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Advent calendar playlist

04-01-2017

Every day from December 1 to 24, 2016, I posted a State of Mind song. And here is the advent calendar selection available as two different playlists – one for Spotify and one on Soundcloud.

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We have a winner!

24-04-2016

State of Mind’s “The Louche” remix contest once again triggered an amazing show of creativity from all around the world. It’s been hard picking a winner.

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“The Louche” remix contest

23-12-2015

Released in May 2015, “The Louche” is a groovy, catchy song – yet featuring comples layers of quirky sounds.

Now is your chance to join the fun and create your own remix of State of Mind’s “The Louche”.

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Six facts about Miserabilism

11-11-2012

The new State of Mind album – “Miserabilism” – will be out for download on December 6, 2012.
Here’s a few facts about what’s in store.

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Some info on the upcoming album

10-05-2012

My third full-length State of Mind album (or the fifth release, if you count EPs as well) is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012. And the upcoming single – due within the next month – should give you an idea of what to expect.

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Next release: Importance of the Work at Hand

22-10-2011

A few words about my upcoming release, which is based on the writings of American engineer, pilot, film director and billionaire Howard R. Hughes.

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Support a worthy cause

03-09-2011

My good friends in the synth band Polyfon recorded a charity single, invited me to participate – and the finished release is out now.

The song “Lonely Lives” is designed to raise our awareness of the famine disaster in East Africa. Please have a listen and donate as much as you can. Thanks in advance for your support.

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New free download: “Art”

03-06-2011

Off the seven-track release “I Can’t Help Myself” comes this free mp3 download: “Art”. And no – the title doesn’t lie – the song actually deals with the nature of art itself. Which is either refreshingly bold – or too pretentious for its own good. You decide.

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I Can’t Help Myself

12-05-2011

… is the double-edged title of the latest seven-track State of Mind release, available for download since May 1.

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Christmas gift: Free mp3 download

25-12-2010

For the holidays: Download Why Can’t This Noise (Radio Edit) for free.

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Why Can’t This Noise

27-11-2010

On a trip to Amsterdam a while ago, the phrase “why can’t this noise” popped into my head. And as I began toying with the idea of building a song around it, I soon got the idea of turning it into a very long track – thus enabling it to stand on its own as an autonomous release.

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The Seven Bad Habits of Truly Creative People

25-08-2010

I have heard certain business types swear by the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.
But – I claim that if you’re an artist, your work is completely different and require different – in fact, exactly the opposite habits.

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New free track for download

15-08-2010

Off the “Myotonic” album comes this cover version of the great Daniel Johnston’s rarely heard song “Poor You“. Check out the State of Mind podcast for more free music.

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My trusty companion: The Korg MS-20

03-06-2010

When I was a teenager (in the late seventies), I got hold of an unexpected sum of money and promptly converted it into keyboard instruments: A used Fender Rhodes piano (which I got rid of a few years later) and a Korg MS-20 synthesizer – which I’ve kept to this day.

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Download The Same Mistake for free

19-05-2010

“The Same Mistake” was the first song finished for the “Myotonic” album and was originally intended to be released as a single. While the psyhical cd is on its way to the shops, you can now download it for free to get a taste of what’s in store. Download “The Same Mistake” here. Buy the […]

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About the album

04-05-2010

Recording the music was actually the easy part. It’s the rest of the process that has kept you waiting.

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Adding random variations to a drumbeat in Cubase

29-03-2010

A nifty way of randomly adding pre-programmed variations to a drum beat in real time. Illustrated in Cubase – but the method probably works with most DAWs.

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