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Jul 17, 2006

Back from vacation and new review

by admin — last modified Jul 17, 2006 10:00 PM

After a couple of relaxing weeks up north in Norway it's back to work. I'm preparing for the Norwegian release of Serendipity and the other artist I'm producing. Also check out the review of my CD on this Brazillian site.

Jun 10, 2006

Serendipity now available digitally in Poland

by admin — last modified Jun 10, 2006 10:00 PM

The Polish online record shop MELO.PL now also has my CD.

Jun 05, 2006

New online digital distribution of Serendipity

by admin — last modified Jun 05, 2006 10:00 PM

Serendipity is now available at two more digital stores:

These are the first of many digital media distributors provided via CDBaby. I will post links to them as Serendipity appear in the online stores.

May 21, 2006

Interview in Argentinian Progressive Rock Magazine Nucleus

by admin — last modified May 21, 2006 10:00 PM

A lot of sites and magazines have expressed interest in my music. Here's an interview with the Argentinian progressive rock magazine Nucleus.

May 15, 2006

Take Two and Call Me in the Morning on Google

by admin — last modified May 15, 2006 10:00 PM

I have posted a high-resolution version of the video for "Take Two and Call Me in the Morning" on Google's new offering:

May 08, 2006

Set in Motion

by admin — last modified May 08, 2006 10:00 PM

After spending a lot of time on my "real job" at Trolltech and their new web, I am now ready to get started on the Norwegian release. This takes a lot of planning - and quite a lot of money - but it now appears as if I can be able to release Serendipity in Norwegian record shops before the summer.

The "Bonden" project - the other musician I'm producing, is also on it's way - release here is likely in the autumn, sometime.

Mar 19, 2006


by admin — last modified Mar 19, 2006 11:00 PM

Reviews are starting to come in and I have set up a Review Link Page.

Mar 10, 2006

Quiet days?

by admin — last modified Mar 10, 2006 11:00 PM

You probably think that when it takes some time for me to post blogs it's because there are quiet days in Finn Arild Music. Not so - there's so much to do that I've hardly had time to follow up on my recording blog.

In addition to coming back to my dayjob again, I have been busy producing an album for Bonden. This will be a folk/rock/western album with humorous lyrics in Norwegian. My own album release: Serendipity, has been put on hold while I finish these other tasks.

In addition, I've been setting up websites for my producer - Quille, his wife at Sørumsand Gullsmed and his brother at Warå Mølle.

Jan 21, 2006

Serendipity up on iTunes

by admin — last modified Jan 21, 2006 11:00 PM

Serendipity is now available on iTunes. It has taken some time during the Christmas rush, but now it's finally up there. CDBaby is now working on several other digital distribution channels. Hopefully they will be available soon.

Meanwhile I'm back to my dayjob in Trolltech as the webmaster. This doesn't mean I'm through with music. I'm currently writing songs for what I believe will be my second album. I'm also producing Bonden together with Tor Øyvind Quille.

Jan 04, 2006

A brave new year

by admin — last modified Jan 04, 2006 11:00 PM

Recently back from two weeks in Thailand I am soon due to go back to my dayjob. The last 4 months as a full-time musician has been great and a long-term goal is to be able to make it permanent.

This year will hopefully bring lots of sales for Serendipity, as well as success for the other projects I'm working on as producer, musician and songwriter.

Dec 07, 2005

Serendipity on sale

by admin — last modified Dec 07, 2005 11:00 PM

Finally the waiting time is over. You can now buy Serendipity directly from me or via CDBaby. European users will get faster and cheaper delivery from me, while US users will save on the transport since CDBaby is located "over there".

As you see on the timestamp it's pretty late (or early) now. I've been sitting up all night to get everything up. The webpages has been changed quite a bit too - there's more work to be done there too - but that will have to wait till tomorrow. Now it's sleeping-time.

Dec 04, 2005

The Waiting Time

by admin — last modified Dec 04, 2005 11:00 PM

orry about the long blog delays, I really haven't got any good excuse. After all this work I find myself waiting for the first time in this project. For CDBaby to put up my CD, For iTunes to put the album up and other things.

Meanwhile I'm producing a Norwegian folk/rock album by Bonden. Songs are being recorded in Quilles Recording Studio and progress is good.

I'll be back with a blog entry as soon as "Serendipity" is available for sale.

Nov 21, 2005

CDs arrived

by admin — last modified Nov 21, 2005 11:00 PM

Happy the manSo - 1019 CDs arrived from Sonopress in Germany today. As you can see, I'm a happy man. They're all excellent quality and no misprints have been detected so far. Keep watching my pages or contact me for more info about getting a copy.

Nov 07, 2005

The Video is up!

by admin — last modified Nov 07, 2005 11:00 PM

So - after getting the CD off to the printers I decided to make the video available online. Check it out :-)

Nov 02, 2005

Album preview up

by admin — last modified Nov 02, 2005 11:00 PM

I am very busy these days, but I still managed to put together an album preview of Serendipity for you.

I have read and checked the cover art 200 times now and have hopefully removed all mistakes. It's going to the printers now, so there's nothing more to be done about that.

In between I have even managed to make some new music. Plans for the next album is taking root - I even have a title for it :-)

Oct 30, 2005

New web system

by admin — last modified Oct 30, 2005 11:00 PM

I have set up Drupal as my new Content Management System (CMS). Now I can edit contents online and that will hopefully result in a more active blog and more frequently updated pages.

As soon as the CD has come from the printing I will put up some previews for you - you can see how the cover will look like on the new discography page.

The Serendipity master is now done and I am waiting for some details to be nailed down with my publisher (I will come back to that when the deal is done) before I send it off to printing. Lately I have been working with this website, making some new music - and planning the production of Traktorspor with Bonden - a Norwegian artist I have signed together with Tor Øyvind Quille.

Oct 12, 2005


by admin — last modified Oct 12, 2005 10:00 PM

So - I went out this morning and came back with the master listening copy of my album. The mastering was done by Fridtjof A. Lindeman at Lydmuren in Oslo.

Last weeks we've been busy mixing. I'll listen to the results this weekend, but I can already say that this album is everything I hoped it would be and more. However many copies I'll sell, it's something I'm proud of.

As soon as the producer and I have passed the master I'll put out some previews for you to listen to. Keep watching this space!

Sep 27, 2005

Cover art

by admin — last modified Sep 27, 2005 10:00 PM

I do virtually everything on this release myself, including cover art. My lovely wife Elin has taken the pictures. I'll be setting up a discography with previews of the album soon - including lyrics.

Sep 24, 2005

The saga continues

by admin — last modified Sep 24, 2005 10:00 PM

We're well into the mixing now. We'll have a finished master in a couple of weeks - in the meantime I'm busy setting up the cover (yes, I'm doing virtually everything on this release) and doing all the other stuff needed like arranging promotion and distribution and what have you.

Sep 04, 2005

Starting to mix

by admin — last modified Sep 04, 2005 10:00 PM

The mixing is starting now. We set up the first 4 songs today (1 is already done; "Take Two ..."), and will set up more tomorrow. Tor Øyvind Quille is doing the sound, levels, eq and the "real mixing", but I've layed out some leads to follow.

We both use the same brand of software; I use Steinberg Cubase SX 3 and he uses Nuendo 3, so the projects have already gone forth and back on my 40G iPod. Good thing I have that - the whole record is pushing 9 gig now - lots of unused files, though - but I've kept it all. You never know when you need it, and diskspace is cheap.