Ad

VariousMaskindans - Norsk Synth 1980-1988

Label:Hommage Records – HRCD001
Format:
2 x CD, Compilation
Country:Norway
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Post-Punk, Synth-pop, New Wave, Minimal, Industrial, Avantgarde, Experimental

Tracklist

1-1Kito (3)Dildo Drumbop
Vocals, Synthesizer, Sequenced By, Drums, PercussionKjell Tore Sandersen
Written-BySandersen*
4:06
1-2Cirkus ModernBesettelse
DrumsOla Snortheim
KeyboardsMari Wendelbo*
VocalsHelge Gaarder
Written-ByCirkus Modern
4:24
1-3Clockwork Orange (3)Sensation Boys
ProducerAvnskog*, Dybdahl*
SynthJan Berg
Synth, Programmed ByErik Avnskog
Synth, Programmed By, VocalsTor Dybdahl
Written-ByAvnskog*, Dybdahl*
3:30
1-4Det Gylne TriangelMaskindans
Guest, VocalsReidunn Lundgen*
GuitarTerje Nilsen (2)
Synth, Bass, VocalsOla Ødegård
Synth, VocalsAnders Sevaldson
3:36
1-5BeranekPictures And Paintings
Synthesizer, Programmed By, Guitar, Vocals, Written-ByBeranek
3:38
1-6Johnny YenBodies In Motion
Electronic Drums [Digital Drums]Lister
ProducerYen*, Lister
Vocals, Synthesizer, Drum Programming [Drumatix]Johnny Yen
2:44
1-7The Cut (2)Dance On Glass (7" Version)
BassTorgrim Eggen
DrumsArne Lund
Percussion [Water Cymbal, Drum Stick]Atle Pakusch Gundersen*
Producer, Arranged ByThe Cut (2)
TechnicianRolf Kjernet
Vocals, SynthesizerVolker Zibell
Written-ByZibell*
4:07
1-8E-Man (7)Jeg Er Moderne
ElectronicsGeir Jenssen
Lyrics ByRoger Høyer
Vocals, BassRagnar Larsen
Written-ByJenssen*, Larsen*, Høyer*
4:00
1-9Bern BaldersThe Alter-Ego Effect
Vocals, Electronics, Piano, ProducerBern Balders
Written-ByBalders*
5:15
1-10Adrian CoxAegina (Part 1)
Synthesizer, ProducerAdrian Cox
Written-ByHagen*
4:06
1-11Ole I'Dole*Space, Action, Sex Og Blod
ProducerOle A. Sørli
SynthGeir Bjørhovde
TechnicianRolf Kjernet
VocalsOle I'Dole*
Written-ByBjørhovde*, Evenrud*
4:51
1-12Krim UFra Min Drøm I Går
Synthesizer, Drum MachineTønnes Ingebrigtsen
Vocals, SynthesizerVidar Aam
Written-ByAam*
2:20
1-13Bel CantoFlowerbeds
Mandolin, SynthNils Johansen
Synth, Programmed ByGeir Jenssen
TechnicianGilles Martin
VocalsAnneli Drecker
Written-ByDrecker*, Jenssen*, Johansen*
3:38
1-14Holy ToyDown In Japan (12" Version)
Bass, VocalsAndrej Nebb*
Drums, Keyboards, PercussionSven Kalmar
Guitar, Keyboards, PercussionBjørn Sorknes
RemixBjørn Sorknes
TechnicianAudun Strype
Trumpet, KeyboardsRolf Wallin
Written-ByNebb*
3:49
1-15Boxbury BeatThunder And Lightning
Arranged ByBoxbury Beat, Løvbak*
Bass, Programmed ByEinar Øverenget
Guitar, Synth [Synth Guitar]Kent Maurstad
TechnicianJan Egil Løvbak
Vocals, Programmed ByHelge Hellebust
Written-ByØverenget*, Hellebust*, Maurstad*
3:50
1-16Famlende ForsøkTror Nok Jeg Levde... Engang
ProducerDave*
Synth, Synthesizer [Minisynth], Tape, Performer [Rhythms], Backing VocalsLumpy Davy
VocalsBrt
Written-ByJørgensen*, Ommundsen*
3:57
1-17ExLex*Kast, Lek, Eventyr
Guest, VocalsAslak Nygren
3:20
1-18GråPlastic (Live)
Drums [Snare], Performer [Rhythm Box]Erik Lundeby
VocalsKjetil Korslund
Written-BySæterbakken*
3:54
1-19Ym:Stammen*Menneskene På Broene
ProducerSolberg*, Mathiesen*
Synthesizer [Casio Vl-1], BassSvein Solberg
Vocals, Drum, Banjo [Indian]Trygve Mathiesen
Written-ByMathiesen*
3:02
1-20Svart KlovnKnust Knekt
Technician, ProducerTrond Borge
Vocals, Bass, Synth, Programmed BySvenn Jakobsen
Written-ByJakobsen*
2:34
1-21BearburgerWith Two Mouths Biting
Synth, Vocals, Producer, Recorded ByBjørn Sorknes
Written-BySorknes*
4:37
2-1Ulf KnudsenHøstland
Mixed By [With]Thanasis Zlatanos
Vocals, Synth, Programmed By, ProducerUlf Knudsen
2:45
2-2Thorbjørn GrønningEuropa
TechnicianBjørn Eie, Ola Selvær
Vocals, Synth, Performer [Rhythm Machine], ProducerThorbjørn Grønning
Written-ByGrønning*
4:59
2-3Vidar Og GærnePleide Å Våkne
Programmed By, TechnicianGærne
Synth, VocalsVidar Aam
Written-ByAam*
4:49
2-4Jørgen KnudsenBetween Staying And Going
Instruments [Machines]Jørgen Knudsen
Written-ByKnudsen*
1:51
2-5Brød & SirkusHvite Skygger
DrumsEspen Holmberg
Guitar, VocalsJohn Josephsen
Mixed ByGullovsen*, Thomas*
Recorded ByJan Harry Gullovsen
SynthThomas Robsahm
Written-ByB&S*, Robsahm*
3:16
2-6DownersDecember Rain
Guest, Synth, Programmed ByErik Avnskog
Guitar, SynthGeir Sinding
ProducerAvnskog*, Dybdahl*
TechnicianAvnskog*
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Programmed ByTor Dybdahl
Written-BySinding*, Dybdahl*
5:33
2-7Head Set Junta*Siste Tango
ProducerHSJ*
VocalsZetlitz*
Written-ByRobsahm*
4:00
2-8Den Tredje GenerasjonSterk Som
GuitarPål Mugaas
Mixed ByPål Mugaas
Other [Mentor]Sveinung Hustveit
Vocals, SynthIvar Otto Ekker
Written-ByDen Tredje Generasjon, Ekker*
2:10
2-9Fra Lippo LippiTap Dance For Scientists
GuitarBjørn Sorknes
ProducerFra Lippo Lippi
Synth, Programmed ByMorten Sjøberg, Rune Kristoffersen
Written-BySorknes*, Sjøberg*, Kristoffersen*
2:48
2-10Headcleaners (3)When Love Just Walks Away
Guitar, Backing VocalsCool Kat (2)
ProducerKat*, Lump*
Synth, Organ, Drum Machine [Rhythms], Backing VocalsLumpy Davy
VocalsZetlitz*
Written-ByJørgensen*, Bjørnsen*
5:36
2-11Blue MathuePerfect Pictures
ProducerBlue Mathue
Synth, Programmed By, Backing VocalsPål Helmersen
Synth, Programmed By, VocalsJan Berg
Written-ByBerg*, Helmersen*
4:27
2-12Jeg FaltSafe Ground
ProducerJeg Falt
Strings, Bass, Guitar, Programmed By [Rhythm]Gærne
Vocals, Percussion"H"*
Written-ByJørgensen*, Høyer*
3:36
2-13White Lord JesusShowtime! (Live)
Producer, Mixed ByCool Kat (2)
Synth, Drum MachineThomas*
VocalsTristan Christ
Written-BySkancke-Knutsen*, Robsahm*
4:15
2-14Mørkelagt BevegelseA Loss Of Memories
Synth, Programmed ByJan Olav Sjåvik
Vocals, GuitarOle Henrik Brekke
Written-BySjåvik*, Brekke*
3:18
2-15HorsemenMr. Sunrise
Guitar, Strings, SynthRune Annaniassen
TechnicianErik Avnskog
Vocals, Programmed ByTor Dybdahl
Written-ByAnnaniassen*, Dybdahl*
4:11
2-16El (3)Visshet
Guitar, Synth, Drum MachineHåkon Johnson
ProducerGenerasjon?
SynthStein Viem
Synth, Bass, VocalsAskild Hagen
Written-ByHagen*, Johnson*
3:43
2-173rd ManOral Pleasure
DrumsMorten Sjøberg
Producer3rd Man
Synth, Guitar, VocalsBjørn Sorknes
Written-BySorknes*, Sjøberg*
6:17
2-18Guttene Fra GokkohjørnetIkke Vær Redd
ProducerLister
Synth, Drum MachineStig Sæterbakken
VocalsKjetil Korslund
Written-ByKorslund*, Sæterbakken*
2:00
2-19Im NebelBlind Ekstase
DrumsMorten Jackman
Guitar, BassHaakon Larsen
ProducerIm Nebel, Øyvind Vie
Sequenced By [Sequencer]Eystein Kvarven
Synth [Roland String Synth]Bengt Olav Hansen*
TechnicianØyvind Vie
Vocals, GuitarJohnny Hazard Liadal*
Written-ByLarsen*
6:00
2-20PLX 15Min Undertrykte Kjærlighet (?)
ProducerRemi Larsen
SynthRemi Langmo
Synth, CelloJon Hveding
Written-ByHveding*, Langmo*
2:28
Ad

Companies, etc.

Notes

Comes in a slipcase containing the two discs housed in Digipak-style sleeves plus a 52-page booklet.
Sound restoration by Fridtjof A. Lindeman at Strype or Sven Terje Bang at bARLEY bLAIR pROD.
This compilation ℗ & © 2009 Hommage Records. Made in Norway.

Additional info from booklet:
1-1: Recorded at Busk Lydstudio, Porsgrunn, 1982. Taken from the compilation MC "Flash!", 1982.
1-2: Recorded at Mistlur Studio, Stockholm, November 1983. Taken from the LP "Cirkus Modern", Sonet 1984.
1-3: Instruments recorded at Erik's home on a Tascam 4-track, vocals at Tor's home on a Fostex 4-track, 1984. Demo version. Previously unreleased.
1-4: Recorded at Ny York Studio, Oslo 1981. From 7", MAI 64.
1-5: Recorded 1981. From the LP "Sound Of Danger". Medicine Records MELP 001.
1-6: Recorded 1984 at home on a portastudio, overdubbed and produced at Lister's. Taken from the LP "Pop'Cycles", YEN8000, 1985.
1-7: Recorded Easter 1982 at Viking Studio and Arne Bendiksen Studio. From 7", Sonet T 9600, 1982.
1-8: Recorded on a Teac 4-track at Elverhøy Studenthjem, Tromsø, 1983. From MC, LIKV4025, 1984.
1-9: Recorded late summer 1981 at In A Glasshouse Studio, Dragvoll. From 7", DoReMix Records HISS MINI 01-81, 1981.
1-10: Recorded in his apartment, Oslo, autumn 1985. This version of the song is from the compilation MC "FFFFF", Yeech Tapes YEECH 702, 1986.
1-11: Recorded at AB Studio, autumn 1982. From the "Blond Og Billig" LP, NotaBene Records NBLP 007, 1983.
1-12: Recorded 1982 at Vidar's home on Gærne's teac. Previously unreleased.
1-13: Recorded at Daylight Studio, Brussels, May 1988. Previously unreleased.
1-14: Recorded at Adlib Studio, Oslo, October 1982. From "Meeting II" 12" Uniton U 022, 1983.
1-15: Recorded 1984-5 at Loud Level Studios, Hjellum. Previously unreleased.
1-16: Recorded at SHiT Studio, 1982. From the MC "En Overraskende Måte Hvorpå Man Kan Kaste En Person Overende", SHiT 010, 1984. [The title is written as "(Tror Nok) Jeg Levde (Engang)" in the booklet.]
1-17: Recorded at home on a portastudio, Lillestrøm 1983. Released on the MC "brumaire/frimaire", eget selskap ES 001 / Likvidér LIKV 4022, 1984.
1-18: Recorded live at Tretten Samfunnshus 16.04.83. Previously unreleased.
1-19: Recorded November 14-16 1983 at Underground Studio, Hamar. From "Overvintrende" MC, Likvidér LIKV 4009, 1984.
1-20: Recorded at Bel Studio, 1982. From 7", Uniton Records U 016, 1983.
1-21: Released on MC, Uniton U.018, 1983.

2-1: Recorded in Schweigaardsgate, January 1982. Mixed at Weird Studios, April 1982. Mastered 1984 at Lister's. Taken from the "Zink Zamler" MC, Likvider LIKV4002.
2-2: Recorded and mixed at Staccato studio, Stavanger, May 1981. Released on 7" Rille Records 8125, 1981.
2-3: Recorded 1982 at Vidar's home on Gærne's 4-track. Previously unreleased.
2-4: Recorded at home in Fyllingsdalen, 1983, on two cassette recorders, tape loops and flangers. Previously unreleased.
2-5: Recorded on a 4-track Portastudio, 29.06-02.07.82. From "Far Familie Flagg" MC, Neronastri NN01/82.
2-6: Recorded at Lydskolen, Oslo, autumn 1985. Demo version - previously unreleased.
2-7: Recorded at SHiT Studio, Silicon City, March 1983. From "Musikk For De Intime Salonger" MC, Neronastri 03/83 SHiT Tapes 008, 1983.
2-8: Recorded at Wide studio, 1984. From MC "Aktivitet", Wide Rec. WIDE 02, 1985.
2-9: Recorded at their own 4-track studio, November 1980. Released on 7" EP Private Records 20180, January 1981.
2-10: Recorded at SHiT Studio, Silicon City, summer 1982. From "Zink Zamler", Likvidér LIKV 4002, 1982.
2-11: Recorded at Haystack Studio, aka at Pål's home, Linderud, on a 4-track. Vocals overdubbed at Talent Studio, 1983. From 12" EP, Uniton Records U.019, 1983.
2-12: Recorded on a 4-track Teac at Gærne's home, Narvik, spring 1983. From "Boredom" MC, Nirvana Tapes 0-1, 1983.
2-13: Recorded at the Sprø Musikk festival in Arendal, Aust-Agder Museum, 14.07.84. From "Sprø Musikk Festivalen 83-84" 2xMC; a compilation on the labels SHiT, Likvidér and Neronastri in 1985.
2-14: Recorded at Sagene, March 1983 on Jokke's Teac 4-track. Mastered at Lister's 25.04.84. Taken from "En Side Hver", split-MC with Lister, LIKV 4011, 1984.
2-15: Recorded at Creative Studio, Kollbotn, 1987. Raw mix of 7", Temptation Records 003, 1987.
2-16: Recorded and mixed at Wide Studio, Blitz, 1987. From "Et Hvilested" EP, Piivv Grill 01.
2-17: Recorded on a 4-track at Steinstova, Nesodden, 1982. From 7", Uniton Records U 006, 1982.
2-18: Recorded at Lister's studio, 1986. Previously unreleased.
2-19: Recorded on TEAC 4-track in Hazard's basement living room, Haugesund, February 12 1984. Taken from MC "Mutasjon 7". MUT 007.
2-20: Recorded at Ringkjøb studio, Bodø, May 16 1986. Previously unreleased.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): HRCD001 CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): HRCD001 CD2

Reviews

  • hysteric's avatar
    hysteric
    Amongst the greatest synth/wave/etc compilations ever released: track after track of Norwegian post-punk gold.
    I come back to revisit this every year or so and continually find new gems I'd previously overlooked.
    No bad tracks to be found here but my personal favourites are Clockwork Orange - "Sensation Boys", Johnny Yen - "Bodies In Motion", Ole I'Dole - "Space, Action, Sex Og Blod", Downers - "December Rain" and 3rd Man - "Oral Pleasure".
    • Mike777's avatar
      Mike777
      this compilation is excellent. some stuff of it, i heard on john peels programme.
      • Betabox's avatar
        Betabox
        Edited 10 years ago
        For 80's synth pop aficionados this is a must have. Norwegian teenage angst translated into synth pop. Some tracks can be childish and simplistic but that is not uncommon in this genre. The compilation as a whole lives up to expectations pretty well. If you like Der Plan, Guyer's Connection, the Flexipop compilations or labels like Annalogue Records, Kernkrach, Minimal Wave etc then you'll dig this release.
        • AnnaLogue's avatar
          AnnaLogue
          “If you can dream it, you can do it!” That must have been what dear Øystein must have had in mind when starting his label Hommage Records and coming up with the rather weird idea of releasing a double CD being “a comprehensive guide exploring the electronic post punk of Norway in the 1980s”. Well, Norway is indeed not known for ever having revolutionized pop music whatsoever, but a small number of connoisseurs and collectors of rather unusual musical paths have ever been aware of the fact that there was quite a number of fine Norwegian artists that have created some honest and wonderful music, unfortunately almost always in vanishingly little editions. Fortunately the synthesiser was a present instrument here and there. So this compilation delivers an almost complete overview of the Norwegian underground electropop music, with many obscure but brilliant artists: Kito, Cirkus Modern, Clockwork Orange, Det Gylne Triangel, Beranek, Johnny Yen, The Cut, E-Man, Bern Balders, Adrian Cox, Ole I'Dole, Krim U, Ym:Stammen: Menneskene På Broene, Holy Toy, Boxbury Beat, Famlende Forsøk, ExLex, Grå, Bel Canto, Svart Klovn, Bearburger, Ulf Knudsen, Thorbjørn Grønning, Vidar & Gærne, Jørgen Knudsen, Brød & Sirkus, Downers, Head Set Junta, Den Tredje Generasjon, Fra Lippo Lippi, Headcleaners, Blue Mathue, Jeg Falt, White Lord Jesus, Mørkelagt Bevegelse, Horsemen, El, 3rd Man, Guttene Fra Gokkohjørnet, Im Nebel, PLX 15. Example: listen to E-Man, oh boy this is eternal synthesiser bliss!!! So: Norway, 12 points! MUST-HAVE!!!

          Release

          Edit Release
          Recently Edited

          Marketplace

          2 For Sale from $41.26
          Ad
          Ad

          Statistics

          • Have:284
          • Want:252
          • Avg Rating:4.61 / 5
          • Ratings:49
          • Last Sold:
          • Lowest:$14.56
          • Median:$33.50
          • Highest:$48.54

          Videos (23)

          Edit
          Ad