As I am in the midst of making 2 separate albums, I end up recording far more songs that will end up on the albums themselves.
So I decided to release a very limited edition single/ep.
This has been on my mind for quite some time now and since a lot of people have been asking me about “My Symbol Sól” on CD….
Sooooo I have collected a couple of B-Side songs (6 to be exact, that have not been released before or will never be released again) to go along with “My Symbol Sól” for a very special, handmade, limited to 22 copies, EP.
I know that B-sides can be a tricky thing, therefor I have listened through about 50 B-side songs from the past 3 years and handpicked my favourite 6 for this release.
This EP will not be available online… neither will any of the selected b-side songs ever be! It is only to be made at my home, by my hand and in 22 copies only.
22 is my favourite number and as I’ve been drawing the front covers myself, my pen has run out of ink now after 22 drawings….. if that’s not a sign I don’t know what is.
Sales open up on monday morning @ https://ragnarzolbergstore.ecwid.com
and the cd’s are going for 25 $ a piece.
With Love and Gratitude
10 years ago, when I was 20 years old I made this album but didn’t release it because I already released two albums in the same time period. This is the music that made way for the album “The Circle” and reflects further on my feelings about my fathers death and falling in love with my (now) wife. I don’t know why I didn’t release it sooner but now seemed like a good time to brush the dust of it. Untouched since 10 years ago, “The Circle” (Darker Side).
Artwork by my extremely talented best friend @frostignarr (also done 10 years ago).
Physical copies will be for sale soon…. until then you can listen to it or buy mp3 version on spotify, itunes etc
The Hope, the 2008 release by Sign has been added to my store in physical form (link to the left).
I had some copies with me on the last tours I did and ended up selling everything I had, luckily there is still a bunch left in my secret mystical warehouse.
Looking forward to playing new PoS material in February!
I am always making music, sometimes it’s rock, sometimes it’s flower power or whatever…but it’s always just the way I feel. Honest music without genre or label.
While spending over 2 years writing and recording the new Pain of Salvation album I accidently almost finished another album, working at night when everyone was asleep.
The artwork is a mesmerising make up done by my beautiful wife Soley Astudottir
There will be more to come, next friday and the friday after that etc etc
In the 2 months that have gone since I got back from recording the new Pain of Salvation album. I have been sneaking out at night working on new solo material.
It has shaped up to an album which is almost done and will be released this summer.
These are some of the darkest songs I have ever written but it’s still a lot more approachable than my last album The Hermit.
More details coming…sometime
5. You address the bellman as “wow thank you sir!”
4. The reception hall is so nice looking that you have to stop and take a picture in case nobody believes you.
3. You wash your underwear and socks in the bathroom sink.
2. You have an empty minibar because they know you’re not good for it.
1. This is what you leave on the antique mahogany writing desk.
Finally everything is back to normal and I’m making CD’s again in the living room.
Everyone who bought the Hermit in the past month will get The Circle sent to them as well as a treat.
I am very sorry for the inconvenience my friends.