Norwegian electro-ambient artist Intertwine talks to us about recording his debut album Goraikoo in a cabin Nevlunghavn, Norway, accompanied by an intimate set of Polaroids.
"A lot of the production work for 'Goriakoo' was done in a cabin right next to where I grew up, in Norway. It lies by a small beach called 'Omre'. The beach is cramped with families with small children in the summer so I prefer it in winter time."
"You can walk forever and still the water only reaches your knees. This is the band. Me, Aleksander and Ruben. I am not sure what I would do without them."
"Aleksander joined me my first concert in 2012. He didn’t really play the bass, but was up to the challenge (his attitude to anything). Now he’s an awesome bassist."
"This is from a rehearsal in the cabin. We meet here every summer."
"This is from Mølen, Norway’s largest beach of rolling stones, and a strangely beautiful place. It’s a ten minute drive from the cabin and I love going there."
"This is Fride, my girlfriend. A huge source of inspiration and motivation, although she wasn’t too happy about me taking a picture of her."
"Rolling stones. Put here by the ice age 10 000 years ago. "
All photos by Tarjei Zakarias Ekelund on Impossible Film.
Intertwine's Goraikoo is out now via Brilliance Records, and includes the singles "“We Are Fools For Singing This Song" and "My Only Lie Is Silence". Mostly written while living in Tokyo, the album's title means "coming of the light" - referring to the sunrise seen only from Mount Fuji, as part of an old Japanese custom. The LP was recorded, mixed and produced by Tarjei in collaboration with band members Aleksander Berg and Ruben Nesse.
You can stream Goraikoo in full below.