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New project: WAVE∞FORM

Over the years I have written a lot of music that falls outside of my usual arena of club-friendly (and sometimes slightly un-friendly) beats. Up until recently this has mainly been in connection with film scoring or composing for art shows and sound installations, but I feel I’m now ready to release some of my more experimental material in a more traditional way. I’m therefore starting a new series of releases under a different artist name – to avoid any confusion. The first transmission by this new project is called “Waveform01”, and is a single track album with a running time of 53mins 17secs. You can stream the whole album from this new Bandcamp page , and if you like what you hear and want to purchase it, you may do so for a minimum of 5 Euro. If you want to pay more, that’s also OK. It only means I will be able to keep expanding my modular setup, and hopefully create new and interesting sounds for your future enjoyment. If you want to get in touch to book a live gig with WAVE∞FORM, you can hit me up through one of my social media channels (mentaloverdrive @ Instagram, Twitter or Facebook). If you’re rather looking for more club-friendly beats, you probably want to book Mental Overdrive instead. I hope you enjoy the new sounds.


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Live at Synth Fest 2 in Brno (CZ)

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I’ll be heading to the city of Brno in the Czech Republic towards the end of May to play live at a party on Friday May 27th in connection to Noise Kitchen’s Synth Fest 2. The two-day festival will include workshops, parties, lectures and talks about synthesisers, modular systems and all things fun and tweakable. The gig will also mark the re-release of my 1995 album “Plugged” on Prins Thomas’ Rett i Fletta label, and also the launch of the “Tromsø” module by Bastl Instruments. The line-up is constantly being added to, so check in on the Facebook event link above for more info.


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Plugged Revisited

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I’m happy to announce that my debut album “Plugged”, originally released on Love OD back in 1995, will be re-issued on May 27th through Prins Thomas’ “techno, not techno” label Rett i Fletta. The Prins has done a wonderful job in re-editing and restoring the album from the original DAT masters, and has also chosen alternative takes from the live “direct-to-tape” mixes I had done at the time. Topped with a new mastering and pressed on triple vinyl, it’s almost a brand new package that will hit the streets in May, and I’m very pleased about the result. You can check out snippets over at distributor wordandsound’s website.


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“Hellbent” on Ploink

There are quite a few releases stacked up for 2016, and we’ll be starting with a Prins Thomas edit of the track “Hellbent” to be included on Bergen techno label Ploink’s first anniversary EP (out of three planned this year). The EP will be available on D&M-mastered vinyl from February 22nd, and you can hear snippets of all tracks in the player above.