Love OD Communications

“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)

Mental Overdrive – Mønster / Ritual
June 12, 2013, 8:58 pm
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Love OD label boss Per Martinsen AKA Mental Overdrive returns with his first vinyl release since 2010’s piano-driven beauty ‘My House’. Since then he has released a series of digital-only EP’s and a Bandcamp-exclusive album, and the title track on this new vinyl release, ‘Mønster’, was originally included on the ‘Everything is connected EP#2′ – released through Love OD in 2012. The reworked and remixed ’12” version’ featured on this new release is severely beefed up, and presents a fine slice of ‘rave disco’ (if that ever was considered a genre in its own right), and might please both those who like big music in small, dark rooms or big music in, well, big rooms. The B-side features the bouncy, percussion-heavy and organ-driven journey ‘Ritual’. This has long been a crowd favourite when dropped in Mental Overdrive live-sets and might resonate well with those who share a deep love for the music from the city of Detroit – like Martinsen does. The vinyl edition will be available from July 1st through Clone Distribution, and the digital release will be available from July 8th.

Tracklist (digital+vinyl 12″):

A: Mønster
B: Ritual

Le Petit Garçon – Lab.Oratory
June 12, 2013, 8:48 am
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Christian Hollingsæter first caught our attention with the ‘Traena EP’, released through Breaking Olympic Records back in 2011 and remixed by fellow Tromsø-dweller and ambient stalwart Biosphere. Christian has since continued to develop his distinct style of big, droney atmospheres combined with no-bullshit analogue beats – more often than not featuring his beautiful guitar-playing. Somehow it’s like The Durutti Column was to be booked to play the main room at Berghain on a Saturday night, and ‘Lab.Oratory (Darkroom Disco Mix)’ is also a glimpse into Christian’s current process of finalizing his debut album. On the B-side ‘Lab.Oratory’ is given the Mental Overdrive treatment by Love OD label boss Per Martinsen, who turns to the techno side of his brain to fight this beast. Both mixes of ‘Lab.Oratory’ will  be available on 12″ vinyl through Clone Distribution from July 1st, and the digital edition featuring bonus track ‘Post/Porn/Politics’ will be available through all digital outlets from July 8th.


01: Lab.Oratory (Darkroom Disco mix)
02: Lab.Oratory (Mental Overdrive remix)
03: Post/Porn/Politics

Tracklist vinyl 12″

A: Lab.Oratory (Darkroom Disco mix)
B: Lab.Oratory (Mental Overdrive remix)

Boska – Surgery EP
June 10, 2013, 9:28 am
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Boska (full name Jon-Eirik Boska) has since his debut 12″ ‘Arrival/Extraperennial’ – released through Love OD in 2011 – come a long way in making himself known as a trustworthy provider of quality music on the ‘post-bass’, ‘nu-funky’, ‘what-is-the-new-name-for-house-music-this-week’ -circuit. He has since his debut been attending Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid in 2011, jamming live with Mental Overdrive and Tim Exile at the Tromsø Insomnia Festival the same year, collaborated with Asma Maroof (Nguzunguzu) on the Pitchfork-championed number ‘Sicka’, released the digital EP ‘Without Love’ on Love OD to great acclaim in the summer of 2012, signed a track to Axel Boman’s ultra-cool Studio Barnhus imprint, and been namedropped by UK music site The Line of Best Fit as being the most interesting act featured on the entire By:Larm festival in Oslo in 2013. We’re proud to present his latest offering, the ‘Surgery EP’, including 4 brand new tracks ranging from the familiar Boska house vibe to more downtempo and leftfield works. The two tracks ‘i lie’ and ‘fangs’ will also be available on 12″ vinyl through Clone Distribution from July 1st, and the full EP will be available through all digital outlets from July 8th. Weirdo trivia: Boska insists that all his track titles are to be spelled all lower-case.


01: surgery
02: fangs
03: i lie
04: claws

Tracklist vinyl 12″

A: i lie
B: fangs

Introducing mmmusic
February 19, 2013, 1:49 pm
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We’re happy to announce that Berlin-based mmmusic is taking over booking duties for Boska, Mental Overdrive and all of Love OD Communications’ label events from now on. We’ll be doing a set amount of label nights this year, so if this tickles your fancy you should drop an email to Miranda at mmmusic asap.

Bylarm sum-up
February 19, 2013, 1:13 pm
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We had a blast in Oslo this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came down to our label night at Jaeger on Saturday, and also to those who attended shooting star Boska’s (pictured) other gigs and showcases. There are some pictures from Friday’s RBMA event at Blå with Boska and Todd Terje here, and a review of Boska’s gig at Stratos on Thursday here. Resident Advisor also has a piece on last year’s Bylarm where they point out that the Bylarm team should make sure they put more emphasis on and include all the electronic music-related events in their official programme, as this is one of the main areas where Norwegian music has made its mark internationally. We couldn’t agree more, and believe that the advice of someone with “Advisor” in their name should be taken seriously. So see you next year then, Bylarm. But then we’re on the front page, OK?

Love OD at by:Larm 2013
February 11, 2013, 10:45 am
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This coming weekend the entire Love OD crew will gather in Oslo to put on a label night during annual music convention by:Larm. The event will take place on Saturday Feb. 16th at Jaeger from midnight onwards, and the line-up reads as follows:

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

Facebook event
RA event

Boska will be one busy aspiring young artist during by:Larm: In addition to joining us on the decks on the label night on Saturday he will play live at Stratos on Thursday Feb. 14th. Then he will team up with Todd Terje for the RBMA-event at Blå on Friday Feb. 15th, and also play a live set at Jaeger earlier on Saturday night as part of the by:Larm showcase programme – before finally joining us for the big party later on the same night.

New Love OD webstore
February 7, 2013, 1:01 pm
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Our brand new webstore is now online. It has been updated with the entire Love OD back catalogue, offering all releases in various digital formats (320kbps mp3, FLAC, WAV). Several album releases are offered in bonus editions, including extra tracks and remixes. Some physical releases are also available (vinyl, CD, DVD), but this section will be updated continuosly as we are trying to find the cheapest and most convenient shipping solution.