Love OD Communications


‘Everything is connected’ out now!
February 27, 2014, 10:50 am
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The new Mental Overdrive album ‘Everything is connected’ is out today. The album is a compilation of EP’s and singles released over the last 3 years, plus some exclusive bonus tracks. Head over to your favourite online store, or get it directly from our Bandcamp page, where you can now also order the limited CD edition of the previous Mental Overdrive album ‘CYCLS‘.



Watch the trailer for “Monster”
January 22, 2014, 12:50 pm
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You can now watch the teaser for the film “Monster” by Carl Christian Lein Størmer and Per Martinsen above, and while you’re at it, why don’t you head over to the film’s Facebook Page to check out news, additional info and exclusive behind the scenes photos? There’s more to come soon.



Great reviews of Mental Overdrive’s ‘CYCLS’
January 14, 2014, 10:56 am
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MENTAL OVERDRIVE CYCLS REVIEW DJ MAG JAN 2014

There have been some great reactions to the new Mental Overdrive album ‘CYCLS’, which was released in late December. DJ Magazine gives it 9 out of a possible 10 and makes it one of the albums of the month in their January issue, Uncut gives it a 7/10 and states that its “space poetry and dubby punktronica make an exotic brew“, while Future Music magazine insists it’s “a forward-thinking and uncompromising album” and gives it a 7/10. The limited CD version of ‘CYCLS’ will soon be available through our webstore.

 



‘CYCLS’ out December 21st
December 15, 2013, 11:12 pm
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CYCLS’ is Per Martinsen’s 9th album under his Mental Overdrive moniker (that is if you count in his ‘silent’ album ‘Unplugged’, his live-only album ‘ANTI-LBM’, and ‘The Phuture that never happened’ – the Smalltown Supersound compilation of EP’s initially released through R&S Records – which you should). The tracks on CYCLS were initially made available through his own Bandcamp page as a kind of ‘advent calendar’ for the ‘Mayan end date’ of December 21st 2012; a new track was posted each Monday in the weeks counting down to what some believed was to be the end of the world. Having previously lived through the ‘Year 2k-scare’, ‘The Rapture’, and numerous other ‘end-dates’ launced by small indie purveyors of the truth, Martinsen wanted – through the album title – to suggest that there is no absolute deadline to this existence, no matter how much some people seems to require one, but rather that everything runs in cycles – like good vinyl records.

CYCLS will be released on the one year anniversary of the end of the world – on December 21st 2013, and will be available in all digital stores plus as a limited CD edition directly from our webstore.



Monster the movie (In English)
November 27, 2013, 2:05 pm
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A few of our international friends have been asking about the “Monster the movie” post that we put up on our website and Facebook page (in Norwegian) this week, so we thought we owed an explanation in English:

Basically, we’re applying for crowdfunding for the completion of our new film “Monster”, which is a collaboration between director Carl Christian Lein Størmer and Love OD Communications.

Those of you who have seen our previous collaboration, “Ghost radio Hunter”, which was made in connection to the Frost album “Radiomagnetic”, might have a slight idea of what to expect. Those of you who haven’t, but are curious to see it, can PM us on Twitter or Facebook, or send a mail to loveod@mac.com to attain a password-protected link for a private viewing of GRH (the film is still doing the rounds at film festivals around the globe, so we cannot make it openly available yet).

In our next endeavour “Monster”, we have left the Arctic ghost towns of Svalbard for the rather inhabited London, where we’re following a very special friend of us through a (for him) pretty normal day.

Along the way we bump into some well-known landmarks and areas of the city, but also quite a few (unknowing) men and women on the street, as well as a few underground celebrities (!)

Musically, the film is based around Mental Overdrive’s 2013 single “Mønster“, and will also include other passages of music and sound design by M.O.

Up until now the film has been mostly financed by ourselves and our ever-present DIY ethics, but as we’re now getting into the final stages of production and feel that we want to put in a little extra time and effort in making this as close to a little masterpiece as our abilities will allow us, we’re reaching out to you – the people – to help us finalize the project.

If you feel that you might want to get involved, we have worked out two suggested ways of supporting us:

You can either:

1. Donate a sum of money of your own choice to the project.

2. Buy a special “VIP support kit” from Love OD Communications.

The “VIP support kit” includes a copy of the Mental Overdrive 12″ single “Monster / Ritual” on white vinyl, a copy of the forthcoming Mental Overdrive album “CYCLS” on CD, and an invitation to a private screening of the finished film at the Tromsø International Film Festival in January 2014.

The vinyl single is quite limited in numbers, and is only on offer as far as stock lasts. The CD version of the new album (due for release on December 21st 2013) is also limited, and mainly for distribution in Japan.

For all of the above we’ve been asking the equivalent to £50 for the Norwegian campaign, but as we don’t expect all our international friends to jump on the first plane leaving for the Arctic in 2014 (some might?), we’re also offering an exclusive online screening of the finished film to those outside of Norway who wish to support us.

Because of this, and  because of the higher postage cost involved for supporters based outside Norway to receive the goods (which we have to add to the price), the international version of the kit will be offered at the reduced price of £40.

As services like Kickstarter doesn’t work for projects based in Norway, all transactions will be accepted through Paypal. Those who are interested in getting involved can PM or email us for payment details. You will then also get a password-protected link to a preview of a short teaser for “Monster”.

We hope this project might appeal to some of you, and would be very thankful if you’d help us spread the word!



Monster the movie
November 26, 2013, 12:23 pm
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(This post refers to a  - for the time being – local Tromsø-based project, and is thus written in Norwegian. If your curiousity makes you google-translate it and the project tickles your interest, just send us a mail, and we’ll try to explain…)

Dette er en melding til alle som så “Ghost Radio Hunter” på Tromsø Filmfestival 2013, TIFF Longyearbyen 2013, Haugesund Filmfestival 2013, Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2013 eller Northern Character Film- & TV-festival Murmansk 2013:

Vi (Carl Christian Lein Størmer i samarbeid med Love OD Communications), holder nå på med ferdigstillelsen av vår nye film “Monster”. Vi har så langt finansiert mesteparten av prosjektet selv, men har i siste instans blitt veiet og funnet for lett av et par offentlige finansieringsordninger, etter å ha søkt om økonomisk støtte til klipp, musikk/lydetterarbeid og lansering av filmen nå i innspurten.

Nå er ikke dette i utgangspunktet “verdens undergang” for prosjektet, ettersom alle involverte har sin bakgrunn solid forankret i DIY-kulturen, og tidligere har realisert en rekke vellykkede prosjekter innen musikk, film og andre kunstformer, men da vi har særdeles stor tro på at denne filmen kan bli veldig bra, og derfor ønsker å sette inn litt ekstra ressurser i arbeidet, vil vi med dette henvende oss direkte til publikum for å få hjelp til ferdigstillelsen av “Monster”.

Online finansieringsløsninger som f.eks. Kickstarter lar seg dessverre ikke bruke til norske prosjekter, og da vi i tillegg har dårlig tid, har vi bestemt oss for å gå direkte ut på denne måten via sosiale medier.

Så om du har lyst å være med på å finansiere et spennende og litt utypisk nordnorsk filmprosjekt, kan du derfor nå involvere deg ved:

1. Å donere en valgfri sum av dine egne penger til prosjektet.

2. Kjøpe en personlig “VIP-pakke” fra Love OD Communications.

VIP-pakken koster NOK 500,-, og inneholder Mental Overdrive’s single “Mønster / Ritual” på hvit vinyl (så langt lageret rekker), ett eksemplar av Mental Overdrive’s nye album “CYCLS” på CD (utgis hovedsaklig i Japan), pluss en invitasjon til en spesiell lukket førpremiere på filmen under Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival i januar 2014.

Både vinylplaten og CD’en er produsert i meget begrensede opplag, og går kun så langt lageret rekker (først til mølla!).

Alle transaksjoner foregår via Paypal mot kvittering (kredittkort aksepteres også av tjenesten), og hele VIP-pakken utleveres på navn under den private visningen i Tromsø i januar.

Hvis du ønsker å støtte prosjektet fra et annet sted i landet, eller av andre grunner ikke kan komme på visningen, kan VIP-pakken sendes i postoppkrav (porto kommer da i tillegg). Du vil da også få passord til en online-screening av filmen til samme tid som visningen går av stabelen i Tromsø.

Om du utover dette har lyst til å innta en rolle som “ekstraordinær mesén og velgjører”, og vil donere en sum utover NOK 500,-, mottar du selvfølgelig også VIP-pakken automatisk.

Noen automatisk plass på rød løper ved Oscar-utdelingen i 2014 kan vi derimot dessverre ikke tilby, men vi skal gjøre vårt for at du skal kunne føle deg meeeeeget stolt over å ha vært med på å realisere et nytt og spennende prosjekt, og samtidig være med å bygge opp den “nye” nordnorske filmbransjen.

Om alt dette høres interessant nok til at du er interessert i å støtte prosjektet, kan du ta kontakt med Per Martinsen via Facebook eller Linkedin, eller sende en mail til loveod@mac.com

Vi kommer da tilbake til deg med link og passord til traileren på “Monster”, så du kan få se hva du involverer deg i.

Om du ikke har sett “Ghost Radio Hunter”, men er nysgjerrig på dette prosjektet også, kan vi i tillegg sende deg en link til lukket visning av denne. Vi kan dessverre ikke legge denne ut til fritt påsyn på nettet ettersom Norsk Filminstitutt har såpass tro på prosjektet at de har tatt på seg jobben å selge den inn til det globale filmfestivalmarkedet, og derfor har behov for en “online-karantene” frem til dette arbeidet er over.

Del! Spre ordet!



Monsters and other stories
October 23, 2013, 4:17 pm
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We’re proud to present the exhibition ‘Monsters and other stories’ by Petra Hermanová, opening at the Small Projects gallery in Tromsø on October 24th.

Those who have been following Love OD will already have recognized her work as sleeve designer and video artist for Boska, but also as the visual artist taking care of all design and video at all Love OD’s label nights.

The exhibition will consist of photography and video works, with the main focus on her photo series ‘Untitled (Monsters).’

The opening coincides with the opening of the Insomnia festival 2013, and will feature a mini-concert by Frost accompagnied by a live VJ performance by Petra.

You can find more info on Petra’s work here.

Small Projects / Grønnegata 23 / 9008 Tromsø Thursday 24th of October / 6 PM




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