Monday, May 26, 2008
above is an image by multi talented norse artist Are Mokkelbost. aside from making multimedia visual works, Are is also a participant in a host of musical groups and projects, all interesting and largely unknown outside of his rather small neck of the woods - quite a shame in my estimation. for those who are so inclined, i suggest taking a look at his site . it's filled to the brim with samples of his aural and visual work - just looking at the vast output he's generated and the almost exclusively high quality of it all is both inspiring and daunting. thanks for making the rest of us feel inadequate Are....
there was talk at one time of releasing a record for his project Single Unit via Hydra Head, but apparently Are hasn't gotten around to finishing that just yet - seems he's been busy with about 8 billion other things. hopefully one day - in the meantime i can certainly recommend checking out the debut full length from Single Unit " Family of Forces"....
Posted by Aaron B. Turner at 4:56 PM
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I actually first heard of this artist through Stephen O'Malley's website. But i'm glad you are also showcasing it, because Mokkelbost should be noticed for his original and intuitive style.
this guy's amazing!
Hey Aaron - ever thought about making one or more Hydrahead themes for Google?
Hi Aaron! I didn't have the slightest clue that you're in some sort involved with Mokkelbost-projects... I admire his work and had him last autumn over for a lecture on my film-course at the academy. Have you yet seen the 'kill' dvd? I don't know whether it's officially out yet... but it's hell of an experience!
I sure hope you will get the chance to do some work together!!
We've posted yesterday the 'JP08 Urban Scapes: The Beginning and The End' video on LOMEG_ROM : voodles on CONTIGUITY. I did send you a mail but here's the permalink to the video post:
Thanks again for the permission to use that great piece as soundtrack for the video!!
Aaron, you might also consider the works of Samuli Heimonen at least worth checking.
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