Author Archives: Hjorten

Inspired by intoxication

You know that thin line between perfectly buzzed and drunk? The line that is rare and rather difficult to balance on? Thanks to cheap whiskey and ginger ale I managed to stand right on it while I was playing at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress as Reversed Obesity in 2009. Thanks to the alcohol I wasn’t […]

Another Valentine’s

My usual way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Click image for full-size.

Finding friends through remixes

Some time in 2007 I as usual went into a local music store and headed straight for their “demo shelf”. It was more or less a daily routine for me, always hoping to find a new demo by a local group/artist. And that very day I found something special, namely Geld‘s first and only demo; […]

Different approaches to noise

You’re your own worst critic, or you should be, and back in 2006 when I first started out making horrible (in a bad way) noise, I wasn’t. I uploaded everything I did, and rarely looked back at what I did. In way it was a good thing, but generally I’d say that it was a […]

Different process

During a recent talk with my friend David, also known as IOK-1, he mentioned that he has around 150 plays a week on his SoundCloud. I don’t know how many I have, but it’s far from that much. Then again, I don’t really post much stuff other than experiments and excerpts. Partly it’s because I […]

A new toy

A few days ago I bought a used Roland SPD-6. I’m mainly gonna use it for triggering sounds, but for the time being I don’t have the cable I need. So here’s some random play on it.

Music From Escalators, update 1: Editing the sources.

As mentioned in the first post about the project, the total length of the sounds is 2:51 hours. But that included a bunch of unwanted sounds. Now, after some heavy editing, the total length is down to 2:07 hours. Below you can hear an example of the unwanted sound, and also a brief sample of […]

Music From Escalators, an introduction.

Armed with my Edirol R-09 and two JrF contact mics I spent 2011 recording all of Uppsala’s public escalators. I ended up with 29 files with a size of 1,68 GB, and a total of 2:51 hours, but that also includes sounds that came from handling the mics and walking from escalator to escalator. During […]

Summarizing 2011

Another year, and another time to summarize what I’ve done, just like I did in 2009 and 2010. One album, five EP’s and one gig. So compared to the past two years I haven’t been that creative. Or well, I haven’t released as much. The first release was the recording of my gig in Gävle, […]

On the cover

A short while ago I was contacted by a journalist from Upsala Nya Tidning, they were going to ask a bunch of local music acts about their favorite covers. And they wanted me to participate. My list is as follows: Marilyn Manson – Sweet dreams (are made of this) (Eurythmics) Frida Snell – Bullet with […]