Majestic ambient music with a symphonic touch, blended with authentic sound samples from a steel mill, a power station and coke works.
released August 25, 1999
"THE SOURCE OF ENERGY" IS COMPOSED AND PRODUCED BY SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN.
Sverre Knut Johansen plays synthesizers, keyboards, piano, guitars, percussion and factory sound samples.
Debra Adamson; acoustic guitars on "Resurrection".
Ketil Pedersen; oboe on "Resurrection".
Børge Petersen-Øverleir; guitars on "The catalyst".
Bjørn Frode Skogly; piano improvisations on "The source".
The fysical CD contains a six panel digipack with a 12 pages booklet with art photos from the steel mill (Mo Industripark) by the photo artist Ketil Born.
You can buy this "art" CD album at: CD Baby.com
Photos by Ketil Born
Coverdesign and artwork by Harald Lervik at Origo design.
Mastered by Morten Lund in 1999.
Released in May 1999 by Origo Sound, Norway.
2014 Origin Music.
Great Music Art ****
From Norwegian newspaper "Rana Blad" 1 feb. 1999 by Tore Røsvoll.
Sverre Knut Johansen has delivered a CD for a small market. Recordings of industrial noise and power-noise combined with electronic and acoustic instruments have been for a small market. At least not in Norway. The record company Origo Sound is aimed more towards a international marked. The same thing happened to his previous privately financed CD, but it happened without a big fanfare. This time it's an exciting concept. Sampled sounds (hence the title of the album) as sound effects in individual songs and more prominent on others. Light melodic sequences mixed with strange noise elsewhere. In on case, he must have been strongly influenced by the German group Kraftverk "Trans Europe Express" from the late 70's. To "softer up" some songs, he also hired artists like Debra Adamson on acoustic guitar, Ketil Pedersen on oboe, Børge Petersen-Øverleir on electric guitar, and Bjørn Frode Skogly on piano. Techno-pop-ambient-new age- rock is considered adequate. Recommended for listners who want to expand their horizon.
(Translation from Norwegian to English by Sverre Knut Johansen)