development 2004

 

31. December 2004

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as to be seen on the left hand side, the navigation bar has changed . hope you find it more comfortable.
thanks to webmaster Thorsten for this - as ever - fine work!

 

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all developments listed here will be stored in archive. see the permanent link at bottom: 'back issues'

  > found 2 more movies with NPM music: see in discography section: soundtracks


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now for the statistics as promised:
- we had about 7.000 clicks on main page since August 2004 (480.000 clicks at all)
- we have about 150 topics with more than 700 posts in forum
- we have 35 registered members (including some hot ones like Paul_N)
- over 2.500 IP adresses have jumped in from 45 countries
- we have over 200 MB data in our store, still growing and growing and growing ...
SUMMARY: I
am exceptional proud about alle the heroes & contributors, without their help
this fan community never could have been established! THANK YOU ALL. -FRED

 

 

 

30. December 2004

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french magazine 'citizenjazz' interviewed NPM on occasion of the 'Streamer' release.
read more in french about NPM @ Jazz Villette 2003-09-14, and a review of 'Live'-DVD (2001)

 

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US music magazine 'jazztimes' offered a review on Washington 2003-12-11

 

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for our friends in italy a concert announcement for Udine 2004-06-29 including a NPM bio 
and an Eivind Aarset programme for Cagliari 2004-11-27 , both in italian. 
surf a bit around and you will find also Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen & others. 
seems to be a good place: NPM played there in 2002

 

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to complete this european roundtrip, see an announcement for Katowice + Warzawa 2004 
made by the official norwegian culture office in poland (with the oldest NPM pictures ever....)

 

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not enough european taste? then go to a spanish NPM bio & discography - very short

 

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now is enough. next time I will bore you with some statistics on molver.de to close this year :-)

 

 

 

29. December 2004

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a new section is born: the Eivind Aarset sub-page
it's just a begin to show appropriate respect to one of the most outstanding nu-jazz guitarists !
see & contribute your material & oppinion ...

 

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the Dennis Gonzales thing has lead us a new 'exclusive' section, where we will publish 
all unique material given to molvaer.de by the featured artists. we are working on it hardly ...

 

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allaboutjazz italy has published pictures from a rare concert: 
Nis Petter Molvaer & Martin Koller at Jazz Saalfelden 2003-08-28, austria. 
an oustanding gig where they performed Peter Gabriels "Don't give up" 

 

 

 

28. December 2004

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we are in the press again! click & read here: allaboutjazz

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bubblehouse, a german online music portal, contacted us with a lot of friendly lines and sent some links:
first, a cover review of 'Live' in Hamburg 2002, also a compact NPM biography and an 2002 interview.
not to forget the very fitting review on Munich 2002-09-09, titled as ' auditorium whispers'.
sorry, brothas + sistas - only in german

 

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maybe you've seen it earlier, probably not. try out some older pages from Kalleklev 
(NPM's management) and listen to songs of NPM, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, many others and
watch the 'Ligotage' video, too

 

 

 

26. December 2004

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Eivind Aarset's agency, hopper management, offers a bio, 'the string thing' & 'dark moisture' as audio files as well as 'dust kittens' as small video (this is obviously filmed in Hamburg, Fabrik, 2001 or later)

 

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a short review incl. photo and setlist ofNPM Oslo 2002-05-24 at Bl Club. 
maybe the date is wrong: wasn't Potsdam Jazzfest at this date, was it ?

 

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fine NPM & Bugge photo galleries & reviews on Nice 2003-07-22

 

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a blogger headline "Nils Petter Molvaer.....a genius!".  we won't disagree. 
btw: the gig does never happen.....

 

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german online-music magazine 'bubblehouse' featured Bugge and his Jazzland label  and 
reviewed Eivind Aarset Munich 2002-02-17 at Unterfahrt Jazz Club

 

 

 

23. December 2004

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Jan investigated in Dennis Gonzales. see what he surprisingly found: at forum > commercial releases

 

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throw also an eye on an old Eivind Aarset picture from 1983

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we are faster than everybody ! some additions to NPM's solo tournee, initiated by rikskonsertene/Norway, were made. the gigs are planned for 70 min. duration. further performers: Sven Persson - lyddesign, Jan Martin Vgen - lysdesign, Tord Knudsen - sound

 

 

 

20. December 2004

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an unfriendly but exhaustive review to Halle 2001-07-19 in german newspaper 'Die Zeit'

 

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Heiko Purnhagen sent us an other album with fine pictures of Oslo 2004-08-14. well done, Heiko !

 

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on multiple request: next new category in forum: 'DJ STRANGEFRUIT' moderated by Dhahii (who else).
Paul_N himself is an active member in our forum - so expect a lot of freshest discussions

 

 

 

17. December 2004

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another new category in forum: 'BUGGE WESSELTOFT' to give one of the most important and influential norwegian musicians a wider space -  moderated by Anne. come and contribute in any way !

 

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listen to a further magic molvaer remix of 'Marrow' at sound-inspiration.de >> referenzen >> remixe

 

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is anyone able to translate makedonian ? 
found a page  that reports probably about Jazzfestival Skopje 2003-10-21

 

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made an enhanced customizing on the calendar feature: 
now the current month is visible at bottom of forum page and shows you all dates of the present time

 

 

 

13. December 2004

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new category in forum: 'SUPERSTRINGS' to bundle all Eivind Aarset related topics in a suitable form.
older posts regarding EA will be moved. more categories to come - if you're missing any, 
drop me a line at postmaster@molvaer.de or open a discussion thread

 

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more fine pics in best quality: Katowice 2004-10-09

 

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germany's most influential political magazine 'Spiegel', issue no 40/2004, reports 
on the whole page 156
about norwegian musicians, especially Esbjrn Svensson Trio, 
but they mentioned not NPM...... strange or careless behaviour ?

 

 

 

10. December 2004

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newest NPM tourdates found by Weisi: Zrich 2005-04-27, also here

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SONIC - german magazine for music and traditional intruments - interviewed NPM 
about 'Streamer' and NPM's sound in its recent issue (shortened version online)

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Anne sent us a link with brand new pictures of Jazzland Sessions, Oslo, december 2004.
among others: Eivind Aarset, DJ Strangefruit, Bugge Wesseltoft. 
many thanks to the potographer Heiko Purnhagen to let participate us at least this way ! 

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NPM plays trumpet on re:jazz 'point of view', on track 11: "his name is..." ,
original composition performed by U. F.O.  -> see discography section
realmedia + wma soundfiles here

 

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webmaster furioso Thorsten added a new calendar feature for your conveniance: in mid of forum bar. at least all tourdates will be noticed here bit by bit. if you feel an important date should be visible here, drop me a line at postmaster@molvaer.de

 

 

 

7. December 2004

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made a special investigation on NPM's filmography. 
see first results in discography section at bottom

 

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Ole found there a NPM interview and has translated selected delicacies for us:
- NPM tells that he's a little disappointed that Streamer was almost ignored in Norway. 
  Despite great reviews around Europe. 

- He tells that there's much work behind that release, and that the songs are
almost like new after  
   having been played on many tours. 
- He also explains the magic of playing live, with the interaction with the audiences. 
- He says he enjoys letting other people make remixes of his songs. 
- He says that: "Good music is the one that comes from the heart, which is genuin and delievers the real 
  feelings. A person immediately understands what good music is, in the same way that one with the bad
   music is being overwhelmed with "plastic", falseness and a foolish/silly kind of music". 
- He continues: "In many ways it is all about not letting the commercial aspect become predominant
  over the artistic and the creative". 
- He thinks downloading music is ingenious. But he can't understand that people want to download music
  for free, and in the next moment pay 25NOK for a ringing tone for the mobile. Why not pay 10NOK
  for a song that costed maybe 100.000NOK and a lot of creativity? Copyright and owning his own 
  music is the reason why he changed record-label a few years ago. 
- He left ECM to get control over his own music. He liked ECM, but when they denied to give licence to
  use his music on the"Cafe del Mar"-collection, without asking NPM, he felt it was very wrong. 
- Asked about attending a dream-gig no matter time/place he startled: "Maybe Stevie Wonder in
  Drammen 1981 which was amazing, or Jimi Hendrix in a small club or Led Zeppelin when they were on 
 their height?" "No, I would be on the 3rd bench on a Billie Holiday-concert or why not Miles and his
  band in 1969. Even if these people were high absolutely everything available, it would have been an
  amazing musical experience" 
- Q: "Who would you have preferred to play with? Free choice." 
He answered: "To be honest: Today I play with the people I would most like to play with". he continues:
  "But if Joni Mitchell or Brian Eno were within reach, I wouldn't have turned down an offer... "

 

 

 

5. December 2004

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WE ARE  IN THE PRESS ! take a peep here
german jazz magazine JazzThetik December2004.
wrong URL, but who cares....

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did you already got your 2005 calendar ? if so, add the upcoming tourdates NOW:
Nils Petter Molvaer      2005-02-06   NOR  Lillehammer Kulturhuset Banken (NPM solo)
                                       2005-02-05   NOR  Kongsberg    Energimlla (NPM solo)
                                       2005-02-04   NOR  Skien           Ibsenhuset Skien (NPM solo)
                                       2005-02-03   NOR   B                Kroa i B (NPM solo)
                                       2005-02-02   NOR   Horten         Bakketeigen Kulturhus (NPM solo)

Eivind Aarset
                2005-02-06   POL  Katowice       Jazz Club Hipnoza
                                       2005-02-03   AUT  St.Poelten     Schauspielhaus
                                       2005-02-01    GER   Munich         Unterfahrt
                                       2005-01-31     GER   Karlsruhe     Tollhaus
                                       2005-01-28    TUR   Istanbul        Indigo Music Hall

 

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surf like norwegians: Norway's largest internet portal. this is read by 10-thousands, especially during the weekend, when many have "nothing else to do" than to surf.

 

 

 

3. December 2004

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a norwegian TV site with an article about NPM including a link 'siek ut Molvaers bootlegs her' (!). heroes Ole & Michael made a rough translation:
Molvr straight home

Nils Petter Molvr has a gang of enthusiastic fans that puts out concert-tunes on a website almost before they are played to the end. but Molvr belives that electronic downolads are the future.
Under Photo:

NPM has planned both film and theater music + his new album Streamer + a tour.
Electronic possibilities

the title is not a casual choice. Molvr is excited about the future for electronic downloads and sees it as a good opportunity to spread the music thorugh new channels. as long as people pays for it, of course. I am very provoced by the big music-shop chains often only offers what sells at the moment, he says.
Streamer points the changes a tune goes through after severeal live recordings. on the cd the tune Solid Ether has got a new wrapping (mood-wise) of DJ Strangefruit.
this is where the jazzelement is in the music we do. popmusic is more like classical music, where the build (composition) is more firm/structured, says Molvr
large landingfield (as where a bomb or a comet crashes)

the tumpeter has fans all over the world, and often experiences to be reviewed in british and american musicmedia before he gets reviews at home. 
the german fans on molvaer.de are special. the page is almost daily updated with a accuracy that impresses him for all the attention.

french movies
that he has fans in many countries he discovered when a french filmcreator phoned and asked hiim to make the music for the film Requiems with among others, Phillipe Noiret in a main character.  The filmcreator had heard Molvrs music while he wrote the manuscript.
Molvr admits that he watches films a lot, and that he can recognize that his music can be 'filmic'.  actually the Citadel de La Musique in France wants him to record and interpret his film-music favorites. but this must eventually be after he has made sound on Riksteaterets version of Gjengangerne (engl. ghosts, german: Gespenster - a play by Henrik Ibsen) .
I wanted to do this for a long time, but to play for people is my my 'main focus'.  this is where the lifegiving energy comes for me, he says to TV - net paper.

 

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read more about this french shortfilm 'Requiems'

 

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professional photo shoots from Zuerich 2004-10-22

 

 

 

1. December 2004

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radioheads: prepare your tape decks for BBC3 'late junction' Monday 6 December 2004 22:15-0:00 
Fiona Talkington with winter sounds and seasonal blues, including a special commission from Dhafer Youssef recorded at the London Jazz Festival (including Eivind Aarset)

 

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30 well done pics in best quality from Kaufleuten 2004-10-22

 

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UK's LastFM made a poll on NPM's most popular songs. the result looks a little bit strange - but see yourself. btw: we will offer some poll features in near future !

 

 

 

30.November 2004

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changed an unknown preset: you can now post in the forums as GUEST without any membership.
hope this relief will increase the quantity  of posts :-)

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K.H. Schmitt gave me an ECM flyer for the 1998 upcoming KHMER release. thanks for this generosity!
a lot of people listened to NPM's gig in Tokyo 2002-08-25. but did you know about the
SUPER UNIT SESSION a day before with Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, Nils Petter Molvaer, 
Danilo Perez, John Patituci, Brian Blade, Omara Portotuondo & pickup members ? look also here

 

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Bugge Wesseltoft speaks about his new release 'Film'ing' (in german) as well as
Karl Seglem about 'music has an acoustic heart' (in english) in german Jazzmagazine 'Jazzdimensions'

 

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Marcello found more details on Eivind Aarset's Equipment in an Alan Holdsworth forum

 

 

 

27. November 2004

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probably last chance to see some of our favourites live this year:
Jazzland Sessions @ Bl Club Oslo 2004-12-04 - Aarset, DJ Strangefruit, Wesseltoft, Endresen, ...

 

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you should refresh your practice in chineese language at this newsgroup
I guess they were talking about a NPM TV broadcast at Yat-Sen Channel on 2004-06-20. 
if you are not able to read this text, ask your local rice dealer and report every investigated detail ...

 

 

 

25. November 2004

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newest EIVIND AARSET tourdates for jan/feb 2005 here

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nordic hero Ole sent us some ancient Molvaer tickets. click here for pics section >>>>> great !
also a backside scan of my fuerth ticket signed by NPM :-)
the ticketmuseum counter is now at "5". this is not acceptable - up till now it's on you !

 

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Dhahii opened a new topic in forum:commericial releases - outstanding contribution ! 
go and discuss with us your
first encounter with NPM - it should dearly loved to know 
and I expect everyone to answer

 

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NEW: NPM bibliography at bottom of discography section. hope this will grow.....

 

 

 

22. November 2004

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photos from Eivind Aarset Trio gig at North Sea Jazz Festial Den Haag 2004- 07-10

 

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NOW OPEN:  an extra page with interesting & useful links that should be stored for a longer time 
and better sorted at
links page (see also top of page: navigation bar). every addition is welcomed !

 

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I'm sure you remember some 'unknown songs' on NPMs this year tour. I simply have asked him and he wrote back: "... the song between GASPER and HURRY SLOWLY is just an improvised interlude to hurry slowly, an intro so to say, based on a an orchestrasample wich Jan Bang brought in. 
the little song in the end is an old standard tune called NATURE BOY...
" . 
additional info: the song between 'Gasper & Hurry slowly' Jan & me decided to call 'INTERLUDE TO HURRY SLOWLY', and the small 2 minute NPM solo encore 'NATURE BOY' is written by Ehden Ahbez, performed first by Nat King Cole. so update your tracklists :-)

 

 

 

19. November 2004

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paul_n alias DJ Strangefruit gave us freshest first hand informations about the 
upcoming remix-album 'Mungolian Jet Set' in march/april 2005.
read yourself in forum:similar music:definitively related...

 

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Jan from Hamburg - one of the main contributors to this site - comes up with his trading page.
see especially the affectionate assembled 'contributions' out of NPM's sideman projects: 
at least one for every taste & mood ... -->> baltus-trade.de

 

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the unofficials section REDESIGN has finished. 
feel free to rummage around  and - please - report every dead link !

 

 

 

17. November 2004

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wished I could have been there to wallow in mellow tones: 
NPM & Aarset have appeared in Trondheim 2003-03-10 Nidarosdomen church

 

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some b/w pictures from Studentsamerfund  Oslo 2004-11-02

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are you wondering about some strange venue names like NHH, USF, Sardinen ? 
'northman' Ole illuminates these locations in Bergen, Norway for us: 

USF is an old factory that has been turned into a house of culture. It was a tin-factory, where they mainly produced tin-cans of sardines etc. It was called "United Sardines Factory"
One concert hall is where they used to put the sardines into the cans, so therefore it's called 
Sardinen
(The sardine). About 200 seats, I guess.
Another is Rkeriet. That's where they smoked the fish.
Smoke in norwegian is "rk" or "ryk". 
This is bigger, I think 500 people standing.
NHH is short for Norges Handels-Hyskole. The norwegian school of
economics. A very famous school, which you need VERY good grades to attend. They have a very active student-club. They arrange cultural weeks, bierstube (yes, they call it that, located in a tent, and the beer is flowing, almost like Oktober-fest), cabarets and many concerts. There are two concert-halls. The big one is called "Aulaen", which is where NPM played during the schools cultural week of 1998 
( Uken 98, which means
"the week 98"). Aulaen takes approx 1500 people standing.

 

 

 

13. November 2004

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Jan made a major update in discography section - thanks a lot !
who can help to catch a scan of that missing covers ? 
- Eberson, Jon - "City Visions" CBS 25864, 467 369-2 , 1983
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Eberson, Jon / Endresen, S
idsel - "Pigs and Poetry"Sony, CBS 460457-2,  1987
- Eberson, Jon - "Backhand Smash", Hot Club HCRCD 60
, 1988

 

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if you are quick you probably get a chance to leech NPM Oslo 2004-08-14 from etree.org. 
further informations of how-to-get & what-to-do in forum: recording+trading

 

 

 

11. November 2004
'UPDATED''

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tourdates-, discography- & unofficials section are constantly in motion. major changes will be marked from now on as UPDATED or NEW for an appropriate while to make it easier for you to follow

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we made a lot of content corrections on unofficial records due to fail condition of same tapes. especially trackmarks and song titles were revised - recognizable by the additive 'remastered version' on cover backs. don't be bothered if your personal copy is ostensible different - but report considerable divergences !

 

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do you know wikipedia ? it's an free-content online-encyclopedia in many languages. 
the circumstance is: it's lacking in any NPM-entries - what a shame ! who's next to do the first step ?

 

 

 

9. November 2004

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about a year ago I came across to an online ticket museum, made by Rolf Thalmann, Hamburg. unfortunately NPM is absolute under-represented at this time - so send a copy of your ticket !

 

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for some NPM & related record reviews in german visit 'Unterhaltungsgarantie' -
enjoy very personal views on selected albums

 

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recently the 'Observer', UK, gives us impressions on 'Streamer'

 

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NPM gave german online-magazine 'Nordische Musik' a telephone interview a  day before his gig 
at Trnenpalast Berlin 2004-07-09. also a lot of high quality pictures.
Try out a search with your favourite keywords, e.g. 'molvaer', 'aarset' 

 

 

 

5. November 2004

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Mike Chadwick from ejazz recommends: Nils Petter Molvaer. listen to interview of the month

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just now I'm holding in my hands a stack of large, high glossy photographs from 'Pieces of Jazz'  
in outstanding quality - they are worth every penny !
do not hesitate to make your choice - whether single pics as 20x30cm hand made prints or the book itself or one of the offered jazzpackages (book + prints in different outfittings) for your personal satisfaction or as xmas or birthday present

 

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Monica sent us a link with pictures of NPM, DJ Starngefruit & Jang Bang at Oya 2003-08-09

 

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freshest webstreams of 'Little Indian' & 'Solid Ether' from Cargo Club, London 2004-09-10, to be found at www.nilspettermolvaer.com/musicmedia.html. also a brief review here

 

 

 

1. November 2004

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Arild Andersen, famous double bass player and head of former 'Masqualero', wrote on his home page under 'news' about his newest release 'Electra': "...I have remixed the music for CD and added some drums and percussion including some electronic beats that Nils Petter Molvaer made for me on one of the songs. the CD will be out on ECM beginning of next year..."

 

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norwegian musician ystein Sevg offers the track 'Miles Away' as small commercial video, 
NPM plays trumpet in the foreground

 

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read more about the movie 'Frozen Heart' and how 'Kakonita' became into being as well as the updates on 'Stratosphere Girl' & 'Nanook of the North' in discography section at bottom of page

 

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any Jeff (Florida, USA) reviewed a Terje Rypdal concert, also Molvaer, in New York 1998-06-27

 

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some people reported difficulties with the bootleg covers handling & printing. I've added now templates on top of unofficials page with small instructions inside - hope that brings you a step ahead !

 

 

 

31. October 2004

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a set of well done pictures from Katowice 2004-10-09 concert

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Jan has shot some pics at Hamburg 2004-10-04.  as usual very hard to hit the musicians due to the dimmed light. watch that impressive location. but see yourself in pics section (where else?)

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Tobias' request waked up my interest in drummer equipment. 
be astonished about Rune Arnesens' "weapons of mass percussion"
I'd never thought that "tech talk" would become the most frequent forum category !

 

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a flash back / fast forward / rewind view on NPM and Jazzkaar 2000-04-28

 

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a bulk of Masqualero gig dates from 1984 - 1992 has arised -> tourdates section
there's a lot to investigate....are you the volunteer ?

 

 

 

29. October 2004

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when I started collecting NPM audience recordings in spring this year, there were just 3 concerts listed. see what happenend in between at trader platforms like db.etree.org, phishhook, and others !

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new NPM tourdates are published: this is a norwegian tour as solo performance, and a result of a commision from Rikskonsertene in norway -> see tourdates section

 

 

 

28. October 2004

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welcome Pal 'Strangefruit' Nyhus! 
read his reply on Jan's 'first impressions on Streamer' in forum: commercial releases

 

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Ole sent us hints on next Eivind Aarset gig as Trio at Bergen 2004-11-05,
and Aarset with Torun Erikson, DJ Strangefruit & friends at Oslo 2004-12-04

 

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Festival de Jazz en Haute-Garonne offers a small NPM video from Toulouse 2001-10-27
at mid of page on the right hand side. visit also unofficials section under 'fragments'

 

 

 

26. October 2004

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two new links for you to read in german about Nils Petter Molvaer & 'Streamer', 
and also Eivind Aarset's 'Connected' with some unique photos found by the sleepless Jan Stubbe.
again a 'Streamer' review at Jazz-Zeitung, germany.
more to study about NPM at PopFrontal, a german music interview magazine

 

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frown on Till 'son-in-law' Brnner's comment about NPM's music & concert at Frankfurt 2001-09-02 
in an online
stalker magazine ... ... ...ts, ts

 

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press section is updated with some new concert reviews out of german paper based media

 

 

 

22. October 2004

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string players are known for never ending tuning their extravagant technical gear. 
for inspiration throw an eye on Eivind Aarset's equipment listed in forum: tech talk

 

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Numusic gave a challenge to renowned jazz trumpet player Nils Peter Molvaer, Dj Strangefruit, Jan Bang and media artist Sam Bannister (uk) to create a minimum 60 minute concert that celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Technics 1210 MK II Dj turntable. A unique event exclusive to this years Numusic. read a review for this event: Stavanger 2004-08-19

 

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digged out an 2002 interview about NPM's background and his relation to electronics

 

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googlin' the net brings often hints to concerts. every investigated URL is regular stored 
in tourdates section as 'link' -  so scroll around and follow the trail of the master ...

 

 

 

20. October 2004

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for better reading & more information I made a redesign of 'unofficials' page.
it's not ready yet due to the incredible effort but it works furthermore.
for your conveniance I made also a technical change on pics section - now it's faster !
also new here is NPM in the 'press' (see new header entry above). a first step is yet visible.
so dig your boxes & grab your files and send, send, send whatever you have! for those who are not able to scan: put your paper in an envelope, adress it as shown at bottom of 'impressum' page

 

 

 

18. October 2004

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updated pics section on Adam's request: close-ups of NPM's floorboard at bottom of pics page 
(read also forum: tech talk)

 

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radioheads mark again your kalendar: Eivind Aarset on 28th of october 19:05 GMT +1, 
at german SWR2 Jazz Radio  (for the forgetfulls they offer a reminder via email :-)

 

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found an old concert review on Tbingen 1998-10-12 in 'OUK' - a german online magazine 
for contemporary electronic music

 

 

 

15. October 2004

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brothers, heroes, moms & everyone: we made it! read what NPM wrote as 'some words 
in the middle of the tour' on his homepage from underway, on second half of the text block

 

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a hint for all the newbies here: 
you can automatically 
monitor this page for every update. don't mind on spam - it's secure.

 

 

 

13. October 2004

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Mike made also a lot of shoots at Cologne 2004-10-03 - great contribution !

 

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next EIVIND AARSET gigs are announced: Paris 2004-10-15,  Ellmau 2004-10-30 
& Bergen 2004-11-05 . who's next to Elmau ? let us know immediately !

 

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Mattias sent us an review in german newspaper 'Frankfurter Rundschau' on Mainz 2004-09-30

 

 

 

7. October 2004

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prepare your windows media player 9 and don't miss the St.Plten 2004-10-07 show tonite 
as live webcast !

 

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german newspaper 'Die Welt' reviewed intensly Hamburg 2004-10-04 with some interesting thoughts

 

 

 

4. October 2004

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as a starter see photo shoots taken by DrWipp at Mainz 2004-09-30 in pics section

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see also the freshest photos from Cologne 2004-10-03

some minutes after the gig I entered a chance to talk with NPM
for a while. 
within the first minute he grabbed his laptop and started via W-LAN 
overwhelmed and dumbfounded www.molvaer.de ! (click picture left to enlarge).
read more about this outstanding concert later in forum topics

 

 

 

17.September 2004

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don't miss the next tourdates and don't forget to report your impressions......maybe we will meet there ?
- 2004-10-04     Hamburg          Fabrik
- 2004-10-03     Kln                
Stadtgarten ( & Karl Seglem; broadcasted by WDR3)
- 2004-10-02     Heidelberg      Enjoy Jazz Festival Karlsbader Hof
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2004-10-01      Potsdam           Nikolaisaal
- 2004-09-30     Mainz    Frankfurter Hof  

 

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googlin' the web brought a clutch of pictures from Vossa 2003-04-11
and a lot of shoots on a photographers page as well as a photo album here

 

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watch Toulouse 2001-10-27 as mini video and a 2002 appearance on  norwegian tv 
including both,  interview and 'Little Indian' (click 'lyd og video' on the right hand side)

 

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did you know that NPM has worked as member or sideman on nearly 80 albums so far ?
click on discography page and surf around for a while ....

 

 

 

14.September 2004

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professional photographer Karl-Heinz Schmitt published a jazz book with intimate on-stage photos 
of NPM among lot of other jazz musicians as 'Pieces of Jazz'. follow the link for detailed information and online-order.
Mr. K.H. Schmitt kindly offers exemplary impressions in our pics section - thanks for that !

 

 

 

13.September 2004

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have spent a lot of time fishing the web for NPM details. see especially all new 'links' 
in
tourdates section at the appropriate dates. surf around and see what you've missed so far

 

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as you know NPM is born 1960 in Sula / Norway. watch that pictures 
from 1978, 1983, 1991, 19??, and 1993

 

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NPM is pictured in 'jazz in time',  a german jazz photo illustration 
from Ingolstdter Jazztage (bottom of page)

 

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uk's newswpaper 'the guardian' published a review about Tabla Beat Science w/ special guest NPM
at London 2003-03-11 Barbican Club. it sounds not satisfactory but read yourself...

 

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read  a 2001 > interview about 'Solid Ether'  at german music magazine TenDance
read a 2002 NPM interview in germany's respectable music magazine Jazzthetik
read  a 2001 NPM interview about molovaer vs. fresu  at french arts magazine
'@xe libre'
(is anyone out there to translate this in english ?)

 

 

 

8. September 2004

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all the ones of you that missed the NPM BBC sessions on August, 24th are given a second chance:
tonight, 8th of September at BBC Scotland Radio 'BeBop' goes out on 20:05-22:00. 
you will also be able to listen again on demand for one week following transmission. 
either click on the 'Listen Again' link on the BeBop page or go to the  Listen Again page

 

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coverart BBC Session 2004-08-20 london for your conveniance in unofficials section

 

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did you ever see NPM clothed in a white snowman dress  playing inside a frozen waterfall 
at -10 degrees ? see impressive pics from Winter Arts Fest at Lillehammer_2004-02-13
especially pic pages 8 & 10 ... (click 'show slideshow' at bottom of page)

 

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read a review about 'Recoloured' from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) 
and also about 'Live' DVD from Jazzecho (both in german)

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again we are visible & linked - this time  at the Kraan fan page (the most important german progrock band for over 30 years now). surf around and see where my musical roots are ...
if you like NPM  you might like Hattler (visit the music download area) and/or Tab Two!

 

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best boy Uli designed for us  an appropriate logo. enjoy this fine artwork above :-)

 

 

 

5. September 2004

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NPM has listed additional tourdates 2004 at his homepage - check back often !

 

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radioheads programm your tape recorder: NPM on the air Cologne 2004-10-04 at WDR3
coverart & track listing will be displayed here a few days later ...

 

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again we've found gig pictures on the net for Wiesen_1999-07-10 and Stavanger_2002-05-08
as well as a gig review in italian on Berlin_2004-07-09

 

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where are the japanese fans ? is there anyone outside to support us in investigations ? 
if you are able & willed to help, please check grinning troll and report about your results

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see german cinema start dates for Stratosphere Girl
for more detailed info please scroll down to August 20th 

4. September 2004

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we have reached the next molvaer-level of evolution: webmaster Thorsten has set up
the community
FORUM  (see link above in navigation bar). Gentlemen, start your engines!
share your thoughts, meanings & experiences with others and start a discussion thread as you like ...

 

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more tour pictures were found by our tireless web fishermen: Jazz by the Sea Fano 2004-07-05 

 

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Colin gave us alternate covers for willisau 1998 and cologne 2001 - great artwork ! 
brand new handicrafted coverart for London 2004-08-20 and Leverkusen 1999-10-17 -> unofficials

 

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NPM is featured over 2 full pages in clarino 9/2004, a german brass player magazine:
"NPM: the renewer of jazz trumpet and his new album"

 

 

 

2. September 2004

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we made it ! yesterday I was noticed about the first link to our domain at www.mosemoses.de
a Zappanale related fan site. a must for every fan of extravagant & profound live music 
dedicated to one of the most genius musicians ever: Frank Zappa 

 

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the norwegian embassy & consulate general in UK published a detailed article about NPM and his worldwide cultural work for norway including a bio & a STREAMER review

 

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Marcello found a photopage  on the Nils "Perrer" Molvaer gig in Catania 2004-07-02 and he wrote these funny joke: : 
"...  so this is my proposal: let's build a related site we would call www.nilsperrermolvaer.it,
dedicated to an unknown norwegian trumpeter with italian parents and a particular tendence to blend electronics with italian folk songs..." 

 

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NOTICE: all gig-related web adresses are also linked in tourdates section to the suitable date 

 

 

 

1. September 2004

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HURRY FAST to listen to a webstream at london radio bbc3.  click on the right hand side 
"Late Junction 24. August 2004" and enjoy 4 tracks out of an exclusive BBC session with NPM, 
recorded on Aug 20th.  see also  unofficials section

 

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long before NPM announced his latest album, 'All About Jazz' faked us with a clamorous page: 
on april, the 1st they announced a "prestentious" return to Manfred Eicher's  court (ECM) with 
an incredible "C'mere". The rest of the review is even more comical than the words could seem.... 

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a brief story about the 'Hot Rod EP' from the net. 
more information on this release
in discography section

31. August 2004

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...and the winners are ... 
'plypussi' - "np3 rmx_nils petter molvaer" and 'AirCut' - "white, orange and blue".

read more about the 2002 Marrow Remix Contest (in german) and see the tracklists of unbelievable 
72 (in words: seventy-two) remixes in unofficials section. NPM summarized to all competitiors:
Dear all,
Im overwhelmed by the response to this remix competition. There came in apx.90 mixes and it was almost impossible to choose a "winner". In any case...music is not about competition. Its about finding your own voice and using your esthetic filter to create the music you want to hear. This is a process that "hopefully"never stops. When I ended up with these two mixes as winners it has to do with timing, how the samples were used, and a musical flow wich I can relate to (and a killer bassline in Aircuts mix). There are at least 20 mixes that could have won, but in the end these two were chosen. 
I wish you all the best,and good luck in the future. Regards, Nils Petter Molvaer 

 

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more pics of fuerth 2004-07-11 in fantastic quality  here

 

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try this amusing link and get cheered up: http://www.gnod.net/music/related/Molvaer.asp
warning: you could get hypnotized, and won't be able to stop !

 

 

 

29. August 2004

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read an 2002 interview about NPMs use of audio software in english or german

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have bought STREAMER CD yesterday and what should I say ? o u t s t a n d i n g !
it brings among others one of the finest 'Kakonita' ever and a new track 'Sauna' 
that reminds me to some unknown songs from the fuerth gig this year.
you should buy 2 or 3 CDs and give them away to friends to infect them with that
molvaer-virus we're suffering on.........now waiting for the SACD version.

 

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Eivind Aarset fans are now able to fulfill their long-therm planning. the  promoter announced 
an upcoming austrian gig at St.Poelten 2005-02-03
for short-therm oriented: Eivind Aarset Trio live in Paris Factory Club 2004-10-15 ->
tourdates

 

 

 

25. August 2004

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tv heads: mark your calender and program your vcr:

german television WDR, 30th of August, 0:55-2:00 from 20. Leverkusener Jazztage 1999;

Jazzline: Nils Petter Molvaer 'Khmer' and Markus Stockhausen '99 possible words'

 

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a bulk of  pics from Oya Festival, Oslo 2003-08-09

 

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listen to an exclusive NPM interview & concert footage plus three songs performed 
at Marquee Club
London 2002-10-28 

 

 

 

23. August 2004

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somebody made an university workout on npm music: facharbeit (in german)

 

 

 

22. August 2004

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the restless Jan Stubbe has spent a lot of nights to collect information on NPMs releases and musical collaborations. See the impressive work out in discography section and youll know what to buy on monday

 

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some picture links for your conveniance and satisfaction

www.photographymedia.comwww.jazzreview.com

 

 

 

20. August 2004

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webmaster Thorsten beamed us last night into the next level of molvaer beeing..... enjoy all the new features including the monitor function at bottom of this page. just enter your email adress and you will automatically be notified on every change (dont mind on spam - its secure)

 

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placed also a 40sec movie from fuerth in pics section

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NPM composed and performed the soundtrack of Stratosphere Girl, kind of an independent thriller movie. screenplay & director M.X. Oxberg, 85 min, germany 2003. shown on Berlinale Film Festival. public cinema start in germany on 2004-09-09. trailer here. german review:
Das unterkhlte und zugleich fesselnde Spiel von Newcomerin und Ex-Model Chlo Winkel, die hypnotischen Jazz-Klnge von Nils Petter Molvaer und die eindringlichen Comic- und Film-Bilder verdichten sich gemeinsam zu einer dsteren und doch unbeschwerten Vision ber das Erwachsenwerden, die Macht der Fantasie und das Eintauchen in eine fremde Kultur.

 

 

 

19. August 2004

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dont forget to rememeber the release date for upcoming CD/SACD Streamer : Aug. 30th 2004 !

 read a review here http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/reviews

 

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radioheads: mark your calendars for
04.10.2004, 20:05-22:00 WDR3 fm Das Konzert:

Karl Seglem, Nils Petter Molvaer live from Stadtgarten Kln 

 

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next tourdates (for upcoming shows see tourdates section)

2004-09-30 Mainz / GER Frankfurter Hof  

2004-09-12 London / UK XFM live to air (Nick Luscombe slot, 104.9 Xfm)

2004-09-10 London / UK Cargo (Shorditch, East London)

is anyone outside there to tape that xfm broadcast ? 

 

 

 

18. August 2004

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added some memories from the fuerth gig this year in pics section

Marcello attended the Rome show on 2004-06-28 and wrote:
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hey started with a techno jam... don't know if it was a tune from the upcoming album (he announced it but didn't mention about release date). Qvenild and Bang were absolutely on the spot adding more psychedelic noises and obsessive grooves. Then a ballad and some (probably) new tunes.

The style was the same as always with the wide use of soundscapes, lyrical Trumpet lines. But what impressed me most was that they jammed a lot after starting the tunes. The only ones which were from the previous albums were Vilderness and Platonic Years. But unrecognizable: a great re-arranging,

basic tracks totally changed, often the rythm patterns were different too

 

 

 

15. August 2004

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started to set up this page with the aid of a friend (thanks webmaster Thorsten !)