RIN VAN MÖBIUS – new single out
Children’s choir mocks old prog-gnomes at the upcoming Ring Van Möbius single
The Song That Wasn’t Actually a Song (Do They Think It’s Jazz?) b/w Anitras Dans is out on a strickly Limited edition 7″ (250 copies) and digitally 03.11.2023
“During the recording of our previous album, it turned out that we had some tape left over after the recording process. As the record company had already contacted us a few times in the past looking for bonus material, we thought; “yep, we’ll come up with something fun”
Every single time Ring Van Möbius plays together we start with a jam, and from a couple of such spontaneous antics we quickly put together this song which now forms the a-side of the single. The work with this material stood in contrast to the epic and rather complex material we worked on for the album, and in that sense was a breath of fresh air without any concrete thoughts about where this should end. We also had the pleasure of including our children and their friends, who then formed a children’s choir, which in the song mocks us old prog-gnomes and rightly so, with a twinkle in the eye.
The B-side of the single consists of our version of Edvard Grieg’s “Anitra’s Dance”, which we have incorporated into our concert setups a few times already. It was very spontaneous, and not least the last part of the song which is just a series of lucky coincidences.
I think both songs were recorded live, first take, then to get vocals and other overdubs in place.
Very funny for us, hope it rubs off on you!”
Thor Erik Helgesen: vocals, Spectral Modular Synthesis System, Hammond L100, Fender Rhodes piano, tape flanging
Dag Olav Husås: Tubular bells, timpani, chimes, drums, glockenspiel, gong, cymbals, fake sax
Håvard Rasmussen: Danelectro Doubleneck 6 str. bass / 12 str. baritone guitar, Space Echo, Ring Modulator
The choir containing lovely but disrespectful children mocking old prog rockers, and rightfully so: Ylva, Signe, Ella, Isa, Rand, Snorre, Johanne, Marie
Music by Möbius / E. Grieg, Arranged by Helgesen/Husås/Rasmussen, Words by Helgesen, Recorded and produced by Helgesen/Husås/Rasmussen at Spectral Tape Studio, Mastered at Lunds Lyd by Morten Lund, Photographs by Anders Mikkelsen, Layout, typography and design by Hypnotist Design
Ring Van Möbius
The Song That Wasn’t Actually a Song (Do They Think It’s Jazz?) 4:24
Ring Van Möbius
Anitras Dans 3:19
(Edvard Grieg / Möbius)