We are proud to announce the launch of the latest Rural Readers project today! It is called the Myggbase (Mosquito base) and is a collection of Mosquitoes from Finnmark and Calcutta, and stories connected to them and an expedition diary.

Myggbase is part of the project "digitale fortellinger" (digital narratives) initiated by PNEK and NRK (the national broadcasting company in Norway). It is for now in norwegian language only, but an english version is coming soon!

Here is the link to the base:


and here is the link to the digital narratives project:


Welcome to the launch party with a special mosquito performance by the rural readers team at Spasibar in Oslo Tuesday 13. september at 19.00.

10June2005 andreas meland remixed by phonophani

Release date : 20. May 2005

The second release in Enlightenments series of 3" CDs presenting the finest in adventurous leftfield music. The disc features 4 tracks of sparkling sweet Meland music and a remix by Phonophani.

About Andreas Meland:

Andreas Meland has been active in the norwegian experimental music scene through a number of years with numerous memorable concerts in Norway and abroad, and a string of limited edition releases. In addition to this he is a hyperactive concert and festival organiser and also runs his own label Melektronikk. His music has been applauded for it's generous complexity and tasteful mix of warm, layered acoustic drones and electronics. Andreas is also a member of the trio düplo and the duos Sort Mel and Bokfink (with Dag-Are Haugan of Alog fame). He has also collaborated with Lasse Marhaug, Alexander Rishaug, Fe-mail, Low Frequency in Stereo and many more.

About Enlightenment:

Is a young, label for adventurous music and art, made by nice people. Deaf Leoppard is the Second in a series of 3? CDs, presenting the very finest experimental music we know. Enlightenment is currently run from the small town of Trondheim, Norway.


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31May2005 Electronic Campfire at Ronchamp

3. june - Phonophanis "feu de camp électronique" performed live at Ronchamp Chapel, France.

Celebrating the UNESCO status of the famous chapel, phonophani will compose and perform a special piece based on the ideas and techniques of architecht Le Corbusier and his collaborator Iannis Xenakis. It will be performed in quadrophony outside the chapel and also diffused on a 24 loudspeaker acousmonium inside the building.

The title "feu de camp électronique" is a rephrasing of Edgar Vareses title "Poème électronique", made for Le Corbusiers and Xenakis´ Philips Pavillon. A campfire is a piece of virtual architecture which creates a sense of home, but with invisible walls, to the people that is sitting around it. Phonophanis electronic campfire will light up outside the Ronchamp chapel, at 20.30h on 3. june.

It will also be aired live on French radio station France Culture.

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12May2005 wieland/phonophani: ten commandments

Coreographer Johannes Wielands latest piece "Die zehn Gebote" featuring original music by Phonophani will premiere on May 20. at Staatstheater Oldenburg, Germany.

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05May2005 tour additions

Some last minute additions to the second leg of our östersjö tour:

13.5 Malmö (Starfield Simulations - Rosseum)
14.5 Göteborg (Nefertiti)
15.5 Oslo (Dans for Voksne, Chateau Neuf)


live at Moscow Dom

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04April2005 Alog - Östersjö tour

The Alog Östersjö tour starts later this month.

Charm of Sound, Helsinki: 21/4

SKIF Festival, St.Petersburg: 24/4

DOM Cultural Center, Moskva: 27/4

Ugglan, Stockholm: 28/4

Nefertiti, Gøteborg: 14/5

... more details to come

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08March2005 refractions

Italian label Disasters By Choice celebrates their 10th aniversary by releasing an album where various artists work on their back catalogue. Included is Alogs "Song sung inwardly (slow motion reconstructed)". Release date: 15. march.

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08March2005 bollyfoni

Phonophani has composed and will perform a bollyfoni at this years Borealis festival in Bergen together with Sigbjørn Apeland on organ. 18. march on Landmark, combining the wonderous world of bollywood dance scenes with electronic music, an homage to the greatest bollywood director: V.Shantaram and his music director-duo Laxmikant Pyrelal.

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08March2005 some more reviews

"It's music that sounds like a group of amnesiacs had awoken from a deep slumber in a room full of old instruments and were slowly tentatively reacquainting themselves with their possible musical functions."
- David Stubbs, the Wire

"At this late hour, when the clichés of music software have been completely internalized and we're satisfied with marginally fresh reconfigurations of the past, it's an accomplishment to make a record and have your audience wonder exactly what's happening and how it was put together. Each Alog track is its own small world with its own internal logic, and Miniatures collects nine good ones without a single dud. An excellent record."
- Mark Richardson, pitchforkmedia

"You feel yourself twisting and turning with each new track, your mind somehow in tune with the music like lunar tides."
- jake haselman, indieworkshop

See also:
svenska dagbladet
ny tid
die subjectivisten caleidoscoop

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Out now! Order from rune grammofon. Go to discography page for sound clips.
Norwegian newspaper-reviews:
Dagsavisen 5/6
Dagbladet 5/6
Bergens Tidende 6/6
Aftenposten 4/6

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03December2004 Building Instruments

Click the link below to view a short clip from the making of the upcoming new Alog album. The film documents an improvisation-session at Sibjørn Apelands office at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. In addition to Sigbjørn (mostly on harmonium), Nikko also appears on various instruments and premiers his unique singing-into-horn technique! Espen practices playing-the-guitar-while-walking in addition to the turn-tableism from the vinyl-library in the room next door, while Dag-Ares autistic playing style blurs the border between his body and his instrument!


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21November2004 Upcoming album/release concert

Rune Grammofon will release the new album by Alog; "Miniatures" on january 22.
[Updated] The release-concert will be at Kamelon (a newly opened place close to "Banco Rotto") at the same date in Bergen together with Alogs girlfriend Spunk.

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05November2004 Phonophani in London

Just in: Phonophani will play a surprise concert at Fredriks Wonderful evening in London thursday 11. november. The place: dreambasjaguarshoes, www.dreambagsjaguarshoes.com/ (not gallery 17 as prev. announced!), the time 1900. More info to follow...

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01September2004 New phonophani album out now

RCD 2039 Phonophani: Oak or Rock

This is the third Phonophani album, the second for Rune Grammofon.

"The title Oak or Rock refers to mysterious connections between material things, and the album is all about rediscovering the great mystery of music. Through dissecting the sound of ordinary or ?real? instruments such as cello, vibraphone, guitars, trumpets and the human voice and dissolving melodies into their elementary particles, Espen Sommer Eide seeks to excavate the ur-music itself. Instruments are often sampled and manipulated using software designed and made by himself, being a keen programmer who prefers this to the so-called industry standards, giving the album a personal and unique sound. Maja Ratkje and Nicholas H. Møllerhaug have also contributed with voice and cello on oak or rock."

visit: phonophani
order: runegrammofon

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27July2004 The End of Summer

We have just returned from our summer in our home town of Tromsø. Thanks to the great spirit of the people there and nature of the place we made great progress towards the two upcoming alog releases. The first to be released on the safe-as-milk label melektronikk is finished and in the print, and will be out in september if all goes well. It will feature 5 previously released tracks from various odd circumstances and 7 previously unreleased tracks from the alogic archives dating back to the time before duck-rabbit. More info to follow soon! The second all new album on rune grammofon has no definite release date yet.

[UPDATE: The melektronikk-album is posponed until summer 2005, and the rune grammofon album will be released in january 2005]

Espens solo project phonophani is soon to release the follow-up to genetic engineering, out in en end of august on rune grammofon, titled "oak or rock". More about that soon as well!

As for live appearances a couple of them coming up as well: Alog will play live at Blå, Oslo on the 21. august and Landmark, Bergen 22. augut.

Phonophani will first play on the first ever (and maybe last) lokofon in Kirkenes, Norway on the border of russia. More info on ruralreaders. Trying to save the northermost railroadtrack in the world! The date is the 5. september.

Next Phonophani and choreographer Johannes Wieland will air their new collaboration at the Diane von Furstenberg stage in New York 7.-10. October.

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