Sam guests on Nordic Patterns


Hi. I guest on a track on the new release from Arin Aksberg, Nordic Patterns. He’s a 23-year-old musician from Alta Norway, and this is his second release on Projekt.

You can hear me on track #8, “Homecoming.” The album is a name-your-price download at Bandcamp, and it’s great!

Late last year Arin began sending me (as the guy at Projekt) tracks he was working on for the new album. When I heard “Homecoming” I thought I could add some “lead” synths to give it an additional texture, a human-esque randomness to complement the driving, sequenced emotions of the piece.

I start at 1:37 with the retro sounding Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer Desktop Module. At 2:02 I add in an ascending glide played on my ancient Moog Concertmate MG-1 (I keep getting it repaired, and then the next time I try to play it, it’s broken again. At least I got a bit out of it.) I play throughout the rest of the track, checking out at 5:27 when the piece breaks down to the quiet ending. I’m not usually a gear-guy, but thought you might enjoy these details. : )

I’m playing a lot more notes than you usually hear me play in Black Tape For A Blue Girl. I think it’s got a bit of an 80s vibe going on? You tell me who you hear.