07 Aug 2021
At Ringnes, Skotbu, norway
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Camp Motorpsycho » Topic: 07-08-2021 Ringnes, Skotbu

Sun, 08 Aug 2021

@ Kid A

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Did anybody see this for real? Mind is utterly blown by that setlist. I know we can't expect the same in Tønsberg this Saturday, but expectations are pretty high now.

What cool titles - Ancient Astronauts, Azrael... and what were those acoustic numbers like? BTW, have they done The Maypole before?

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

A friend of mine was there, lucky bastard, and sent me these photos, taken with his mobile phone:


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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Bloody hell!!! That is amazing. It must have been an incredible experience. Congratulations to all those who were there. I wonder if Ancient Astronauts and Azrael are the Nylang songs by different names.

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Oh man, i really hope that they filmed and recorded it for some release. How incredible...

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

@Punj Exactly my thought. They marked the songs that were never performed live before, so AA and Azrael must have been played before.

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Saturday's second set was played on Thursday and Friday, so AA en Azrael were already performed by Saturday and thus could be completely new songs as well!

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Oh my, that setlist and that setting.... please please release this on film.

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

According to posts/comments on Facebook, the show was recorded and filmed. Apparently the band were also working with De Utvalgte on their latest collaboration. And ... they have allegedly started recording a new album at a studio in Oslo (that belongs to DumDum Boys - I guess some of you will know of it).

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

@Punj Lizard: Might be Amper Tone Studio in the center of Oslo. Kjartan Kristiansen
of DumDum Boys owns that studio, at least.

Setlist looks badass, obv

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Looks like a good receipt for generating outstanding Motorpsycho shows: Lock them up in the rehearsal space, allow 5-10 gigs per year maximum, and only in Norway in limited and/or increasingly weird surroundings with an audience between 50-200 lucky people.
Just guessing how to make this work for us non-Norwegian psychonauts. Probably rent a small venue in a central area for a week? Somthing like the Gong Unconvention in Amsterdam Melkweg in 2006?

Btw: this calls for another massive DVD release. Think of all the stuff shelved - starting from Unicorn at Oslo opera and ending just here. Probably call it "Beards"?

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Oh yes to that Beards DVD. Still can‘t believe there‘s never been an A Unicorn at the Opera release.

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Ampertone studios seems to be confirmed according to FB.

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021

btw what does IMS stand for? still don't know...

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021

@ supernaut
IMS = Inner Mounting Shame. One of my favourites of their little wordplay jokes - a nod to Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021

I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but in my 30+ year relationship with MP I have heard of way too many album/video-projects that have failed to come to fruition - including, incidentally, the filming/recording of the Ringnes concert in 2005 that was going to be made into a DVD - to get my hopes up until there is definitive confirmation from band and management that it is in the works.

*edit - talking about the possible Ringnes-album/dvd, not the fact that they are in the studio.

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Tue, 10 Aug 2021

thx Punj

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021

I'm trying to get a handle on this "5hrs" claim. I realise that includes breaks between the sets, but does anybody have timings for each set?

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021

I don't but I did wonder, too, and made an estimate:

set 1: 130mins

set 2: 70mins

set 3: 45mins

which adds up to 4 hours, so there would've been two 30mins breaks, although someone reported the breaks to be "short"...

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021

I had thought something similar but came up with 120 / 60 / 30. Of course long improvs could have extended it further. One person on FB said Azrael deserved a double album all its own!

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Wed, 11 Aug 2021

My guess: 120 / 85 / 35 plus breaks - more bets? Hope we'll have a proof some (soon) day

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Fri, 13 Aug 2021

Seriously, is there still a market for DVDs? I mean, I don’t think they could sell enough to break even. Even I, a dedicated MP Fan since almost 30 yrs wouldn’t buy it, since I don’t even have a working DVD Player anymore. I could imagine a regular Roadworks release including a Download or streaming code for a video. Makes more sense in 2021

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Sat, 14 Aug 2021

@ Kid A: From a commercial point you might be right, though I hope not. The streaming madness has gotten most of us already - and I at least love holding a well-designed package like "Hair Cuts" in my hands.
Most of us psychonauts aren't the 17 year old fulltime-streaming media-stupid juvenile type anyway, so let's have a media for the gerontonauts!
Following this line there shouldn't be any vinyl records either, let alone CD releases.
Next I'll buy a Tesla that automatically drives me to the next available Motorpsycho gig in China or New Foundland while playing my recent MP favourites (reading out my mind, of course) and deciding whether to smash the kid on the road with the hiphop music on his headphones or the granny with the schlager music shopping bag! (Rant....)

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Sat, 14 Aug 2021

Releasing a DVD is of very limited value this days, however creating something well done and uploading to YouTube make very much sense.

The sound track can released on Tidal and Spotify.

For example take a look at this nice concert movie done by Norwegian band Orions Belte.

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e30ML8wI3Y

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5NXjW7fa6cKxdTocnDaHKZ

I really hope Motorpsycho could do something like this.

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Sat, 14 Aug 2021

@Johnny: don’t be to harsh. Streaming is ok, when you use it right. I buy vinyl, a lot, but when I’m outside, I switch to streaming. DVDs are sth different, because you don’t get more value out of it. Movies look the same on streaming or on disc. You can’t compare this to vinyl. And the commercial aspects are not unimportant! Don’t forget, that the band has to live off all of this! I asked Geb back in the days, why they stopped releasing the HGH records on vinyl and he told me, they’d really love to, but simply couldn’t afford it. Today he even doesn’t release CDs anymore and release only as streams. It’s a good way for musicians that aren’t mainstream, to release music with much lesser costs.

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Sat, 14 Aug 2021

Doesn‘t spotify pay the artists next to nothing?

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Sat, 14 Aug 2021

Yup. Next to nothing is pretty much exactly what it is. I checked this out once, and exactly how much the artist get per stream even by the same streaming provider varies depending on location, royalty rates, currency and other variables. Some typical per-stream figures for different streaming platforms: Napster $0,019 / Tidal $0,01283 / Apple Music $0,00783 / Spotify $0,00437 / Youtube $0,00069, meaning you will have to play a song about 240 times on Spotify in order for the band to get 1 USD (or about 80 times using Tidal), if my maths is up to scratch. I confesss I use Spotify nevertheless, it is just too useful checking out new stuff, playing when I’m on the move, and for making playlists.

On the other hand, I also have bought every single MP record at least once (and generally buying too much music according to my missus) so I actually end up paying them more: when I buy the record and then again a little bit every time I play a MP playlist or an album on Spotify. My bold conclusion is therefore as long as you also buy the music physically Spotify is beneficial for all parties. If you only use streaming services not so.

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Sun, 15 Aug 2021

Sure, if buying AND streaming, then it's somewhat ok. Only Somewhat because then the streaming services aren't still not pressed to change anything.
For on the move I save stuff I bought digitally or on CDs back in the day onto my phone, itunes actually.

Satan's streaming, spreads his wings.

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Sun, 15 Aug 2021

Lol. I am afraid it is like this "data thing" in 1990 that would "go away soon". The only thing that would make the streaming platforms change practices is if the major artists forced them to. There is no way consumers in significant numbers would unite to force changes through. For 99.9% of music streamers worldwide it works just fine: All the music in the world conveniently at your fingertips for very little money.

(sorry for going off topic)

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Tue, 17 Aug 2021

I hate streaming from a philosophical and an ecological standpoint*. Of course I'm grossly exaggerating - but I don't want to live in a world where tools or gadgets are digitally communicating around me or even behind my back - they might even conspire against me ;-). Of course I'm old-fashioned - but the digital madness is going to get us all these days.
So streaming as a last resort only, pleeze!

* Of course producing another plastic disc & package only makes sense ecologically if you don't throw it away next year, but keep it all your life and bury it in your casket under your dead body in the end - which most of us Psychonauts will do, I suppose

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