I recorded 90% of the album ESCAPADES when I was still a student living in Trondheim, way back in 2005-06. It was an experimental pop album, which no one wanted to release, as it was too weird for the commercial labels, and too pop for the weird labels. Today it would probably be labeled "indie pop" and maybe even be hip as hell - who knows. 
As the clearly unreleasable album was finishing, I had moved to Oslo and started working with music for TV and film, and did not have the time to do anything more about it until my label Pling Kong Recordings was up and running in 2011. Then I could finally release the bloody thing myself. I did not dare to go back and touch the original mixes, though - so the album is still pretty much as I "left it" in 2007.
Not really much more to say about ESCAPADES, other than it being the frustrated musings of a 22 year old student, unsure about pretty much everything in the life ahead. That said, I still think this album is pretty good for what it is. And I almost think it is more "hip" today than when I originally made it, at least if you're into experimental pop, or indie pop as it probably would be labeled today.
At some point this might have been the cover.
At some point this might have been the cover.
Recordings drums for "Alive", the final track to be recorded. SubTunes Studio in Oslo, 2007.
Recordings drums for "Alive", the final track to be recorded. SubTunes Studio in Oslo, 2007.
Pål Bjørseth nails the album's final glockenspiel note.
Pål Bjørseth nails the album's final glockenspiel note.
Recordings strings at Reina Studio in Trondheim, April 2006
Recordings strings at Reina Studio in Trondheim, April 2006
Let there be strings!
Let there be strings!
Music and lyrics by Eirik Myhr
Recorded 2004-2007
VOCALS, PIANO, KEYS, BASS, DRUMS, PERCUSSION, MBIRA, GLOCKENSPIEL, ACCORDION, GUITARS, RADIO, KNIV&GAFFEL: Eirik Myhr
VIOLIN: Øyvind Johan Eiksund, Evgeniya Kochetkova, Gaute Skrove
VIOLA: Berit Marie Alvestrand, Anne Våg Aaknes
CELLO: Per Christian Jørstad, Audun Berg Selfjord, Tonje Bekken
FLUTE: Tonje Eirin Tafjord
AC. GUITAR, BASS, UPRIGHT BASS: Sindre Klykken Johnsen
AC. GUITAR: Espen Bjarnar
LAPSTEEL: Per Christian Grov
BACKING VOCALS: Marita Sørli
CHOIR: Mari Kåsbøll Bjerke, Elise Varne, Mari Ann Lervaag Pettersen, Ingrid Synnøve Østvang, Eli Hårklau
GLOCKENSPIEL: Pål Selsjord Bjørseth

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