. A perfect Summer record.
Release date July 19th, but as always, we'll try to send it out a bit earlier.
25 each of the Subshine CD and LP will be signed, so get yours now :)
These will be out only early Summer releases, but stay tuned for some pretty epic preorders coming up in a few weeks - And enjoy...