Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dirt Wages / Slight Hipness




'Dirt Wages/Slight Hipness. Wholesome Moments from Painted Romans and Beyond' is a collection of ten more or less unreleased songs spanning the years 1999 to 2017. They seem to represent many of the musical turns and influences that have grasped my interest for some reason or other. On the one hand are heavy and noisy tracks such as 'Glue' and 'This Is Nightlife'. On the other hand are dark and soaring tracks like 'Breathing Secondhand Air', 'Writing Off Happiness', and 'Treasure'. In the middle are pop-gem-like tracks such as 'Hand Me Your Heart of Steel', 'Untitled', and 'Passion Running Late'. Most of the time I guess the listener somehow will sense a kind of pulse throughout the album. I've certainly come to acknowledge that there is a distinct pulse vibrating in perhaps all my recordings - a certain red line if you may. All the same, I do hope that you'll find moments of joy and pleasure (whichever type) while listening to it. The album is dedicated to everyone who have supported, played with, and shown interest in the Painted Romans project over the years. The songs were recorded onto digital and analogue portastudio equipment, and all the songs were performed by myself, with the exception of 'Trasure' which features Jan Ottar Nystad (previous member of Painted Romans as well as Wallpaper Silhouettes) on electric guitar.

Available to stream from all the major services (Spotify, Tidal etc.)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Live Romans

'Rest  is up to You', performed by Monica Ruud (keyboards), Thomas Sejnæs (bass) and Mats Davidsen (song, guitar), 2016.

'The Mercy Beat', performed by Jo Henning Dahlø Lien (drums), Jan Ottar Nystad (guitar) and Mats Davidsen (song, keyboards), 2008.