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Advent calendar playlist


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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”


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


… 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


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

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Why Can’t This Noise


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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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