Hey there folks!
Today we release a new album!
“En Konsert For Folk Flest” is a record, a book and a film, all documenting our performance at the St Olaf festival in Trondheim last summer.
We wrote it with Ståle Storløkken, and performed it – once only! – with him, the Sheriffs of Nothingness and Kammerkoret Aurum in the Nidaros Cathedral on July 31st, 2014.
It was a massive undertaking, and we decided to make the document of it as massive as possible as well: our good friend Mark Bakker from Amsterdam spent the whole week leadig up to the performance documenting the process on film. He supervised the filming of the show itself too and even edited the resulting footage into both a documentary and a concert film. These are both included in the album. The music is written for rock band, church organ and choir, and as such a new thing for us. The lyrics are in Norwegian, and his is the first time ever that we’ve written lyrics in our mothertongue, so that was a new and daunting task too! We had a lot of help and assistance from our good friend Johan Harstad though: some of his existing writings shared the same ideas as we had for a piece on the theme of ‘folk’ (≈ ‘Volk’ in German, ‘people’ in English), and a book he released in the fall of 2012 called ‘Manifest for folk flest’ inspired the tone of a lot of our song lyrics. We’ve had this book translated, and it is included in both english and norwegian in this album for all youse intellectuals out there in the Psychoverse that want to know what it’s all about.
So … there’s a lot of stuff here!
Some snazzy, ambitious music, some profound wordage and the whole shabang captured on DVD! We even went a step further, and got the pressing plant to print the cover in the old american way, so this is probably the most expencive-to-make album we’ve ever produced! It is therefore a pretty expensive package too, but we are confident that it is worth your hard-earned cash: this is a really, really cool item!
RuneGrammofon printed 2000 numbered copies. Stickman Records did the same, and we printed an additional 500 unnumbered ones for promo and such. Whatever’s left over will end up in the Motorpsycho webstore.
Hope you get it before it sells out – there will be only one print run – and hope that you like it too!
Be seeing you!
Ok. That sounds good. Can’t wait for it!
Dajeeeeeee! I’m sleeping by the mailbox wtf!
Superalbum! Superband! Superpost! Love you, guys!
Knallfett utgivelse :-) Er glad innehaver B-)
WOW!!! I’m overhelmed….once more….
What a great piece of music!!!
Damn tight record sleeve. The discs almost did not go back inside it. :-/
You want us to leave them on our turntables and play over and over again. Right?
It’s fantastic, but yeah the sleeve is real tight.
Motorpsycho hat sich mit diesem Album in einen neuen Orbit der guten Musik geschossen… Sehr sehr liebevolle Doku eines absoluten Ausnahmekonzertes dieser sich immer neu erfindenden Band… Der Sound bombastisch, das Cover sehr fett…. Hab es innerhalb 2 Tagen 4 mal gesehen und Tränen in den Augen gehabt… Mein Tip: erst die Doku und dann dieses fantastische Konzert ansehen… bis hin zum Backstage nach dem Konzert hinter der Bühne… Es ist als wäre man live dabei gewesen… Von der Entstehung der Songs im Proberaum bis nach alledem… Fantastisch ! ! ! Danke Bent, Snah, Kenneth, Stale und all diese fantastischen liebevollen Sänger und Geiger und Dirigenten… ;)
Hey, what a cool album! Yet another angle on the ever-changing Motorpsycho musical soundscape; the DVD is great, also! Just need to learn Norwegian-speak & I’m there! Those vinyl sleeves are a damn tight fit, though……!! I got nr. 437/2,000!! x
Folk Flest in the post yesterday. Was a little sceptical before listening – afraid of a piece of music that might suffer from bombastic effects and might not reach average MP standards due to the singular event an the requirements of writing and arranging for a lot of participators in obviously quite a short time. Probably the waiting since announcement and ordering the massive and not quite cheap package took its toll.
Listened to it three times yesterday – first LP No. 1 both sides in the morning, the full concert on CD and late at night almost the full documentary and gig.
What a brilliant piece of music! All negative expectations scattered…
Though MP the rock band takes a step back to give Stale on organ and the choir lots of space it contains brilliant MP moments as well – exciting guitar-bass jamming, fascinating, complicated but not purely academical time-structures, As so often with MP channeling music from the golden age of (prog) rock – was reminden of Magma, Van der Graaf, even some Saucerful of Secrets moments without ever imitating anything, wonderful play with musical motives in almost J.S. Bach tradition – and the whole piece is so greatly uplifting – especially the majestic finale….
In the booklet the uniqueness of the event was emphasized – nevertheless I can quite imgane peaces like Lykkepilgrim turning up again live in some kind of musical form. Carry On Motorpsychedelic Alchemysts!
Just watched the documentary and the concert. Jesus what a sound!!!
The music of angels and demons! This is too damn good to have been played only once!! I´m totally flashed!!!
Greatest project in MP history!
Many Many thanks for this!
-Takk for en fantastisk kulturopplevelse. Dette må være noe av det feteste som er gjort ever. Musikken, koret, de norske tekstene (poesi og hærlig ordleik, digger at dere viser farge), Steinmeyer og Domen. Det var helt rått å få oppleve her i min egen stue. Jeg blir rørt og ydmyk.
Just watched Dvd couple of times.
Really amazing music. How you makes choir composition? Wow!!!! Sometimes remind me Stravinsky.
Thanks. You are the best. 0490/2000
Bloody hell, I’m still waiting
Amazing as usually guys! You didn’t just pull it off, you did an exceptional job! How can your commissioned work be as inspired as your normal albums? ;-)
Keep the magic flowing!
Hey Alberto, are you based in Italy? I’m in Rome, mine is still stuck somewhere near Frankfurt. Woe is me!
(Puttanazza ladra aggiungerei)
Anyway, in the meantime I’ll keep spoiling myself with the recording of the concert at Teknisk Museum, which is simply a face-melting master of a piece. I reckon the next record will blow our minds for good. Check it out, do yourselves a favour. Grazie Motorpsycho!
Received my copy today, number 1910/2000. I sure am glad you guys recorded this, the DVD is a keeper! I second Rober’s question, how did you write all of that music so quickly? Love from the USA.