Jared Ambience Inc. - RATS
- 180g LP on clear/black marbled vinyl w/download card (200x)
- limited 180g LP on clear/black marbled vinyl w/download card & signed live photo
(100 hand numbered copies)
September 30th 2016
When Seigmen disbanded in 1999, guitar player Sverre Økshoff continued to explore a diversity of artistic directions. In addition to photography and painting, he also continued making music. And in 2002, he recorded an abstract / ambient album in Dan Heide's (Zeromancer, Ljungblut) studio.
This was never released, only shared with a select few. Until now.
Four ambient & abstract instrumental soundscapes - the essence of Økshoff's guitar wizardry, clocking in at 40 minutes.
01. The Bulb
03. The Meadows
A description of the project, in Sverre's own words:
"Jared Ambience Inc was an extention of what I had worked with in Seigmen. Stripped to the bone, reduced to almost nothing.
I cultivated long sequences of sounds and soundscapes in an effort to compose lengthy theses. This also became a way to further explore the instrument I'd been playing for almost 20 years.
I have a slightly experimental role in Seigmen. I search for new sounds which can fit the band, and produce noise and sounds by way of feedback and simple riffs.
Jared Ambience Inc. became very monotonous as a background to something else.
I was hired by an art gallery in Drammen, and was a resident "house band" there for a while. I played, creating an atmosphere, while the audience were looking at pictures. It suited me perfectly to be able to sit by my self and be a background.
I really enjoyed it.
I played with old echo machines and noise.
It sounded a little bit like Seigmen, only without everything else,
without everybody else..."