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Pjusk "Tele" - 2012

Added on by Jostein.

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

Added on by Jostein.

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

Added on by Jostein.

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