The Music

 

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the Endless Pit

Mostly running a Novation Super BassStation through a Moogerfooger MIDI Murf and also a bassline on a Moog Minitaur. Acoustic and electronic drums are applied, both played and programmed and the score is cut up for more diversity.

Then a bit of electronica and Jesper Thorlund on guitar on 'Liberty' and 'Fraternity'.

All is recorded in Steinberg Cubase 5 and applied desired effects. At last it is Mastered in Adobe Soundbooth CS4.

If You're just in for a taste, You could try 'Fraternity' but I recommend playing the album from the top and down.

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Rising From The Abyss

is constructed with multiple basslines and electronic drumsets. The stepsequencer used is B-Step, a soft step sequencer embedded as VST instrument.

Percussion ranges from metal plate to Nepalese singing bowls. The final piece also includes wood octabans.

The idea is being cought in some heavy sticky mud, somewhere at the bottom of the endless pit. And then trying to get free. Original the climbing pieces reassemble Jacobs Ladder, but the ladder is missing quite a few steps. Therefor the 4 # attempts in 'Climbing', resulting in the piece called 'Stranded'.

From thereon the only way out is 'Mindwork' and maybe 'Meditation'. The music is not meant to set you free, never the less it can be a guideline, maybe make you feel, that you are not alone down there. Eventually You will meet someone...

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Mostly Empty

is an album, where I work with simultanous sequenced basslines and acoustic bass also. On top of that, electronic drumset(s) and acoustic drums - and then some percussion, bells and electronica.

A lot is going on in the bassfilled soundscapes that dominate these songs. Basslines and rythms come and go - and you could easily dance to it if you want to.

In the mastering process, I tried to keep it old-school, with no added loudness or compression, like you may experience in many new albums.

Favourite is 'Coming Down Now'. It's got a nice beat to it.

The original title of the album was 'Mostly Envy' - but it seemed too true and too negative - so 'Mostly Empty' it is:

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Fine World Pray...

is an album, that with it's dark and rythmic scapes, might seem mean and rough.
but if You listen to it, there is a lot more going on in there.
The rythmic scapes that are build are very complex. The double bass and double drums work well together.
Instruments used are: Mayones electric bass, Novation superbassstation, Taye drumset with Zildjian cymbals and on and off a Roland SPD-30 drummodule.

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Machines Music...

is an album basically made with a PSP program called RHYTHM 8.0. It plays samples and works like a drummachine.

Inspired by the works of Vivenza and like, I made this album back in 2010. Samples from 'Apocalypse Now' (Machine #1), 'Himmel Über Berlin' (Als das Kind), are used and also samples from 'I robot' (Difference Engine).

I often - retrospect - wonder, how on earth I managed to make these things. But here they are.

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zNoid...

is really just noise. Paranoid Noize.

It was recorded back in 2006 using a modified piano, rythmmachine and later dubbed with gongs and vocals.

Give it a try, if You are into 'Throbbing Gristle' and the likes.

Qi Gang

Music for Elevators

This improvising band is a collaboration between:

Søren Brøndholt: Keys
Jesper Thorlund: Guitar, Bass
Mattias Finsen: Drums, Percussion, Production

Tags: jazz, improvisation, spontaneous, experimental, indie rock,

On the 'Music for Elevators' album, Qi Gang jams hits into an easy listening smooth jazz genre. Plenty of atmospheric surf guitars. Probably a best buy if you are attracted to elevators and want to know what that sounds like. So has Qi Gang finally become mainstream and socially acceptable? No, that is certainly not the case.

Qi Gang

In The Jungle (6/4)

This improvising band is a collaboration between:

Søren Brøndholt: Keys
Jesper Thorlund: Guitar, Bass
Mattias Finsen: Drums, Production

Tags: improvisation, spontaneous, jazzrock, free jazz, punk

This is the real shit with no sequencing, samples and fake drummer. ‘In The Jungle (6/4)’ is maybe QI Gangs best improvised instrumental jam session album of all time. Top 70’s hippie trance-rock with 10 minutes tracks in one chord and freaky beats that eats you up from the inside and wants you to hear more. Enjoy it while you dance through the jungle.

Qi Gang

The Berlin Tapes

This improvising band is a collaboration between:

Søren Brøndholt: Keys
Jesper Thorlund: Guitar, Bass
Mattias Finsen: Drums,, Production

Tags: improvisation, spontaneous, jazzrock, free jazz, punk

Qi Gang is an avant garde rock band that touches on ground that most other bands don't even know exists. This spontaneous improvisational band orbit’s well outside of the mainstream and aims to push the boundaries of what is considered music. Their studio albums are basically recordings of performances of lengthy instrumental jams with plenty of room for exploratory, spacey soundscapes. You might describe Qi Gang as never being able to play the same song the same way twice. They're not just the best at what they do, they're the only ones that do what they do.

'The Berlin Tapes' album was recorded during a spontaneous, improvised four five jam-session in June 2017. When we started editing the recordings we identified a prevailing message relating to Berlin that was transformed into this musical journey. Enjoy.

Qi Gang

66º North Iceland

This improvising band is a collaboration between:

Søren Brøndholt: Keys
Jesper Thorlund: Guitar, Bass
Mattias Finsen: Drums,, Production

Tags: improvisation, spontaneous, jazzrock, free jazz,

Qi-Gang is an avant-garde rock/jazz trio that creates music on the spot. We perform music you’ve never heard before since every note and drum sound is improvised. The music is the proof that you don’t need composition at hand to make a great album.

All the music is spontaneously created, never to be performed again. We don’t know where we start - we don’t know where we end - and everything in between is unplanned and invented during the journey - out of the blue - just like life is supposed to be. There's no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others. Everything you hear is done live in a studio at the same time with no big tricks. We simply pick up our instruments and music flows out.

Note:

Drums, bass and keyboard are spontaneous recorded. Then electric guitar and Moog Minitaur are added and there is some mixing work done.

Qi Gang

Mr. Floyd

This improvising band is a collaboration between:

Søren Brøndholt: Keys
Jesper Thorlund: Bass, Guitar
Mattias Finsen: Drums, Production

Tags: improvisation, spontaneous, experimental, psychadelica, jazzrock,

These sessions was recorded in two occasions in May and June 2017.

Aamer Khan

Rounded

Again I had the opportunity to play MIDI drums on Aamer Khans solo project. This time the album 'Rounded', where Aamer is more selectible about how the guitar sounds and also there is a noticable lift to the vocal recordings. Actually I play the drums on 1-7, whereas Aamer himself punches drums on 8 & 9. You might be able to hear the difference.

The MIDI drum tracks are, after quantification, interpreted by a program called 'Addictive Drums', which gives this real tight feel. So the humanisation is purely the drumming velocity.

All music and lyrics by Aamer Khan: Vocal, Guitars, Bass, Drumprogramming, Mixing

Mattias Finsen: Drums, Percussion and Drumprogramming.

Mastering: Ty Tabor

It is a really cool rock album with a great feel and sound to it. Really worth the listening on a Hi-Fi:

Aamer Khan

Play

I had the lucky opportunity to help Aamer Khan with his solo project 'PLAY'. Playing drums on a Roland SPD-30 to the tracks Aamer made, we reprogrammed the MIDI score from the drums to a software drummachine called 'Addictive Drums', giving a very tight and live feel.

Later on we collaborated mastering process and the album containing 9 pieces of Aamer Khans music was printed as CD.

All music and lyrics by Aamer Khan: Vocal, Guitars, Bass, Mixing

Mattias Finsen: Drums, Percussion and Drumprogramming, Mastering

What I really like about the album - it is ordinary rock - is, that it really grows with every time you listen to it.

Last Lightship

Out Of Matter

The band Last Lightship is a collaboration with following members, credits:

Fernando Morales Cano: Lead Guitar, Composition
Carlos Ochoa Belunze: Guitar, Vocals
Augustin Cravino: Bass
Mattias Finsen: Drums, Lyrics, Production

Tags: Alternative, Independent, Hardrock, Jazzy,

We began this album in January 2016, with drumtracks recorded. After this We added the bassline, the guitars and as last, the vocals. The music was then mixed in Steinberg Cubase and mastered in Adobe Soundbooth.

The lyrics are spiritual; stars and space is mentioned some times. You can maybe imagine, these two souls colliding in far outer space. Seeing each other as they truly are, does their love have the strengt to hold them together, only truth can be told, all is visible?

Give the album a listen, and support the band, if You really enjoy it. Hardrock and jazz.