RARE **ADVANCE RELEASE PROMO ONLY** CD-r ACETATE! Genuine record
company-manufactured printed CD as exclusively distributed to press
and media!! ~ An awesome collectors item that will only go up in value
in the years to come!
Description:10 Track CD supplied as a Promo advance release
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Funin is a new name here in ProgArchives but Funin are a Norwegian
seven piece band which sounds like a cross breed between Robert Wyatt,
Radiohead and Caravan. They have just released their debut album Unsound
and I got in touch with them through their record label.
To start with, please tell us when, where and by whom Funin was started. What
is your musical background, your musical inspirations and were you involved
in any other bands before you started Funin ?
Funin started as a
electronica duo consisting of Øyvind Vie Berg and Marit Elisabeth
Svendsbøe. They met each other in january 2005 and they immediately started
to make music. Their music where played on the radio in Norway and
abroad. As the years went by they found several live band members. Aleksander
Tveit(guitar), Sissel Ørstavik(violin), Edvard Mjanger(bass/contra bass),
Audun Berg Selfjord(cello) and Hans Christian Dalgaard(drums). Gaute Stedje
and Mats Mæland Jensen came into the band when Hans Christian and Aleksander
quit. Mats became the new drummer and Gaute became the third songwriter in
Why did you wanted to play this type of music
instead of any other form of music and what is the Funin ethos?
make music we like. For us the songs have to be evocative or emotional. There
need to be rythms and sounds that gets us excited and makes us want to play
Please give us your long or brief thoughts on your
debut album Unsound released earlier this year.
We have worked really
hard with this album. It really lays blood, sweat and tears behind our
music. We want to reach people who need our music and we hope our music
can be therapeutic for some people. We haven`t made music for the masses,
only for music lovers.
This is actually our second album. We had
material for a whole album that we were supposed to release, but because of a
bad record deal it didn`t get released after all. When we got the deal with
Karisma Records we started all over and made new songs. So after all this
time and struggle it`s a really good feeling to finally release
How is your writing and creative processes
We often work alone Øyvind, Gaute or Marit Elisabeth and make sketches for a new song. Then
we sit togheter and share opinions, and if there is something we want to take
further we work together to complete it.
The lyrics on this album is
written by Marit Elisabeth and it`s both dark and optimistic. She write about
loneliness, anxiety, grief, depression and hope. She writes both about her
own experiences and to her friends. She often writes
I would describe your music as a blend
of Flairck, Aranis, the Canterbury scene, Radiohead and Bjork. But how would
you describe your music ?
It`s very difficult to describe our music
cause it`s not faithful to a particular genre. We just want to make music we
would be happy to discover ourselves. Exiting, inspiring music which has the ability to grow on you. We are
inspired by many different bands and Radiohead and Björk is certainly one of
Bergen has a wide variety of bands and music
styles in addition to a university with it's own cultural scene. Many people
would claim that Bergen is both the cultural (and the real) capitol of
Norway. Have you found your main inspirations in Bergen or have you lifted
your heads above the seven mountains surrounding Bergen ?
Bergen is a
beatiful city with a exciting cultural life. It`s like a meeting point
for talented people from smaller places all over Norway. But the music we
make is not inspired by any particular bands from Bergen.
You are a
seven piece orchestra with some rather untraditional instruments in the
popular music context. How is it to gig with so many band members and those
It is demanding for the sound engeener but it is fantastic
to be able to recreate the music live with so many skilled musicians. The
only downside is that it is difficult to plan rehearsels.
your plans for the rest of this year and next year ?
We are happy to
tell that we soon are out with a new music video signed Thomas Hicks with our
song "Everything". In a couple of weeks our new homesite is up and
running. We`re planning a tour for the next year. And we are still
making new songs.
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