Love OD Communications

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
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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
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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.

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.