Love OD Communications


PYRAMIDS ON THE MOON
April 23, 2021, 11:37 am
Filed under: News, Release

A message from Per Martinsen/Mental Overdrive: Dear friends and followers. Firstly I would like to apologise for the recent low activity on this page. The reason is that I’ve been busy working on a new project called “Pyramids On The Moon”. The project has been dubbed “a multi-dimensional autobiography”, and consist of stories about my own life as imagined in three alternative timelines. Coincidentally, all these three versions of myself make music, and also quite coincidentally, one of them makes the music of Mental Overdrive. The output of the other two is of a slightly different form and shape, but hopefully you might still find it interesting if you’ve been following my output over the last three decades. If this sounds like it’s worth checking out, you can take a look at the new project’s Bandcamp page. In addition to the music, the story itself will also be posted in episodes of what I’ve called a “sonic novel”. The first episode is already up on the page. There’s more to come, so follow the page if you’d like to get updated. Thanks for your time! (Illustration by Lasse Marhaug)



Wave∞Form – “Waveform01” 2xLP
December 15, 2020, 10:47 pm
Filed under: News, Release
A double vinyl version of the Wave∞Form album “Waveform01” is now available in our Bandcamp store. The album is mastered by Helmut Erler @ D&M Mastering, and the sleeve design is done by Lasse Marhaug. Edition of 200 copies.



25th Anniversary round-up
December 1, 2020, 12:42 pm
Filed under: News

We’re now entering the last month of our 25th anniversary year, and to round things up we have revamped our website and added a new gallery full of memorabilia from our 25 years as a label, and also included some earlier bits to mark Mental Overdrive’s 30th anniversary as an artist.

In addition we’ve updated our Bandcamp store with back catalogue and some special bundle offers on vinyl and CD’s, so head over there to check out the goods.

We would also like to say thank you for all the love we’ve been receiving on the release of Mental Overdrive’s “Integratron EP” and the “Integration Remixes EP”.

Be sure to check them out in the players below if you haven’t done so already.



Mental Overdrive – Integratron Remixes
November 19, 2020, 8:46 am
Filed under: News

Five remixes of tracks taken from the “Integratron EP” will be released Friday November 20th on all digital platforms. The mixes are done by Benjamin Mørk, Aggie Frost, Rudow, Θ and Mogens Henckel. Listen in the player above and pre-order now from our Bandcamp page.



Mental Overdrive – “Integratron EP”
October 29, 2020, 2:28 pm
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A new Mental Overdrive 4-track EP will be released on November 6th, including material ranging from industrial synth-inspired beats to downtempo moods. Check it out in the player above, and click to pre-order through our Bandcamp page.



Wave∞Form – “Waveform01”
October 15, 2020, 8:23 am
Filed under: News

WAVE∞FORM is Per Martinsen showing a different musical side than his more established Mental Overdrive alias. 

“Waveform01” was initially released on music cassette by Oslo-based label Senja Recordings in 2018, and will be released on all digital platforms through Love OD Communications on October 23rd.

The album will shortly be available on double vinyl, mastered by Helmut Erler@Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, with a sleeve designed by Lasse Marhaug.

Watch this space for updates.



New Distributor
August 14, 2020, 1:39 pm
Filed under: News

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We’re happy to announce that we have signed a new distribution deal with our friends at Secretly Noord, who are part of the Secretly Distribution network. We’re looking forward to present some new releases, and would like to use the opportunity to say a big thank you to our previous distributor over almost two decades, ePM Music.



#LOVEOD25
May 18, 2020, 11:22 am
Filed under: News

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2020, this strangest of years, marks the 25th anniversary of Love OD Communications. The label was initially set up as an “alternative channel for releasing homegrown Norwegian electronic music” back in 1995, upon releasing founder Per Martinsen AKA Mental Overdrive’s debut album “Plugged”, and has since rather sporadically dropped singles, EP’s and albums by Bjørn Torske’s Krisp project, Illumination, Hex Pistols, Boska, Charlotte Bendiks and more.

To celebrate a quarter of a century in the service of elecronic beats, we will, under the circumstances, not embark on a stadium-rave world-tour, but rather roll out some memorabilia and update our Bandcamp page with hard to find releases on vinyl and CD over the rest of the year. We might even make a T-Shirt.

Follow the tag #LOVEOD25 on Instagram, Twitter and other social media channels and we’ll keep you updated.

Coincidentially, Love OD’s 25th anniversary falls on the same year as Mental Overdrive’s 30th anniversary, but more on that later.

 



New Mental Overdrive track and video
April 2, 2020, 1:58 pm
Filed under: News


There’s a new Mental Overdrive track exclusively available through Bandcamp. The video was shot in Tromsø, Northern Norway on the 25th and 26th of March 2020, and features the desolate Arctic town.



RIP Christian
May 11, 2017, 5:49 am
Filed under: News

christianIt is with great sadness we bring you the news of the passing of our good friend Christian Hollingsæter AKA Le Petit Garcon. We have lost not only a close friend, but a talented artist and unique personality that meant a lot to many people connected to Tromsø’s local art and music circle and far beyond. Our thoughts are with Christian’s family.