Five new remixes of selected tracks from the “Integratron EP” will be released Friday November 20th. The mixes are done by Benjamin Mørk, Aggie Frost, Rudow, Θ and Mogens Henckel. Listen and pre-order in the player above.
A new 4-track EP will be released on November 6th, including material ranging from industrial synth-inspired beats to downtempo moods. Check it out in the player above, and click to pre-order through my Bandcamp page.
It 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.
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
Mental Overdrive · Spring Cleaning Mix
Spring cleaning the archives. And dropping some new material. Tracks by Coil, Brenda Ray, Atom, Dungen and yours truly.
New track available through Bandcamp now. The video was shot in Tromsø on the 25th and 26th of March 2020, and features the closed-down city.
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.
This is a mix made exclusively from unreleased hardware jams I’ve done over the last year or so at The Shelter Studios, Tromsø, Northern Norway and other selected locations. Recorded onto the 4ms WAV module and then edited and mixed in the DAW that dare not speak its name. Enjoy!
The “Dartrax EP”, featuring Chiwoniso Maraire, Anania Ngoliga and Maulid Mohammed, will be released by Musar Recordings on February 15th. The EP includes remixes by Charlotte Bendiks and Boska, plus DMX Krew.
I have made a new mixtape which is now in circulation both on audio cassette and through my Bandcamp subscriber only service. It’s called “Pyramids on the Moon vol. 1”, and consists of outtakes and previously unreleased material in the form of film soundtracks, theatre music and various sketches that haven’t left my studio before. Go subscribe to my Bandcamp page to get this and other subscriber exclusives, plus my entire Mental Overdrive back catalogue.