I recorded 90% of the album ESCAPADES when I was still a student living in Trondheim, way back in 2005-06. Alas, no one would release it, or at least no one I could find at the time. As the 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 And I almost think it is more “hip” today than when I originally made it, at least if you’re into experimental pop, or indie pop as it probably would be labeled today.
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Music and lyrics by Eirik Myhr
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