Hi Psychonauts – long time no see… how are things where you are?
Here in Trondheim, winter is still raging. It’s been dry and cold for weeks, but we have just enough snow to make it feel like a Proper Norwegian Winter, and we’re all healthy and safe. Cold though…
Due to the pandemic we had to cancel the remaining postponed Trh x-mas shows in January, and we are really sorry for that – it is a total bummer to not get to play shows at all, but we will be back in strength in time, we promise! We are working with Byscenen on how to get the x-mas gift 7’’s to you all, so hang in there – you will get them!
Last week we were told The All Is One is nominated for Best Album in the Rock category at the Spellemannspris awards in April. It is pretty amazing to us that what we do is still appreciated by the general public to the extent that we are thought of as au currant and relevant enough to receive nominations like this, so .. thank you, whoever thought of us over there! Thanks also to Reine, Ola & Lars for helping us make it what it became!
It is clear to us that TAIO reached a pretty wide audience, and we are as grateful as ever for all of you taking the time to listen to what we do. It is really imporant to us to not become an oldies band merely dealing in nostalgia, and the only way we can avoid that is by forging ahead and trying to make music that is true to who we are. When you lot show your appreciation by buying the new records and not just baying for the old schlägers, that makes it all feel worthwhile and important, and that is all we can ask. Thank you!
On that subject … we have a new record coming out in a couple of months!
It is called Kingdom of Oblivion. The cover is by Sverre Malling and looks like this:
The first ‘digital single’ – Pt.1 of the song The Waning – should be available online in a matter of weeks at the most, so you’ll get a taste of what it is pretty soon. We are really exited with how it ended up, and can’t wait to lay it on ya!
Bob LeBad is busy writing his take on what it is, and his ‘insights’ will be published here soon. Watch this space!
B.S. Feb’15, 2021
You guys are a light in difficult times – wonderful news after a shitty day ❤
This is really something to look forward to. Thank you so much!
I only can say ……KREISCH!
Life is full of inspirations. Music and arts is the spice above it all.
I still feel so grateful for exploring you back in? what was ist? 2014?
There might be still several records, in which I haven’t spent my attention yet, because one might say ‘quality before quantity’. So your back catalogue is just a gift, living after that mantra.
There’s still so much to discover.
You are more accountable for your music and words, than you think.
Just thank you.
Great news! And coming so soon! I don’t know what an “old schläger” is but rest assured, this old dog is always baying for new Motorpsychodelic music. Can’t wait :-)
This is fantastic news after the immenseness of the All is One. Well done people!! Bring it on you beauties and peace to all Psychonauts.
In the last 28 years you couldn‘t manage it to disappoint me with any release or live concert and I am sure it will not happen in the future.
I am happy to hear that a new record in the Pipeline and I can‘t wait to lay it on my record Player.
To say it with ABBA: Thank you for the music…
And please keep going on.
When touring is possible, I am looking forward to enjoy one of your live- shows here in northern Germany or in the Netherlands.
Best news I’ve had for months, TAIO is almost worn out so it’s time for new stuff. Stay safe guys!
Lasr album has been really amazing..I can’t wait to waiting for Your next job.Thanks so much.
“old schläger” = old “hit” (more or less), I guess so at least.
Hey – I`m so happy you MP guys get on going the way you do! With ups and downs, good, excellent and sometimes fantastic albums and gigs. Keep on going – and see you somewhere on tour this autumn hopefully.
Coolest cover EVER! Must be another masterpiece.
Well, great! I say, that’s a cocking shover, erm shocking cover…
meanwhile, I so much miss your concerts that always re-arrange the particles of my body and soul. Hoping for the best and meanwhile keep on being the best!
Det er jo nettopp fordi dere hele tiden utvikler dere , lage nye, spennende greier, at man kan fortsette å elske musikken deres gjennom årtier, etter årtier. Det er det som gjør at man kan elske musikken deres uansett hva man føler der og da, fordi det finnes et hav av variasjon å forsyne seg av! Det er sjelden vare! Så, tusen, tusen takk for at dere finnes, og at dere fyller opp sjelen min når det trengs, maserer den, gir den ett spark, eller rusker meg i håret, alt etter som. Dere har sånn sett så langt virkelig hold det dere lovet da dere sa: And listen-were here to help you. Gleder meg til å høre neste reise!
There must be a god, although common sense says it’s not.
Great news. Just what the doctor ordered, thank you!
Gode nyheter i vinterkulda. Cover arten er som alltid like bra. Rock On
Oh yes oh yes oh yes. Thats the best that could happen today. Thanks for sharing that news
oh awesome, its always a delight =)
Strålende! (Har dere ikke anda mer liggende klart?)
Håper dere får gjennomført Blitzkonsertene også. Hvis ikke blir det glass og ramme på billettene (det er de jo egentlig verdt allerede). Takk for all energi, aller mest i Motorpsycho, men også i alle de andre prosjektene dere er med å løfte.
Keep bangin’ !
First thing that comes to mind is, whose head is that! (pun intended)
. . . freue mich. Krasses Cover,
Das Cover is ne Wucht und erinnert an die Geschichte der Verliebten, die Ihren Geliebten quasi einkompostiert hat, auf dem dann Pilze wuchsen die sie aß, Ihren Kot mit dem Kompost vermengte usw. usw. usw. Liebe die durch den Magen geht und ein Gesetz der Thermodynamik oder? Ja Ihr seit relevant weil Ihr relevant seid. In freudiger Erwartung also. Ouh yeeeeaaahhhh.
The Waning or The Warning?
Wow, guys. WOW.
❤️ Greatful and all the best for you… be save
wellllllll…… i wonder if after the trilogy the sound is gonna be totally different once again……my ears are waiting hard ……. thx
@ Horst – I have the same question! The cover, in particular, has me speculating what might be the sound/syle/direction of the music. Very excited.
Dr. Fauci just announced the possiblity of wearing face masks in 2022. The year is not cancelled… yet!
I guess Motorpsycho never were the wildest backyard cats but there’s not much rock’n’roll left. It’s Motorclerks. Trøndere no longer rocks. It died out.
With the Bent using the word ‘relevant’, I realize that he’s been like these hipsters throughout my life, who told me that HE IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE, if I liked the wrong song at the wrong time.
Well, I am so happy I was able to see a bunch of shows of you guys in the nineties. I loved your wild and spontane energy and how you managed to take your audience on trips. Loved you then. Loved you. As of today I guess you have evolved. I love where and how you were. Safe travels, my old heroes. ;-)
As to say it with one of your favourite heroes:
A LIGHT IN THE BLACK!
Tusen takk mine venner. And keep fingers crossed that LivePsychonautic
Experiences will happen again. The sooner the better. I wonder if I haven’t forgotten how to tape…
Grateful I am. Best from Bielefeld.
It can’t be other than somehow resonant to what I experienced so far. Grateful to have you to give it a voice. Looking forward
I’ve been following you since gigs at Velvet in Italy. My son is 17 years old and he likes you. I told him about your performance in roadburn 3 years ago.
So, now we’re ready for the new records
Guys, don’t you ever take a break. You deserved it so much after those brilliant gigs, in Germany (I’ve been to Wiesbaden and Cologne), and elsewhere until the end of 2019. Hey, the release date for “Kingdom” is my birthday. Great idea, thanks!
What a great piece of art the cover is! The songs must be fanstasic, too. No pressure, though :-) Thanks for sharing. Looking fwd to visit a concert listening to brand new songs (and some schlager) one fine days again.
Spennende!! Og gratulerer med Spellemann-nominasjon!
The more stuff I listen from you guys the more addicted I get. Keep on being open minded and creative, please. I’m curious for what comes next. Big hello from Germany.
I guess the passing of time can be relative, but the weeks mentioned in “The first ‘digital single’ – Pt.1 of the song The Waning – should be available online in a matter of weeks at the most” are beginning to be plentiful… any release date yet for the single?! :)
I miss you guys…
Bent, it’s been a while. Can’t wait for your take on what it is
for a split of a second i thought that maybe your new song would be a take on black sabbaths classic 1970 “The Warning”. would have been interesting to listen to. nevertheless, your original song is great as always :)
the cutest easter egg would be a livestream from Motorpsycho