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We are still alive! Since the last update Michael has relocated to Turku
and Roger to Umeå in Sweden, which has taken a lot of time, so Prime Mover/Drivkraft
has sort of been on ice for a while. But we are still aiming to start
recording the new material, as soon as Michael buys a new computer, fit
for recording and mixing on... and to do that he has to earn money by
working. Well, now he has a fulltime job, so practically you could say
that the cd is on its way! ;) The demoing for all the Swedish Drivkraft-songs
is done, the two latest titles are "Några bagateller" and "Öppen". The
latter is the song that Dennis and Michael jammed on back in June. It's
a slow process, but at least the songs get some time to mature.
Last week we delivered a bunch of "Put In Perspective" to a cd-distribution
company that is active in the Swedish-speaking part of Finland. It means
that the album will be available in places like bookstores and the like.
By the way, the cd is still selling otherwise, too. Slowly but surely
we get the money back...
As for the new Men In The Moon cd, all the recordings are done,
just the mixing is left. The song titles are set, but we don't want to
reveal them yet. We have a new title for the cd, it will be called "The
Revenge Of The Lobotomized"!
July, 22nd, 2002:
The broken link to Heikki "Hezzu" Kippola's page below is now fixed! Big
news! Other that that, it's time to unveil that Michael and Roger are
again working on unlistenable music together, under the name Men In The
Moon. This time, the stuff will be so perverse, that it REALLY is unlistenable.
The last release, "Fjoggul's Quest For The Magic Wand" (2000) was very
commercial in comparison to this. The working title is "Förtryckt av datorer
- en ljuddokumentär" (="Oppressed by Computers - a Sound-documentary").
So there! ;)
July, 15th, 2002:
We forgot to mention in the previous update that there is a new review
of "Put in Perspective" on the very good Finnish website Rockmusica.net.
A fine and fair review, in our opinion! :) The review is in Finnish, but
we will probably translate it to English and put it up here some time
Another thing worth mentioning is that the band Couch, featuring
KeBu and Kenneth of Prime Mover, has released a new 6-song cd-r ep. It's
their second cd, and it's better than the first one in pretty much every
aspect. Better songs, better sound, better performed... you get the picture.
Check it out! (a link to Couch's website can be found on our linkpage)
July, 11th, 2002:
We have been going through the material and realized that we really have
a LOT of stuff. We will start with working on the songs that are going
to be in Swedish.
KeBu has completed a demo with vocals of his 10+ minute song, which
is real prog, fiddles and all. Roger also has three demos (two still instrumental),
including one 10+ suite... and surprise: Michael's 10-minute "Folk Är
Inte Kloka" should be on the same release. So there's going to be a few
longer ones next time around...
Michael has also just bought a brand new 12-string acoustic guitar,
which obviously will come in handy when we want the acoustic, folkish
June, 12th, 2002:
There have been all kinds of plans made for the upcoming cd. The Swedish
"Drivkraft alias Prime Mover" release will now most likely be more than
an EP, but how we're going to release it is unsure. The recording will
probably take place late this summer, if everything goes according to
There have been talks of changing the sound and arrangements quite
drastically and try something new - choirs, fiddles, trumpets, acoustic
A lot of material has already been written. Roger by now has some
four (or is it five) songs, and for the first time in a long time he's
also written the lyrics for one of them. Michael has even more stuff than
that, and KeBu is also working on material (except that he's in France
at the moment)...
Earlier today, Dennis and Michael actually met up for a jam, and
recorded a really raw version of a new song Michael wrote last week. Jamming
in a hot basement when the weather is this nice... SICK! ;)
Sadly, it seems that there won't be any live shows during the summer,
after all. The problem is again the schedules of the different members.
With a bit of luck, the band will however rehearse together sometime soon,
but focusing on new material instead of rehearsing a live set.
April, 30th, 2002:
No updates for a long time... Preproduction (or whatever it's called)
on the Swedish material is still continuing. In addition to "Begagnat
Liv" Michael has now also written the lyrics and completed a demo of "Folk
är inte kloka". The lyrics include hedgehogs dancing on tables, and stuff
like that. ;) KeBu has also been working on his song, but it has turned
out to be so long, that he contemplates splitting it in half, making two
songs of it instead.
Just as a fun thing, here's a picture of Michael and KeBu playing
Finnish iskelmää live, which happened back in March. Thanks Tanja for
March, 26th, 2002:
Issue #18 of Colossus Magazine is
out, and it features Heikki Kippola's long, three-page interview with
Roger, Michael, KeBu and Dennis, as well as a rather favourable review
by Raimo Eurasto (read it on our reviews-page!), and even an ad for "Put
If you can't find the magazine, the interview is also available
on Heikki Kippola's personal
March, 15th, 2002:
Michael has made a demo version of the new song "Begagnat Liv", which
sounds quite promising. It is uptempo and just three minutes long, but
quite a few things happen in those minutes! The lyrics are about the reality-TV
phenomenon, so typical of our times.
The EP might be called "Prime Mover alias Drivkraft", and it will
probably contain three songs. In addition to "Begagnat Liv", there will
be an about ten-minute (progressive...) suite by Michael, with the working
title "Folk är inte kloka" and a yet undecided third track. KeBu (=Sebastian)
says he has something up his sleeve that might fit the bill. If it does,
that would be historical, as he hasn't been the main writer of any Prime
Mover song yet. He has of course written a lot of other material for other
projects... you have listened to his
stuff at mp3.com, haven't you? :)
By the way, two weekends ago, at the beginning of March, Couch
(featuring KeBu and Kenneth, as you should know) and a coverband featuring
Michael played together at a party in Helsinki, organized by the choir
POL. The evening ended spectacularily when KeBu joined the coverband on
keyboards, playing some 5-6 songs - Finnish "iskelmää", traditional dance
music and some mainstream rock numbers (heh heh). This was the first time
Michael and KeBu shared a stage - and the audience was pretty much ecstatic!
(to be honest this most likely wasn't because of the playing or the Prime
Anyway, with Kenneth there appearing with Couch, this was certainly
the first time it was possible to see 3/5 of Prime Mover playing live
on the same night. One step closer to the ultimate experience!!! (trying
to build up some excitement and expectation, hope this wasn't overdoing
While we're on the subject of side projects... Roger's and Michael's
demo of coversongs from last summer - made quickly, just to have some
fun and scratch that ole metal itch - has now finally been mixed. We still
won't reveal the tracklisting officially, there are good reasons for this,
but among the "highlights" are "The Zoo" (Scorpions), "He's Back (The
Man Behind The Mask)" (Alice Cooper), "We're Not Gonna Take It" (Twisted
Sister), "1916" (Motörhead) and "Slowly We Rot" (Obituary). Quite a bit
different from Prime Mover, and NO, you can NOT get a copy! ;)
Finally, congratulations to KeBu for completing his thesis! Now
there's more time to spend by the keyboards...
February 26th, 2002:
There is a fairly big article about Prime Mover, written by AG Karlsson,
in the latest issue of Studentbladet, and it's a nice one! Recommended
Right now, it looks like the band will start rehearsing some new
material in April, and at some point we'll try to get a live set together
as well. We definitely want to make our live debut sometime during the
I think it is OK to reveal that the EP we are planning (which we
are currently trying to get some funding for) will probably have songs
sung in Swedish (!), and if it happens we might release it under the name
"Drivkraft", which is a translation of Prime Mover. The main reason for
this is that we want to try something different, that sets us (even more)
apart from other prog bands.
While waiting for Prime Mover's live shows (I know you are, hehe),
those of you who live in the Helsinki area can get a kind of surrogate
in the near future. Couch (featuring Prime Mover's KeBu and Kenneth) will
play a show in Semifinal on the 5th of March!
February 8th, 2002:
Sort of quiet here lately... Anyway, now we have finally uploaded some
new stuff to the site. There are three new reviews to dig your teeth into
in the reviews-section. They are mostly ok, except for the one from Vasabladet,
which is so out of line, it gets ridiculous! But it's fun reading... for
all the wrong reasons! ;)
About two weekends ago, on the night between the 26th and 27th
of January, we again got some air play on Radio X3M, on their progressive
night. We don't know what track, as none of us heard the show. Michael's
grandmother (who is a fan of nighttime radio) woke up to the radio, when
the host said "well, that was Prime Mover...", but didn't hear the song!
On a personal level, there has been lots going on lately. Michael
finally got his master thesis approved, and KeBu is still working on his.
There has been talk about some quite spectacular plans involving Prime
Mover lately, but it's unsure how much can be revealed at this point.
Anyway, it looks like we might release an EP this year, and it will be
quite a bit different for us, in more ways than one... More on that later!
Happy new year, everyone! The Christmas sales of the cd were surprisingly
good, something which we are very happy about. Thanks to everyone who
realized what the perfect Christmas gift was 2001! ;)
Yet another member of Prime Mover has uploaded solo material on
mp3.com. This time it is DenniZ - check