Love OD Communications

May 18, 2020, 11:22 am
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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
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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
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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.

Impermanent Vacation
April 15, 2016, 8:47 am
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We’re currently going easy on the releases here at Love OD Communications, but be sure to check in on our Bandcamp page from time to time for special offers on vinyl and digital releases from our catalogue.

New Mental Overdrive EP out now
November 3, 2014, 8:59 am
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Mental Overdrive’s new EP is now available on vinyl through Clone Distribution. Pick it up at a local store like Phonica or Oye Records, or place an order directly through Clone’s mailorder. The digital version will be available through all digital outlets on November 17th, but as we’d like to take care of friends who take the time to follow us, you can get it now in all digital formats if you head over to our Bandcamp page.

Charlotte Bendiks “Aurora EP”
October 7, 2014, 9:12 am
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Charlotte Bendiks returns with a follow-up to her debut EP from last year in the shape of a new 4-tracker for Love OD. On “Aurora EP” she continues the development of her strict dancefloor-focused productions of classic house minimalism, much like an echo of a Chicago that has been abandoned and moved to become a ghost town deep into the Arctic. The opening track “Bananas” has DJ Strangefruit from Mungolian Jetset chanting and wailing like the soul of a dead raver gone awol in this stone cold Limbo for diseased disco hedonists, while the title track has Charlotte herself coldly proclaiming “I like your groove, I like the way you move”, as if she was the ruthless keeper of this strange place. If you, like us, still have any senses left intact, you will no doubt listen and obey. “Aurora EP” will be available digitally from October 20th 2014 with special artwork by Reddymade.


01 Bananas
02 Aurora
03 Inside Joke
04 Crazy in the coconut

New Boska EP out July 21st
July 3, 2014, 4:22 pm
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We’re happy to announce that a new EP from Boska will be available through Love OD from July 21st. Preview in the player above. More info TBA.

“Monster” showing at EEFF and on demand
June 17, 2014, 9:33 pm
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Our film “Monster” will have its international premiere at London’s East End Film Festival this coming Saturday the 21st of June. The film is part of the “Alienation” programme of shorts screening at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel at 4.15PM. “Monster” is directed by Carl Christian Lein Størmer and based on a screenplay written by Per Martinsen, who has also written and produced all music featured in the film. “Monster” will also be available for online screening through Vimeo on demand from Monday 23rd of June, but you can pre-order it for streaming and download already at this link.

Mental Overdrive remix 12″ out now
June 11, 2014, 9:24 am
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The new remix 12″ of Mental Overdrive’s “Mønster / Ritual”, featuring remixes by Optimo’s JD Twitch and Full Pupp’s Blackbelt Andersen, is out now. Get it from your local vinyl specialist or order directly from Clone Records.

London events this weekend
April 4, 2014, 9:48 am
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On Friday April 4th there will be a screening of Kostya Shamshin’s Frost/Mental Overdrive-affiliated short film “Ghost Radio Hunter” at London’s National Portrait Gallery. The film is shot by Carl Christian Lein Størmer, and the screening is part of Noise of Art’s “100 years of electronic music” series of events. The event is on between 6-9pm and is free of charge and open for all. Afterwards Per Martinsen will head over to Big Chill House in King’s Cross to play a DJ-set in connection to the UK album launch of the new Mental Overdrive album “Everything is connected”.