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Pjusk to perform in Barcelona in April

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Pjusk will be performing at the 8th Storung Festival on the 17th of April 2013. The festival wants to offer the audience the chance of getting to know in detail different tendencies of the electronic music scene, continuing the work that the multidisciplinary platform Störung has been doing since 2006. Störung Festival 8 is dedicated to the memory of our friend Juan Diego Burillo (1974-2012). We are looking forward to honouring his memory with our music. We are also creating a video featuring Norwegian footage to accompany our performance.

Hoping to see you in Barcelona!

Pjusk "Tele" - 2012

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A new album is out.  At the moment only the digital release is available, but the actual physical manifestation should be out during the month of March. The album is released on the Italian label Glacial Movements - run by Alessandro Tedeschi.  We think it was a natural progression from Sval on 12k to explore further the themes of elemental forces and unforgiving nature. A few words about the album.  We actually feel the album pushing in two directions.  One being more abstract and perhaps darker, the other being warmer and slightly easier on the ear. This is a conscious experiment and something that automatically leads to a less homogeneous sound.  Nevertheless, hopefully we are not distancing us too much from our origins.

I think it is quite safe to say that our next album (which will be out on 12k) will probably go into the sonic spaces our debut "Sart" ventured in. Kind of a typical reaction after having worked with two releases that have overall similarities in style and expression. Not disclosing too much, we are now keen to further develop the sound of Pjusk. And perhaps throwing in some surprises as well?

If you are curious about the "Tele" release, you could always check it out on iTunes.

 

Take care!

Jostein & Rune

Glacial Movements album in the works

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Summer and warm weather is upon us in abundance - so this is just a quick update to let you know that we have started working on our album for the Italian label, Glacial Movements.  We anticipate the album to be ready this autumn. Last project out on this label was Scott Morgan (Loscil) with the release "coast/range/arc". We congratulate Scott and Glacial Movements with a terrific release!

Pjusk 2011

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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!

Cheers,

Jostein & Rune

Pjusk in collaboration with Sigrid Moldestad

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In an attempt to further enhance and explore our Norwegian identity and sound, we are at the moment looking towards a collaboration with Sigrid Moldestad. Sigrid is a Norwegian fiddleplayer/singer from Breim, Norway. She was awarded the Norwegian Grammy 2007 for the album "Taus". Her new album "Sandkorn" was released spring 2010. She is also member in the groups Spindel and Gamaltnymalt. In her latest project Sigrid has recorded songs by Robert Burns, lyrics of Jakob Sande and her own songs and instrumental tunes. For more information about Sigrid Moldestad, check out her MySpace page:

Sigrid Moldestad at MySpace

More about the Hardanger fiddle

Pjusk "Sval" album out now

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Jostein and I are proud to present our new album entitled "Sval" , released today on Taylor Deupree's 12k label. It has been a period of excitement and expectation for us while we waited for the album to be released, and we hope it will be recieved well among those of you who take pleasure in the kind of music we deliver as Pjusk. We are certainly very proud of the results. Big thanks goes out to Strië and Tor Anders Voldsund that helped us create this album, to Andreas Nordenstam for excellent mastering work and to Taylor Deupree for releasing it. Sval is available as both cd and as digital download at 12k

Pjusk "Sval" album out in 6 days

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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.

New Pjusk Website

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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.