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Kenneth Kapstad and Motorpsycho have parted ways

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  • Started 3 years ago by Crackpot Idea
  • Latest reply from tkm

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  1. Tomcat
    Member

    Thank you Elvin, it's good to have some more info. So Bent is officially out of Spidergawd - good for motorpsycho! And as long as Kenneth is still in SG they will make their way.

    I am sad about Kenneth leaving the band, but at least life and music go on and are not "over" like with the passing of Bowie, Prince and Lemmy.

    Good to know that there will be something new coming and everyone seems to be ok.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. ThorEgil
    Member

    So Bent is officially out of Soidergawd

    Not quite so. This is a statement from Adressa, not from Bent nor Per.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. Tomcat
    Member

    Ah ok, that's a different situation then.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. fillmore
    Member

    This surely came as a surpise. Very sad! Impossible to imagine they can find a better drummer than Kenneth. However, despite relentless creative output the last years, I do feel that MP are trapped in an artistic dead end street somehow. They became more redundant in their ideas than in the 90s/00s. So maybe this situation could open up for new artistic paths. And I like the idea of a Geb and Snah acoustic album/tour

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. I hope so as well. But I still felt there is a lot of freshness and new great ideas in the music of the last years. Still very sad about that split, I was really overwhelmed how great Kenneths drumming worked especially during the last tour.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. Spacebandit
    Member

    ..aahwhoooo...indeed...one of the best drummers on this planet left the world's finest
    band for good. Supernova drums. Maybe one day or another (short darkness got to give)...
    these daze in april/may were magificient to me /mind/new/good/ . TAKK.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Ratcatcher
    Member

    I got into this band basically because of how Kenneth played with them. I like a lot of the stuff before him, but I just feel that he made them one of the best bands on Earth. I had wanted to plan a trip to Norway (I'm in America) to see them a bunch of times, someday. Now I'm just a depressed bastard. I'm sure they'll be good again, but Kenneth is hard to improve upon. Dammit.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. odindahle
    Member

    There should be a farewell-concert to Kenneth with a setlist with only songs from his era. I want a last goodbye with the material with this setup!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. Kid A
    Member

    Well, now they should have time to edit a new volume of Roadwork... Maybe a good way to publish HBM Vol.2 for everyone, and in ONE piece.
    And the complete "Hell", definitely the Highlight of the late Kapstad era

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. odindahle
    Member

    A new roadwork would have to include some of the "older" Kapstad songs that didn`t make it to the last one, but have been important live, like:
    Year Zero
    The Bomb-proof Roll And Beyond
    Hell, part 1-3
    The Magic & The Wonder
    Big Black Dog and/or Gullbile's Travails

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. otherdemon
    Member

    @Odindahle: Eh, The Bomb-proof was on Roadwork 4, so I don't think they'll
    release yet another version of it. But I might be wrong (The Wheel was on
    vol 1 & 2)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. odindahle
    Member

    Shit, I forgot!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. stereosofa
    Member

    I still can't believe it.
    And I wonder how long they knew that they will separate.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. mikke
    Member


    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. Hoffa
    Member

    They are posting a lot og old pictures on Facebook these days, a lot from the Gebhart-era. I wonder if this could be a hint...?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. Krist Rampage
    Member

    I wondered that too although i can't imagine Geb coming back to the band.

    About a new Roadwork: Always a good idea. I would really like a Roadwork of the last tour, including:
    Feedtime
    Watersound
    Through the Veil
    HBM2
    Spin, Spin, Spin

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. tkm
    Member

    The facebook page that are posting those pictures is not an official one..

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. Elvin
    Member

    It probably doesn´t mean anything. It´s not the offical motorpsycho facebook page that´s posting the images... nice pictures though

    motorpsycho
    motorpsycho
    motorpsycho

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. supernaut
    Member

    I guess these days their minds are set to the future, not to dwell in the past...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. marc
    Member

    We'll see what the future brings. As some have written before, I agree that they are somewhat stuck at the moment and maybe Kenneth sensed that Motorpsycho is not the vehicle to go to new places anymore. However, the good thing is that this creative cul-de-sac is not due to a lack of quality or good song ideas, but to the mere fact that they have explored and mastered pretty much every shade of rock music. Just remember the wild discussions in the forum when Geb left and how he can never be replaced. Of course, Geb could not be replaced, but the way Kenneth gave the band a new twist and propelled it to new heights is an absolute miracle. I mean, how often does it occur that a band undergoes such a transformation, being able to have a second career - becoming something new while holding firmly to its core trademarks. Of course, a return of Geb would be a real fanbase-pleaser, but I am pretty sure that this would be a too nostalgic move for BentSnah's understanding of what music should be.

    I like the mentioned idea of a stripped down acoustic-album - they never did that on a whole album, so why not.

    Personally, I would also be really curious how the sound would be if Bent and Snah switched instruments. That might be pretty cool

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. tkm
    Member

    Btw. I really enjoyed Even Granås' drumming on Sugarfoots gig on saturday

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. nicoot
    Member

    Aaand Bent is definitely out of Spidergawd... See Spidergawd update on facebook, just posted.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. Elvin
    Member

    Time for an update!

    As you all know we introduced Hallvard Gaardløs aka. The Kid on bass for the Spidergawd III release tour, as Bent was busy with Motorpsycho work.

    Well, there is no sign of less work for both bands in the future, so after three albums with Bent we now introduce Hallvard The kid Gaardløs as the new bassplayer in Spidergawd!
    For those who did'nt meet the bass prodigy from Toten, Norway, yet definatley have something to look forward to. Not only is he an excellent musician, but also the most charming kid ever.
    We're sure he'd be happy for a little welcome applause.

    That said, we'd like to thank Bent for all the great music we've made together, all the fun tours and gigs we've laughed our way through, and, as we always state; made it possible for Spidergawd to reach out to all of you in such a short time.
    We will drink an underberg on that one soon enough.

    - Spidergawd

    I like this: "Well, there is no sign of less work for both bands in the future..." I guess the theatergig is a sign of "no sign of less work", but still, jey!

    Spidergawd can lose Bent without losing any momentum, but would be nothing, NOTHING I TELL YOU, without KK. I guess one of Bents biggest contributions was Spidergawds quick access to a lot of mp fans

    And Motorpsycho will do just fine without Kapstad...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. kjellepelle
    Member

    Its not a surprise, between the three bands and family life something had to go. Toward Spidergawd I think he had committed himself to three album. Oh well life will go on and its not the end of the world.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. s_edelman
    Member

    Well, it is the end of this Drum/Bass combi now

    Posted 3 years ago #
  26. mikke
    Member

    I really don't understand statements like this:

    somewhat stuck at the moment and maybe Kenneth sensed that Motorpsycho is not the vehicle to go to new places anymore.

    With unique records as Unicorn, For Folk Flest, LLM and HBM1&2, The Carte Blanche series and future work like music for Tiller and Trøndelag teater it must be something I dont get. Care to explain?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. Krist Rampage
    Member

    I agree with Mikke. I have no idea what the real reason is Kenneth left. A lot of speculation but no statement from Kenneth nor the band as for why he actualy left.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  28. marc
    Member

    Sure, no problem - although i think that my post as a whole properly explains how this specific line is to be understood in context. As you and I mentioned, the Kenneth era led to some exciting musical developments and brilliant albums like LLM, HMF or TDDU. Exploring new territory has always been an integral part of Motorpsycho, but since around "Still Life with Eggplant" it appears as if there are no more blank spots on the musical map for the boys to discover. They have been everywhere, they have done everything, so they recently started to go to places they have already explored. To be clear, I am not talking about the quality of the songs and albums themselves, but about a certain lack of surprise. All those side projects, special concerts, theater projects are a good indicator that Motorpsycho are still eager to develop and constantly looking for impulses to keep the band exciting. Of course, I don't know about Kenneth's reasons to leave the band but I guess that he must have achieved what he wanted to achieve. It's a brave decision - better now than waiting until things start to become bland. Kenneth has many years of stellar drumming ahead and I think if Motorpsycho were still his perfect vehicle to be creative, he probably would not have left. So, new constellations, new challenges. As much as I am grateful for the past nine years with Mr. Kapstad, I appreciate the change, which I think is necessary for Motorpsycho to be alive and kicking.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  29. Krist Rampage
    Member

    It seems this theory was correct:

    somewhat stuck at the moment and maybe Kenneth sensed that Motorpsycho is not the vehicle to go to new places anymore.

    update

    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. mikke
    Member

    Thanks for link, can't say it helped a lot, well, well, better off stop wondering about this and wait for new stuff (with Year Zero radiating in the air )

    Posted 3 years ago #

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