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Supersonic Scientist - The book

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  • Started 3 years ago by kjellepelle
  • Latest reply from jeffadamson
  1. kjellepelle
    Member

    First off all to you foreign psychonauts, this will be mostly in Norwegian. Its info about the upcoming project on New Jelly regarding the book that will be released in conjunction with the exhibition at Rockheim. There will also be a anthology dbl.lp/dbl.cd released on Rune Grammofon. 15 tracks on dbl.lp, the same 15 tracks (+2 bonus on the dbl. CD). These 15 tracks will also be featured in the book.

    Falck Forlag AS slipper den 16. oktober ut den etterlengtede boka om Motorpsycho, hvor
    storheter som Lars Ramslie, Johan Harstad, Audun Vinger, Anne Lise Frøkedal, Marius
    Lien, Hedvig Mollestad og Nils Henrik Smith prøver å gå til bunns i dette myteomspunne
    bandet og universet.
    Motorpsycho har, siden demokassetten «Maiden Voyage» i 1990, gitt ut 21 studioalbum,
    fire liveplater og drøssevis med EP-er, singler og enkeltspor. De har en enorm fanskare og
    er kritikerrost over hele verden, men allikevel har de klart å verne om seg selv og bandets
    indre liv. Hva vet man egentlig om Motorpsycho, utover at de slipper omtrent en fantastisk
    plate i året i snitt?
    I forbindelse med Rockheims Motorpsycho-utstilling, som åpner 16. oktober 2015, slippes
    boka «Supersonic Scientists». En essaybok hvor 15 av landets største Motorpsycho-fans
    og kjennere skal boltre seg i 15 låter fra 15 album.
    Hele Motorpsycho-universet skal under lupen;
    Låtene, katalogen, tekstene, plateinnspillingene, soundet, omslagene, fansen, konsertene,
    den enorme driven, de stormannsgale konseptene, gitarspillet, referansene, arbeidsmoralen
    og ikke minst; hvordan klarer de å beholde mystikken etter 25 år på veien?
    Samtidig slipper Rune Grammofon antologien med samme navn på LP og CD, med de
    samme 15 låtene. (CD-versjonen vil inneholde to bonusspor).
    Førsteopplaget på bøkene skal selges via crowdfundingtjenesten NewJelly.com fra 18. juli,
    hvor 500 av 1000 nummererte bøker legges ut for salg. De siste 500 selges kun på Rockheim
    i forbindelse med utstillingen.

    Supersonic Scientis bok New Jelly

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Blashyrkh
    Member

    Sad the book will be in Norwegian
    But nevertheless, I'm gonna fund this!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. Rolf
    Member

    Never thought I'd see the day when MP releases an anthology! I hope the bonus tracks on the CD version aren't "previously unreleased" because that would force me to buy it... I personally don't really want or need an anthology of previously released songs (which I assume this is).

    Anyway, very excited about the book!!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. otherdemon
    Member

    Samtidig slipper Rune Grammofon antologien med samme navn på dobbel LP og dobbel CD, med de samme 15 låtene. (CD-versjonen vil inneholde to bonusspor).

    So 17 tracks on the CD-version. I predict those two bonus tracks will be previously unreleased

    Funded.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. monomind
    Member

  6. pfft
    Member

    These 15 tracks will also be featured in the book.

    What exactly does this mean?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. monomind
    Member

    What I've understood is that the book will contain stories about 15 songs. The same songs will feature on the album.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. monomind
    Member

    They seem to be getting attention from the Norwegian press today:
    http://www.vg.no/rampelys/musikk/motorpsycho-gir-ut-samlealbum/a/23489161/

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. monomind
    Member

  10. kjellepelle
    Member

    Adressa

    Even if Christer F takes it a little to far regarding the discography, but that's the ultimate goal

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. kjellepelle
    Member

    And he has confirmed that there is talks about a English version of the book

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. Blashyrkh
    Member

    @kjellepelle, so if I fund this project, I will receive an English version of the book?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. kjellepelle
    Member

    not this fund-raiser I think. But I don't know any specifics.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. Blashyrkh
    Member

    @kjellepelle hmm okay, then I'll wait a little bit.
    Thanks for the info.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. Rolf
    Member

    From the VG article: Dobbelt-skiven har fått navnet «Supersonic Scientists: A young person’s guide to Motorpsycho».

    – Det er en introduksjon for ungdommen. Vi har aldri hatt noe hits, så «Greatest hits» funker ikke. Om du spør 100 forskjellige fans om hva som er «Best of», vil du få 100 forskjellige svar på hva som er best, så det funker heller ikke, sier vokalist og bassist Bent Sæther til VG og forteller at de har jobbet mye med hvordan platen er løst.

    English: "The double album is titled "Supersonic Scientists: A young person's guide to Motorpsycho".
    - It's an introduction for young people. We've never had any hits, so "Greatest Hits" wouldn't work. If you ask 100 different fans what is our "Best of", you'd get 100 different answers, so that wouldn't work either, says Bent, and that they've worked hard on how to put together this anthology."

    Makes sense to me, more sense than the "best of" I kinda pictured after seeing the press release. And a nod to King Crimson there ("a young person's guide to...")!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. kjellepelle
    Member

    Aftenposten

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. kjellepelle
    Member

    Morgenbladet

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. ThorEgil
    Member

    Anne Lise Frøkedal, one of the writers interviewed - Haugesunds avis

    And the video with Trio søt singing Motorpsycho. An eternal classic.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. karlmorten
    Member

    Thanks ThorEgil. Been a while since I heard these versions. Classic yes!

    Selv om Stjernesmelt/elskovsljos mangler her da.

    Karl Morten

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. eriktrapman
    Member

    I just payed / crowdfunded the book+postage.
    I got a (short) confirmation mail.
    Does anybody know how things will go from here?
    Is this short mail all you get (besides the book hopefully)?

    Erik

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. The Bearded Bard
    Member

    I got the same, Erik, well, first I got a "Welcome to newjelly.com" mail, and then a mail that said:

    Thank you for your contribution at Newjelly.
    Your contribution to project Motorpsycho: Supersonic Scientists with the amount of 47 payed with PayEx is verified and ok.

    I think that's what's constitutes as a confirmation;-)

    So now we're just waiting for the book to pop up in the mail. We might hope for some news on how the work is progressing, but that's not always given with this kind of thing.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. eriktrapman
    Member

    Thanx Bard,
    Ok, let's wait.
    Some people say that's good for you .....

    ..... but is the book already out there?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. kjellepelle
    Member

    The book wont be available before the exhibition opens in October. As far as I known its not printed yet

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. kjellepelle
    Member

    Both book (Supersonic Scientis and Blissard) are now up on New Jelly in ltd English versions

    NEW JELLY

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. Blashyrkh
    Member

    @HouseofWU, that's great news
    Will order it this evening.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  26. Chris
    Member

    Nobody wants to start guessing the chosen 15 tracks?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. Blashyrkh
    Member

    @Chris, a wild guess:

    Cloudwalker (A Darker Blue)
    Barleycorn (Let it Come/Let it Be)
    Through the Weil
    Starhammer
    Cornucopia
    Year Zero
    With Trixeene...
    Serpentine
    Blindfolded
    Star Star Star
    Vortex Surfer
    Un Chien D'espace
    Sinful Wind-borne
    The Wheel
    Demon Box

    Would love to see this setlist live

    Posted 3 years ago #
  28. Chris
    Member

    I am guessing one track from each "proper" album:
    Hogwash
    Sister Confusion
    Nothing to Say
    Wearing Yr Smell
    The Nerve Tattoo
    Walking On the Water
    Vortex Surfer
    Whip that Ghost
    The Slow Phaseout
    Serpentine
    Hyena
    The Alchemyst
    X3
    August
    On A Plate

    Posted 3 years ago #
  29. Spacebandit
    Member

    Well...that all looks nice...from my view it would be something like this
    (and all tracks woven into one long track...as I like it)

    01. Year Zero
    02. Serpentine
    03. STG
    04. Cornucopia -> The Other One -> Cornucopia
    05. Greener
    06. Cloudwalker
    07. The Wheel ->
    08. Starhammer ->
    09. Hallucifuge
    10. Plan # 1
    11. Unchain the space ->
    12. Nothing to say
    13. All is loneliness
    --- Encore ---
    14. YOU LIED (Walking on the water)
    15. Vortex surfer

    those are the results of the Münsterland area vote.
    And my dream show...oh well...the band gets up on stage once more...and plays...

    16. Hogwash -> Halleluwah -> Hogwash

    (thanks for that on Burg Herzberg Festival)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. kjellepelle
    Member

    only 11% funded. Time to get moving

    MP books in english

    Posted 3 years ago #

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