Wednesday, September 14, 2011
On the bridge with 1982
The new album from the folk improv trio1982 (Sigbjørn Apeland, Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø) will be released by Hubro in October. Yesterday they had a pre release concert and -stunt in Bergen.
15 copies of the album are released on memory sticks, complete with information on envelopes designed by YokoLand, and put into bottles. Yesterday's release party started with a beautiful short café concert (geography lesson by drummer Skarbø included), before all of us walked to the highest bridge in Bergen, and watched one bottle being thrown into the fjord. The band then served cocoa and buns. These guys know how to party.
The other 14 bottles are being thrown into the sea in (among other places) Cuba, South Africa, Australia and other places in Norway, making it pretty hard to be a record collector.
Make sure you buy their 2009 album on NORCD, before you head towards the nearest beach.