21May2006 Phonophani debut re-released

Finally phonophani´s debut album is available again! Originally released on Geir "Biosphere" Jenssens Biophon label in 1998 in 500 copies, it is now re-released on Rune Grammofon. It also contains three bonus tracks made during the same period.

"After buying my first sampler in 1996 the second track I made was called 'I.F.A' (the first was 'No Strangeclock' also on the album). I played it to Geir Jenssen one night in Tromsø, and he surprisingly told me that if I made 9 more he would start a record label and release it. The release became the start of my career in music. This was all in all a special period of my life, which luckily was 100% captured on this disc."
- Espen Sommer Eide

The album is available for order on our shop page.

"Imagine the score to Forbidden Planet with its deliciously subtle creepiness and timelessness, aligned with a beautiful solemnity. How ideal is that?" - Other Music

"I dare you to listen to this and not have to wrap your brain around the fact that Eide was pulling this shit in 1998, because what is most amazing is how acutely this record eerily anticipates many of the prominent trends that would become so popular with electronic music between 2000 and 2002." - Cokemachineglow.com

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24April2006 Generator X snapshots

Here are some snapshots from the generator x tour which have been great so far!

Frank Bretschneider:

Emi Maeda & Lia:

Espen Sommer Eide & Marius Watz:

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16April2006 Phonophani tour

Soon starts the Phonophani norwegian tour as part of the concept 'Generator X'. The dates are as follows:

20.04.06: Trondheim. Blæst
21.04.06: Oslo. Blå
22.04.06: Fredrikstad. St. Croix Huset
26.04.06: Bergen. Landmark
27.04.06: Tromsø. Kaos
28.04.06: Drammen. Union Scene
29.04.06: Stavanger. Tou Scene

For more information visit rikskonsertene

Phonophani will cooperate with video artist Marius Watz. The rest of the line up is:
Frank bretschneider (GER), Lia (AUT) and emi maeda (JPN).

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29March2006 Edinburgh dialogues

Some students at the media institute in Edinburgh made this documentary from the dialogues 2006 festival in Edinburgh which also includes a short clip from the alog performance and interview.

dialogues 2006

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24March2006 I ended up listening to the entire post awakening ...

I ended up listening to the entire post awakening sound album this morning. Seems like it's made out of songs giving you the desire to remain bed. Liked it. But why not do an album that stimulates you to wake up too?!
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22February2006 Islands of Memory EP


Alog on 12" vinyl.
Release date: 23. february
Order it now!
Info...

Also available for order is the long lost solo album of Dag-Are Haugan - 9 Solitaires.

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22February2006 Post awakening sound

Phonophani has a new track out for free download, as part of the internet compilation "post awakening sound". Visit and download here.

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20February2006 Catch that review

Some reviews we have collected for the "Catch that totem!" album:

pitchfork


the wire (transcript) stylusmagazine


themilkfactory - indieworkshop


rarefrequency - soundvenue


aftenposten (norwegian) bergenstidende (norwegian)

groove.no (norwegian) panorama (norwegian)

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05February2006 Spellemann won!

We were happy to pick up a spellemann award (norwegian Grammy) on Saturday 28. january for our Miniatures album. We wish to thank all the people who have sent us gratulations since then!

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22January2006 MYGGBASEN COMING HOME

The myggbase will be presented at the Barents Spektakel festival in Kirkenes on 2. february. It will also be a mini presentation at the opening of the Barents Institute on the 1.february.


15January2006 the trap door

I was searching for something in the basement, when I suddenly fell into a trap door, and for a minute I heard this special music.

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15January2006 Well Radim, there might be a sample somewhere from...

Well Radim, there might be a sample somewhere from that great movie, but don´t tell anybody. Espen
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05January2006 Great news! So there is probably any strange conne...

Great news! So there is probably any strange connection from Phonophani beyond and me, because I have enjoyed that 1998 CD during whole december... after some years..
Espen, is there a girlie sample from Michalkovs's movie Utomlyonnye solntsem (Burnt by the sun)?

Radim
rajiv@centrum.cz
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04January2006 New year's resolutions

So what is coming up this winter from the alog camp?

Two vinyl releases will bring alog back to their vinyl roots. First up is a long lost EP called "Islands of Memory" that was recorded the summer of 1999 in Malmø, Sweden. It was scheduled for release around the time of our "Duck-Rabbit" CD for Rune Grammofon. But due to unknown problems at the vinyl plant it never saw the light of day, and was lost boiling in the vinyl cauldron somewhere in Switzerland. This autumn we suddenly got a mail from Swiss record label Creaked that the original master had been found by chance in a messy office in Lausanne, hidden under stacks of papers and cds. They where shocked to hear that it hadn´t been released yet! So finally it is now ready after so many years of maturing (...or the world is possibly ready for it). It is covered in beautiful design from Big Magnus at Grandpeople (also responisble for the Catch that Totem design). Releasedate: february

Next up is the release on EN/OF label of our "Just Recording" album, which features all new tracks (except a few tracks previewed on the Totem compliation). Visual artist Anri Sala from Albania will do the cover artwork. Releasedate: tba

A few concerts will coincide with these releases. Confirmed is Malaga, Spain on the 17. february.

Phonophani will participate on a tour of Norway called "Generator X" together with other musicians and video artists in april. Around that time the self-titled debut album of Phonophani, released in 1998 on biophon records and long since deleted, will be rereleased on rune grammofon with extra material from this period. More information to come...

Rumors about the making of a follow-up album to last years Miniatures has also been heard around here lately, but is yet to be confirmed...

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03January2006 Gratulere me nominasjon! D blir sikkert arti me en...

Gratulere me nominasjon! D blir sikkert arti me en Spellemann på peishylla... Hilsen Morten Haugan
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