Happy New Year, dear friends and companions! 2010 is just behind us in a gust of cold wind (extremely cold weather the past weeks here in Norway) and 2011 is fresh and ready to be enjoyed. The highlight of 2010 was (not surprisingly) the release of our second album "Sval" on 12k. We received a lot of terrific attention and good reviews - we were especially delighted about the review from allmusic.com Although we could have hoped for a slightly better response from various events and festivals around the world, nevertheless, 2011 is so far quite packed when it comes to creating music:
- Pleq-collaboration. We have initiated, based on our experiences participating on the "Good Night EP" released on Basses Frequences, a collaboration with the Polish artist Pleq. We are really looking forward to this time of work and are preparing ourselves to venture into new musical territories.
- Album release on Glacial Movements Records. We were contacted by a nice Italian by the name of Alessandro. He told us enthusiastically about his label and his plans for the future - and we immediately felt a natural belonging to his label (perhaps even more so because of "Sval" which is quite arctic in style and timbre). Other releases on this label in 2011 by Thomas Köner, Loscil and Bvdub.
Taylor and 12k are always on our minds. We feel 12k as a home and will continue to release music on this magnificent label as long as we are welcome to (a big, well-deserved hug to Taylor). We have not started working on a new album yet for 12k, but we know what directions we want to explore. But enough ramblings and gibberish. Play, work and contribute to a better life for yourself and others! Enjoy life!
See you soon!
Jostein & Rune