Photo of musician Njål Paulsberg (credit: Olaf Olafsson)
Once again AURORA manages to bring accomplished musicians on tour in her fabulous back up band! (Oct 2016). Meet Njål Paulsberg, an accomplished musician quite well known in Norway, in the electronic music scene in Bergen with his work in Young Dreams and Put Your Hands Up for Neo-Tokyo.
As a solo musician, he has released music on labels Powerblytt, Digitalo and Untz Untz, and also has made music for short films organized by the Bergen Animation Mustering and Bergen International Festival!
Since early October 2016, Njål (pictured far right) has been touring with AURORA and her band at the Keyboard station! Here's the band wrapping up a concert at Trinity Arts Center, Bristol, UK - Oct 8th, 2016 MORE HERE
Left to Right: Magnus Skylstad, O. Martin, AURORA, Selma Stang, Njål Paulsberg, (*edit Photo by Pete Childs aka Warrior2016 twitter.com/petechilds9)
Njål Paulsberg The electronic music scene in Bergen has reared up many talents over the past 15 years, and 24 years old Njål Paul Berg - who are finding both Young Dreams and Put Your Hands Up for Neo-Tokyo - has proven to be particularly promising. His music is characterized by a willingness to mix genres and instruments that are not normally associated with each other, and melt them together in interesting harmonies and melodies. As a solo musician, he has released music on labels Powerblytt, Digitalo and Untz Untz, but also made music for short films organized by the Bergen Animation Mustering and Bergen International Festival. Their debut album Young Dreams, where he stands behind synthesizers and backing vocals, comes out this year at the renowned record label Modular. www.usf.no/no/program/2013/02/njaal-paulsberg-live-soundtrack-til-stumfilm/
Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo, aka Njål Paulsberg and Eirik Nordstrand, are two dudes from Bergen, Norway who make awfully interesting sounds that we’ll classify here as progressive electronic music. “The Blood of Brethren” works at a deliberately patient tempo. It’s conventionally melodic and kind of off-kilter all at once, to great effect. Layers emerge and blend together, and then fade away and return at various points — there’s nice guitar riffs, some effects that breeze in and out, and really neat keyboards and percussion, all mixing to create an oddly intoxicating stew. Even the vocal harmonies, while brief, are really well-done. Check out the somewhat more straightforward “Broken Horse” below as well. thewoundedjukebox.com/2012/07/10/put-your-hands-up-for-neo-tokyo-the-blood-of-brethren/