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You may be curious as to what Futuristic Retro Rock actually is, and, if you are, then the answer will be revealed on the 2nd March 2018 when Karisma Records releases “Limbohead”, the second full length album from Norway’s DOBBELTGJENGER.

Long-time fans of the band will, of course, know that DOBBELTGJENGER play music that is eclectic, and that they are all about bringing back the groove and the fun to genres that sometimes take themselves a tad too seriously.  That’s not to say that DOBBELTGJENGER should not be taken seriously.  Far from it.  The lyrics of their new album tell tales of deep-rooted neuroticism, a sort of colourful depiction of an anxious reality, where doors are locked, in order to shut out the dangerous conspiracies of the world.  But they do so using  contagious grooves, a futuristic guitar sound,  and soulful rock vocals that alternate between vulnerable falsettos, punkish screams and rhythmic narratives.

Formed in Bergen in 2015,  DOBBELTGJENGER field an experienced and skilled  lineup  of musicians that include Sondre Veland (MAJOR PARKINSON,  OSSICLES) on drums, Jakob Sønnesyn (DEPRESNO,  9 GRADER NORD) on bass, Vegard Wikne (OCEAN OF LOTION) on guitars and vocals, and Knut Martin Rasmussen Langeland on guitar.   With inspiration drawn from everything from astronauts lost in space to old video games,  DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space” was released in late 2016, and was heavily influenced by progressive rock and elements of jazz and psychedelia.

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With “Limbohead”, however, DOBBELTGJENGER have moved away from a solely psychedelic expression and have shifted towards a more varied sound, to produce, what  the band describe as a “punk-inspired, and more hands-on,  record” which also makes good use of explosive stoner riffs and electric slide-guitars.  They cite, as their inspiration,  new genres in their already progressive and rock-driven expression.  Amongst them 80’s Post Punk (TALKING HEADS, JOY DIVISION) and 90’s Stoner, Boogie and Grunge Rock (ZZ-Top, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, JEFF BUCKLEY)

With artwork by Kristine Malde Lende, tracklisting for “Limbohead” is as follows:

  1. Tin Foil Hat
  2. Calling Tokyo
  3. Like Monroe
  4. Locking My Doors
  5. Swing
  6. In Limbo
  7. Keep’em Coming
  8. Radio
  9. Mangrove

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More information about DOBBELTGJENGER can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dobbeltgjengerofficial/

A video for the title track from DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space”,  which frontman  Wikne describes as being “A lonely journey into space – about diving into oneself and into the vast and strange “space” where lost astronauts in search of inner peace meet”, can be seen below and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHqvfhblh0


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dobbeltgjengerofficial/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGofEc5xSOmxVDmiuSaulg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL/
Snapchat: DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2fj2XxUCPutZwFUM4ZB9rk
Band contact: dobbeltgjengerband@gmail.com
Booking: jorgen@agenturet.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
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While fans of cult prog rockers MAJOR PARKINSON await the 27th October release of the band’s new full length album Blackbox,  they can content themselves with the track Madeleine Crumbles, the second single to be released from the album.  Karisma Records is releasing Madeleine Crumbles in all territories except for Norway, where the band is handling the release themselves.  The single can be found at the following:

TIDAL / WiMP http://listen.tidalhifi.com/album/78681454
iTunes / Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/album/-/id1282666065

With Madeleine Crumbles  the outlandish Norwegians treat their listeners to a five minute pop journey that is at times playful, and at times nostalgic.  The song, which features Linn Frøkedal (The Megaphonic Thrift), and a host of guest musicians, shows a densely orchestrated side of MAJOR PARKINSON rarely seen before, and the band had this to say of the track:

“Madeleine Crumbles may function as a soft introduction into the darkness of our Blackbox – A snappy, dancy and orchestral tune that sets a new personal record in guest musicians. Unlike most of our songs, this one was basically written within one single day by Jon Ivar and Lars, which says something about the immediate nature of these melodies.”

Blackbox will be the fourth studio album from the cult prog phenomenon that is MAJOR PARKINSON,  and will be available on Degaton Records in Norway and on Karisma Records in the rest of the world.  Aside from the previously mentioned Linn Frøkedal, who, in fact, makes a guest appearance on four tracks in total, Blackbox also features several other guest artists who, together, add their unique talents to the overall sound of the album, which the band spent the better part of two years creating.

Filled with frenetic horn sections, angelic strings, rusty hammers, paper planes and rocket ships, and under  the guidance of sound maestro Yngve Leidulv Sætre, MAJOR PARKINSON’s lineup of Jon Ivar Kollbotn, Eivind Gammersvik, Lars C Bjørknes, Sondre Veland, Sondre Skollevoll, Øysten Bech-Eriksen and Claudia Cox,  have come up with an uncompromising work, somewhere at the crossroads between progressive rock, cinematic pop, heavy industry and icy Arctic electronics.

With artwork by Martin Kvamme, tracklisting on Blackbox is as follows:

  1. Lover, Lower Me Down!
  2. Night Hitcher
  3. Before the Helmets
  4. Isabel – A Report to an Academy
  5. Scenes from Edison’s Black Maria
  6. Madeleine Crumbles
  7. Baseball
  8. Strawberry Suicide
  9. Blackbox

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Blackbox, which will be available in digipak, black vinyl, gold vinyl and in digital formats,  can now be pre-order from https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

More information about MAJOR PARKINSON can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/   and on their website at http://www.majorparkinson.com

A video for the song Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes by MAJOR PARKINSON can be seen at https://youtu.be/-GrUZnB5Leg


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Whilst a video of the band performing live at Ricks in Bergen can be seen at https://youtu.be/NllHj0mOoJY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/
Website:  http://www.majorparkinson.com
Bandcamp: https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/majorparkinson/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MajorParkinsonTV/videos
Band contact: manager@majorparkinson.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

 

Major Parkinson PR

Having snapped up the Norwegian cult prog rockers MAJOR PARKINSON, Karisma Records have announced today that the title track from the upcoming album Blackbox is available as a single. The single will be available on all digital platforms and can be heard below and on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/4oyfrz7JZ99cDwymD8MtwD

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The album Blackbox will be the fourth studio album from the outlandish prog phenomenon that is MAJOR PARKINSON.  Set for release on the 27th of October of this year, and available on Degaton Records in Norway and Karisma Records in the rest of the world, the band spent the better part of two years creating Blackbox. Recorded partly in the legendary Duper Studio, and partly in MAJOR PARKINSON’s own dungeon – Degaton Studio, Blackbox is an uncompromising work, somewhere at the crossroads between progressive rock, cinematic pop, heavy industry and icy Arctic electronics.

With Linn Frøkedal (MISTY COAST, LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO) contributing her haunting vocals on no less than four tracks, she is joined by a a plethora of guest musicians who have all added their unique talents to further elevate the Blackbox experience.  In the able hands of sound maestro Yngve Leidulv Sætre, Blackbox is an album filled with frenetic horn sections, angelic strings, rusty hammers, paper planes and rocket ships.

According to MAJOR PARKINSON, Blackbox is an unparalleled journey through cinematic, progressive soundscapes and otherworldly melodies which have been forged in stainless dark matter and filled to the brim with musical excess.  It is a treasure chest pulled patiently from the ocean floor, through shoals of curious starfish. It’s a night ride through a snowy and moonlit mountain pass, under the pale flicker of oddly shaped constellations!

With artwork by Martin Kvamme, the album will be available as digipak, black vinyl, gold vinyl and in digital formats. The tracklisting on Blackbox is as follows:

  1. Lover, Lower Me Down!
  2. Night Hitcher
  3. Before the Helmets
  4. Isabel – A Report to an Academy
  5. Scenes from Edison’s Black Maria
  6. Madeleine Crumbles
  7. Baseball
  8. Strawberry Suicide
  9. Blackbox

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Blackbox is now available to pre-order from https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

More information about MAJOR PARKINSON, whose lineup comprises Jon Ivar Kollbotn, Eivind Gammersvik, Lars C Bjørknes, Sondre Veland, Sondre Skollevoll, Øysten Bech-Eriksen and Claudia Cox, can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/   and on their website at http://www.majorparkinson.com

A video for the song Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes by MAJOR PARKINSON can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/-GrUZnB5Leg


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whilst a video of the band performing live at Ricks in Bergen can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/NllHj0mOoJY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/majorparkinson/
Website:  http://www.majorparkinson.com
Bandcamp: https://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/majorparkinson/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MajorParkinsonTV/videos
Band contact: manager@majorparkinson.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords