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NIILAS REMIX

My remix of the very talented Niilas’ tune “Slenders 3” is now available through this Bandcamp page and all streaming services. The remix is part of a follow up album to his Norwegian Grammy-winning debut “Also this will change” from 2020, and has been dubbed “Also this has changed”. Go check it out!


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PYRAMIDS ON THE MOON

Dear friends and followers. Firstly I would like to apologise for the recent low activity on this page. The reason is that I’ve been busy working on a new project called “Pyramids On The Moon”. The project has been dubbed “a multi-dimensional autobiography”, and consist of stories about my own life as imagined in three alternative timelines. Coincidentally, all these three versions of myself make music, and also quite coincidentally, one of them makes the music of Mental Overdrive. The output of the other two is of a slightly different form and shape, but hopefully you might still find it interesting if you’ve been following my output over the last three decades. If this sounds like it’s worth checking out, you can take a look at the new project’s Bandcamp page. In addition to the music, the story itself will also be posted in episodes of what I’ve called a “sonic novel”. The first episode is already up on the page. There’s more to come, so follow the page if you’d like to get updated. Thanks for your time! (Illustration by Lasse Marhaug)


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#MENTALOD30

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHIt is now 30 years (!) since the first Mental Overdrive release saw the light of day in shape of the “12000AD EP”, released by R&S Records in the spring of 1990 (the picture above is from the original studio session at the R&S HQ in Gent at the time).

Since then there has been many releases, remixes and collaborations, spanning across a pretty wide range of musical directions, and even though 2020 is a very strange year to have an anniversary, it is nevertheless a fact that it’s now been three decades in the service of electric beats.

To celebrate the occasion, there will be a steady stream of posts appearing on Instagram, Twitter and my other personal channels, sharing some music and memories from throughout the journey.

A bunch of rarities has also been dug up from the archives and will be put up for sale on the Bandcamp page (test-pressings, promo items, old posters etc.).

If you want to keep yourself updated, just follow the tag #MENTALOD30 at the above accounts, or the Bandcamp page.

By coincidence, the Love OD Communications label also has its 25th anniversary this year, so some of the activities will intertwine. To follow this separately, use the tag #LOVEOD25


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Wave∞Form@Rakettnatt 2019

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Looking forward to yet again be responsible for the site ambience at Tromsø’s own Rakettnatt Festival this weekend as part of my Wave∞Form project. I’ll be rigging my modular and some other bits in the new specially designed UFO-style booth (see pic above), and in addition to the usual space-themed soundscapes I’ll be trying out all my new patches based on alternative tuning systems such as Tibetan chrystal bowl “chakra” scales, Fibonacci sequences and Kepler’s planetary orbital cycles. Delighted to be able to do some research on a 7000+ crowd in the middle of my hometown over 2 days.