Biografi (Scroll down for English version) Bak artisten Eltervaag finner man Trond Eltervaag Hansen fra Stavanger, som driver til daglig utestedet/konsertscenen Martinique. Eltervaag har skrevet og fremført sin musikk både solo og i ulike bandkonstellasjoner i mange år. EP´en, som slippes på CCAP 17.september, er hans første utgivelse og mange i Stavanger kan nok med hånden på hjertet si: Det var på tide. Sangene på EPen kan beskrives som melankolsk indiepop med mye kjærlighet og et snev av faenskap. Høyre foten godt plantet i singer/songwriter sjangeren, den andre i rock/british invation, mens noen tær godt kan leke med knotter og gitareffekter. I senter ligger kanskje det sterkeste instrumentet; Den lyse Tim Buckly aktige-vokalen med en vibrato og nerve som skaper fokus og følelser i lytteren som fort kan gå over til stemme med trøkk og frustrasjon. Epen består av 5 sanger, spilt inn live i Øksnevad Studio (Frank Østebø), mikset av Ashley Stubbert (Pearl Jam, Kvelertak, Johnny Hancocks, Sebastian Waldejer ++) og mastret av Rick Fisher (Fleet Foxes, Damien Jurado, Pearl Jam, Cat Power ++). Med seg på innspillingen har han Margrethe Lunde (kor), Thorbjørn Bryne fra Stonefish Brigade (trommer), Kristoffer Riis fra Johnny Hancocks (leadgitar) Eirik Lye (bass), Ådne Sæverud (orgel) og Sebastian Waldejer (piano, synth, kor). De tre sistnevnte er fast inventar i backingbandet til Thomas Dybdahl, The Great October Sound.
ENGLISH The man behind “Eltervaag” is Trond Eltervaag Hansen. In addition to writing, performing and producing music, he runs the Martinique pub/venue in his hometown Stavanger, Norway. The EP, released on CCAP September 14th, is his first (and long awaited) release.
Melancholic indie pop with a lot of love and a hint of the devil within, describes the songs on the EP. With one foot in the singer-songwriter genre, the other one in rock / British invasion, while his toes play around with knobs and effect pedals. In the centre of it all lays the most powerful instrument; his Tim Buckley resembling vocal, with vibrato and a nerve that gets your attention, stirs up your feelings, and can suddenly turn into a powerful voice with attitude and frustration.
The five tracks on the EP was recorded live at Øksnevad Studio by Frank Østebø (live sound engineer for Kvelertak), mixed by Ashely Stubbert (Pearl Jam, Kvelertak, Johnny Hancocks, Sebastian Waldejer ++) and mastered by Rick Fisher (Fleet Foxes, Damien Jurado, Pearl Jam, Cat Power ++). His backing band is Margrethe Lunde (backing vocals), Thorbjørn Bryne from Stonefish Brigade (drums), Kristoffer Riis from Johnny Hancocks (lead guitar), Eirik Lye (bass), Ådne Sæverud (organ) and Sebastian Waldejer (piano, synth, backing vocals). The latter three are part of Thomas Dybdahl´s backing band, The Great October Sound.
Yes, we do love vinyl. In a perfect world every release on CCAP would be on vinyl. In reality most of the releases these days are digital. But, luckily we are working with a few artists that share our love of vinyl. The sound, the touch, the format, the smell, the feeling of putting that pick up down on a fresh new single, or a well used old album. There is something about vinyl that you just cant find on a digital file, a cd or a cassette tape.
Anyway, head on over to Kjetil Brandsdal / Drid Machine´s website to check out some of the lovely covers he´s made for CCAP and our artists recently. Johnny Hancocks, Kitchen Orchestra, Sebastian Waldejer and Poor Edward have all had their covers designed and printed by Kjetil the past year. And there is more to come! These singles are printed on Arigato covers from Stumptown Printers in Portland, USA. Honorary mention also goes out to Thor Legvold at Sonovo who is doing most of the vinyl mastering for us. Great work!
The singles are available through these Bandcamp pages (all vinyl singles includes digital download):
And last but not least a double 180 gram vinyl album by Pete Johansen. This is not a Drid Machine design or Stumptown cover, but it is an amazing album
Look To The Sky is the first single from the album Time Is Gonna Change You (release November 2011) by Poor Edward. The single is produced by Ashley Stubbert. In addition to the digital release the single is also available as limitied edition vinyl 7" including b-side Power Of The Gospel (by Ben Harper) on Bandcamp. Poor Edward is a duo consisting of Martin and Kristian Tungland Rinde; two brothers from Stavanger, Norway. Writing and performing their own songs, Poor Edward can be classified as a mixture of pop and rock with notable folk tendencies. Their trademark is a guitar and vocals sound, largely focused on lyrics and harmony. The music is melodious, sometimes melancholy, often understated and always authentic.
A few months ago Sebastian Waldjer released his brilliant new single «We Never Get Away Anymore». This week we stumbled upon a great new track by the US band Real Estate. These two tracks are amazingly similar. We doubt either of these artists have heard about each other before these tracks where released and that it is all a coincidence. It´s a small world after all? (™Disney) Whats your opinion?