Here is another electronic music track for you to enjoy!
The melody for this song was originally composed for an outdoor theatre play: Sverdet (The Sword). The play was about king Olav, a king that one thousand years ago set a goal to christianise the whole of Norway. His nick name was “the Holy”, but in my opinion someone who utilises violence and terror for any purpose, as he did is more unholy than anything. The story behind the composition goes as such: We were rehearsing a love sceene between the king, played by Kristoffer Hivju, now famous for his character ,Thormund, in the TV-series Game of Thrones, and his queen, played by Cici Henriksen. Suddenly the director stops and shouts out to the musicians: “It would be great with a tender kind of lovesong for this scene.” During the next break I composed this melody, much to my own amazement. This is probably one of the most beautiful melodies that has come from my heart.
This is my very first electronic production. Not like most techno you have heard. Slow and heavy, plenty of dreamy. The tune is a weird cover version of “Tåkeprat” from my old band Ehwaz.
Yet another summer-tour coming up and this year as every year I’ll be going wide and far. Mostly I’ll be doing shows, both as storyteller and as musician, in the re-enactment scene of Norway, but there are some other events on the list too. As the last couple of years I am going to team up with Benny Braaten, together we call our selves “Folket bortafor nordavinden” or “The People Beyond The Northern Winds”, playing music from ancient to modern times. My stories this year will be as always, full of energy and humor.
Some special events and workshops are to be announced at a later time.
Origami Disharmonika is my musical solo project. Here is a tune I made a few years back. It is a lullaby for gnomes, trolls and other beings of the underworld. Enjoy!
gnomerock lullaby from gustav on Myspace.
A tune inspired by Spanish guitar music.
esnopanika from gustav on Myspace.
This tune is a mix of an Indian Classical Raga and an Arabic scale, the rest is from my own heart.
arabindika from gustav on Myspace.
This is a song composed from an Indian Classical Raga called Madhuvanti. The tune is mixed and produced by Christopher Juul from LavaStudio.
madhuVanity from gustav on Myspace.