Friday 18 May 2018

Insomnia Sessions - Ujo music

For some time I've been interested in Blockchain technology, especially in relation to solving some of the many problems regarding intellectual property and copyright.
In theory, blockchain could remove some of the intermediaries and associated problems between musicians and the ability to monetise their work, by utilising smart contracts, a decentralised database and automating royalty payments.
I have decided to give this new technology a go myself, by releasing an EP through ujomusic, which is a direct release platform, currently in Beta mode, based on these ideas.
The link below takes you directly to the EP "Insomnia Sessions Part 1":

It could be the the future, or perhaps not, but it's something I am keen to try, as there are many problems with the current model of music distribution, if Ujo goes some way to helping solve and evolve the process, it will benefit not only creators, but listeners too.

As far as the music goes, insomnia is something I am too tired to discuss right now.....but all these tunes, (and more) were created during sleepless nights...

For those of you who prefer, the EP is also available on Bandcamp:



Wednesday 16 May 2018

Live Hypersomniac Videos

Herewith a few excerpts from the recent Hypersomniac show in Oslo, led by my O.R.k. bandmate Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari, the live line up was Eivind Aarset (guitar), Torstein Lofthus (drums) Stale Storlokken (Keyboards) myself on bass and special guest for the Oslo show Nils Petter Molvaer (trumpet/electronics).

More to follow, I hope.

"Aran Has Changed":

"Parallel Powers":

"Let the Sun Fall Apart":

For more about Hypersomniac, please see:

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