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File under: Audiovisual


Jimmy Polaris – Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre

Label: Prisma Records

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

In stock


This release documents the music Masselys made for the commisioned audio-visual piece, Jimmy Polaris, by visual artist Christopher Nielsen, animator Matt Willis-Jones and Masselys.
Nielsen and Willis-Jones worked together on Norway’s most expensive animation film; Slipp Jimmy Fri from 2006. For Jimmy Polaris they used early raw animation snippets from the film’s preproduction phase. Nielsen and Willis-Jones then real-time manipulated these sketches into a psychedelic visual overload, which Masselys then provided the soundtrack to. Jimmy Polaris premiered at the Henie Onstad Art Centre the 8th of May 2011 to a sold out venue.

Masselys consists of Bjarne Larsen, John Birger Wormdahl, Jonas Hestvik Dahl and Kjell-Olav Jørgensen. Together they produce a melting pot of mutant disco, electronica, funk and krautrock. Jimmy Polaris consists of seven new tracks.

For the show at Henie Onstad Art Centre Christopher Nielsen wrote: ”Welcome to a consciousness expanding seance, where it is highly possible to see the light.

File under: Audiovisual
Cat. number: prismaCD713
Year: 2011

Recorded live at Henie Onstad Art Centre May 8th 2011. Live sound by Espen Siverts. Live visuals by Christopher Nielsen and Matt Willis-Jones.

Only 6 tracks printed on sleeve while there are 7 on disc. The missing title is for track 6.

Released in a digipak.