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.
Just finishing up on a video that I have been asked to produce for the Swedish industrial band Unitary. The video consists of short scenes that has been composed together by photographs of the artist (Johan Hansson) and photographs / live footage shot in Malmö, Cardiff and Birmingham. Through combining the stark aesthetics of early 20th century architecture with the softness of the human body, I really think there is something quite beautiful about this in all its simplicity. The resulting video will be released sometime before the summer and will be a teaser for the coming album due later this year.
The duo Neurobash is soon to return with a new adventure and I am honored to once again have been asked to create the artwork together with them. So far a new logo and paintings for different release formats have been created along a first set of promotional photographs (to be revealed later). Here is a first look at one of the final proposals for the logo and album artwork.
I usually do not try to stick out that very much in social media when it comes to selfless or even pictures of myself. Surely, there are many much more interesting things to picture. With the winter drawing nearer I however found myself with a irresistible idea of a selfie calendar which I knew I simply had to execute. Here is a small selection of the in total 24 images that I created with a Canon D550 in my bedroom with a selection of clothes, wigs and accessories – of which I am almost ashamed to admit very few are borrowed. I had a great time creating these pictures, almost continuously giggling to myself. Hardly had I expected the overjoyed response they created among friends and colleagues. And, although at my own dispense, spreading joy and love is what this particular part of the year is all about, right?