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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

‘Mother’ live in Moscow
August 15, 2013, 10:20 am
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Sergey Suokas, Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen will perform their soundtrack to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s silent movie classic “Mother” live in Moscow on Saturday August 17th. The performance follows their celebrated gig at the BFI in London in July, which you can read more about in this great review in The Quietus. After the show at Кинотеатр “35 mm” – Москва, Россия the trio will head over to the Vozduh Club where Per will play a live Mental Overdrive set alongside Mike Paradinas, Ruxpin, Dirty Owl and more.
More info about the ‘Mother’ event here.
More info about the afterparty here.

‘Ghost Radio Hunter’ at Haugesund Film Festival
August 15, 2013, 10:13 am
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The Haugesund Film Festival has picked documentary ‘Ghost Radio Hunter‘ for their short film programme this year. The film follows Per Martinsen on a quest trying to reveal the true origins of an audio cassette acquired from the mystical Russian director Kostya Shamshin. The documentary is presumably filmed and edited by Carl Critical on Shamshin’s email directions, but the true story of its making might never be known to man.

Frost and Mental Overdrive at Øya
August 8, 2013, 9:59 am
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Per and Aggie will do a double-gig at this year’s Øya festival. The gig will open with the pair playing Frost material, and then gradually morph into Mental Overdrive tunes to warm up the audience to the Sunkissed dj’s keeping the final party of the festival going into the night. The event takes place at Blå in Oslo on Saturday 10th of August at 23.00, and you can read more about the great programme at this year’s festival here.

Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen open Varangerfestivalen
August 7, 2013, 9:42 am
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The duo has been commissioned to exhibit, perform at and curate the opening of Varangerfestivalen in Vadsø, Northern Norway. On Wednesday 7th of August they will open with an exhibition entitled “SIGNALS”, including two installations, “AUX” and “LO-FI WI-FI”. Aggie will then do a live accoustic performance, “LOVE LETTERS”, which will be recorded and immediately broadcast through an FM transmitter, and then remixed and processed live by Per at another location on the premises. The very same evening they will open the main festival stage with a live Frost concert, directly followed by the premiere of a new collaboration between Per Martinsen and trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær. Both these concerts will be accompanied by Petra Hérmanovà’s visuals.


Great review of “Mother” in The Quietus
July 30, 2013, 11:32 am
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David Stubbs visits the BFI to ponder the effect of talkies on avant garde music. Read more here:

“The main feature is a new soundtrack to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s 1926 film Mother, based on a novel by Maxim Gorky. It’s a fine movie, though it probably belongs in the second rank of Russian revolutionary cinema, behind the great masterpieces of Sergei Eisenstein, whose montage methods it uses, though not to the same ingenious effect. Nonetheless, it packs a tremendous emotional clout, added to greatly by the contemporary, live soundtrack of Norwegians Aggie Peterson (Frost), Per Martinsen (Mental Overdrive) and the Russian Sergey Suokas (Slow). Set in 1905, the film tells the story of a family riven by a worker’s strike. The father is hired by the strike-breakers, his son is a revolutionary. When the father dies, the son is among those jailed on trumped up charges. The mother comes round…

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#promohunt in London
June 28, 2013, 11:47 am
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Over the next few weeks we will be placing piles of our new limited edition promo-only compilation CD at selected locations in London. This is because we love sharing, but also love a good old treasure-hunt. For every location we will post a photo and a little clue through our Twitter and Facebook-accounts. The CD’s will be up for grabs for whomever finds them first, and you can either be nice and only take one copy and leave the rest for others to find, or you can just grab the entire pile and pass on copies to your friends. We’ll start off this weekend and will continue until July 15th – or until all 300 copies are gone.

“Mother” soundtrack live at the British Film Institute
June 26, 2013, 6:35 pm
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Sergey Suokas, Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen will perform their soundtrack to Vsevolod Pudovkin’s silent movie classic “Mother” live at the British Film Institute on London’s South Bank on Friday July 12th.

The performance is part of Noise of Art’s “100 years of Electronic Music”-series, celebrating the decade that has passed since Italian futurist Luigi Russolo presented his “A Manifesto for an Art of Noises”. Russolo also created a proto-synthesiser in 1914 and after WWI he started soundtracking early film in cinemas in Paris. This evening at BFI connects a century of film and electronic music.

In addition to the screening/performance of “Mother”, pioneering electronic act Coldcut have put new music to films from the Russolo era, while Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne adds music using recordings of Russolo’s own sounds. More info and tickets here.

Set times for tonight at Sameheads, Berlin
June 22, 2013, 1:31 pm
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As there are so many great events on in Berlin tonight we thought we’d take some responsibility and try to provide the perfect starting point for you all. That’s why we want to invite you down to Sameheads already from 10PM to start off with some free giveaways. Charlotte Bendiks will get behind the decks from 11PM, and Boska then goes on live at 12PM. Mental Overdrive takes over at around 1AM, and finally Charlotte will return to the decks again at 2PM to play throughout the night. You can then choose to stay as long as the music plays, or until you move on to other parties.

In other words:

10PM->11PM Free giveaways

11PM->12PM Charlotte Bendiks

12PM->1AM Boska live

1AM->2AM Mental Overdrive live

2AM->LATE Charlotte Bendiks

Looking forward to see you!

Love OD label nights in Cologne and Berlin
June 12, 2013, 9:11 pm
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We’re happy to announce that we will be returning to Cologne once again this coming Saturday the 15th of June, this time to put on a label night in our favourite cave Gewölbe. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be presenting the same line-up the following Saturday (June 22nd) in conjunction with Berlin’s own Sameheads.

The line-up we’re talking about reads as follows:

Mental Overdrive (Live)
Boska (Live)
Charlotte Bendiks (DJ-set)
Hermanová (Visuals)

Facebook event (Cologne)
RA event (Cologne)

Facebook event (Berlin)
RA event (Berlin)