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PSYCHEDELIC PROG FOLK ROCKERS TUSMØRKE REVEAL SECOND SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Karisma Records have today released a second single from “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE.

The single, for the track “Sjubidubidu Sju”, which,  according to TUSMØRKE is “A funky number about the number seven, centred around an old dance (and character in the story) called Per Sjuspring”, can be streamed or downloaded at  https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/Tusmorke_Sjubidubidu_Sju

“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne”, which translated means “Games for children, rituals for adults” is based on two musicals for children, “The Bridge to the Other Side” and “The Root of All Evil”, and consists partly of  Tusmørke’s take on traditional Norwegian children’s songs,  and partly on new material by the  band.

Noted for its eccentricity, and not shy about trying new and unusual things, TUSMØRKE is quite happy to admit about “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” that  “Not everyone who took part in the plays completely understood what they were doing. Neither did everyone in the audience.  But here it is, in all its gory glory as the collegium of dashing adventurers and explorers of the unknown reaches of history, known to the unwashed masses under the pseudonym TUSMØRKE, have yet again brought fresh fever from the stars”.

“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is set for release on the 29th November, and will be available in CD, Digital, Black Vinyl and Limited Edition White Vinyl formats, all of which include a 16 page lyric booklet, which, according to the band, “May, or may not, explain the plot”. 

With artwork by Thore Hansen, track listing for “Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is as follows:

  1. Bro bro brille                                      9.    Velkommen til Hades
  2. Per Sjuspring                                     10.  Kharons vise
  3. Kjerringa med staven                     11.  På den ytterste nakne øya
  4. Ta den ring                                          12.  Jeg gikk meg over sjø og land
  5. Tornerose                                           13.  Den tolvte Baal
  6. Bjørnen sover                                   14.  Gamlas seierssang
  7. På Torneroses slot                           15.  Eventyret er ute
  8. Sjubidubidu Sju                               16.  Du og jeg og vi to
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TUSMØRKE’s lineup consists of Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion,  The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion.  With its members drawn  from bands like WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR, it is easy to understand why TUSMØRKE can  make use of such a staggering  variety of instruments. 

“Leker for barn, ritualer for voksne” is now available to pre-order from:

Bandcamp: https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/leker-for-barn-ritualer-for-voksne
Webshop:  https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

More information about TUSMØRKE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/

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The official video for the track “Tøyens hemmelighet” from TUSMØRKE’s album “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EvhRlAFxQG0

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NEW “BONUS” DIGITAL ALBUM FROM RHYS MARSH

When, back in February of this year, Karisma Records released “October After All”, the third full length album from  singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer RHYS MARSH, anyone buying the CD or Vinyl versions of the album were given a link that would allow them to download 12 bonus tracks. 

Since then, those fans of MARSH who bought the digital version of “October After All”,  have been clamouring for the chance to get their hands on those twelve tracks, and Karisma Records are happy to oblige, and are set to release them as a stand-alone digital album titled “October After All – The Bonus Tracks”, on the 25th October.

All the bonus tracks themselves were recorded at the same time as “October After All” and offer fans more of the beautiful, atmospheric, prog ,that features both alternative rock and jazz elements, and which made the original album such a success.  “October After All – The Bonus Tracks” was produced by Rhys Marsh and recorded & mixed by Marsh at the Autumnsongs Recording Studio in Trondheim, with additional recording by Roar Øien at Tyrirot Studio, Tim Bowness at the Hidden Art Studios, and  Arve Henriksen at the Arve Music Studio. 

Musicians on the album include Rhys Marsh, Anders Bjermeland, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Kåre Kolve, Roar Øien and Arve Henriksen, as well as an extensive choir

Tracklisting for “October After All – The Bonus Tracks” is as follows:

01. The Light Of The First Day
02. A Whispered Word
03. The Cold Sky
04. On this Side
05. Seven Reasons Why
06. I Am One
07. If I ever
08. Always On The Run
09. Stan (On Your Own Two Feet)
10. Open Both Eyes
11. Set Alight
12. Travel Your Own Path

“October After All – The Bonus Tracks” is available from the following https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/rhys-marsh_bonus-tracks

MARSH, born in London, but now living in Trondheim, Norway, began his career in 2008, and released a plethora of albums through various projects and collaborations that included the bands RHYS MARSH AND THE AUTUMN GHOST, KAUKASUS and MANDALA, as well as his debut solo full-length album “Sentiment” in the autumn of 2014.  Its follow up, “The Black Sun Shining”, was a 42-minute song-cycle, written and recorded in only seven days.

More information about RHYS Marsh can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rhysmarshmusic or on the website at http://rhysMARSH.com/

 

A video, by RHYS MARSH,  for the track “Let It Be Known” from the “October After All” album can be seen below and at  https://youtu.be/AuI1DITGwII

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THIRD RELEASE FROM BACK CATALOGUE OF PROG LEGENDS RUPHUS ANNOUNCED

Ruphus - Let your light shine

On the 6th December, when “Let Your Light Shine” hits the streets,  Karisma Records will have hit the half way mark in their mission to release the entire back catalogue of Norwegian Prog Legends RUPHUS. 

The third of what will be a total of six releases by Karisma,  “Let Your Light Shine” is the album that marked a new direction for RUPHUS.  A direction driven by  keyboard player Håkon Graf’s stint with a jazz ensemble called MOOSE LOOSE, from which Graf emerged with new inspiration.  Armed with a selection of refined jazz compositions, the newly re-formed RUPHUS entered the studio with legendary producer  Terje Rypdal and embarked on their first foray into Jazz Rock territory, which also paved the way for the band’s entry into the bigger, European market.

Originally released on the German label Brain in 1976, and creating a stir in Europe “Let Your Light Shine’s” overwhelmingly positive reception led to a tour that saw RUPHUS playing in front of enthusiastic crowds in sold out venues. 

As with all the RUPHUS back catalogue releases, “Let Your Light Shine” has been has been re-mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, etc) using digital transfers from the original master tapes that are stored in the Norwegian National Archives for posterity. 

Tracklisting for “Let Your Light Shine” is as follows:

  1. Sha Ba Wah
  2. Nordlys
  3. Corner
  4. Second Corner
  5. Let Your Light Shine
  6. Grasse
  7. Brain Boogie

With cover photos by Øystein B. Ahlsen and Layout byJan Ole Norum, “Let Your Light Shine” will be available in CD, LP and Limited Edition Transparent Lime Vinyl, and is now available to pre-order from:

https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/ruphus/

A versatile and ground-breaking band, RUPHUS, with their long, melodic, compositions and multiple, intertwined themes, were regarded as being the Norwegian equivalent of YES, not just in style, but also in skill.   The band’s revolving door policy as regards their lineup meant that as members left and others joined, RUPHUS’ sound changed accordingly,  taking them from their start playing hard progressive rock, to becoming one of the leaders in the field of jazz rock. Only Kjell Larsen (guitar) and Asle Nilsen (bass, flute) would go on to play on all of RUPHUS’ albums. 

More information about RUPHUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thebandruphus/

A video of RUPHUS playing live at the studios of Norway’s  NRK TV can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5RnuFIuAn0U