21December2005 Pieter's picture

The photographer Pieter Kers shot this action live picture at our gig at the Impakt festival:

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13December2005 Vote for Alog

As we were recently nominated for the "alarmprisen" awards (norwegian grammys), we would urge all to give us their vote!

Go to alarmprisen.no, enter the "frimusikk" category, and click Alog.

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10December2005 Alog - Live@impakt 9nov2005

Some guys at meer-tv recorded this short clip from yesterdays concert in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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24November2005 Catch it

We are happy to announce that our new cd just arrived! It´s called "Catch that totem! (1998-2005)" and feature a selection of songs from our archive of unreleased and hard-to-find material. It was collected in co-operation with the record label Melektronikk (known for their Safe-as-Milk festival). Here´s what they have to say:

"Over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake we decided together with Alog to make a compilation album with the broadest possible scope: An album featuring unreleased tracks from before their first release, unavailable tracks from EPs, a couple of remixes and brand new tracks that has never been released. Alog carefully selected their favourites from the extensive Alog archive and sent it to us. We listened gleefully to everything we received. After long discussions and great uncertainty we are proud to present these thirteen tracks as our common favourites: The best of Alog's unreleased and hard to find material according to themselves and two of their biggest fans."

The artwork was made by our local (Bergen) heroes Grandpeople and is a deluxe 12 page booklet with liner notes from us and some explosive design (for some reason the words "Evil", "Chewing gum", "Japanese manga", "Black Metal" and "Summer" was mentioned during our discussions with the designers).

1The cd will be in stores on the 28. november. It can be ordered online now from our alogshop if you have a paypal account. If you do not have a paypal account it can also be ordered from dotshop.se

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26September2005 Catch that totem! Release date: 28. november

Our new collection of odd material from past and present is scheduled for release 28. november. More info at melektronikk

Catch that totem! (1998-2005)

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15September2005 Some dates

Some live dates has been added to our calendar. More dates will be confirmed soon for the alog december tour in Europe.

10.12.05
alog kc netwerk, Aalst, Belgium
08.12.05
alog Impakt festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
05.12.05
alog Dublin
03.12.05
alog Sheune, Dresden
02.12.05
alog Im Ausland, Berlin

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12September2005 MYGGBASE LAUNCHED

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:

ulyd.bek.no/mb/myggbase.html

and here is the link to the digital narratives project:

nrk.no/ulyd

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.

www.enlightenment.no

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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)

Welcome!


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
lumo.anoema.com

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
soundvenue
ny tid
panorama
die subjectivisten caleidoscoop
etherreal

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