CANCELLED TOUR DATES

Sorry to announce that the Italian festival dates are CANCELLED due to swindling promoter/booking agent on Italian side.

As for now The Extended Band and I are doing a small club date in Oslo by end of August playing the Italian festival set.

OCEAN SESSIONS EP

OCEAN SESSIONS EP

I am pleased to announce that the Ocean Sessions EP is again available digitally both as downloads and streaming in all usual outlets on the world wide web.

t r a c k l i s t

U (Try, Try, Try)
Message
It’s Never Gonna Be Perfect
Without A Heart I’d Rather Die
Out Of Skills
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 1)
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 2)

Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/SpotifyOSEP
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/iTunesOSEP

Almost all of the sessions were recorded on analogue equipment with little or no possibility of automation when mixing. So when putting down the final mixes we usually had one go where both hands and knees were engaged to get things right. I actually filmed us on one occasion doing this and that was during the mixdown of Message.

(well. ok. i agree. it looked rather pleasant. as we’d installed flying faders.)

Recorded and mixed at Ocean Sound Recordings, Giske, Norway.

(as you can see in the video, this is from the boat house where the studio was first located.)

BACK CATALOGUE

I can finally announce that the full back catalogue is soon available in all usual outlets on the world wide web. Today I am editing the files for the Ocean Sessions EP from 2007 and happy to let you know that it will include, for the first time since its release, the song Without A Heart I’d Rather Die that was a part of the original sessions. A longer version of U (Try, Try, Try) as originally only available on the CD version is also part of the new digital release.

Updates on the release with some behind the scenes footage will be posted later.

Best,
-robert

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TRACK LIST

U (Try, Try, Try)
Message
It’s Never Gonna Be Perfect (featuring Leigh Nash)
Without A Heart I’d Rather Die
Out Of Skills
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 1)
A Curse That Won’t Leave (Pt 2)

 

POSTCARD GIFT

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So if you picked up one of my “Try The Best You Can”-postcards on the tour you probably would find out that it includes a free download of the song. Here it is:

EUROPEAN TOUR BLOG 2013

To see what’s been going on music-wise for the last couple of weeks, go check out the live videos that was streamed every night at Ustream !!!

Copenhagen

Berlin (Days Off)

Bremen

Müenster

Cologne

Munich

Wiesbaden

Aschaffenburg

Hamburg

Berlin

Berlin (Days Off)

Zürich

Antwerp

Amsterdam

The first week is over. We just finished our sixth show tonight in Wiesbaden. I have stories saved for you. And pictures and videos on my phone and computer. I will tell and show. Meanwhile, you can watch the recorded streams on ustream.tv/channel/robertpost – we will broadcast the rest of the tour from that channel as well. Stay tuned in.

With love,
-robert

CARE FOR GIFTS?

Lots of new stuff going on in here – new design, some new live pics, there are more videos and the store is open with all releases available on physical formats!

Since I am going on a tour this month I am making a special offer that all purchases before February 16 will include a free CD-version of Live at Ocean Sound Recordings + postcards + a signed and limited photo from 2005 + a poster of the RHETORIC artwork. How about that?

GOT VIDEO

I put together a video of live pics from the day of the show at Ocean Sound Recordings in July, 2010. Featuring pics of myself, violinist Lise Voldsdal, backing vocalist Ragnhild Giskeødegård, guitar/banjo/pedal steel-player Kristian Blø Olsen and engineer Eyvinn Magnus Solberg. Also including various shots of the surrounding area of the studio on the Giske island.

Stream on Spotify: 

Buy album on iTunes: 

https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/live-at-ocean-sound-recordings/id449501833

All pictures taken by Christoffer Furnes on the day of the concert.

TOURING EUROPE WITH DANDYLION

In February and March I will be touring with Marianne of Katzenjammer’s solo project Dandylion in Europe, both opening for her and playing guitar in her band. It’s gonna be a blast! If everything is going according to my plans I will also bring a brand spanking new album with me on the road. RHETORIC SEASON TWO is in the making.

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Here are the confirmed dates (more tba):

17-FEB-2012 Beta Copenhagen DK
20-FEB-2013 Lagerhaus Bremen DE
21-FEB-2013 Gleis 22 Muenster DE
22-FEB-2013 Stardtgarten Cologne DE
23-FEB-2013 Ampere Munich DE
25-FEB-2013 Schlaschthof Wiesbaden DE
27-FEB-2013 ColosSaal Aschaffenburg DE
28-FEB-2013 Knust Hamburg DE
01-MAR-2013 Postbanhof Berlin DE
04-MAR-2013 Eldorado Zurich CH
05-MAR-2013 Arenberg Schouwburg Antwerpen BE
06-MAR-2013 Bitteroet Amsterdam NL

Visit Dandylion

A COLLECTION OF LIVE PICS

All photos by the brilliant A Hegyle ( http://www.hegyle.com )

NEW SHOWS THE SUPER EGO

In between recording two new albums I am doing a few shows here and there. Since I never was any good at keeping up the momentum of past successes I’ve hardly done anything to make sure people remember me from time to time. Now I woke up the other day thinking; I haven’t really played a proper show in Oslo in 5 years. Just one-offs as part of a charity event, an acoustic club night with two or more acts, release parties announced on the day of the release, etc. I’ve been really shit at this. Perhaps it’s just the result of the independence I strived for and the fact that I am, with Aimee Mann’s words, a Super-Ego.

Check out tour dates !

DISARM & LET GO (originally posted on August 24, 2009)

UPDATE:

 

My sophomore album DISARM & LET GO has finally hit the digital shelves again! It was taken down a few years ago. Now I have put it out on my own label. Go get it!

 

iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/no/album/disarm-let-go/id564499230

 

Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/4fU2xHxzGpzJZbpF5qY5lB

 

WIMP http://wimp.no/album/17311130

 

You’ll find it in most major digital outlets worldwide.

THANKS.

 

Here’s an interview (in Norwegian only) that I did in connection with the release back in 2009: http://www.aftenbladet.no/kultur/musikk/Post-har-noe-a-melde-2027973.html

 

ORIGINAL POST:

 

We have spent the last couple of months redesigning the website (www.robertpost.no) and getting ready for launching it together with my new album being released. Today the album is out and I am so happy about it. It’s been quite a frustrating journey to get this album out to say the least. I don’t have any clues how many times it supposedly was scheduled for a release but I guess it speaks for the whole process, because so many things have moved forward in a slow pace the last couple of years. I have been moving forward only when feeling creative, I only worked on my music when inspired, and to be honest, I sometimes like it better not being part of the music industry. I love the music, but not the industry.

 

Anyways, things are different now. I have found peace by sitting on the fence for a while and I have made my way through concentrating on what I like the best and never compromise on my career. It’s all controllable if you only control it yourself. Through innumerous opportunities and not being able to pick the right one I have seen myself go down. Now trying my best to choose a direction of perfection and profession of a different kind.

 

I see good things coming. And the start is with this album; Disarm & Let Go.

 

The album is available to buy from all major downloading stores around the world.

 

A hard copy of the album is available to purchase from:

cdon.eu and platekompaniet.no

 

I hope you like it!

 

All the best,

-robert

 

I FIND IT STRANGE

On a night off I watched Once Upon A Time In America on TV, and as the scene with the girl dancing was approaching I felt the urge to film it and turn it into a music video for the song I Find It Strange. So I used my iPhone and the 8mm-app and filmed for 4 minutes (the length of the song) and then put the music on top of it in iMovie. No editing. There you have it.

DEEP IN THE WOODS

I am at my family’s cabin writing and recording songs for my two upcoming albums. I shower outdoors and catch my own fish for dinner. It’s very quiet – it’s only me deep in the woods in the middle of Norway. The songs are all coming together very nicely…

Best,
-ropo

Photos from my Instagram – follow me @robertpost

SHUFFLE MY SONGS

Here’s a pre-programmed shuffle playlist that’ll introduce you to almost all corners of my catalogue. Studio recordings, live songs and demo-like rarities.  It also includes a couple of free downloads if you have a closer look at it.

That’s it for now folks. I’ll be back with more news on my new record (RHETORIC SEASON TWO) due this fall.

Peace and love
-robert

WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE

I have had some requests about making this song available for the public. And it is one of those songs people search my website for. Now I have uploaded the song on my SoundCloud page for you to check out. The song was originally recorded for the Ocean Sessions EP but only released as a bonus track for the initial iTunes release in 2007 on Nettwerk Records. Have not been available since, but will be included on the LP version of Disarm & Let Go / Ocean Sessions EP that will be cut to vinyl directly from analog masters. Due out TBC.

LYRICS

I HAVE STRANDED ON A BEACH OF SNOW TRYING TO BE CLEVER NOT TO CRY I HAVE WISHED UPON A BROKEN STAR GETTING THE NEWS FROM AFAR I HAVE MINGLED WITH THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST STILL CAN’T TELL THEM APART I HAVE MADE ANGELS IN THE COLD COLD SNOW WISHING THEY CAN HELP ME OUT TONIGHT I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I HAVE GIVEN HER THE CHANCE TO GET IT BACK THE LOST TIME SHE NEEDED TIME AGAIN I AM SURRENDERED AND NOW OPEN-MINDED TO ANYTHING THAT HELPS HER FEEL FINE I HAVE OPENED ALL THE WINDOWS NOW WON’T MISS THE BIRDS WHO WANNA SING A TUNE IT’S JUST A SHAME IT TOOK ME SO LONG I REGRET I EVER DOUBTED YOU LOVE I’VE FELT THE BEAST SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE FELT BEAST SO MANY TIMES BEFORE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING OH NOW FOR SO LONG STAYING IN EVERY SINGLE NIGHT YOU’VE BEEN SINGING WITH THE BIRDS AND ALL THIS TIME I WAS NEARBY BUT HEY THIS TIME I WOULD BE HAPPY TO JOIN AND THE ANGELS WILL FORM A CHOIR IN THE SKY I KNOW I KNOW I HAVE MADE YOU CRY AND ALL THIS TIME I WAS NEAR ABOUT TO DIE I HAVE FELT THE PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN THIS TIME I WON’T BEAT IT WITH A LIE I HAVE FELT THE REASON I SHOULD TRY WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I’VE BEEN DEAD SO MANY TIMES BEFORE WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE I HAVE FELT THE REASON I SHOULD TRY WITHOUT A HEART I’D RATHER DIE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK ALL I WANT IS TO FEEL ALIVE

THE BUTTON MOULDER’S WALTZ

On February 20 I posted this on Facebook.

So I guess I had to do it.

Listen in context of the dogme-like way of which I was producing it. I haven’t used any other recording equipment than the built-in microphone on my Mac and a few software instruments. It was quite a stressful recording situation but at the same time I found it creatively challenging in positive terms. It was moments of fun and some of despair… banging my head against the wall for the obvious reasons you would experience if ever trying to record a bass guitar or drums through a PC-microhone. Even worse – the vocals…

I leave you to it, and present you THE BUTTON MOULDER’S WALTZ:

pt 1 be kind
pt 2 buttom moulder’s waltz
pt 3 fair game
pt 4 operation odyssey dawn

UPDATE 2013
Since I have decided to call my new album The Button Moulder and that some ideas from this production is involved in that I have to take down the free downloads for now. It may be that I will make it available again. But as for now… You gotta wait for THE BUTTON MOULDER on October 25, 2013.

It was done on this:

And finally, as promised – I made the artwork in the Photo Booth!

Best,
-robert

PS i did use pro tools to cut the final wav file and photoshop elements for the title on the artwork. that’s it.