FOUR DIGITAL EPs / ONE DOUBLE LP

A side -> EP1 B side -> EP2 C side -> EP3 D Side -> EP4
All 4 sides/EPs with one or two singles.
21 songs.

Almost done.
Robert

SONG TITLES

I am currently working on my fifth studio album. Here are some titles for you…

What Has Become Of Me? (…) Without A Shield // Old Hat (!)
Devil’s Game — Love /// 29.5 Days
Modern Needs ;;; Be Mine -/- Time – to Love Again … pride “””
Do NOT run Empty /// don’t be surprised -;-
Oasis (!!!!!) TANGLED WEB , don’t wait another year … In This Town .,’,. Thunderstorm ::: bitter tears

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View from the barn where I sometimes write.

IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS

I was awarded Spellemannprisen for Best Male (Robert Post) and Best Video (Got None) on January 28, 2006.

Later this year I will release my 5th studio album… I am not sure what to call it… as for now, I call it Broken Mirror Memory.

Follow me on a new musical journey…

Love
Rp

Here’s the oldie…

ROBERT POST (2005)

Mercury Records/Universal Music
Produced by Mike Hedges

A SONG IN MY NATIVE TONGUE

Hi, it’s been a while…

I am busy taking care of my 17 months old daughter… being the homemaker of the family. We’re having so much fun, building Lego, drawing cats and horses and circles… (st)rolling up and down Torshov a couple of times every day. And she loves to ride her 3-wheel scooter. I have my hands full.

So any news in form of music? Kinda.
As far as my new album is concerned, I am working on the lyrics all fall.

So what is this update all about? A song.

I am participating on a tribute album (“SANNHET PÅ BOKS”) for Raga Rockers, one of the finest rock bands of Norway, covering their song ‘En Vakker Dag’. More than a hundred Norwegian bands and artists are taking part in this crowd-funded project from New Jelly (Sannhet På Boks). I decided to produce it the way I did with The Button Moulder, so I recorded and played all instruments myself… and got a little help with the mix from my friend Lars Voldsdal (the producer of my new studio album). Pretty satisfied.

The song, the first ever (for me) to be sung in my native tongue, will be released on October 29. It will also have its radio premiere the same day on Ordentlig Radio (ordentligradio.no)!

Best,
-robert

Here is a snippet of the song on SoundCloud…

WHAT’S A COOL SONG TO COVER?

Comment with Artist/SongTitle and I’ll record it in a minute and put it on SoundCloud this afternoon!!! Go to Facebook and share this update so that your friends can suggest songs too.

I am putting down final touches to the mix of a cover of Norwegian rock band Raga Rockers right now… Very pleased with the result.

But… I need a bit of extra fun before I go home today.

RoPo Cover Song Photo

!!! UPDATE !!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

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It’s been 10 years since my eponymous debut. So it’s an anniversary! I will celebrate. I will update old posts with memorabilia. And I will write new posts – heck of a lot more often then in recent years.

I am recording a new studio album – “Without A Shield” – with producer Lars Voldsdal. It will be released this fall. I am doing 52 House Concerts. I am planning tours. The first one goes down in Italy in February. And while I am in Italy I will be recording in a studio just outside Florence – with Italian musicians. Songs that will not be included on “Without A Shield”. THE FLORENCE SESSIONS. Will I be singing in Italian…? Who knows.

And if festivals are keen I am showing up there as well. With or without my extended band. Never been much of a festival type of artist. I prefer the smaller clubs. Or your living room. But if stepping it up a notch, like 10 years ago, I will return to bigger stages. Because I do love to play loud as well. With my electric guitars. So after all… to be honest, with you, true to myself… et cetera, blah, blah, blah… electric.

Eclectic.

And all those living room shows. They will released as #BOOTLEGS. How cool is that… you can actually be a venue for an official live bootleg. RAWNESS> like a carrot unboiled. Setlist decided by audience. Always a cover song or two. Any genre. (!!!)

Well, well, well… it’s a deep well. I am at the moment working on my demos. 100 songs. Down to 15 for “WaS”. And 6 for Italy. Some will be put out as the Demo Pick of the Week on my SoundCloud.

So…

Join me. Here. ‘Cause it’s in here it will happen.

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HAVE HAD YEARS UPON YEARS WITH FLAT TIRES
HAVE HAD A HARD TIME STOMACHING THE LIARS
HAVE HAD SHITLOADS OF MONEY GOING DOWN THE DRAIN
LIKE MOST MILLIONAIRES I IGNORED THE RAIN

HAVE HAD 1000 UPON 1000 OF OPPORTUNITIES
HAVE HAD A FEW HUNDRED CASUALTIES
HAVE HAD A BUNCH OF FOLLOWERS WHO WENT AWAY
JUST LIKE THE SUN DOES ON A CLOUDY DAY

I’M WITHOUT A SHIELD
I GET WOUNDED ON ALL BATTLE FIELDS

with love,
-robert

52 HOUSE CONCERTS IN 52 WEEKS

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I will be by myself, attached only to a guitar and a backpack, and will be doing a series of house concerts throughout Europe.

I need you in a particular city who will find a large house (maybe a coffee house if no houses are suitable), hopefully that can comfortably fit 50-200 people, not bother the neighbors, easy for parking.

Then you will invite your friends to come to this concert at the house which I will play. And even better, you will decide the playlist and also vote for a cover song that I will play at the concert!

You want me to come to your place?

Send me a private message (artist page, please) with your contact details and I will get in touch!

All the best,
-robert

HOW TO PLAY GOT NONE

Every now and then people ask me if I can post a video of myself playing Got None on guitar so that they can learn how I play it. I am sorry it took me this long… blame it on “high standards”… blame it on laziness… blame it on whatever… truth is I have played it in so many different ways I didn’t know where to begin. Here’s 1 of a 1000 ways to play it.

Enjoy. Practise. Enjoy. Sing along. Enjoy. Practise. Practise. Smile.

COMING DOWN

A rendition of a song written by Alf Wold (1971-2003). I contributed with this recording on the Sleepwalking CD released in November 2004 (10 years ago!!!). 

The tracks on Sleepwalking was composed by Alf Vold who died of cancer in 2003, and the profits went to Kreftforeningen (the Norwegian Cancer Society). Most of the contributing musicians lived in Bergen.

Such as…

William HutEmmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies, PV and Karin Park, Petiko, Manngard, Gisli KristjanssonReal OnesSissy Wish and Doddo.

ENJOY!

Crew: 
Robert Post – vocals, guitars, piano and keyboard
Tor Bjarne Bjelland – drums and percussion
Alf Egil Aukan – bass
Jørn Haarr Eriksson – engineer, mixer and producer

Recorded at Lydriket, Bergen, Norway

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

“Between Two Waves 2”

Band Name: After the Noise
Song Title: Those Were The Days
Written by: Ingrid Støylen Runde / Robert Post
All instruments played, recorded and mixed by Robert Post
Produced by Robert Post

Silja from eardrumspop hooked us up! At the time she had no idea we already knew each other, and that Ingrid had heard Robert do an amazing solo gig at the world’s smallest festival (aka our friends tiny boathouse party) in beautiful Hjørundfjord. We found that different musical backgrounds and mutual friends was a good starting point for collaborating.

Ingrid: “For me, this was a first – I’ve hardly ever co-written anything, and never via e-mail. So it was slightly nerve wrecking to send my lo-fi sketches (no one ever hears my sketches normally) to a musician I admire. But then, to receive sketches back from Robert, hear his version of my ideas, his new ideas and how he developed the music and brought his magic – amazing feeling! And really inspiring to talk about the whole song writing process, how ideas develop, how you sometimes don’t know what a song is about before it’s written and somehow the lyrics live a life of their own.”

Robert: “I’ve done a few co-writes on songs included on my own solo albums, but never done anything like this before. We “decided” that I’d just get a sketch from Ingrid and then let it develop from there. Instead of composing parts to finish the song I thought I just start recording and producing it in the studio right away.”

Ingrid is a singer and teacher living in Oslo. Her previous projects and collaborations are varied to say the least; from improvisational music through French chanson, singing own takes on 60s pop music in the duo When the Ship Comes In, and now writing in Norwegian for her jazz and folk-inspired trio.

Norwegian singer, composer and lyricist Robert Post debuted with a worldwide release of his eponymous titled album in 2005. Awarded Best Male Artist and Best Video at the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammys the same year, etc.

Ingrid: “I guess I provided the initial idea first. Sent a verse and some refrains to Robert, played some sparse chords and bass on a midi keyboard in my bedroom and sang into my laptop, added some gibberish lyrics where I hadn’t made anything, to get the feel of a form. Then Robert brought the track to his studio and started recording a guitar on top of it, and then another guitar, a bass, and some drums, and then he made some vocal harmonies (that gave me the chills), and sent it back to me. Then we met in Oslo, to write some more lyrics and record my vocals again.”

Robert: “I asked Ingrid to send me a song sketch and then take it from there. I loved the rawness of the demo, the mood and the feel to it. So rather then writing new parts, as I thought I would, I began recording on top of the demo. Something, which gave me a lot of headache as I slowly moved forward producing the track. It took a lot of editing, cut and paste of my own recorded drum and bass parts to end up with the feel I was looking for. It still sounds a bit off. But I’m happy about it. Two guitar tracks made up the basics and that gave me the direction for everything else.

Ingrid and I met up on a Friday morning finishing the lyrics at my place, then recording her vocals in a rented rehearsal space in downtown Oslo in the afternoon. I brought the session to the studio where I usually work (Velvet Recording) and finished the mix with just a few extra overdubs and harmonies on my vocal parts.”

DRESS LESS BEAUTIFUL

dress less beautiful 02The venue is confirmed. On February 16 we are playing songs from ‘The Button Moulder’ and launching the music video for Dress Less Beautiful at Naustet & Lanternen in Oslo. And let’s not forget to announce that the music video director is the ever so good Ronnie MAG Larsen.

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First music video to be released from The Button Moulder is launching next month. I will celebrate with a full band show at a very intimate and cosy little venue in the heart of Oslo. More details will follow and more stills from the video shoot will be posted here on this site.

LIVE STREAM ON DEMAND AT NRK.NO

Today I performed a 5 song strong set at the premiere of the new live stream series “Levande Lyd i Parkgata 6” in Aalesund, Norway. I played songs from ‘The Button Moulder‘ and closed the set with New Born off of my debut album.

S E T L I S T

  1. Dress Less Beautiful
  2. Feeler
  3. Fair Game
  4. My Body
  5. New Born

You can watch the show at this url: http://www.nrk.no/mr/1.11406122

OPENING FOR LISSIE

This week I will be opening for the brilliant Lissie on the Norwegian leg of her Back To Forever Tour. I will both be doing solo performances as well as full band performances. And the set will include songs from my new album The Button Moulder.

NOV 06 – Byscenen, Trondheim
NOV 08 – Folken, Stavanger
NOV 09 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
NOV 10 – USF Verftet, Bergen

MY BODY UNDRESSED

My new song ‘My Body’ is finally out. You can find it everywhere. YouTube it. Buy it on iTunes. And if you are patient about it – I am sure it will be available on-demand and to stream as well. For all I know, it’s up tomorrow… on Spotify and the likes. All I care about is that it’s out there. Available for you. That you can enjoy it on your stereo at home, in your earplugs on the buss, from your computer while studying human anatomy or whatever preferred.

I hope you like it.

About a month ago I was supposed to travel with my band to Italy to do some festivals. They got cancelled (I am sure the full story will be out there by the time The Button Moulder is out). So what I did, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I decided that I needed to make an album. Not the one that I was working on (rhetoric season two), but a brand new. Perhaps it was a sign from below. “Dude, you gotta get yourself together and have some fun. While it lasts.”

So I packed my guitar and a bag full of sketches on paper, on tape and on Voice Memos and drove to Spydeberg. 45 minutes outside of Oslo. Velvet Recordings, a state-of-the-art studio, located on such a remote place that there is not even a chance a single beer would disturb you. And I know where the key is, and the security code’s 4 digits, ’cause the people owning and running the place are such great guys to let me lock myself in… whenever.

A comment on the process is already out there on YouTube. If you read details rather then watch – this video…

– that is nothing more than a picture of me. Staring back at you. Listen. And read how this song came about.

Some of you might have noticed that this song is on my latest record (rhetoric season one, 2011) and yes, that is true. I had to start with something that I could handle. Turn it into my moon – to use for guidance. So that the rest of the album would be possible to imagine recorded by the scheduled deadline that I had already put down.

I have given myself a month to finish this. I commenced the recording sessions on August 8 and set the release date to be October 21. That’s a hell of lot of work to squeeze in – but the juices of such fruit is very tasty so I couldn’t resist…

I have eleven songs lined up. For you. My friends. And fans. Eleven songs that I have recorded all by myself. Day and night. Sometimes for 20 hours straight. I play everything except the obvious – the violin, that my violinist Lise takes care of. I build stone by stone. Drums. Bass. Guitars. Vocals. Sounds. Sometimes turned upside-down. And I get proud. And frustrated. And confused. And pissed-off angry. But for the most, I am very happy in this desolate environment, all by myself – but in company with what I love more than anything.

“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”

Frank Zappa, Joe’s Garage (1979)

DONE SCULPTURING MY BODY

On Monday morning August 26 I finished my first ever mixing of a song done entirely by me. I had to do last bit of vocals on Sunday evening during mixing as I wasn’t all too pleased with what I already had on tape. That aside, I am very pleased with the result of the whole process and the song, if I may say so myself, is sounding great! In fact, one of my finest works.

All that self-esteem like an erupting volcano, dangerous to be around, likely to fail if embodied… Will it explode with fire or implode like so many times before?

Love,
-robert

PS! MY BODY IS DUE IN SEPTEMBER. I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE EXACT DATE ASAP.

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.

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