The countdown has started. We are now closer than ever to the release of our second album "Sval" - an album that we feel is more focused and consistent than our debut, "Sart". In addition we have had the pleasure of working with Strië - and she has worked with us on two tracks - adding her great musicality and intriguing sounds. We had a great time working with you! Also our good friend and long-time contributor Tor Anders Voldsund has created a track together with us. We thank you both for what you have given us and for the musical quality you have contributed to the album. Strië has recently landed an album deal with the brilliant Norwegian label Soundscaping. Congratulations! We are really looking forward to the release and in the meantime Strië can be enjoyed live on stage performing with Greg Haines.
We are thrilled to announce that Danilo Pellegrinelli of Shakti Music is now representing Pjusk as exclusive booking agent. This is a fantastic turn of events and a we are excited and honoured to be in the same stable with prominent artists such as Fennesz, Matmos, Mike Patton, BJNilsen, Alva Noto, Biosphere and other talented acts.
Pjusk primarily uses software synthesizers/samplers and audio recordings to create sounds and music. Jostein and me are however, still very interested in old analouge synths and get itchy fingers whenever we get within an armslength of one of those classic soundmachines. As a result of this interest I simply could not resist these beauties from Synthgear.com Synthesizer Fridge Magnets
The Pjusk website is about what makes us tick and it is no secret that Brian Eno is a living legend. I came over a brilliant interview with him (actually found the link on the 12k-forum). He is also showcasing the plugin Synplant (a plugin we of course is using as well and highly recommend - really a bit of fresh air in the digital sound department) and his iPhone app Bloom. Lots of inspiring thoughts on sound design, music making and life in general. [vimeo id="9091096"]
The new Pjusk website is up and running. We thought it was time to create a website that was a bit easier for us both to maintain and update. Voila! Here it is! Hope you enjoy it. We have many things happening in 2010. The biggest event for us is of course the release of our second album, "Sval", which will be out on 12k on the 16th of March. We are really excited about the album and really hope you will enjoy it! Special thanks to Iver Bostad for the great promo photos and to Christoffer Furnes for the fantastic cover artwork.