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08 August 2017

Dævvskævv's Episode #3 was just released worldwide!

The third release from Dævvskævv was just released. Head to your favorite download and/or streaming service to give it a listen.

This is the third episode in Dævvskævv’s episodic series of releases, wherein each episode creates its own, tiny musical universe. This is also Dævvskævv’s third release in the span of just one year.

Dævvskævv has been known to take pride in their motto of "no regard for genre or genre boundaries", and as such this episode certainly represents something different when compared to previous releases. As for genres contained in this one, the range is perhaps narrower, with Dævvskævv focusing on electronic and synth based music, much of it recorded to analog tape. One might sum it up as a meeting of electronica, dance music, the alternative and the avant-garde - with a few orchestral elements thrown in for good measure.

Dævvskævv is Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, various synths, one particularly inexpensive keyboard, tape machines, digital drums and programming.
Mira Ursic: Violins.

Cover artwork and Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios. Released by Secret Quarters Records.

Released through:
24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, Groove, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, Kdigital, MediaNet, Omnifone, Rhapsody, Shazam, Slacker Radio, SoundExchange, Spotify, Tidal, Tradebit, Yandex, YouTube Music. 

16 July 2017

Dævvskævv's Episode #3 set to release on 8.8.2017

This is the third episode in Dævvskævv’s episodic series of releases, wherein each episode creates its own, tiny musical universe. This is also Dævvskævv’s third release in the span of just one year.

Dævvskævv has been known to take pride in their motto of "no regard for genre or genre boundaries", and as such this episode certainly represents something different when compared to previous releases. As for genres contained in this one, the range is perhaps narrower, with Dævvskævv focusing on electronic and synth based music, much of it recorded to analog tape. One might sum it up as a meeting of electronica, dance music, the alternative and the avant-garde - with a few orchestral elements thrown in for good measure.

Dævvskævv is Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, various synths, one particularly inexpensive keyboard, tape machines, digital drums and programming.
Mira Ursic: Violins.

Cover artwork and Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios. Released by Secret Quarters Records.

01 January 2017

Dævvskævv's Episode Two was just released worldwide!

No regard for genre or genre boundaries. Pop meets metal meets avant-garde meets whatever. This time some chip music is also thrown in there for good measure.

Episode Two is the second (You don’t say?) release from this new and alternative project from Cecilie Langlie (Havnatt, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God) and Tom Simonsen (Havnatt, It's the End, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God). The accompanying artwork gives you the second episode of the ダッブスカッブちゃん manga, chronicling the adventures of the Dævvskævv mascot character and protagonist.

Check out the manga by clicking the miniature manga image at the bottom of this post.

Dævvskævv is Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed and arranged by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Growl vocals, guitars, bass, synths, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Tons of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Tons of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Drums.

Cover artwork by Stian Jartung.
Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.
ダッブスカッブちゃん manga by Yasuyo Fujimoto.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.

17 December 2016

Dævvskævv's Episode Two releases on 1.1.2017

No regard for genre or genre boundaries. Pop meets metal meets avant-garde meets whatever. This time some chip music is also thrown in there for good measure.

Episode Two is the second (You don’t say?) release from this new and alternative project from Cecilie Langlie (Havnatt, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God) and Tom Simonsen (Havnatt, It's the End, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God). The accompanying artwork gives you the second episode of the ダッブスカッブちゃん manga, chronicling the adventures of the Dævvskævv mascot character and protagonist.

Dævvskævv is Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed and arranged by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Growl vocals, guitars, bass, synths, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Tons of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Tons of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Drums.

Cover artwork by Stian Jartung.
Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.
ダッブスカッブちゃん manga by Yasuyo Fujimoto.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.

11 December 2016

Dævvskævv's Episode One now also on Bandcamp

We just made the entire Episode One release from Dævvskævv available through Bandcamp. With Episode Two right around the corner, we figured this would be a good opportunity to revisit the awesome Episode One and make it available in 24 bit splendor.

So head over to Bandcamp to be able to download Dævvskævv's debut release in even better audio quality than previously available. You can also give it a listen using the Bandcamp widget below.

15 November 2016

We just released Havnatt's Heimferd album

Get your copy here, or head to any major download or streaming service. (The list of services provided below, for convenience.)

Heimferd is the full length album follow-up to Havnatt’s critically acclaimed album entitled Etterlatte (2013). This time, the duo of Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen employ a larger studio orchestra to achieve the sound they are seeking.

The CD version comes with an 8 page booklet containing reprints of all of Tormod Skagestad’s texts used for this release. Texts reprinted with permission from the Skagestad family.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, bass, upright bass, drums, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Lots of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Lots of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Various percussion.

Composed by Havnatt.
Arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.
Lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

© 2016 Havnatt.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.
Artwork by Robert Høyem.
Design by Tom Simonsen.

Made available through:
24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, Groove, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, Kdigital, MediaNet, Omnifone, Rhapsody, Shazam, Slacker Radio, SoundExchange, Spotify, Tidal, Tradebit, Yandex, YouTube Music.

10 November 2016

Havnatt's Heimferd can now be pre-ordered

Havnatt's new Heimferd album releases on November 15th, but you can already secure your copy. Just head to the Secret Quarters Records Shop. All pre-orders will be sent immediately at no extra cost. The CD version comes with an 8 page booklet containing reprints of all of Tormod Skagestad’s texts used for this release.

Leading up to the release, Havnatt's Tom Simonsen has been making audio clips available through his SoundCloud profile. Head there or use the playlist below to give the audio clips a listen. More clips are one the way.

10 September 2016

Secret Quarters Records 5th anniversary giveaway update

To celebrate the November 15 release of Havnatt's new Heimferd album, we're updating the Secret Quarters Records 5th anniversary giveaway. You can now also win a copy of the Heimferd album, in addition to the eight other releases! Don't forget to participate!

Havnatt's Heimferd releases on November 15th

We're proud to announce that we'll be releasing Havnatt's new full length album on November 15th.

Heimferd is the full length album follow-up to Havnatt’s critically acclaimed album entitled Etterlatte (2013). This time, the duo of Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen employ a larger studio orchestra to achieve the sound they're seeking.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, bass, upright bass, drums, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Lots of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Lots of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Various percussion.

Composed by Havnatt.
Arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.
Lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.
Artwork by Robert Høyem.
Design by Tom Simonsen.

31 August 2016

The SQ 5th anniversary giveaway

Five years ago, on September 1st 2011, we released our first album ever. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of both the creation of the Secret Quarters label and the release of Omit's ambitious double debut album entitled Repose, we're giving away - to one lucky winner - one physical copy of each of the physical releases from Secret Quarters Records.

The winner will receive:
  • 1 CD of Havnatt - Etterlatte
  • 1 CD of Havnatt - Havdøgn
  • 1 CD of Havnatt - Søvn I September (Only 20, hand-numbered copies ever made!)
  • 1 CD of Omit - Medusa Truth Part 1
  • 1 CD of Omit - Repose
  • 1 CD of Skumring - De Glemte Tider (Remastered)
  • 1 CD of Vagrant God - Vagrant God
  • 1 CD of Vestige of Virtue - Sophia (Only 100 copies ever made!)
To participate: Just complete this form to add your name and email to the draw!

One winner will be selected at random on September 15th 2016. The winner will be contacted by the email registered through the form.