Pjusk: Music born from the harsh Norwegian landscape

Pjusk is Rune Sagevik and Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik from the west coast of Norway – both from small villages close to nature. The sound of Pjusk is inspired by the harsh Norwegian weather and wild landscape. At the center point of the collaboration between the two is an old cabin high up in the mountains. This is where most of the music of Pjusk is made – framed by snowy peaks and the sound of cold streams. 

Pjusk are signed to the New York based label 12K and have released five albums thus far, their latest album Solstøv was released on 12K in 2014. In 2010, their album Sval reached No.1 in the Norwegian Electronica charts.

Their stunningly beautiful cabin in Valldal where they create their music – text bio and image extracted from www.pjusk.no (with permission)

Last year, Pjusk collaborated with Christopher Pegg’s Experimental Dark Ambient project Sleep Orchestra on the album Drowning In The Sky. On their blog they have also mentioned a possible collaboration with the Chinese artist Shao Yanking, so keep your eyes out for that.

Pjusk/ Sleep Orchestra – Drowning In The Sky
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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee. He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young. When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.
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Joe Scarffe

Joe Scarffe

Joe is the Community and Marketing Manager and is currently finishing up a PhD in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and still hasn’t got over his addiction to coffee.

He loves getting involved in crazy music projects and plays the bassoon, oboe, piano, recorder and guitar. He also makes lots of electronic music and loves collaborating. He sings too if you ask nicely and once shamefully sang as a backing singer for Will Young.

When he’s not moaning about the state of the music industry or public transport in Manchester, he works with the Twine community and handles social media, the blog and partnerships with companies and institutions.