The Road To Gävle

Released 30 November 2009
Recorded at Electric Lady, Lundgaard og Aabyroad Studios, 2009
Produced together with Dennis Ahlgren


Towards the end of 2008 I was approached by writer and director, Nikolaj Steen. He asked if I would like to create the score for a Danish film he was making called “Oldboys”.
It opened in Danish cinemas on December 25th 2009, starring Robert Hansen and Kristian Halken.

I spent the first three months of the year in L.A. and New York working on the score. It was quite a task leading me to explore some musical territory I hadn’t visited before. One of the biggest challenges was arranging strings for a funeral scene.

In March I toured with the trio (Dennis, Helgi and myself) in the US. On a five day break, we went to the legendary Electric Lady Studios, widely known for the recording of Jimi Hendrix’ “Electric Ladyland”, and recorded most of what you hear in the film.

After turning in the score early that summer, I couldn’t help myself from continue writing. I had always imagined, a lot of the instrumental pieces used in the film, to be full and complete songs with lyrics and all. So I kept at it, finished the songs, wrote some more and went back to the studio and finished up the album. I hope you enjoy.