The Sound Of Stavanger



Yes, it´s that time of the year again.
From all of us to all of you, a slightly alternative x-mas collection.

Some of these tracks were first released in 2004 on the "(Not Just) Another X-Mas Album". Thirteen of the fifteen tracks on the compilation was specifically written for this compilation. Use the "buy" link to check out the rest of the album on iTunes.

As a bonus we´ve added two tracks from 2010 and 2011: Kitchen Orchestra´s collaborations with Pål Jackman and Janove Ottesen. Both these tracks are released on beautiful colored 7" vinylsingles with handprinted covers. (the tracks are also available for streaming and download through Spotify, Wimp, Amazon, 7-Digital, iTunes etc)

The latest addition to this playlist is the new single from Elise Vatsvaag: December. Not a x-mas track per se, but the title and the track fits nicely with the rest of the tracks


Duncun Rufus - Carte Blanche album

DUNCUN RUFUS - Carte Blanche

CCAP proudly presents, all the way from Mumbai, India: DUNCUN RUFUS.
Carte Blanche album release Friday 12. October

Carte Blanche - Duncun Rufus

Carte Blanche is singer and songwriter Lima Yanger’s (Sleeping Buddha, Bliss Logic) third album, the first to be released as Duncun Rufus. The album will be released by Norwegian label CCAP (Checkpoint Charlie Audio Productions) in close cooperation with the band and Times Music India. The band line up features Lima Yanger on vocals and guitar, Gaute Johannesen of Popface (Norway) on drums and the rest of this stellar ensemble sees JD on Bass (KK, Ashu, Bliss Logic), Hitesh Dhutia (Junkt, Sleeping Buddha, Contraband, Rajiv Raja combine) and Vinay Lobo (Airport) on guitars.

Duncun Rufus makes soulful music. The album features crisp contemporary pop-folk rock songs with foot tapping beats and catchy hook lines. The essence of the songs are about holding on to hope and devotion and balancing betrayal and desire in troubled times- the drama of good vs. evil that lies in us all.

Lima Yanger says the seeds of this album and project was planted after a “not so modest beer drinking session” with Gaute and Hitesh back in the summer of 2009.
The idea was planted and it stayed that way until 2010.

Early 2010 witnessed jam sessions and “rough sketches of rough tracks”. The summer of 2011 finally saw the emergence of Carte Blanche, “I locked myself away for a month and ended up writing about 15 songs, 7 made the album” says Lima Yanger. There are no carbon copies or contrived sounds in this album, "The emphasis was solely about writing songs rather than composing technique laden musical pieces, and playing fresh music”.

Frode Johannessen solo debut

Friday 16. March 2012 Frode is releasing his second solo album “Ein liden tegning», his first album with Norwegian lyrics. Frode Johannessen is an Norwegian “dreampop” artist based in Stavanger. His music draws influence from the shoegazing, indiepop, art rock genre. Frode has been a part of the local music scene since his debut in 1995, writing and performing with the band Popface. For the last couple of years Frode has been writing, performing and releasing music as a solo artist on his own label, Saturn 63. The album was recorded in Frodes house, and mixed and mastered by Bjørn Erik Sørensen at Artbeat studios during a period of 3 years. Frodes guitarbased music is influenced by artists such as Dinosaur jr, My Bloody Valentine, Hüsker Dü, Explotions In The Sky, Pavement, Swervedriver, Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Hammock, Cocteou Twins and Velvet Crush

Releaseparty will be held at Martinique in Stavanger, Saturday 24. mars 2012.

The first single off the album is a radio edit of «Spol Tebage»


Frode Johannesen
2008 – Beautiful Memories Last Your Whole Life Long
2012 – Ein liden tegning

1995 – Buck – CD -(McGuire Records)
1998 – Almost Endless – CD – (No Guitar Star)
2001 – Calling Back / Falling Back – 7" (CCAP)
2001 – Calling Back / Falling Back – CDEP (Trust Me Records)
2002 – Michele, I Love You – CD (Trust Me Records)
2005 – In The Night – promo cd single (CCAP)
2006 – Eleven Pieces Of A Broken Heart – CD (CCAP)

Popface on Spotify