The year started with shooting a short film together with my brother Anders, cinematographer and co-founder of Smartfilm in Limhahm-Malmö. The film, entitled Mindset, has been backed by a brilliant team of people both behind and in front of the camera and is currently in post production at Smartfilm. The music for the film will be produced by Neurobash together with Ro13 that will make a grand comeback this year since a very long silence. So glad that they agreed to be on board. More updates soon.
With a changed concept for the new Neurobash album the graphics and overall feel of advertisement and promotional photographs had to be updated. To reflect the harsher sound palette of the resulting new material on DOCTRINE we decided to go for a monochrome look resembling the earliest material of the band – back to the origin – yet taking on an entirely new colour palette.
The photographs where taken with a full sensor camera and lenses for a wider depth of field. The filmed material was produced in the same style.
It was that time of year again and I decided to continue my tradition of creating a Christmas countdown with entertaining images for the amusement of myself and my closest – although the concept seems to spread in a wider circle for each year. Although much appreciated,
As I did not want to continue with the exact same concept from the year before, I decided that the new calendar should consist of hand-drawn images in a style derived from a concept for a number of children’s-books that I came up with a couple of years ago. Nothing all to revolutionary, yet quite effective. Inked originals are scanned in high resolution and then coloured digitally with Photoshop and my trusty Wacom Intous3. The result is simplistic and colourful.
The general rule that I set for myself rather than simply creating fun images (primiarily) with Christmas or winter themes, was that every picture should always somehow relate to the number of the day the respective image was released. This proved not to be all that easy, and sometimes more clearly perceivable to the viewer than on other times, but a fun challenge indeed. And yes, the result quite often turned out quite nerdy indeed. But this audience, I am sure, is surely not surprised.
The result was spread via my personal Facebook page, and via Instagram.
It has been quite a while since I released any music under my own name. When it comes to the musical side of things I have during the past years almost exclusively worked as a producer and musician for other bands and projects. As 2015 comes to and end I took a look backwards and found a few hidden gems that had for different reasons never been released, yet had a firm place in my heart. The decision to share them came as naturally as the collection of songs themselves and was swiftly made into a new EP which I named twozero-onefive.
The EP consists of five songs, of which two – “Die Down” and “Man-Made” – where originally written for the new album by Neurobash but never made it to the finished album. “Die Down” still features some of the additional material recorded together with Neurobash but ended up something quite different than was intended for the album. The rest of the songs are embryos that have been refined into final versions during the later part of the year.
The cover was produced with long-time and double exposure photography at aeongate studios and features one of my latest typefaces also featured here on the homepage.
My aeongate / aeongate studios has housed many projects and functions since the start in 1990. Much of the time the homepage has displayed all different projects that I have been involved in – everything from an art gallery, music shop to a personal presentation page. With the reincorporation of the record label Tigon Media, the homepage is again in the process of being adapted into something quite new. This time more bands than my mare own musical adventures must fit into the concept. At the same time I have chosen to display the moving visuals and filmed material that has been created under the flag of aeongate during the last years. The update process is in full motion. More on the subject as the new page is ready to go online.