Christopher Aaby + Kaffe Damesen aka De André aka Shitpiece etc..
The two got together and attempted to conjure up summer heat and good times by spending a day in the rehearsal room writing and recording this little smash hit. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up!
We are happy to announce the first in a series of records by Worst Cult. Hypnotic filth, sexual rituals, purifying violence, raunchy dreams of godly bodies. These sounds come live from sacrificial halls, forgotten catacombs, invisible magic. And they lead you to the sublime place where excrement and sacrament is one and the same.
Posted by: Ghostdrome @ 2012-01-23 21:00:26
New old release from Three Men
Three of the dromedudes got together last year and produced a weekend of music. Now we are putting some of it up on the site.
The session was quite well documented, and a 30-minute video mashup is availble here: www.ghostdrome.com/releases/tre_mand.avi
Two new releases this week. An old communal jam from sometime way back when and where. AND a filthy little set of songs by Kaffe Damesens monstrous rockband SHITPIECE. Rock music about drugs and money.
Posted by: Ghostdrome @ 2012-01-13 16:33:05
New Release: Kontrolorgan - Bad Zones
Sunday greetings! Kontrolorgan found an old record thought lost and decided to release it as an ep.
Posted by: Ghostdrome @ 2012-01-08 09:00:37
Nyt interview: Kontrolorgan
//Dette interview er lavet på den måde at interviewerteksten blev forfattet først, og siden har den ”interviewede” udfyldt svarene og givet interviewet en titel.//
Kontrolorgan er det kunstneriske nom de guerre for dromfaderen Johan. Musikalsk beskæftiger Kontrolorgan sig med stemninger, det abstrakte og dronende strukturer, men bag sig har Johan et utal af forskellige projekter – fra larmende kaotisk matematikrock, over elektroniske værker til hyperakustiske popsange, og han har sideløbende skabt lige så bredt og abstrakt visuel kunst, i form af malerier og tegninger, skulptur og stadigt mere obskure værker. Velkommen til Johan.
Jeg vil gerne starte med at stille det måske mest centrale spørgsmål – hvor kommer den bredde fra? Er det fordi du er utilfreds med hvad det enkelte medie kan, måske fordi du bare er nysgerrig af natur? Eller mener du slet ikke den bredde er væsentlig?
Well, for det første er de mange ting skabt over en meget lang periode, så forskelligheden er et resultat af skiftende interesser. Samtidig er der også mange ligheder. Jeg har aldrig været interesseret i cykliske strukturer, så derfor starter mine sange altid et sted og slutter et andet. Og jeg har altid haft en interesse for spændingsfeltet imellem på den ene side det ekstatiske eller hektiske og på den anden det dronende, næsten statiske. Genrer er ikke noget jeg interesserer mig særligt meget for. Jeg laver den musik, som rummer de klange og stemninger jeg synes er dragende. Puritanere er dødsyge. Jeg er ikke interesseret i musik på et intellektuelt niveau.
Det havde jeg på fornemmelsen at du ville sige. Det er ingen hemmelighed at vi (Christopher og Johan) har kendt hinanden længe og spillet i en del bands sammen efterhånden. Engang spillede vi i Paradox Backlash, et kaotisk hardcore band der endte inden Ghostdrome blev til, og vi deler for eksempel stadig projektet Gigavolt. Jeg kunne godt tænke mig at høre hvad du føler du har taget med dig fra dengang, og måske lidt om hvorfor din musik er gået den vej den er gået.
Jeg tror det lærte mig noget om, hvor nemt det er at lave musik. Og noget om, hvor givende det er at dyrke ideer, som på overfladen virker uigennemtrængelige. At man sagtens kan dyrke en ide, som reelt er tåbelig. Som at lave sange, hvor taktarten skifter hvert øjeblik. Det er derude, at det er sjovt. Derude er der en æstetisk konsekvens, som jeg stadig mener, er i mine projekter. Og så lærte det mig i sidste ende, at jeg virkelig ikke kan lide at spille ting, som er svære. Jeg kan ikke ret godt lide at øve eller spille for et publikum. Til gengæld kan jeg godt lide at indspille og producere.
Det behov føler man jo nogle gange, nogle mere hyppigt end andre. Jeg føler at du har beskæftiget dig meget med de kvaliteter der kan gøre musik hallucinogen. En funktion af mønstergenkendelse i kaos. Er du enig i det? Hvordan ser du selv din musikalske ambition?
Jeg håber jeg rammer de der territorier. Jeg har siden vores første gigavolt-plader været interesseret i musik, som ikke rigtigt er nærværende, men som alligevel holder lytteren fast. Tidligere var jeg interesseret i sene aftener og tidlige morgener. Halve tilstande, med halvt lukkede øjne. Men på det seneste har jeg tænkt mere på nætter og det ydre rum, som man kun finder det i skove fulde af ulve. Spejlet i dybe søer. På himlen over glemte parcelhus-kvarterer opslugt af fyrtræer. Det er der jeg vil hen, og gentagelserne hjælper tanken. Jeg elsker plader, som har mange gentagelser. Ikke nødvendigvis minimalisme, men strukturer, som insisterer.
Jamen hvor tror du så din musik vil hen i fremtiden? Ikke nødvendigvis i Kontrolorganisk forstand. Og hvilke (interne og eksterne) behov er det skal opfyldes?
Jeg vil dybere ind i den der skov. Og jeg vil gerne have nogle andre med derind, så Kontrolorganet er sat i bero. Og så vil jeg gerne improvisere. Måske er der en offerplads et sted i skoven.
Jeg vil også gerne snakke lidt om Ghostdrome mere overordnet, men først er der en ting jeg vil have afklaret. Føler du selv at du er den type person der aldrig gør noget ved et uheld, eller er det modsat?
Jeg er min egen bureaukrat. Det er måske derfor improvisationen er spændende.
Ha! Men Ghostdrome. Du er jo medstifter, så måske kan du fortælle mig lidt hvad din vision med Dromen var i sin tid, da vi skabte den, og om den vision har forandret sig efter at Ghostdrome er blevet til et organisk foretagende.
Ideen var at lave et personligt arkiv for de folk vi deler den med. Det er det stadig. Jeg synes godt siden kunne afspejle den ambition mere direkte. Den kunne være endnu mere monolitisk. Endnu dummere.
Rørende enig. Jamen lad mig kaste et lidt mere åbent spørgsmål efter dig inden vi slutter: hvem, hvad, hvor og hvorfor?
Hvemsomhelst for evigt, lige nu / Jimi, Monterey, Hey Joe...
Currently recording songs for an album... I have decided to lay the basics down square first on all tracks, but here are three tracks that are alright worked through, three songs to leave an impression of what's to come, soon to rock band.'
*** last song in seperate post *** come on, chiefs - make the improvements to ghostdrome, the long waited improvements
Future visions of Blade-Runner-like societies, technologies and sounds. Three guys get together, hook up some equipment and channel mystical musical energies through synthesizers and other apparati.
All free improvisation, recorded on a night in 2011.
1. New Orleans 2112 (3:42)
2. Rejuvenation Chamber Blues (4:14)
3. End of Road (1:13)
4. New York 2112 (1:50)
5. Suspended in Disbelief (10:02)
6. Technocrypt death rites (5:37)
7. Hauptbahnhof (2:32)
8. Detroit 2112 (4:15)
As the world caves in upon your fragile body, you are lead through sacrificial halls, through cleansing rivers, into sexual bondage. This is your new home, now efface yourself complete. Dreams of shooting hoops in lupine drags, smack cocaine, cripple pain, preach it brother.
In 2011, three men got together and drank a lot, smoked a lot, and played a lot of music, for the duration of a weekend. This album contains 40 of those minutes.
The music is improvisational, dreamy, at times loud, confused, at ease, stoned and a bit ritualistic. Best enjoyed under the influence.
Ghost#038: Shitpiece - Til mænd og kvinder
Runtime: 28 minutes 27 seconds
Contains two songs recorded by Kaffe Damesen summer 2011 and a great great Shitpiece concert from December 2011. Line up from concert is: Asger Valentetine on guitar, Asger Hardvig on bass and backing vocals, Mads Rubin on guitar, Kristen Landro on drums and Kaffe Damesen singing songs about your mother, her car and other subjects. Many thanks to the crowd, a wonderful bunch!
01. Money and Boots
02. Ode to Revolution
03. Live at Hennings Angels
Shiny day or gray day, we can't remember. We can't even remember how long, but cookin' jammin'! Later, in the evening, somebody called Kaffe Damesen a faggot and wanted to punch him at Knippelsbro. What a story. Then he saw Grand Magnus and we went on to drink some kolde kings, iii yeah!
Ghost#036: Kontrolorgan - Bad Zones EP
Runtime: 22 minutes 28 seconds
The third in a series of improvisational jams, performed by Johan Heinsen, Frederik Højlund, and Christopher Aaby.
This release consists of two sessions, the first four tracks being more electronic in nature, and the last five being more electro-acoustic. It is very much a chill-out album, inviting the listener to relax and become lost in the music, forgetting the troubling realities of everyday life for 50 minutes or so.
Played and recorded in the Playgood studios.
1. Like conversations...
2. ...in cars...
3. ...while driving...
4. ...at night
5. Brief intermission
6. Drink a case of you
8. the Idiot King pt. 1
9. the Idiot King pt. 2
This one took forever to finish and the result is a rich soundscape from a lurid suburban utopia. Resonance of satanic worship and ornothological static remembrance. Rapid wings. Guitar repetition and flickery vocal shards among swampy murmurs. Broken family escapism. Midnight bug hunting. Hidden spaces.
3. Black Creek
4. Another Sister
5. Kingfisher Exile
The second in a series of improvisational jams, performed by Johan Heinsen, Frederik Højlund, and Christopher Aaby.
The sounds on this release are noisy, without much sense of direction. As a whole, the sounds conjure images of dark, urban sprawls, flickering lights reflected on empty streets wet with rain.
Played and recorded in the Playgood studios.
1. Pollution boner
2. Beastly love
3. Kids on dope
4. Rude metal teeth
6. Zebra star
7. Soft lightning
8. Traffic light flicker
9. King Kong burning slowly
10. King Kong burning slowly pt. 2
The first in a series of improvisational jams, performed by Johan Heinsen, Frederik Højlund, and Christopher Aaby.
The sounds (in retrospect) revolve around the theme of movement through spaces, with slow progressions, and an emphasis on ambience.
Consuming, restoring, succeding and failing, lost brain cells. Acid Void Peak is an improvisational and monotonous voyage through space and time. The sound of meditation upon plagued minds. I encourage everyone to open up, fall in, forget... and diiiiiiig.
1. Entering Orbit
2. I Fell
3. Acid Void Peak
4. The Land
6. Only Dots Out There
7. Trains in the Sky
8. The Immobile Joy
9. Entering Space
1: Too good to be true
2: Big FAT waste of SPACE
3: Can I sleep over tonight?
5: Not too bad for a song
6: We're only gonna die
7: No advice
8: Dont wanna get blamed for it (feat. Christopher Aaby)
Ghost#029: Chillbots - Entertainment system
Runtime: 39 minutes 35 seconds
These tracks represent a jam we did mid-2010, inspired by a couple of NES game we dig.
Both sets were pretty much recorded as you hear them.
01. Megaman jam 0
02. Megaman jam 1
03. Megaman jam 2
04. Megaman jam 3
05. Megaman jam 4
06. Megaman jam 5
07. Shadowgate jam 0
08. Shadowgate jam 1
09. Shadowgate jam 2
10. Shadowgate jam 3
A collection of short tracks done live by Gigavolt, some forgotten evening where the recording gear was left running.
The set is best enjoyed as a gentle soundtrack to a visually intensive activity. We suggest going to a site like http://ffffound.com/ to spend 15 minutes looking at interesting pictures, while listening to these tracks.
1. Sudden morning
3. Escape from the office of a madman
4. Urban scene
5. Cut thread
6. History of a mountain
Ghost#027: Grand Magnus and the II - Amorphopallus
Runtime: 67 minutes 33 seconds
A rare coincidence of the world. Of beautiful places and strange places. Takes a little time to tune the radio in to Amorphophallus, but in the end it's there. As a journey through possible resemblance, airports, wild life, somewhere in Paris, the kebab store you pay a visit on your way home late at nite. The sun rising to remind you that you've turned everything upside down. Your body pretends sleep, finds the right position to suddenly become the right idea. We recommend good headphones and a stroll down the grass valley.
Ghost#026: Joan & Christi - Arkiv # I
Runtime: 38 minutes 29 seconds
Six jams recorded in a single afternoon during one of the hottest days of the summer 2010. Melting grooves. Scorched samples looping. Fiery blasts. Sweaty fucking. Time dissolving in unfocused density.
01 - Egomorpher i Normalmonopol (43min28sec)
Egomorpher is an attempt to create a techno album with the usual Ego E-approach. Each instrument has been recorded individually and without connection to the others. Only the kick drum beat has been used as direction while recording.
The debut release from Taeppeat. A sparse promise, that offers itself to comtemplation while never approaching static. Both tightly sequenced and spontaneous. Soothing meditation in tension. A focused yet restless meandering.
01 - Japanese fashion 01
02 - Japanese fashion 02
03 - Japanese fashion 03
04 - Japanese fashion 04
05 - Globule
06 - Protostar
07 - Red dwarf
08 - Red giant
09 - Collapse
10 - Supernova
11 - Intelligent life is love part 1
12 - Intelligent life is love part 2
13 - Intelligent life is love part 3
14 - Number generator part 1
15 - Number generator part 2
16 - Number generator part 3
17 - Number generator part 4
18 - Number generator part 5
These two sessions were recorded separately, weeks apart. The first 10 tracks are from the later session, and the last 8 are from the earlier one.
There was no real unifying theme to these sessions - they can be considered experiments in experimentation, in that they share the property of being highly improvisational.
In these sessions we have still been trying to find a good instrument setup, and there are major differences in the sounds of the two as a result. The style is also diverse, spanning from mellow to painful.
An adventure into the profound boredom of a hangover. Typical sunday beams, lazy thoughts, internal yelling, where, where, "where was I going yesterday?". Questions usually posed after a night in relation with humans behaving like animals. In the end, you stumbled backwards to your residence, and these memories consist of abrupt flashes fastwarding in your mind like a raging drum solo. Sunday.
Ghost#020: Dat War So - Calculating Threshold
Runtime: 32 minutes 58 seconds
This is a collection of improvised jam sessions between Randcore and Christopher Aaby. Everything was performed live and recorded, and the best sections were selected for recorded release.
With the two projects usually working exclusively in the digital domain on studio recordings, these jam sessions are a combination of that digital mode of work combined with the two artists’ backgrounds in drums and guitar, respectively.
01 - orbit part 1
02 - orbit part 2
03 - orbit part 3
04 - epistellar jovian
05 - slower than light travel part 1
06 - slower than light travel part 2
07 - slower than light travel part 3
08 - pulsar wind
09 - slower than light travel reprise
10 - disintegrated sun part 1
11 - disintegrated sun part 2
12 - disintegrated sun part 3
'Drifter' is the debut of Ultraneutralt Orkester - a duo consisting of Johan Heinsen (Kontrolorgan) and Rasmus Aaen. Situated within a somewhat rude and swampy soundscape they initiate an imaginary journey, that eventually fuse harsh vibes and ultra bliss. A wide open gate to a mythical inside - hideous yet entrancing. Like an over ripe peach or the botched rescue inherent in messianic talk. Heat violence / Rough Love.
1. Horse Mask
3. Weed Face
4. Black Breath
5. Drone Lion
7. Night Shape
Ghost#017: Grand Magnus and the II - Demo #1
Runtime: 75 minutes 01 seconds
This time, they expanded the line up even more. HC was somewhere else, but Sigurd, Graff and an old friend from Jutland, Jacob Bugge, came out and made everything wonderful! This release features a long jam, where the new members are introduced. Then three tracks follow, and especially the percussive elements are explored further. They hope you enjoy!
1. sound photograph: Aalborg
2. phils house
3. for the bleeding hearts of the 80s
5 - 7. ruins, glory, flight
10. laid to rest
11. heronlectro featuring Johan Volt
12. childhood dreams and delusions
In my mind, these songs tie into an urban theme, referencing the noise and man-made sounds of metropolitan surroundings. To some this is an environment full of life and activity, perhaps even more so than rural environments. To others, the city is a dead place of artificial intelligence and machine automatons. It is from within this dual space that the melodies, structures and sounds of the included songs take their inspiration.
Interruption Songs is the second album from Kontrolorgan. It uses synths, bells, drums, electronics and singing to conjure dronescapes with psychedelic undercurrents, thus building on the outline already present in Kontrolorgan's earlier work. Interruption Songs is, however, a more structured entity than previous releases. Some parts are improvised while others are tightly sequenced. Most lie somewhere in between while exploring themes concerning imagination and the suspension of functional time in artistic rituals. Almost all tracks feature manipulated samples from field recordings originally recorded by Christopher Aaby and Frederik Højlund. Christian Davidsen plays cymbals on 'Mythology Loops'. Rasmus Aaen plays upright bass on 'Mythology Loops' and 'Disappearance Song'.
02. Smoke I / Atlas Ripple
03. Smoke II / Rivers
04. Mythology Loops
05. All Vulpine Kings
06. Disappearance Song
Ghost#014: Grand Magnus and the II - Echo Blowjob
Runtime: 39 minutes 59 seconds
Three dogs and the miles high Grand Magnus just taking a chill at the rehearsel. Rehearsel chilling. Four heads cosmic knottin' and puffin'. Wednesday night, everything fine. Smelling the drums, an amplified hand, one of the two visiting a girl and h to the c makin' the beat. Four dudes in a room, the sound of Miles high and all the other idiots. Just good!
Drums - Miles high Magnus
Guitar - Kasper Hand
Bass - Lapp Davidsen
Perc. - HC
The first full length release from Randcore. It is a voyage that starts on an atomic dancefloor, takes a walk through a radioactive wasteland and ends far out in space. "Radiation Queen" is a mix of hard hitting chipsounds, noise and randomness.
01. You Programmed Us
02. Lines Of Basic
03. Bare Curcuits
04. Fail Safe
05. Radiation Queen
06. Pins And Needles
08. To Hel
09. All Sorts Of Glands (Dealbreaker Cover)
10. Termination Shock
11. Bow Shock
'Sun Shape Mirror' is a collection of songs recorded in november and december of 2009. It focuses on electronics and psychedelic drones. Some tracks are abrasive and others are soft and pleasing. Sparse, repetitious vocals are buried in the mixes. A few tracks even feature electric guitar. All songs were written and recorded by Kontrolorgan. The artwork was also created by Kontrolorgan. Mastering by Christopher Aaby. It it released on cd-r (25 copies) and mp3.
01. Interstellar Frisbee
04. Light Mane
05. Voyages and Execrations
06. Triangular Orbit
Hidden Kingdom is a record about everyday life, its magic and its inherent exceptions. It focuses on acoustic guitar and voice. All tracks on 'Hidden Kingdom' were recorded, mixed and mastered by Gigavolt. The recordings took place from june till december 2009. 'Ancestral Mouth' and 'Secret Nest' feature Rasmus Aaen on upright and electric bass. The 'Drome Breather' tracks were recorded live during a short break while creating the ghostdrome. They all feature Frederik Højlund on acoustic guitar. The artwork was created by Gigavolt as well, and features eight drawings about symmetry and the way in which mirroring can turn something familiar into something else entirely.
02. Night Bones
03. Ancestral Mouth
04. Secret Nest
05. The Rug
06. Heron Heron Heron
08. The Ordinary
10. Drome Breather - Initiation
11. Drome Breather - Naked Tree Astral Ray
12. Drome Breather - Wax Poles
13. Drome Breather - Night Wound
Release date: Jan. 13th 2010
Ghost#010: Ego Ensemble - Certain Aspects of Life
Runtime: 105 minutes 31 seconds
This is a 1 ½ hour trip to a virtual museum of modern sound. We take the risk of saying nothing at the melting point of human ears, where sound can be made into music, since music is nothing but a human invention. Rethink this invention as much as you feel. That is what you can do for this release.
Certain Aspects of Life pt. I
Certain Aspects of Life pt. II
Certain Aspects of Life pt. III
Certain Aspects of Life pt. IV
Certain Aspects of Life pt. V
An archive of digital feedback. Recorded in the summer of 2009 while reading too many books and thinking hard about secret spaces, exploration and discontinuity. The album primarily consists of almost static drones of soft noise.
1. Where you go is where you lead us to
3. A mouth spitting out teeth
4. Jesus kills
Celebrating the launch of the ghostdrome we decided to put out a compilation. It features one track and one piece of art from each artist meant to represent the diversity of the drome. The result is an assorted mix of various types of noise and a couple of ventures into the realm of more conventional melodic structures.
1. Randcore: Dead capacitator
2. Christopher Aaby: Oceanic
3. Kontrolorgan: A voice only heard with eyes closed
4. Dusty Awe: Don't wanna get blamed for it
5. Gigavolt: Shadows cast by a protecting hand
6. Pukewolf: Decrepit rust eater
7. Ego Ensemble: Certain aspects of life pt. 2
8. Disappearer: Phosphoglucomutase
Ghost#007: Kontrolorgan - Mythography ep
Runtime: 16 minutes 58 seconds
"Algorithmic Composition" explores the relationship between man and machine through musical compositions.
All of the tracks here were created entirely or partially through algorithmic means, that is - through computer applications that Christopher Aaby either made or configured to output sound or notation. The hope is that each composition will retain some of the "ghost in the machine", and that the listener will be able to take a little peek into what a computer finds beautiful.
1. Falling petals in D
2. Candlelight in E for guitar and percussion
3. Birdsong in A
4. Voyeur from the beyond in Gm
5. Nightflora in F
6. Aluminium in E and Final drowsiness in Am
A collection of songs made in 2005 and 2006 merged into a whole. Ranging from doomy soundscapes driven by thunderous bassriffs to intricate rocksongs and cautious pop melodies. All songs were written, performed and recorded by Christopher Volt and Johan Volt except "Kolonimacht: Målscorer" which was written by Christopher Volt, Johan Volt and Rasmus Volt Mejer.
1. Electric baby ghosts
2. Pirates and doctors
3. Radical uncertainty forever
4. Violent language
6. Neon skeleton maneuver
7. Brainfixing machine
8. Kolonimacht: Lost luggage
9. Cosmonauts in stockcars
10. Margrethe 500
12. Warm debate
13. Kolonimacht: Målscorer
The first release from Gigavolt. Mostly noise interspersed with psychedelic riffs. Recorded prior to 2004.
1. Henry Kissinger
3. Moving at the exact speed of invention itself
4. Metropolitan birdcatchers and riverbanks
5. Mafioso disco disco
6. Mother of pearl
7. Messianic stroboscope
8. An omnivorous attempt at bending the rules
9. The basement
10. Blood vessels
11. Dinosaurus stereo
The ghostdrome is the collective efforts of its members. It is also a shared communal space and yes, it is haunted. E-mail us at: contact(at)ghostdrome.com. Everything is free. Keep it so. Copyleft 2009.
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