Anneli Marian Drecker is a Norwegian singer and actress from the city of Tromsø. She is the frontwoman for the dream pop band Bel Canto. Drecker's father Peter, a German from Bielefeld, emigrated in 1960 to Norway. In the fall of 2006 Bel Canto celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first album with several concerts, she has released three solo albums, has provided vocals for various artists including Motorpsycho, Jan Bang, Savoy, a-ha, Röyksopp, Jah Wobble, Ketil Bjørnstad, Simon Raymonde, Mental Overdrive and Hector Zazou. Drecker contributed as composer and singer in a production of Pär Lagerkvist's Bøddelen at Det Norske Teatret, has worked as a freelance actress and composer at Hålogaland Teater from 2009 to 2015, she worked with fellow Norwegians Röyksopp, since 1999-2012 including as the vocalist on the track "Sparks" and as their live vocalist, on three songs on their album Junior. Additionally, she appeared with countrymen a-ha on their Minor Earth, Major Sky Tour and appeared on the live DVD Live from Vallhall and the following album from their European Tour, How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head..
In 2004 she was a jury member in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol. She continues to perform live in Norway. In 2012 Drecker took part in first season. In 2014 she appeared again on TV2 as one of the artists in the famous series "Hver Gang Vi Møtes". On her latest album Rocks And Straws we are given the home reversion of a journey that began in 1986 with Bel Canto. During the journey, it became clearer to Drecker where she comes from, the music she creates is the result of this Nordic arctic acoustic landscape, with influences of music from all around the world, she has composed the music with lyrics based on poems by the Northern Norwegian poet Arvid Hanssen. At the Vossajazz festival 2015, Drecker performed the tune "Little Tree" from this album, with her daughter Luna. 1992: Spellemannprisen in the category Pop, with Bel Canto for the album Shimmering and Bright 1996: Spellemannprisen in the categories Band and Dance/techno, with Bel Canto for the album Magic Box 2007: Nordlysprisen 2008: Gammlengprisen in Open class 1983: Søsken på Guds jord as «Margit», by Laila Mikkelsen 1992: Svarte pantere as «Sonia», by Thomas Robsahm 2000: De 7 dødssyndene, by Ø.
Karlsen, M. Olin, M. Sødahl, F. Mosvold & L. Gud 2000: "Bøddelen"/ "The executioner", from Pär Lagerkvist, directed by Yngve Sundvor at Det Norske Teatret 2004:" "Peer Gynt" The North Norwegian Theater Company, directed by Alex Scherpf- Tromsoe, Meieriet 2004 2009: "Hamsun's Feberr" / "Hamsun's Fever", directed by Jon Tombre-Hålogaland Teater, homepage review in Nordlys, review in ITromsø 2010: "Vi Hever Våre Hoder I Skam"/ "We Raise Our Heads In Shame", directed by Kristin Eriksen Bjorn and Jon Tombre - Ferske Scener, Tromsoe 2011: "Knutby", directed by Kjersti horn -Hålogaland Teater, homepage, 2011: "The Black Rider", directed by Sigrid Reibo- Hålogaland Teater, homepage 2012: "Blikktrommen" / "The Tin Drum", from Günter Grass, directed by Jon Tombre -Hålogaland Teater, homepage 2014: The Operetta "Kiberg Odyssey" together with Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, music Composed by Trygve Brøske, directed by Ivar Tindberg, homepage,press pictures on flickr 2015: "Trollmannen fra Oz" / "The Wizard of Oz", from L. Frank Baum, directed by Jon Tombre, music by Snah Motorpsycho - Hålogaland Teater, homepage 2000: Tundra 2005: Frolic 2015: Rocks And Straws, lyrics by Roy-Frode Løvland, based on poems by Arvid Hanssen 2017: Revelation For Personal Use From Tundra2000: "It's All Here" 2000: "Sexy Love" 2000: "All I Know"From Frolic2005: "Stop This" 2005: "You Don't Have To Change"From Rocks & Straws2015: "Circulating Light" 2015: "Come Summer´s Wind" 2005: "You Don´t Have To Change" 2015: "Alone" official video on vimeo 1987: White-Out Conditions 1989: Birds of Passage 1992: Shimmering and Bright 1996: Magic Box 1998: Rush 2001: Retrospect, compilation album 2002: Dorothy's Victory 1989: Song Of Joy, by Tsunematsu Matsui featuring Anneli Marian Drecker 1989: East On Fire, by Foreign Affair featuring Anneli Drecker & Apoptygma Berzerker on the tracks "Ghosts Can't Run Away", "Diversion", "Misunderstanding", "Keep Me In", "The Same" 1992: Sahara Blue, by Hector Zazou featuring Anneli Drecker and Gérard Depardieu on the track "I'll Strangle You" 1994: Take Me To God, by Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart featuring Anneli Drecker on the tracks "Becoming More Like God", "When The Storm Comes" 1994: Timothy's Monster, by Motorpsycho on the track "The Golden Core" 1995: Mantra For Peace, by Music Channel 1997: Sou by Inoran featuring Anneli Drecker on the track "Monsoon Baby" 2000: Sing a Song for You, with Simon Raymonde for the tribute to Tim Buckley on the track "Morning Glory" 2001: Grace by Ketil Bjørnstad 2001: Melody A.
M. by Röyksopp on the track "Sparks" 2002: Lifelines, by a-ha on the track "Turn the Lights Down" 2003: The Nest, by Ketil Bjørnstad (featur
What Else Is There?
"What Else Is There?" is the third single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp's second album The Understanding. It features the vocals of Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronica duo The Knife; the album was released in the UK with the help of Astralwerks. The single was used in an O2 television advertisement in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia during 2008, it was used in the 2006 film Cashback and the 2007 film, Meet Bill. Trentemøller's remix of "What Else is There?" was featured in an episode of the HBO show Entourage. The song was covered by extreme metal band Enslaved as a bonus track for their album E; the song was listed as the 375th best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media. "What Else Is There?" – 5:17 "What Else Is There?" – 3:38 "What Else Is There?" – 3:46 "What Else Is There?" – 8:03 "What Else Is There?" – 7:51 "What Else Is There?" – 8:25 "What Else Is There?" – 4:50 "What Else Is There?" – 3:06 "What Else Is There?" – 7:42 "What Else Is There?" – 5:14 The single was released on 5 December 2005 in the UK.
The single had a limited release on 21 November 2005 to promote the upcoming album. On the UK Singles Chart, it reached # 1 on the British Dance Chart; the music video was directed by Martin de Thurah. The video features Norwegian model Marianne Schröder, she is shown lip-syncing Dreijer's voice. Schröder is depicted as a floating woman traveling within empty houses. Dreijer makes a cameo appearance as a woman wearing an Elizabethan ruff while dining alone at a festive table; the song is featured in the movie Meet Bill as characters played by Jessica Alba and Aaron Eckhart smoke marijuana while listening to it. It is part of the end credits music of the film Cashback
Bel Canto (band)
Bel Canto is a Norwegian music duo a trio, fronted by vocalist Anneli Drecker, signed to Crammed Discs. The group's first two records were licensed to Nettwerk Records Records in Canada and its second album was licensed to IRS/MCA Records, its style evolved over time from an ethereal dream pop sound to synth-based pop influenced by world music. The group won the Spellemannprisen award twice, in 1992 and 1996. During the years from 1985 to 2009, Bel Canto took breaks in order for Anneli Drecker to pursue a solo career and to perform with other bands and artists, as well as performing in films and theater plays. Nils Johansen composed music for film and television as well as working and performing with his other band, Vajas. Despite these hiatuses, Bel Canto still performs together. In 2007 Bel Canto continued to work together, both by doing more gigs. At the same time, both Drecker and Johansen continued on other projects, Johansen with Vajas and Drecker on her solo work. Side-Line reported in March 2007.
On 6 February 2009, Side-Line reported about a planned double album package called Maskindans: Norsk synth 1980–1988, to be released on Hommage Records. This release holds 158 minutes of music, 41 tracks, of which only one song was released on CD before. Included is one unheard Bel Canto song, "Flowerbeds," which dates from 1988. White-Out Conditions Birds of Passage Shimmering and Bright Magic Box Rush Dorothy's Victory Retrospect - compilation album Tundra Frolic Rocks and Straws Revelation For Personal Use GeneralBelCanto.no – Official page AnneliDrecker.com – Official fan page of lead singer Anneli DreckerDiscographiesBel Canto discography at AMG Bel Canto discography at Music-City
Store norske leksikon
Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language online encyclopedia. The SNL was created in 1978, when the two publishing houses Aschehoug and Gyldendal merged their encyclopedias and created the company Kunnskapsforlaget. Up until 1978 the two publishing houses of Aschehoug and Gyldendal, Norway's two largest, had published Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon and Gyldendals konversasjonsleksikon, respectively; the respective first editions were published in 1907–1913 and 1933–1934. The slump in sales for paperbased encyclopedias around the turn of the 21st century hit Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of the paper encyclopedia was secured by a grant of 10 million Norwegian kroner from the foundation Fritt Ord in 2003; the fourth edition consisted of a total of 12,000 pages and 280,000 entries. First edition, 1978-1981, 12 volumes. Chief editors Olaf Kortner, Preben Munthe, Egil Tveterås Second edition, 1986-1989, 15 volumes. Chief editors Olaf Kortner, Preben Munthe, Egil Tveterås.
Third edition, 1995-1998, 16 volumes. Chief editor Petter Henriksen. Fourth edition, 2005-2007, 16 volumes. Chief editor Petter Henriksen; the online edition of SNL was launched in 2000, had both private and institutional subscribers. The paywall was removed on 25 February 2009, the online encyclopedia became free. On 12 March 2010, Kunnskapsforlaget announced that they would close the online encyclopedia because of lacklustre sales and failing revenue, it was announced that the articles would not be given to the Wikimedia Foundation, with chief-editor Petter Henriksen stating that: "It is important that the people behind the articles remain visible". In 2011, the foundations Fritt Ord and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB acquired the encyclopedia, hired Anne Marit Godal as the new chief editor and established a new organisation, assisted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association. In 2014 the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia Association took over the encyclopedia.
In 2016 Erik Bolstad became the new chief editor. As of 2018, the SNL has around 200,000 articles online, updated by 750 affiliated academics; the SNL accepts contributions from users, but all changes to the articles are verified by a topic expert before publication. The online encyclopedia are among the most-read Norwegian published sites, with around 2 million unique visitors per month; the online version of Store norske leksikon
Anne Lilia Berge Strand, known professionally as Annie, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Annie began her recording career in 1999 with the underground hit single "The Greatest Hit" and gained international acclaim from music bloggers, for her debut album Anniemal. After completing secondary school, Annie started DJing in Bergen, where she met house producer and soon-to-be boyfriend Tore Kroknes. In 1999, Annie and Kroknes released the single "The Greatest Hit", which sold out in two days and became popular in Norwegian and British nightclubs. Before Annie and Kroknes could release an album, Kroknes died from a congenital heart defect in 2001. Annie went on to sign a record deal with Britain's 679 Recordings in 2003, releasing her debut album Anniemal in 2004, for which she received widespread critical acclaim and several Norwegian music awards. Annie has been described as "a pop singer with credibility, an indie artist with one eye on the dancefloor" and as "the Norwegian Kylie". Annie describes her music as "pop with strange edges".
Annie released her second studio album, Don't Stop, on the Smalltown Supersound label on 19 October 2009. Annie lives in Berlin. Annie was born in 1977 Trondheim and was raised in the coastal town of Kristiansand. Annie's father, a church organist, died of cancer when Annie was 7. After a series of moves and her mother, a teacher of English and religion, moved to Norway's second largest city Bergen when Annie was 13. By this time, Annie sang in choirs. At age 16, Annie and a group of friends formed an indie rock band. Suitcase only performed once, before a panel of judges for a music competition where they did not reach the finals. A few years after Suitcase's inception, Annie left the band when "the other members wanted to make trip hop."Annie attended secondary school until around 1997, when she began to DJ around Bergen, getting acquainted with members of the Bergen music scene. During this time she met producer Mikal Tellé, owner of the Bergen-based Tellé record label, Norwegian house producer Tore Andreas Kroknes, known professionally as DJ Erot.
Annie and Kroknes became romantically involved, began to collaborate musically. Annie's talent for writing melodies and vocals worked well with Kroknes's production skills. Annie launched her solo singing career in 1999 with the single "Greatest Hit"; the song was recorded after Annie played Madonna's song "Everybody" for Kroknes, experiencing a creative block at the time. Kroknes sampled the song, Annie started to sing a melody to it, they released the song under the Tellé label. The song saw a limited release of 500 7-inch singles. "Greatest Hit" became an underground club hit in Norway and Britain, Annie received offers for record contracts. Annie reflects that she and Kroknes had recorded the song "for fun", but with the success of the single, Annie says, "I realized that I could make a living out of this."Annie and Kroknes made plans to release an album and began recording "I Will Get On" in 2000. However, born with a degenerative heart condition, fell ill near the end of 2000 and was hospitalized repeatedly.
In April 2001, Kroknes died of complications from his heart condition at the age of 23. Annie told Clubbing Magazine: "After that, I was so depressed I just wasn't able to do anything. I stayed at home, away from everyone in my own world. I wanted to make the album with Tore—that was the plan. After he died I just didn't think I had the heart, but I thought,'Right, you're depressed now but you have to make this album. Tore would be quite pissed off if you just stopped doing anything.'" After a hiatus from music, Annie returned to DJing and songwriting in late 2001, running a club night called Pop Till You Drop at the Agora nightclub in Bergen with DJ friend Fröken Blytt. Among the music acts booked for Pop Till You Drop were Peaches, DJ Adam Mac, Finnish DJ Timo Kaukolampi of Op:l Bastards. Annie DJed at Kaukolampi's own night club in Helsinki and lent her vocals to some Op:l Bastards tracks. Annie was signed to British label 679 Recordings in March 2003. Annie recorded the track "Kiss Me" with Kaukolampi, was approached by Richard X to record vocals for the track "Just Friends" on Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1, released in August 2003.
In return, he and Hannah Robinson co-wrote "Chewing Gum" and "Me Plus One" for Annie. Annie and Richard X continued to work together, releasing the single "Chewing Gum" in Annie's name in September 2004; the track was named single of the week by NME soon after its release, charted in the UK at number 25. That year, Annie released her debut CD Anniemal, collaborating with Timo Kaukolampi, Richard X, fellow Norwegians Röyksopp; the album featured "The Greatest Hit", "Chewing Gum", the album's second single "Heartbeat". The song, produced by Röyksopp, was voted number one on Pitchfork's Top 50 Singles of 2004 list, before the song was released. "Chewing Gum" held the number-eleven spot on that same list. "Heartbeat" was remixed by Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT in 2005. In 2005, Annie won several awards for her work, including Best Pop Album and Best Newcomer at the Norwegian Alarm Awards. "Chewing Gum" had been nominated for Song of the Year. In addition, Annie won the Best Newcomer award at the prestigious Spellemannprisen.
Annie's 5 February performance at the Alarm Awards was one of the first live performances of her solo career. Annie toured around the world in 2005 to promote Anniemal, including a brief stint opening for Saint Etienne, to whom she had sent a demo tape while still in Suitcase in 1996. Annie performed at sold out club venues in the United States in 2005, returned to the
Only This Moment
"Only This Moment" is the first single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp's second album The Understanding. The track features Kate Havnevik on guest vocals and co-writing. "Only This Moment" – 3:41 "Only This Moment" – 6:15 "Only This Moment" – 7: 05 "Only This Moment" – 8:41 "Only This Moment" – 6:34 "Only This Moment" – 4:57 "Sombre Detune" – 4:58 The music video for "Only This Moment" is based on the events of May 1968. The video contains riots and elements of propaganda, it was directed by Robert Chandler. The film clip was released on June 2005 a week prior to the single release; the single was reaching # 33 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was featured on the 2006 film Just My Luck starring Lindsay Chris Pine; the song can be heard on the dancefloor when Chris share a kiss. There are several versions of "Only This Moment". Only This Moment. Only This Moment. Only This Moment. Only This Moment. Only This Moment. Only This Moment
Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. The duo consists of Torbjørn Brundtland. Røyksopp is the Norwegian word for the class of mushrooms known as puffballs, but the band's name substitutes ö for the second letter. Berge and Brundtland were introduced to each other through a mutual friend in Norway, they enjoyed the same films and music, shared an interest in electronics. The two experimented with various forms of electronic music, bought a drum machine together during the Tromsø techno scene before going their separate ways. Several years the two met up again and formed Röyksopp during the Bergen Wave. After experimenting with different genres of electronic music, the band solidified their place in the electronica scene with their 2001 debut album, Melody A. M. released on the Wall of Sound record label. Röyksopp has experimented with various genres pertaining to electronic music. Stylistically, the band makes use including ambient, house music and synth-pop.
The band is known for its elaborate concert performances, which feature eccentric outfits. Since their 1998 debut, the duo has gained critical acclaim and popular success around the world. To date, Röyksopp has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, won seven Spellemannprisen awards, performed worldwide tours, produced albums that have topped the charts in several countries, including four consecutive number-one albums in their native country. Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland were introduced at a friend's house in Tromsø, began experimenting with electronic instruments in the early 1990s as a part of the Tromsø techno scene; the two met when Berge was 12 years old and Brundtland was 13, the two began playing music together due to a shared interest in electronica. Their childhood in Tromsø and the natural scenery of Northern Norway have been mentioned as some of their most important inspirations; the pair separated before obtaining any popular success with their music, but reunited with each other in 1998 in Bergen, Norway.
Bergen, a city of 212,944 people in 1990, had overtaken Tromsø's position as the most vital scene for underground electronic music in Norway, Röyksopp worked with other Norwegian musicians like Frost, Those Norwegians, Drum Island, Kings of Convenience's guitarist and singer Erlend Øye in what was called the Bergen Wave. During this time, the duo befriended Geir Jenssen. Under the tutelage of Jenssen, the duo started a band called Aedena Cycle with Gaute Barlindhaug and Kolbjørn Lyslo. In 1994 Aedena Cycle recorded; the EP was released under the R&S Records sublabel Apollo. Following the release of the EP, Jenssen convinced the band to sign a full record deal with Apollo Records. After recording as part of Aedena Cycle and Brundtland left the group to form their own band, Röyksopp; the word röyksopp is a stylized version of the Norwegian word for the puffball mushroom, "røyksopp". The band has stated that the word could evoke the mushroom cloud resulting from an atomic blast. Röyksopp's debut single was released by local Bergen Wave-era independent label Tellé.
Röyksopp's first single "So Easy", re-released on their first album, was the second record released by Tellé. After being used in a UK T-Mobile advertisement, "So Easy" became popular in the UK market and was re-released, combined with their single "Remind Me". After leaving Tellé, the band signed with British label Wall of Sound and released Melody A. M. which became certified platinum in the band's native Norway and sold over a million copies worldwide. The album peaked at number one in Norway, produced the UK Top 40 singles "Eple", "Poor Leno", "Remind Me". A final single, "Sparks", was released. Eple – meaning "apple" in Norwegian – was licensed by Apple Inc. for use as the welcome music to the company's Mac OS X Panther operating system, playing the first time a user booted a new Apple-brand computer. The band's popularity was boosted by several graphically experimental music videos, many of which were put into heavy rotation by MTV; the music video for "Remind Me", featuring an infographic-style video by French company H5, won the 2002 MTV Europe Music Award for best music video.
In this same event the duo was nominated in three more categories: "Best Nordic Act", "Best New Artist" and "Best Dance Act". The duo performed the song "Poor Leno" at the event. One year they received a nomination for "Best Group" at the Brit Awards. During this period Röyksopp gained popularity in the United States. "Remind Me", one of the two Röyksopp and Erlend Øye collaborations found on Melody A. M. was featured in a Geico car insurance commercial. The commercial was the fourth of the "It's so easy a caveman could do it" ads, featured said caveman riding a moving sidewalk in an airport terminal when he comes across a poster displaying the advertisement campaign. During this time, Röyksopp were approached to compose the soundtrack for The Matrix Reloaded, although they declined the offer. Röyksopp's second studio album, The Understanding, was released on 12 July 2005, preceded by the single "Only This Moment" on 27 June 2005; the single managed to peak at number 33 in the United Kingdom. The video for "Only This Moment" is based on the events of the Paris 1968 riots, elements of propaganda are found throughout the video clip.
The album's second single, "49 Percent", with the vocals of Chelonis R. Jones was released on 26 September 2005. A third single, "What Else Is There?", including vocals from Swedish singer Karin Dreijer "Fever Ray" Andersson of The Knife, became the album's biggest single, peaking at number 32 in the Unit