Video from the album COU!
Summing up the year with a video and single!
A song about the year 2022, obviously not a good year for everyone! Maybe we are all hoping for a better 2023? The track sums up the year knowing it is an impossible task: the post pandemic reality, the attempts at a Metaverse, the ominous feeling that time flies by. The track also hints to the sound of modern (hyper) pop and (mumble) rap with a bass-heavy beat and shimmering synths. It’s an outlier in the catalouge of the artist, yet it might prove as a good intro for the modern pop listener. If anyone wants to sing or rap on this go download the instrumental! And please release it or send us the result!
Do you remember WAP phones? Here is song about them featuring the cool rapper Motëm! Check out his music and tell us your first mobile in the comments if you like!
New video from the COU album!
Center of the Universe – COU
DL/Stream 7th october
Center of the Universe presents eight songs named from abbreviations, ranging from the modern NFT to the more old school ones like DVD. The sound is electronic and inspired by funk, boogie and even hiphop on the tracks featuring canadian rapper Motëm og norways own WHALESHARKATTACKS.
What would easily turn into a concept album (the track MP3 contains a sample of the worlds first MP3) at some point turns into something more beautiful; The melancholy of obsolete technology, and also some nostalgy of a bygone age where these digital techologies had promises of a brighter future.
Did and interview and liveset at Jaeger Oslo!
Following up the acclaimed shaped picture disc Interabangerz is a set of remixes by international producers. From Norway via Egypt and Berlin/Morocco to the UK and back, a true party starter bridging cultures through electronic music.
Sleeve by Espen Friberg
1. Track ID (Cold Mailman SHREK ID Remix)
2. Bassoon is now (Remix by Abosahar)
3. Cosmic Sleng Teng Badre Rmx (prod. Younes Jamil)
4. Cosmic Brain (Sound of the Suburbs)
5. Bassoon is now (SGurvin remix)
6. Track AI (feat. Jan Garbørek)
Everyone my age got some relation to the MP3, from the 90s where the players where sold but you could not buy the files to modern DJ’s filling their USB sticks with hits.
Center of the Universe samples what we believe is the worlds first MP3 (with permission). FUNKY.MP3 was composed by J. Herre from Fraunhofer, the team that made the MP3 format, and in 1994 the track was distributed with the program Winplay 3 as a musical example.
Center of the Universe transformes this into a humoristic banger and video with great help of his friends WHALESHARKATTACKS & Equalizing Wizard!