Apart from writing about music in Eardrums Music and releasing music at EardrumsPop, I also make music as Featherfin
. I also make digital collage artworks using the same name, and my cover art and videos are usually selections from my collages.
So, in short, Featherfin is an art and music project from Norway.
Musically, my style is very diverse, and since I listen to so much different music, it often is inspired by a lot of different styles. It has folk elements, indie/indie pop elements, shoegaze and dreampop elements, kraut and psychedelic elements, experimental elements and synthpop/electronica elements
. All mashed up in something that becomes the sound of Featherfin.
My music and digital collages are created in similar ways; layers upon layers of sound and images, a bit of this and a bit of that, often with elements that doesn’t match in “real life”.
I don’t want my art nor my music to be “realistic”, even if I often use “real” sounds, photos or people’s life-stories in my works. I want to tell stories, but not so much the stories the original elements tell. I pick elements that fit what I want to express. Often this is a very intuitive process for me, and it is the feelings that run the process, not so much the head.
I also like to mix the highly electronic with the organic. Experimentation is close to my heart, but so is pop, melody and harmonies. Sometimes my music is very light and childlike, other times dark, aggressive and moody. I like the contrasts and the freedom of not setting any boundaries to what I can and can not do.
I have previously played in both synthpop-, electronica and industrial bands, but today I’m working with the iPad as my main music tool. Recent additions to my “studio” is a guitar and a bass, and my music is definitely seeing a change because of this.
The name “Featherfin” comes from my interest in marine life, and it’s the name of the feather-like fins of several species of fish.