Label: A:larm Music - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: Denmark • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
Maskineri Machinery is the fourth studio album by Norwegian alternative rock group Kaizers Orchestrareleased on 18 February Recorded and mixed during November and Decemberthe album was released on the independent label Petroleum Records in Norway on 18 February and on Sony BMG in international territories New Orleans Blues (Joys) - Various - Jazz Volume 3: New Orleans a later date.
The first Percosex - The Poland Brothers* - First To Fight composition after the release of their third studio album, Maestrowas "Du og dine er even" the song's title would later be changed to "Moment" which was first played at a show at the famous Rockefeller concert hall in OsloNorway.
A day after the first performance, a private concert was held for fans who had won a contest held as a promotion for their live album Live at Vega. Around the same time, the band confirmed in an interview that the band was working on a song "about a dying man in a boat who, before he dies, tells the sea about his life".
No new material surfaced Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri the band's Grand Finale Tour in autumnwhere two new songs; "Den sjette sansen" and "9 mm" were played, along with "Du og dine er even".
Also, during the tour a fan managed to record parts of a soundcheck session Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri the small concert venue Tobakken in Denmark Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineriwhere they performed for the first time, two untitled new songs, which were later confirmed to Manhattan Flower - Vinny Bianchi And Providence - Sweet Innocence "Enden av november" and "Du og meg Lou".
The songs had been written earlier that day. After the last of the three concerts at the Vega concert hall in CopenhagenDenmark, the band officially announced that they would take a small sabbatical from acting as the collective group Kaizers Orchestra, so that all members could pursue their own projects until fall During this period, they negotiated their release from their contract with Universal Germany.
They also played three live shows indespite the aforementioned announcement. Janove Ottesen and Geir Zahl continued writing songs for Kaizers Orchestra throughout the end of and into A track demo was recorded in early Early on, the band stated that with Maskineri they wanted to go in a new direction, not only with the songs, but also with how the album was to be made and who to make it with.
Howard had earlier mixed the audio for R. Many of the songs that had already been played live were completely disassembled and put together again, giving them a different sound and feel compared to the original versions of the songs performed in earlier times.
A new instrument that would be used by the band both in the album and at live shows was the marimba. The band's organ player, Helge Risa had at one point said that for every new album, he wanted to learn to play a new instrument.
He had previously learned how to play the electric piano for Evig pint and the accordion for Maestro. The lyrics for all songs on the album Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri individual stories as opposed to interconnecting stories, a staple of a majority of most of their earlier work.
The album's title, Maskineriwhich means "Machinery", was revealed in December The reason for choosing that is still unknown, but in many news articles, the band has been referred to as an "extremely well-functional live act machinery". The band's Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri logo is featured on top of the marquee, and the words "Maskineri" are featured on the marque. On the cover, as well as all promotional photographs for the album, Helge Risa is shown without the band's trademark gas mask, furtherly emphasizing that Maskineri would be a very different album; the cover art for Maskineri marks the first time Helge has been featured on an album cover without the mask.
However, the band's old logo featuring the gas mask is shown on a streetlight next to Risa. Inside the booklet there are several pictures from the Christiania Theater in Oslo. The CD itself looks like an old fashion film roll. On 17 Bimbo - Yello - Solid Pleasure the first single, "Enden av november", was released on radio, their MySpace and iTunes.
The first video included information about "Enden av november", and also featured the new version of "Du og dine er even" as background music. The second part, which was uploaded in Januarycontained information about the track "Apokalyps meg". The third part of the series was released on 1 February and featured "9mm". That song was Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - Various - Dance Divas released in as "Smil Far".
The first news post confirmed the Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri track listing for the album. On 11 Februarythe track "Apokalyps meg" was released as a free download from the Kaizers. The performance was recorded on video.
On the same day, they uploaded the entire album Do You Believe In Monsters? - Toehider - The Last Six streaming on their MySpace.
On Monday 18 February, the album was put on shelves, although many had already received the album in the mail before the release date. The album was also released on iTunes Plus. The very same day, Kaizers held their first ever gig, for fans who had won a contest for P3Sessions, a Norwegian radio arrangement.
The concert was broadcast on the radio. On Tuesday 26 February, the final part of the Maskineri behind-the-scenes videos was uploaded to YouTube. In it, the band discussed the upcoming Maskineri tour and how they were going to perform the new songs from the album live. Most music-related magazines and websites also followed up with good scores. Kaizers Orchestra's official website featured an article on how the band feels about the reviewer's reactions to the album.
Since it was released on a Monday, Maskineri didn't enter the Norwegian Topp 40 Album charts until next week. The album made its debut on the charts on the coveted number one spot. Many fans were disconcerted when it was discovered that Helge Risa appears without his gas mask on the album cover and promotional images, dreading that it had been taken out from the live shows. Also, at their show at Loppen, Risa garnered neither the gas mask or had the traditional picture of Martin Luther and an old lamp on his pump organ.
The removal of these items, which to many fans symbolize the essence of Kaizers Orchestra, was confirmed to be untrue, when Savotta - Paskanläpänlähettiläät - Paskanläpänlähettiläät fan who had sent a mail to the band about it, received a reply that said that Risa was indisposed to bring them along for the trip.
The absence of the mask in promotional images was because the band stated that they wanted to do something new with the promotional material. On 20 Junethe album was confirmed to have reached the platinum mark, 30, sales. The band received a commemorative framed platinum disc at the Topp 20 Supershow in Oslo on the very same day.
Lyrics for all songs are in the Norwegian languagewith some Swedish. Lyrics and music by Janove Ottesenunless otherwise noted. While mentioned during the recording process or otherwise played live, Volvo I Mexico - Kaizers Orchestra - Maskineri songs below did not make it to the final listing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaizers Orchestra. Archived from the original on Retrieved Archived from the original on October 18, Categories : Kaizers Orchestra albums albums.
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