I just made this video for two new tracks I made with a really cheap drum machine by a brand called “millenium” normally they make guitar stands I think, and a children’s toy keyboard made by “Mr Platinum”. I never heard of anything else made by that company; it might just be an alias among many that are made at the same Chinese factory.
The video side for the first song “Sut mig af for bitcoin” is just a random piece of something I found on my computer. I think originally it was about a nerdy Nintendo fanboy who killed himself when he didn’t like his new videogame. The video part for the other song, “Ditlev Buster Slår Dig Ihjelleren”, I don’t remember why I even filmed. I think it was going to be a mock documentary on the history of toilet paper, but I never finished that one either, so now it is in this video! The songs are both in Danish but “Sut mig af for bitcoin” in English would be:
It’s about 1000 kroner (Danish currency)
Hook it up to a computer
And it will suck you off
Smart phoneality uh-huh
Gets you sucked off
We live in a world
We are living in an era
Where we fuck even more
But love less
So suck me off
“Sut mig af for bitcoin” is a reminder to remember connecting with people offline too in this digital world!
The other song is tricky to translate since most of the words are either actual slang or slang that I made up and was made to sound stupid and uncool. It is a rap song in a way? Maybe even a freestyle rap, since I didn’t write anything down
My old band "Lydkollektivet Adolf & The Juice" which translates to "The Sound Collective Adolf and The Juice" (a pun on the way too trendy coffeebar in Copenhagen called Joe & The Juice), was experimental in a sense I guess, but mostly it was a rock band. We played ZZ Top covers sometime when we had nothing better to do, but the times I remember most fondly was when we jammed over a riff for +30 minutes just because we liked that riff so damn much. A prime example of this type of behavior is our song Ja Ja Jam.
This was based on a bassline that Martin came up with, and then the rest of us did whatever we felt like on top of it. To me that meant saying the Danish words for "yes", "no" and "oh well" over and over again as the vocals; and Felix, the young guitarist and keyboard player did these weird floaty things around the melody on whatever instrument he played. When I played guitar too, I usually just laid down the riff, so he could be playful with his guitar, but most of the time I just sang. Kenni, who I played with in many bands now, functioned as a drummer, but mostly as a bully to the rest of us, playing wrong beats on purpose. So we often had a Yamaha Portasound keyboard with built-in drums playing too, set to "Rock", and most of the time in the same tempo too.
It's a strange thing that anybody actually liked us, but most people did find us to be funny, even the ones who didn't appreciate the music for what it was agreed that it was pretty funny. There were even live concerts.
My favorite concert we did, did not get filmed to my knowledge, but we had half the audience on stage saying "yes", "no", and "oh well". A Local Death metal band got on stage and sang growling vocals they made up on the spot, and Kenni and myself gave our instruments to random punks, then left during the gig to get some beers, then came back. Probably the most chaotic gig I ever did too, but everyone was happy at the festival, no angry people, just drunk stupid Danes late at night rocking out to the lame last band on the bill.
All in all Lydkollekollektivet was a good time, but a short time, since seriousness creeps in through the cracks with rock bands a lot, and we all wanted to do our separate projects more. Martin got pretty serious with a girl he met, and doesn't play music anymore. Felix plays really boring indie rock now (sorry, Felix). But Kenni and I still play together, doing whatever the hell we feel like. Here's an old video we did for a song we wrote in the castle ruins at Søborg, not far from Græsted, were we are from.
Kenni & Lasse mini 3" CD in the making as we speak by the way!