Our beloved Swedish friend Sondre Mortensen again is bringing us a joyful video out of Malmö. Read our Interivew with the jack of al trades HERE.
Featuring Oscar Berg, Adam Lexar, Mimmi Leckius, Eliott Toiminen, Axel källmén, Oscar Säfström, Jonathan Sjöberg, Flemming Pedersen, Edmund Ogbekene, David Ahlqvist, Maximilian Garcia Olsson, Moa Zander, Gabbe Viking, Mark Mccoy, David Dalby & Holger Herslow Clase.
Office favorite and all-around good dude Sondre Mortensen has teamed up with another office favorite and good dude Jacob Hansson. Watch this 2019 swagger as we prepare for what is coming down the pipe in 2021!
Truth be told, when we asked Hugo Maillard to do these we knew that we would get something eclectic, something new, something else! This “Placelist” is a clear move towards our prediction.
Below you will find one explanation of what this list means to its curator. Read it, love it, live it. Obviously the French had to do it in French too.
Do you want to jump from the roof of public toilets? Throw yourself in the glass of the nearest bus shelter? listen to those songs first. You can also listen with air pods, but it’s still better if you listen to it before joining your friends in a session.
Vous voulez sauter du toit des WC publics ? vous jetez dans la vitre de l’abri bus le plus proche ? écoutez donc ces musiques d’abord. Possible d’écouter également avec air pods, mais c’est quand même mieux si vous écoutez avant de rejoindre vos amis en session.
Miscellaneous Track List:
PORTSMOUTH SINFONIA – ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
TORESH – COMIDA PARA TODOS
REIKO KUDO – KAIHATSU SAN
FRERE TUCK – BASSIN VELOCITY
JON BRION – TABLA
PLANET HAHA – HOME
MICHEL FUGUAIN – LES GENTILS,LES MECHANTS
JOACHIM BADENHORST – AKIKO’S KITCHEN SONG
RAYMOND SCOTT – PORTOFINO
ZAHIA – NOTRE AMOUR SENT L’AIL
JERRY PÄPER – YOUR COCOON
JAMES FERRARO – TEN SONGS FOR HUMANITY
NEW ROOT CANAL – RATIONAL THOUGHTS
ALICE – JE T’AIMERAI
DAMIT – ANYTHING WORTHWHILE
TONSTARTSSBANDHT – HYMN EOLA
La jeune fille en feu soundtrack – Para one & Arthur Simonini
SALUT C’EST COOL – BOUT DE BOIS
SOURDURE – JOLIE FLAMANDE
CLEMENT JACQUENIN – VOULEZ VOUS OUYR LES CRIS DE PARIS
Jacob Hansson with a new edit from one of the most productive cities in Europe thanks to the Bryggeriet Skate School, the good Swedish architecture and all around the modern way of thinking over there.
This video is featuring:
Jacob himself to start with, Jesper Ferrari, Sondre Mortensen, Josef Norgren, Oscar Anderberg, David Ahlqvist, Eliott Toiminen, Oscar Säfström, Axel Källmén, Ask Filling, Alex Elfving, Simen Haegeland & Daniel Pedersen.
We have come to a crossroads, Sondre has made his final Placelist and now the torch will be passed along to a soon to be announced successor. But like expected, Sondre goes out with a bang, a solid list + a little online art show that is both weird, ambient, accessible and inspiring. As always Sondre has a few parting words and a word of praise for the artist HOLY SHIT in ALL CAPS so you know he means it!
OK, I DIDN’T REALISE HOW DEEP THESE SONGS HAD LANDED IN ME UNTIL THE LIST ACTUALLY WAS DONE. AND EVERY TIME I HEAR THESE SONGS IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS THERE THAT I’VE HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE. AND YES, I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE INTUITION INVOLVED, HOW THE SONG IS THE PILLOW AND HOW YOU PRESS RECORD AND THEN PLAY. AND THE ONLY THING I CAN LIKEN THESE SONGS TO IS THIS KIND OF INTUITION – AND HOW IT FEELS. IT’S AS IF YOU KNOW IT ALL, BUT THE ONLY THING YOU CAN REALLY RELY ON AND KNOW THAT’S HAPPENING IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU THAT IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AND IT IS ALL SO CLEAR BUT UNDESCRIBABLE.
I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES A DAY I FEEL THAT WAY.
If you have made it here you are in for a treat, an old skool dish refined to fit today’s tastes.
“What do you mean?!”
Well, this isn’t your normal online video premiere this is an experience created to mirror our childhood experience of gathering your friends, grabbing the DVD cover, getting some popcorn and soda’s, on the couch and finally pressing your hear the disc slowly turning…
But… instead, this is 2019 and your remote has turned into your mouse and your TV into Youtube! So grab some popcorn, gather some friends, airplay this on your big screen, click play first and then the thumbnails by using your mouse or trackpad to navigate yourselves through this wonderful experience. Enjoy!
BTW Start with the main feature first you freak!!!
After Sondre banged us over the head with John Maus? last month this month we get the second Placelist in a long line of lists to come.
For this one, Mr. Mortensen went into his Ariel Pink bag and came out with a solid hour of music that will take you into the Pink world of Ariel. But the more music he came up with the fewer words he found to accompany the launch of this list.
So, in the end, these are the result of his AP deep dive:
There are triumphs to be won. Just as the blue skies were taking over. But you were never invited. ”I need the space.” said the man by the tree.
Sondre’s Placelist – Ariel Pink Playlist:
The List (My Favorite Song).
For Kate I Wait.
The Birds They Sing In You.
Beverly Kills (Freaks With Golden Heirs).
Why Can’t I Be Me.
Every Night I die At Miyagis.
Something Isn’t Something.
Angel (Live On Kxlu).
Jesus Christ Came To Me In A Dream.
Photo by Nils Svensson.
Collage by Sondre himself.
Every now and then I think back to a very quiet moment in my life, a moment just after I listened to John Cleese’s high informative & entertaining speech about creativity a moment similar to this moment now.
In this speech, he talks about the two modes of creativity #1 the open mode, #2 the closed mode. In the latter you do, you have decided on an idea and you execute your plan. A plan you created in the “open” mode, a state in which you allow all your thoughts to be there is no wrong and there is no idea too big to be realized.
The point that I am getting at is that we spent a whole lot of time in the open mode conjuring up potential magazines but that with the launch of our issue #65 we have officially with the help of other executed an idea that might have sounded Ludacris when it first came to mind.
Now, we didn’t do all this alone, we had a special trump card in Stefan Marx and so when it came to launching the issue we had to play the Marx card for you to get something out of the ordinary. So without further ado, scroll through one of our most creative recaps and afterwards go to your local shop to pick up Issue #65 “The Stefan Marx Issue”.
Drawings by Stefan Marx.
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Our sincere gratitude goes out to Nike Sb for the support, Sondre & Tereza for their musical efforts and of course all who attended both to see the new issue and the ones that came to show love to the women that skated their asses of in “GIZMO” you are the best!
Sondre Mortensen is somebody who’s skating we have loved for a long time now. He and his brother Amandus were two of the main people featured in our 2017 Malmö issue.
It was during the making of that issue that Sondre’s musical abilities really came to our attention. At that time, he had just released “Studentveckan” and during the editing process of our Malmö issue video we ended up using a few of his songs for the edit.
Afterwards, we stayed in touch and talked about music in general and thought about doing something on multiple occasions but never really did anything of substance until after our trip to Tunisia a couple of weeks ago.
During that trip, Stefan Marx and Sondre really bonded over their love for music citing several bands and artists but one name kept popping up “John Maus”.
To Sondre, Mr. Maus is a special somebody. He listens to his music quite often, has met the man and got a t-shirt to prove it! So when we approached him with the idea to do a column, John’s tunes were an obvious starting point. If you want to know why? Check out Sondre’s music or read his explanation below and enjoy a little tour through not only John’s Music but the way it has affected a young musician.
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Text By Sondre Mortensen.
Photos by Joel Forsberg Fahller.
Ok so, this is really what got me into music. Preston Harper and Ryan Sublette’s parts in Worship Friendship, that was the first time I heard John Maus, I think. It was the first time I saw in the credits that the songs were made by the same guy, and that was it, rest is history (laughs).
I looked his name up and started listening and I was completely hooked. I even bought a midi keyboard immediately after I started listening to all his stuff!
Back in those days I think the earliest ”favorite song” I had was titled ”for Ariel Pink”, that song is something I still don’t really ”get” in a lot of ways, it’s just filled with that magic that you can’t put your finger on. And then he did a cover on ”Bombs Away”! Holy frick, I was too happy! That song has been one of my favorites since the first time I heard it (The original version by Holy Shit, that is.), for me, that completed the circle since JM wasn’t on ”Stranded at two Harbours”! woah, I love it.
Well, if I was to introduce someone to what I like about John Maus it would be something like this ”Placelist”, it really goes a lot of places(laughs)!
The homage to Matt Fishbeck,Ariel Pink, and Molly Nilsson, the twelve-tone on ”Less talk more action”, the bass on ”mental breakdown” the disgust in ”the willies” the time on ”blowing in the mind” and the little instrumentals in the end of the songs, and so on… anyways less talk more action click playyyyy!
Logan Devlin did a trip with his friends. A month of sleeping and skating outside in British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska. Here’s the video featuring Craig “Questions” Scott, Sondre Mortensen and many more.
There seems to be an endless stream of content coming from the shores of Malmö city, from last weeks Malmoe Tape, to the Polar camp and now a project supported by the city of Malmö itself (via the craftsmanship of David Linberg).
If 2020 will not be dominated by Sweden than we predict certain Swedish people will be switching citizenship just so they can compete in the 2024 Olympics. The talent pool seems almost as endless as the content pool.
And we are not seeing the same people, this video features a different group than for instance Jacob Hansson’s project. Showing in a way that a city of 687.481 people can compete with almost any European country as far as the talent to output ratio.
Anyway, great work by Mr. Lindberg and we would like to give a major shout out to John Dahlquist for testing the age limits on gnarlyness.