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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
A few words about my upcoming release, which is based on the writings of American engineer, pilot, film director and billionaire Howard R. Hughes.
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.
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.
… is the double-edged title of the latest seven-track State of Mind release, available for download since May 1.
For the holidays: Download Why Can’t This Noise (Radio Edit) for free.
Lately I’ve been working on a number of projects simultaneously, and finally the first of these has now been released.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 […]
Recording the music was actually the easy part. It’s the rest of the process that has kept you waiting.
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.
“Louche” is a term used to describe the opacity created when ice water is slowly poured into a glass of absinthe – also enhancing the aroma of the mythical beverage.
“The Louche” is the new single from Copenhagen-based singer-songwriter-electro-noisepop project State of Mind – and the first precursor of the upcoming album “Diagnosis”.
Over a throbbing electronic groove (recalling the darker sides of Depeche Mode), frontman Kim Bülow Bonfils sings an ode to the dangerous pleasures of absinthe – fittingly surrounded by swirling psychedelic soundscapes.
“It’s not okay to feel the way I feel”.
The second single from State of Mind’s upcoming album “Diagnosis” is a relentless litany of self-deprecation.
But a surprisingly upbeat synthpop groove carries the track along to the (il)logical conclusion that “it’s not okay to think it’s not okay”.
State of Mind’s latest single explores the darkest corners of suicidal thought and poses the question: If the song’s protagonist can no longer appreciate the pleasures of life – why is it she still goes looking for “The Perfect Place” of beauty and tranquility to end it all?
A brooding ambient soundscape provides the backdrop for this sad tale. But the track picks up pace in the surprise instrumental outro.
“The Perfect Place” is the third single from State of Mind’s upcoming album “Diagnosis”.
Over a busy, Steve Reich-like piano figure, the narrator muses “I’m just the way I am/And I can’t take it any more”. The song turns into a 12-bar synthpop blues in a minor key – backed by an uptempo beat and interspersed with acid house-style synth solos. “A change is bound to come,” it concludes. “And I will fight it all the way.”
“A Change Is Bound to Come” is the fourth single taken from State of Mind’s upcoming album “Diagnosis”, and will be out for streaming and download August 3, 2015.