"The duo Pjusk stands as one of the very few current ambient acts that's able to draw two opposites - pure noise and pure music - into the same space and make it sound original, accessible and human...music that's somewhere beyond both old-school ambient (Eno, Krautrock, spacemusic) and ambient dance music, occupying a mysterious and creative place they can call their own". – Ambient Music Guide

Pjusk portrait

Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams.

The distant, icy ambient music in shades of pale blues and greys evokes loneliness, time and landscape with a sound that stretches slowly and patiently through the air, connecting the warmly lit cabin and the polar environs right outside the door. To listen to Pjusk is to sit quietly in an endless night.

Valldal cabin
Information

Pjusk: Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik and Rune Sagevik
Home label: 12k (US) > Visit page
Label manager: Taylor Deupree
Label mates: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marcus Fischer, Marsen Jules, Janek Schaefer, FourColor > Read more

Album Releases
  • 2014 - Solstøv, 12k (US)
  • 2014 - Drowning in the sky (with Sleep Orchestra),  Dronarivm (RU)
  • 2012 - Tele, Glacier Movements (IT)
  • 2010 - Sval, 12k (US)
  • 2007 - Sart, 12k (US)
Releases on DiscogsEPs on Bandcamp
Career Highlights
  • 2017 - Nordic Music Days, London - featured composer
  • 2016 - Japan Tour - Tokyo/Niigata - live / collab Yui Onodera / workshop
  • 2014 - Album collaboration with jazz trumpeter Kåre Nymark Jr.
  • 2013 - Ghostly International (label) - compilation - art vinyl release
  • 2013 - Live in Barcelona alongside Mika Vainio, Yui Onodera
  • 2010 - Tracks featured on the American documentary Cultures of resistance (Iara Lee)

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