The Sound Of Stavanger



Yes, it´s that time of the year again.
From all of us to all of you, a slightly alternative x-mas collection.

Some of these tracks were first released in 2004 on the "(Not Just) Another X-Mas Album". Thirteen of the fifteen tracks on the compilation was specifically written for this compilation. Use the "buy" link to check out the rest of the album on iTunes.

As a bonus we´ve added two tracks from 2010 and 2011: Kitchen Orchestra´s collaborations with Pål Jackman and Janove Ottesen. Both these tracks are released on beautiful colored 7" vinylsingles with handprinted covers. (the tracks are also available for streaming and download through Spotify, Wimp, Amazon, 7-Digital, iTunes etc)

The latest addition to this playlist is the new single from Elise Vatsvaag: December. Not a x-mas track per se, but the title and the track fits nicely with the rest of the tracks


Grønn Te - debutalbum

HEFTIGE TING! («passionately appealing»)

NORWEGIAN (scroll down for english): "Heftige Ting" er på vei til deg. Den temmelig organiske gjengen i Grønn Tê gir nå ut sin første plate med akkurat dette navnet. Tekstene er på Stavangerdialekt og rytmene har sine røtter i reggae og vestnorsk folkemusikk. Her er banjo, akustiske gitarer, hornblåsing og fortellinger om ugler og tåkete myrer, kald brostein og heftige jenter. Værsågod og forsyn deg.

ENGLISH: "Heftige Ting" means something like "passionately appealing". These songs and rhythms are made to have that effect on you. "Grønn Tê" is a bunch of musicians from Stavanger, Norway. Together they made this music, using banjos, acoustic guitars, mighty trumpets and all kinds of assorted gadgets. The words are sung in the local tongue of their area and they tell stories of foggy swamps, owls hunting, cold and wet nights of apparition and the crossing of blue mountains. All this to rhythms based on reggae as played in the coastal regions of western Norway.

The album is available on streaming and download services now, and will be available as CD and VINYL through local stores (Stavanger area) and on Bandcamp this coming week.

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Vinyl cover designs - part 2

We love vinyl! Part 2

Another vinyl release well worth checking out. For more vinyl releases check out the original
«We love vinyl» post

Rub A Dubs, Norways premiere reggae band. This is their fourth release


As we mentioned in our first blog post this year CCAP have moved location and we are currently reshaping the company to better meet the demands of todays music market. We have been spending a lot of time lately doing research, studying the music market, the players, the tools, emerging trends, the different ideas and philosophies regarding todays music business and where we are all headed. There is so much going on in the world of music and in the music business these days that just thinking about it can make you dizzy. The downside is that there are so many different opinions and so many options these days that it is really to hard to figure out which way to turn. The upside is that there will always be a need and interest for good music and there is a strong belief that there is still a need for someone to take care of the business side of things (thats us!)
We went to By:larm in Oslo in February to meet our colleagues and catch up on the latest business development and check out some new bands. Earlier this month we visited London as a member of the Music Export Norway delegation to learn more about the British Music Market and meet representatives from the British music business. We got stuck in London for a few days due to the Icelandic vulcano, which was a bit of a hassle. But still, if you are going to get stuck somewhere London is not the worst place to stay.
These days we are working hard to find funding for our company and the projects we have worked on the past months. Not an easy task in the best of times, made even harder by the negative trend in the music business for the past few years, but hopes are high and ambitions even higher.
Before the summer we will have a brand new websolution which we are really looking forward to launch. We have also recently signed a new distribution deal for Europe plus some other territories. More information on this later.
These are some of the artists we are working with these days, check our latest newsletter for more info on some of these talents
BORDERLINE CASE - basic rock´n roll just the way you like it. They have just released a new EP on CCAPlokal
SASQUACTH are releasing a new album on CCAPknirk these days. Jazz based but the band have shown that they also appeal to the indie and noize crowds
JORUNN HODNE will be releasing her debut album next month. Moody cabaret pop with a dash of jazz
THE BRIGADE with members from Helldorado and Stonefish Brigade will be releasing their debutalbum in September. A single and video will be released in May. Great band, dark folk influenced rock. If you like Helldorado and/or Madrugada you will love these guys
THE SHOCK! are releasing the first official single and video in May
SEBASTIAN WALDEJER is now an official member of THOMAS DYBDAHL`s touring band. The tour supporting the new Thomas Dybdahl album started this week
CHRISTER KNUTSEN just came home from his first European tour with Sivert Høyem. The tour was a great success
THE LIST released their new EP Twentysox earlier this year. There was a bit of a problem with the production of the vinyl, but its finally arrived and will be available online very soon
Talking about vinyl, the new RUB A DUBS album, Frozen Light, will also be available on vinyl online very soon.
HELLDORADO will be releasing their latest album, Sinful Soul, in Europe this fall. They will also be touring in Europe
Thats it for now, more news soon!

RUB A DUBS - New album

The amazing RUB A DUBS returns with 14 reggae tracks written and produced in the land of the midnight sun. Rub A Dubs presents reggae and lovers rock sprinkled with trip hop, electronica, jazz and soul influences, but still true to the Jamaican roots.

RUB A DUBS is an absolutely brilliant reggae band, their current line up has proven to be pure magic, and they have the audiences skanking, grooving, smiling and enjoying their set of pure, warm (& cool) and beautiful Rub A Dubs originals.

The new album is available for streaming (free) and download at

At the Bandcamp site we have also included lyrics and a piece on the phenomenon of Frozen Light

RUB A DUBS says:
So this is us, to the bone and for now.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you….
On bass, John Lilja. Fast and furious. Even has a slow gear. Grounded and heavy. As they come.
Ruben Rott Dalen is the timemaster. Different drum and then some. Trombone as the Mighty Elephants call their mates and mourn their deceased. Who else but Arne Kolstad? Who else?
Saxophones region is Glenn Brun Henriksen.Power and fire. Wailing.Up comes the keyboardsman. Jan Petter Taarland is bubbling sharply. As is Børre Jacobsen on guitar. Sharp stabs and seagull soloing. Didrik “ El DID” Ingvaldsen is the thrilling trumpeteer. Walls of Jericho, go! And then Lone Ungar is singing and sharing her soul with us lucky listeners. Waiflike in stature, but of mother natures best. Vocalising, guitarplaying, musicmaking is William Helvik. Founding father of Rub A Dubs.
That’s it, so far

Happy New Year!

A quick update on what is going on with CCAP these days.

This spring we are releasing new albums by
Sebastian Waldejer (May), Helldorado (March) and Rub A Dubs (May/June)
Sebastian is working in the studio right now to finish the recordings for his debut album. Helldorado have finished the recordings for their fourth release. The album is being mastered by
Barry Diament. Rub A Dubs are also in the final stage of recording their new album.

Jackman have just releases a new movie, Jernanger, which have received great reviews and which contains some great music by Jackman himself. Jackman released a great EP followed by an equally great album on CCAP a couple of years back. Well worth checking out if your into surf/garagerock/gypsy/punk/funk/jazz (and who isnt?)

We are also applying for funding for a new
POP08 project (named "POP09" obviously)

We are also in the process of restructuring the label. We are planning to add two sub-labels each with their own speciality and we are adding a couple of great managers to the label to work these sub labels. We will tell you more as soon as we have decided on all the details...

Happy holidays!

We are taking a well deserved (?) holiday, the office will be closed from 23. December - 28. December

For 2009 we´ve got a couple of very interesting projects lined up:
New albums by
Great people, great music, what more can you ask for?!

If you are in Stavanger remember to check out Helldorado live at
Checkpoint Charlie 25th December and Christer Knutsen + Hovering Orville at Cementen 27th December, not to forget our old friend Micke From Sweden at Cementen 30th December

Happy Holidays everyone!