ODD Music - the oddest music around!™



ODD became interested in electronic music and synthesizers when he first listened to "On the Run" (Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd), Jean-Michel Jarre: "Oxygene", Tangerine Dream's "Phaedra" and especially their album "Rubycon", later also Klaus Schulze and Vangelis. He bought his first synthesizer in 1980 and has made many hours of music, inspired by the great musicians mentioned, but not without a distinct personal touch, both rhythmic monotonous and melodious. He is not a musical scholar, but improvised in several layers to a pre-programmed sequencer. All music composed, performed, mixed and recorded by ODD (1985-1987). On "Sound Roses" he also plays traditional Norwegian folklore music together with a friend...

In ODD's own words:

"What I want to achieve with my music, is to describe the beauty I experience during my days on earth, the undescribable mystery of our being. This is intense, and the expressions will have to comply with the impressions. Because beauty really is beyond description, at least I try to indicate and touch it, give associations to the real thing and hopefully reach the same strings and feelings in other souls. What I want, is to give kindred spirits hints of my own joy, my own sadness, a fantastic life adventure!

With these fundamentals, the musical result may be private and personal, maybe important and effective for me alone. This potential danger worries me only through my need to share my life experience with people I know and love, and others interested. The main reason is to convince myself of a true and genuine essence in the music I create. Such contemplation of my own navel is the opposite of cynical egotism in my experience. The maturation of my personality through arts is a condition to function satisfactorily socially and within myself.

I am more fascinated with rhythm patterns than melody lines. My music bears obvious evidence of this attitude. Even though a melody is better capable of instant beauty recognition, a sequencer pattern can plough deeper into the listening soul, through the seeming monotony and the almost transparent changes in modulation, tempo and timbre. When listening to my odd music with an open mind, you may find or co-create mental landscapes and colors or dream dramatic scenes inside your spirit, even when awake."

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