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"Sundays In September" - The new sounds from Thor De Force - 4 tracks in 4 weeks

Thor De Force

Sundays In September”

Oktavia” Release date: 04.09.2016
Erozone” Release date: 11.09.2016 
Elvin” Release date: 18.09.2016 
Five Stars” Release date: 25.09.2016 

Here at PG Sounds I am extremely thrilled to announce ”Sundays In September "series with Danish producer/ muscian Thor De Force. The series consists of four single tracks, published over 4 Sundays in Septemper 2016 which has already been introduced with Thor De Force's animated stop-motion film "Next President? "

As a Dane born in the US, with the possibility to vote in elections in both countries, Thor De Force has a close relationship with both cultures. With November's election, it seems many thoughts going through the musician's mind. The great rift in American society seems clearer than ever before, but the divide is not just American; it is a flow that permeates Western culture.
Musically Thor De Force works around this mood in the 4 tracks. Blues, soul, electronica, jazz and deep grooves reminiscent of the great American tradition, but also the more cool Nordic - almost Bergmanske mood - and leads the listener through a long journey; a tour de force of beats and melancholy.

Follow the next four Sundays in Septemper when Thor De Force releases tracks on all digital platforms to stream, download worldwide.

Follow Thor De Force here

The interview

Label boss PG has forced Thor De Force to the table in the studio to talk more about his music, the tracks and what he is up to with all this....

What is going on here with this artist name Thor De Force ? Are you a dancing viking or a Jedi?

More of Jedi than a Viking...Jedi's are mad cool, can levitate and what not...Vikings on the other hand went around the world a killed, raped and robbed.

You travel a lot between NYC and CPH... Is this due to the fact that you actually are too confused to know where you wanna live, or do you just want to escape all the female fans ?? Just kidding... you are not swimming in female fans, so tell us, what so special about these 2 cities and their music scenes...?

What do you know about my female fans? Both NYC and CPH are great for music, both has an incredible density of great musicians. NYC has an edge that you don't find too many other places, something you can get quite addicted to and a reason to keep coming back.

Many musicians from all around the world want to make it big in NYC. You have played with a lot of them. If you should highlight 1-2 personal musical moments in the Big Apple, what would it be?

Too many great moments to narrow it down to 1 or 2.

You are a producer and you are a musician. You do you own tracks. But PG Sounds will also release some crazy stuff with the impro guitar rock God Buster Jensen and his fellow musicians in Zetzum Zorglub. You had you mind deep into their music. What nobs did you twerk [tweek] to get the sound so awesome good in these productions and how do you feel working with these guys ? I mean...their name could be a sloppy affair... or not ?

Buster is great to work with. He is very much about spur of the moment, the magic of first takes and keeping the musical mistakes intact. He really gave me the time and freedom to approach every single song from a new angle.

You are known to many for you guitar wizzard things. What is the best thing about guitars... and don’t come up with just punani talk..

I think of myself as a musician before a guitarplayer and I think all the people I like to play with are the same in regards to their chosen instrument. The guitar is an amazingly versatile instrument and sound-creation tool but in all honesty I could probably have been just as happy playing another instrument. In my next life I will be a drummer.

Your first video is a funny comment on the US election. Why are you concerned with who will be the next president ?

The american presidency is such a powerful institution and extremely important to the well being of the world. Who wins the White House is infinitely more important that who will be next prime minister of Denmark.

Now that Bernie Sanders has left the building, do you still think we can Feel The Burn ? - And was Bernie just too much of socialist for America ?

He got incredibly far in the race against all odds - before he set out to become the presidential candidate I thought yes, he is too much of a socialist but now I am not so sure. Everything is upside down not only in the american election but all over the world and A LOT of people are really, really fed up with the greed of capitalism and that greed is destabilizing the world - so why not a US socialist for president, obviously not this time but maybe next time...

When Bernie brought The Danish Model into the election, what did you think ? Is'nt he just glorifying The Danish Model because he is American and does'nt know better ?

A lot of people before Sanders have pointed to the Danish or Scandinavian model, Gorbachev among others. I think we should be extremely proud of that.

Do you think there is enough political music these days, and do you see yourself as an political artist or are you just another café latte political musician ?

I have not ever considered myself a political artist but that could change...whether somebody becomes a political voice in arts has a lot to do with circumstance and circumstances are changing.

What is it about this “Sundays in September” series... Are you a 9/11 freak ? I mean, were you there feeling the burn from the towers ?

I was in New York on 9/11 and I think of that day as one of the two most important geopolitical events in my life-time, the other being the fall of the Berlin wall. What happened on 9/11 and really mostly what happened after that day came to change the world.

Back to the tracks. You release 4 tracks in a month and non[e] of the[m] are with vocals. Lets go through them :

Oktavia” - you make a stop/motion video about the US election, but nobody is saying any political statements in that tune. What’s then the point [of] bringing any political point of views into a tune that is totally not political, or is there some kind of twisted nerdy sample of a statement that only can be heard playing the tune backwards ?

There is always a point in making a political statement. Instrumental music is not the best medium for political statements, videos are great for that.

Erozone” - Do you prefer to get paid in € or USD or what else is the point with such a title ?

Erozone is an old title and actually, the core composition of that particular track is 15 years old. The title has always intrigued me and has a magic sound to my ears. We are so used to hearing the word eurozone which is about the unsexiest word I know, but just remove one letter and it is whole different ballgame.

Elvin” - who is that guy ? Is that a secret son you have or your inner self ?

That track pays homage Elvin Jones. You listen to the track and tell me how !!:)

Five Stars” - There are 50 states in the US and 50 stars in Stars & Stripes, so whats up with these 5 stars ?

The track was originally written for 5 guitarist equally featured thus 5 stars. Even though the track morphed into something slightly different I chose to keep the title.

Talking tracks... Can tunes still change the world like your musical heroes did such as Hendrix ?

That is a great question - does art still matter or has it just become pleasant wallpaper? My heroes - Marley, Miles, Fela, Jimi - changed the world with their art but that is not something that comes along every day or every decade.

And talking Hendrix.. Tell me about your Hendrix love..How old were you when you could possible comprehend that that Hendrix was – and still is - a guitar God ?

When my parents returned to Denmark from Chicago in 1971 they brought with them a bunch of LPs - Electric Ladyland was one of them and I grew up on Hendrix. So in a way I guess I have always known.

I know you personally and I like you political point of view. But should'nt you raise you children more like Captain Fantastic (played by Viggo Mortensen), move out of the city and learn your girls to kill a deer with bare hands in order to be “real” ? I mean, I live currently in Nuuk, Greenland, and the first think I did was to throw my 5 year old son onto a icebrick and see if he could swim back..So you as hardcore as you pretend ?

I don’t pretend to be hardcore in that regard. I feed off the energy of the city and love ‘em big like New York, Sao Paulo and Mumbai. Maybe there will come a time when I start to feed off of solitude and wild nature, just hasn’t happened yet.

The future of Thor De Force - Whats next, can we expect more tracks soon and what about live ?

Yes expect both more tracks and killer live shows!

Did I miss anything. Is there a question that you wanted me to ask but I did'nt ?

When do I get paid?


Zetzum Zorglub about to release new album “Gentle Beast” feat. special guest performances by Gilad Hekselman and more

Zetzum Zorglub

Single release: “Afrika” 19 Aug. 2016 
(PG Sounds/ PGS015)

Album release: “Gentle Beast” 02 Sept 2016 
(PG Sounds/ PGS011)

When Danish guitarist Buster Jensen is releasing his 2nd album with Zetzum Zorglub on the 2 September 2016 its with a line-up including outstanding guest performances by guitarist GiladHekselman and saxplayer Lars Greve/Girls In Airports.
The album was recorded live with his strong band companions and producer Thor Madsen during 3 days in late 2015 at the outstanding Mill Factory Studios in Copenhagen. Most of the tracks were just rough ideas and short written themes and then further developed during the studio secessions that were to complete the final recordings.
Again, as with the debut album from 2015, the music is a compelling collection of styles and atmosphere. With the opener “Afrika” the listener is deep into the jungle of african vibes and
from there journey begins. Throughout the journey of this album you'll discover the pure spirituality of music and feeling of how these fine young musicians can make your mind dance.
Again the artwork is painted especially for this recording by Busters brother Simon Jensen, who is the secret creative force behind all the artwork and illustrations for Zetzum Zorglub.

The band line-up:
Kaare Bjerke,  Andreas Møller Bøttiger, Kristoffer Tophøj, Sven Dam Meinild, Buster Jensen.
Special guests: Gilad Hekselman on guitar; Lars Greve plays sax.

Full tracklist
  • Afrika
  • Let
  • Ilstedet
  • Lydspor Til En Film
  • Gentel Beast
  • Tremmer
  • Møg
  • Stille Nu
  • Rar Kulør
  • Vejr

You can listen to news tracks here in the awesome jazz radio programme The Mingle here with this weeks cover photo feat. Zetzum Zorglub during the recording session

Follow Zetzum Zorglub here:

Some press from 1st album “Zetzum Zorglub” (released 2015)

Pick of the Week” - May 2015, Bird is the Worm
Guitarist Buster Jensen’s mix of post-rock, Nordic Jazz and ambient minimalism is pretty damn captivating.  Electric distortion is balanced by contemplative piano phrasings, warm infusions of saxophone harmonies, and a careful attention to how one moment flows into the next.  A strange beauty to this one.
Dave Sumner / www.birdistheworm.com

I love the Zetzum Zorglub, for sure!  It's exactly the kind of stuff I play on the show” 
Kevin Coultas, “Mingle” www.artxfm.com , Louisville

Der er hymner og ballader. Det er jazz med et stænk af nordisk blues og afstikkere til roots og country.”
Niels Overgaard, Denmark, Jazznyt, 2015

The excellence of this album lies in the minimalistic, sometimes looping structures and most of all in the intensive moments it creates. Mos Eisley, Germay, june 2015 / www.mos-eisley-music.blogspot.dk

Interview with Buster Jensen in Prepared Guitar - Read more

Read more about Zetzum Zorglub here


New releases on PG Sounds coming this spring

It's nearly spring here. Actually spring is early this year, at least here at the farmhouse on the island of Lolland... This is deep countryside, endless fields, forest, lakes and space for the loud soundsystem...and music has the internet... and then everything can become close.

Hunter As a Horse ”The Passenger”
 out 4th march – ep out 22 april 2016.
Berlin duo Hunter As a Horse is the 2nd international signing here on the PG Sounds label. And I am pretty excited. Been in touch with them for around 2 years now, and these songs are finally here. Along came old friend + producer Ewan Pearson on board and did an incredible work as producer. everSo much more are coming from them very very soon. 1st single “The Passenger” will be out the 4rh march with fantastic new video. And ep is scheduled for 22 april..I came in touch with them via my label work for Stella Polaris Music, but the sound of HAAH did'nt really fit into the label story there so I decided to keep in touch and listen to tracks. It was'nt far into the process that I suggested producer Ewan Pearson to join.. But what the band had'nt told me was, that he was already partner in crime. And now there are the first 5 songs ready. More coming, but with the ep” Two Magics. Vol. 1 ” and the opening single ”The Passenger”, there is plenty to enjoy soon.

"Hunter As a Horse play brilliant electro-pop, addictive and contemplative... they are a hot ticket for the future"
Time Out

Bringing to mind the mesmerising atmospherics of Lamb and Zero 7. Dark, and very lovely indeed."
The Guardian

"One of my favourite favourite bands"
Simon Raymonde from Bella Union/Amazing Radio

Alice Carreri – Go (Out 18 march)

I have worked with Alice since the first Lulu Rouge sessions and seen her graduation concert at the Royal Music School here in Copenhagen. She has appeared on numerous tracks and in so many styles of music.And she is always just her own... Her voice makes it...But this is the first time I am releasing a track with her. She came along to me with this little sweet song, and I adored it... Here it is.. Out on the 18 march 2016, it the anthem tune for annual ”Tag Fat Om Dansen” event... a great nationwide campaign promoting free dance and movement in the office, at home... where ever you are. Check out the crew Don Gnu


Blessed Feathers first European tour - Coming to Denmark spring 2016

Very first European shows with Arizona spiritual folk/americana duo Blessed Feathers.

Can you organise a tour with a band that you simply just love and would enjoy to see live ? Can I, who works with music every day still find the “true fan spirit” and approach a project “just as a fan” ?  Well, I have worked with music for more than 25 years and I do consider to be a fan of every artist I’ve  had the fantastic opportunity to work with. But when I approached Blessed Feathers nearly 5 months ago to ask them, if they wanted to come to Denmark and play, it was foremost  my fan heart that called them up. So right now, I am very proud. Foremost as fan but also as organiser. Finally I can confirm 6 live shows with Arizona duo Blessed Feathers. With these 6 exclusive gigs the band will be on their first visit to Europe.

 I discovered Blessed Feathers via the vinyl club Vinyl Me, Please. Basically I became a member of this vinyl club for 3 months just to get Blessed Feathers 3rd album ”There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow” on vinyl as fast as possible. Finally released autumn 2015.I fast collected all their vinyl albums from various shop across the american continent, and got totally hooked on the bands music vibes.

Blessed Feathers is the work and collaboration of Donivan Berube (Gui/ vocals) and Jacquelyn Berube ( Banjo/vocals). Along with the help from friends, fellow musicians who have followed and helped them on their way.

Maybe its just because I have a sentimental thing with Arizona. The desert heat and endless roads down south entering Yuma. Or driving through Flagstaff (hometown of Blessed Feathers) during a cold winter heading to the Grand Canyon. Or was in the story I got told from the old 2nd world-war veteran outside his mobile home one morning outside Sedona..? And as I already work with another Arizona band Bogan Via, it was natural for me to get across and contact Blessed Feathers to ask them, if they would be up for coming to Denmark and play. I thankfully they accepted the invitation, and now here around 4 month later I can confirm the very first European dates with this amazing band:

01 april: Copenhagen, Soundstation in-store show ( 16:30 afternoon)
02 april: Nivå, Åtoften, (home concert, afternoon show, more details here)
03 april: Maribo, LollandMusikskole (Facebook + ticket info  (afternoon show 15:00)

What really made fall in love with their music was their songs. They write really good songs. And then how the band has worked from album to album finding their sound and keep on working on the very essence in their songwriting and melodies. If you follow them from thier very first home-made recordings of ”FromThe Mouths Of The Middle Class” (2011) through ”PeacefulBeasts In An Ocean Of Weeds” (2012) , and ”Order Of The Arrow” (2014) to their latest 2015 ”There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow” you can hear how much this band has developed and how the sound has gone bigger. In their single “Wyoming/Dakota” from the latest album There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow” you here them explode into a true athem for the traveller. Falling in love with the country, struggle and surviving. The soul of the great american story is slowly unfolded. You feel the big american landscape, the travel along the roads, the songs being out there in the great wide open. Discovering yourself, meeting the world and new faces. Discovering with every note and get the song.

Wyoming, how could you do this to me?
How much more road could there be?

Rode through rain half of the day
Wishing that you weren't so gray
But sometimes there's no other way

Someday, I know we'll make it out alive, I know
Till then, I have to struggle and survive alone

For their shows tin Denmark, the line-up will be:

Donivan Berube (Gui/ vocals)
Jacquelyn Berube ( Banjo/vocals)
Ross Severson (Gui)

I am very thankful the great booking people from Voxhall, Global and Dexter for making this happen. And to Lollands/ Maribo Musikskole for opening up the doors for these fine musicians. And to family and friends dedicating themselves to this tour. And thank you Blessed Feathers. Its the music that makes it happen.It's gonna be a great travel, and along with the music, I am sure these guys will meet new friends.