I’m fascinated by TV shows like Mountain Men, The Last Alaskans, Alaska the Last Frontier a.o.
They are masters of independence and living offgrid and off the land.
This album is dedicated to the men who make their living off the land – hunting, fishing and trapping to put food on the table.
For Mountain Men, survival is predicated on using ancient skills perfected over hundreds of years.
Long-serving Norwegian electronic explorer Helge Tommervag is fascinated by those who choose to live their lives in farthest corners of the globe, miles from ‘civilisation’. Offgrid, his latest album for Lontano Series, takes this idea and runs with it, with Tommervag doing a spot of musical daydreaming about the “coldest, darkest parts of Norway”. Like his contemporary Geir Jenson (AKA Biosphere), Tommervag’s take on ambient has always been icy, glacial and windswept, but on Offgrid he pushes this to extremes, delivering a chilly and immersive epic crafted from a… more
released July 22, 2022
Music & photography by: Helge Tømmervåg
Record label: Lᴏɴᴛᴀɴᴏ Series
Publisher: ROHS! RECORDS