Love OD Communications

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)

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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.

‘Ghost Radio Hunter’
January 16, 2013, 11:38 am
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Per Martinsen is featured in this documentary from Russian filmmaker Kostya Shamshin, and is followed on a quest to reveal the mystery of ‘ghost radio signals’ emanating from somewhere in the Arctic together with Frost video director and ally Carl Critical. The film kicks off when Martinsen and Aggie Peterson, who together make up alt-pop duo Frost, receive a mysterious package in the mail covered with Russian stamps. The parcel contains a C60 audio cassette and a letter inside. On the tape is a recording of some beautiful music underneath a wall of noise and static, abrupted between songs by a deep Russian voice. This recording becomes the main inspiration for the Frost album ‘Radiomagnetic‘, and a sudden email from the director then sparks off a journey to Spitsbergen to search for the source of the phenomenon – a journey both Per and Carl would rather have undone.

Read more about ‘Ghost Radio Hunter’ here:

Love OD label night at TIFF 2013
January 16, 2013, 11:31 am
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After a series of successful label nights in 2012, Mental Overdrive, Boska, Charlotte Bendiks and Petra Hermanová will team up to fill the main room at the closing party of TIFF 2013 on Saturday January 19th in Tromsø. It’ll be a helluva party, but don’t panic if you can’t make it to into the Arctic this weekend, we will turn up at several occasions around the globe this year. Keep your eyes open!

‘There will be some who will not fear even that void’
January 16, 2013, 11:26 am
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Per Martinsen has collaborated with Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær for two tracks for the film ‘There will be those who will not fear even that void’, directed by Saeed Taji Farouky, which is showing at TIFF 2013. Shot over two and a half weeks on a tall ship as it sails around Norway’s Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, it chronicles the bizarre, surreal, beautiful and frightening work of 20 artists aboard the ship. Inspired by the other-worldliness of the location, the filmmaker’s narration imagines the artists being sent on a mission in the near future to recreate the Arctic environment after it has been destroyed by global warming. Other contributors to the film’s soundtrack are, amongst others, Lasse Marhaug and Le Petit Garcon.

There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void (teaser) from Saeed Taji Farouky on Vimeo.

Read more about the film here:

LoD1303 – Mental Overdrive – ‘Man with a movie camera’
January 15, 2013, 11:43 pm
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In 1996, the Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) commissioned Mental Overdrive and Biosphere to compose an original soundtrack for the Russian silent movie ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ by director Dziga Vertov. The duo split the work between them by selecting alternating scenes throughout the film, in order to make the 1 hour and 8 minute soundtrack as varied as possible. The first screening with this new soundtrack performed live took place in Tromsø in January 1996, and then a series of concerts/screenings followed at selected festivals in Norway and France. Biosphere released his pieces of the soundtrack as part the 2001 version of his ‘Substrata’ album, but the Mental Overdrive body of work has not yet been available – until now.


1. Morning
2. Working City
3. The Chase
4. The Mines
5. Sport
6. The End

Available from January 21st 2013.

LoD1302 – Suokas/Peterson/Martinsen – ‘Mother’
January 15, 2013, 11:42 pm
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In 2009, the Tromso International Film Festival (TIFF) commissioned Karelian electronic artist and composer Sergey Soukas and Norwegians Aggie Peterson and Per Martinsen (of Frost and Mental Overdrive) to create a new soundtrack for Russian filmmaker Vsevolod Pudopvkin’s 1926 classic silent movie ‘Mother’. The soundtrack was first performed live with the film at TIFF in January 2009, before embarking on a tour in Russia in September the same year. Then, in November, a screening with live music was successfully transmitted from a Tromso movie theatre during the Insomnia Festival 2009 and viewed in real time at the Beijing NO+CH Festival using a brand new bit-torrent streaming technique (a world first experiment, actually). Now, a studio recording of the soundtrack has been made and is going to be available as a digital release in stereo through Love OD Communications, and in both stereo and 5:1 surround format on DVD via mailorder.


1. Father
2. Mother theme
3. Cuckoo clock
4. Transition
5. At the bar
6. Beautiful dreamer
7. Morning love
8. Strikers wake up
9. The uprising
10. Fanfare
11. A mother’s heart
12. Evil’s march
13. Sorrow theme
14. Beautiful mystery
15. Evil’s march 2
16. March theme
17. Tell the truth
18. Court theme
19. Conviction
20. Mother theme 2
21. Plastinka
22. Dawn
23. Nature song
24. Nerve
25. Demonstration
26. Earthbeat 2
27. Demonstration 2
28. Beautiful dreamer 2
29. The end is near
30. Beautiful dreamer 3

Available from January 21st 2013.

LoD1301 – Charlotte Bendiks – ‘Afterhours EP’
January 15, 2013, 11:40 pm
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Charlotte Bendiks grew up in Tromsø, Northern Norway – often viewed as the ‘techno capital’ of Norway due to a long list of electronic artist emerging from such a small Arctic town. Charlotte got interested in electronic music at a young age, and started DJing in her early twenties. Over the years she has become one of the key players on the new Tromsø scene with DJ-sets focusing on sexy side of dance and body music. Although her main genre is classical house music, her selection will range from disco to african groove and latin beats, and she always aims to create a euphoric, hot and sweaty atmosphere on the dancefloor in true Arctic style (i.e. the colder it gets outside, the closer yo have to stick together in order to keep warm). Intergrating live vocals and percussion has become her trademark of late, and live collaborations with drummers and other musicians has helped her transform her performances from traditional DJ-sets into something inbetween a band and DJ performance. Charlotte has also used her spare time organizing underground house parties under the name “Moist” (possibly a subconscious nod to the legendary Detroit parties of the same name), and has played an intergral part in Tromsø’s Insomnia Festival, taking care of bookings from 2006 to present. In 2011 Charlotte started focusing on her own music production, and has since done collaborations with Cologne based artist Lena Willikens, the boys from Coma as well as Mexican Comeme hot shot Daniel Maloso. When she’s not playing, working or crate digging, her favourite activity is chilling naked in a jacuzzi with a glass of Möet in each hand. Love OD is now proud to present her debut EP ‘Afterhours’, including the Willikens/Maloso collab ‘Too hot to handle’, remix services from Carisma DJ’s AKA Carolina Stegmayer and Ismael Pinkler, whereby the latter has also contributed his mastering touches to the EP.


1. Afterhours
2. Lofoten
3. Too hot to handle
4. Too hot to handle (Carisma remix)

Available from January 21st 2013.

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