Rasmus Sjøgren

Spotify Playlist – September 2018

Hep Celestials!
We’re back with our monthly updated Spotify Playlist. This time it’s a collection of rainy Danish songs designed to make your autumnal particularly wet.
As always our September Spotify playlist consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.
And remember; if you like our picks please do “follow” it.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….
And while you’re at it – please make us all very happy and follow our artist page as well. :)

 

Rasmus Sjøgren
Leadsinger, guitarist, keyboard, songwriter.

Track 1 Beautiful Balloon
Album A Triumph for Man (1997)
Artist Mew
First signs of these magicians abilities.”

Track 2 Among Eternity
Album (2018)
Artist We Are Negan
Hard-hitting bastard child from some of DK’s finest djent rockers – featuring members from CABAL, Days of June and Siamese.”

Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm
Keyboard, pads, effects.

Track 1 Into the trees (Serenetti pt. 3) 
Album The Last Resort
Artist Trentemøller
“Debut from one of the most defining artists in nordic electronica in this millenium.”

Track 2 Mirador
Album Parades
Artist Efterklang
“A totally unique approach to instrumentation – still a minimalistic moody soundscape that once again shows great musical abstraction from efterklang.”

Kenneth Rønsholt Østergaard
Guitarist, backing vocals, keyboard.

Track 1 Lever Vi Nu?
Album Kommer med Fred (2016)
Artist Spids Nøgenhat
“This time machine back to the Danish 70’s, with its psychedelic-hippie-like sound, goes well with the changing colors of the season.”

Track 2 Battering Ram
Album Tûndra (2014)
Artist Black Book Lodge
“Something that’s sure to warm your bones!.”

Nicklas Sebastian Winther Pedersen
Bass player

Track 1 Du Drømmer om et Andet Sted
Album De Ti Skud (2004)
Artist Mikael Simpson

Track 2 Synchro
Album Synchro (2018)
Artist Noosfære
“I love this guy.”

 

Chris Bjørumslet
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, dirt provider.

Track 1 Sophia
Album Forsvinder (2016)
Artist Bremer/Mccoy
“Soulful, meditative jazz by brilliant duo Jonathan Bremer and Morten Mccoy. Perfect album for a day of rainy windows.”

Track 2 I Love You
Album The Mothercycle (2017)
Artist The Mothercycle
“Simple and sexy bedroom tune by one of the most interesting Danish bands around right now.”

 

Find more in depth info on Januarys playlist: http://bit.ly/Celestify 

Spotify Playlist – August 2018

Heya Celestials!
Yet another update on our Spotify Playlist. We are most certainly very happy with our picks this month and we really hope you find something you like. As always our August Spotify playlist consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.
And remember; if you like our picks please do “follow” it.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….
And while you’re at it – please make us all very happy and follow our artist page as well. :)

 

Rasmus Sjøgren
Leadsinger, guitarist, keyboard, songwriter.

Track 1 Swarming
Album Tripper (2004)
Artist Efterklang
Crackling electro spheres.”

Track 2 The One You Know
Album Ranier Fog (coming 2018)
Artist Alice in Chains
New tunes from one of the last breathing grungeasaurs.”

Track 3 Demiurg
Album Synchro (2018)
Artist Noosfære
Euphonious soundscapes.

Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm
Keyboard, pads, effects.

Track 1 Thickening
Album The Hunter
Artist Mastodon

Track 2 Love Electrcution
Album Bittersweet
Artist In’R’Voice

Track 3 Zero Sum (with Gillian Gilbert & Stephen Morris)
Album Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D
Artist Nine Inch Nails

Kenneth Rønsholt Østergaard
Guitarist, backing vocals, keyboard.

Track 1 I Saw The End
Album Heartless (2018)
Artist Pallbearer
“A modern grungy vibe.”

Track 2 The Ghost of Tom Joad
Album The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
Artist Bruce Springsteen
“I like the melancholy on this album.”

Track 3 Just Like Water
Album Israel Nash’s Rain Plains (2013)
Artist Israel Nash
“Lovely tunes. Sounds like a young Neil Young.”

Nicklas Sebastian Winther Pedersen
Bass player

Track 1 Smartfriend
Album Applause of a Distant Crowd (Oct. 2018)
Artist Vola
“Check out the music video for this song.”

Track 2 Long Long Long
Album White Album (1968)
Artist The Beatles
“Is it love, is it God…. Maybe that’s the same thing.”

Track 3 Before the Beginning
Album The Empyrian (2009)
Artist John Frusciante

“WOW!”

Chris Bjørumslet
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, dirt provider.

Track 1 LSeven Churches for St. Jude
Album Basic Volume (2018)
Artist Gaika
“Brilliant debut from dystopian warp newcomer.”

Track 2 Dielectric Saints
Album Go Hawaii (1998)
Artist Casino Versus Japan
“Chillaxation for body and mind. Big fan of Mr. Kowalski.”

Track 3 Vented
Album Wet Will Always Dry
Artist Blawan
“Everything will always get wet with this banging tune!.”

 

Find more in depth info on Januarys playlist: http://bit.ly/Celestify 

Spotify Playlist – June 2018

Hola Celestials!
Summer is upon us and we’ve put together a little mixtape for those warm nights – just for your listening pleasure.
You’ll only find quality music on this list so kick back and let us ‘DJ’ you through that tan as it’s spreading across your face. Our June Spotify playlist consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.
And as always; if you like our picks please do “follow” it.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….
And while you’re at it – please make us all very happy and follow our artist page as well. :)

 

Rasmus Sjøgren
Leadsinger, guitarist, keyboard, songwriter.

Track 1 No Mistakes
Album ye (2018)
Artist Kanye West
Alluring contrasts by the egocentric spitfire.”

Track 2 Ampersand
Album Side One (2005)
Artist Adrian Belew
The supergroup term taken to the extremes: what would you get if you were to season your daily King Crimson with the healing properties of Tool and then sprinkle on some nice crunchy Primus….? Well – listen for yourself man!”

Track 3 Wonderful Wonderful
Album Wonderful Wonderful (2017)
Artist The Killers
Surprisingly well crafted seashells by the pop dudes.

Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm
Keyboard, pads, effects.

Track 1 Everybody’s Coming To My House
Album American Utopia
Artist David Byrne

Track 2 Life’s What You Make It
Album Life’s What You Make It (single)
Artist Placebo

Track 3 Long Distance Runaraound
Album Fragile
Artist Yes

Kenneth Rønsholt Østergaard
Guitarist, backing vocals, keyboard.

Track 1 Déjame
Album Hillside Tunings
Artist Christian Alvad
“A great composer and master of the acoustic guitar, especially his slide guitar work on this track is simply brilliant.”

Track 2 I Spit Roses
Album Ninth
Artist Peter Murphy
“One of the godfathers of goth. I like the style and sound of his melodies and voice in genereal. Here on this track he sounds a bit drunk.”

Track 3 Old Man
Album Harvest
Artist Neil Young
“Such talent, voice and wisdom in such a young man (at the date of release) is just something you can’t let slide.”

Nicklas Sebastian Winther Pedersen
Bass player

Track 1 Can we really party today?
Album Gentle Spirit (2011)
Artist Jonathan Wilson

Track 2 Hazey Jane I
Album Bryter Layter (1970)
Artist Nick Drake

Track 3 To Heal
Album Oblivion with Bells (2007)
Artist Underworld

Chris Bjørumslet
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, dirt provider.

Track 1 Lithuania
Album A Livingroom Hush (2001)
Artist Jaga Jazzist
“Cosy cocktails in the sun.”

Track 2 Surf Solar
Album Tarot Sport (2009)
Artist Fuck Buttons
“Sensual soundscape attacks by Mr. Hung and Mr. Power.”

Track 3 Folkmusik för folk som inte kan bete sig som folk
AlbumFolkmusik för folk som inte kan bete sig som folk
Artist bob hund
“With bob hund, the score is always 1-0 to Sweden.”

 

Find more in depth info on Januarys playlist: http://bit.ly/Celestify 

Spotify Playlist – April 2018

Greetings Celestials!
You’re about to embark on a musical adventure of almost limitless joy and exciting findings as you’re fixating your ears upon our April Spotify playlist.
It consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.
And as always; if you like our picks please do “follow” it.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….
And while you’re at it – please make us all very happy and follow our artist page as well. :)

 

Rasmus Sjøgren
Leadsinger, guitarist, keyboard, songwriter.

Track 1 Prelude to a Million Years
Album Five (2018)
Artist Tony Banks
The master returns with five epic orchestral pieces.

Track 2 Dirty Rain
Album Soul of an Octopus (2017)
Artist O.R.k.
Chilling sounds from the prog super group (Chris C. didn’t die in vain).”

Track 3 The Pleasant Surprise
Album The Direction of Last Things (2015)
Artist Intronaut
Eargasm!

Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm
Keyboard, pads, effects.

Track 1 Loveless (6-25/6.00hr)
Album The Grid
Artist Mega Drive

Track 2 Oxygene, pt. 15
Album Oxygene 3
Artist Jean-Michele Jarre

Track 3 Around the Fur
Album Around the Fur
Artist Deftones

Kenneth Rønsholt Østergaard
Guitarist, backing vocals, keyboard.

Track 1 Held
Album Kiasmos
Artist Kiasmos
Upbeat, melodic and soulful Icelandic tunes.

Track 2 Crackerman
Album MTV Unplugged
Artist Stone Temple Pilots
I just love the 12-string guitar violence on this one.

Track 3 Digital Gerrymandering
Album The Direction of Last Things
Artist Intronaut
Simply high quality prog metal.

Nicklas Sebastian Winther Pedersen
Bass player

Track 1 The Shooting Star
Album Magma (2016)
Artist Gojira
Amazing album.”

Track 2 Talktalk
Album Eat the Elephant (2018)
Artist A Perfect Circle
Can’t pick Tool (on Spotify).

Track 3 Deeper Understanding
Album The Sensual World (1989)
Artist Kate Bush

Chris Bjørumslet
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, dirt provider.

Track 1 Warszawa
Album Low (1977)
Artist David Bowie
What’s to say really? An amazing track off an even more fantastic record! One of my favourite places to visit is this particular record. David also lives in my head. Him and Brian Eno each have their separate rooms. Sometimes I can hear them wander around, whistling and making coffee, smoking cigarettes, talking together.

Track 2 Dream Baby Dream
Album Dream Baby Dream – single (1979)
Artist Suicide
A pure gem that always makes me smile. A lot of music owe Alan Vega and Martin Rev a huge debt! As a musician, and a fan, I’m always swimming in their river.

Track 3 Pink Turns to Blue
Album Zen Arcade
Artist Hüsker Dü
This record was quite a game changer for me. It had a profound effect of how I view rock music as a whole, and it’s one of those records that has formed me into the musician I am today.

 

Find more in depth info on Januarys playlist: http://bit.ly/Celestify 

Spotify Playlist – February 2018

Hello there!

Second edition of our monthly recurring Spotify playlist – if you like our picks, please do “follow” it.
It consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….
And while you’re at it – please make us happy and follow our artist page as well. :)

 

Rasmus Sjøgren
Leadsinger, guitarist, keyboard, songwriter.

Track 1 School
Album Bleach
Artist Nirvana
Gnawing grunge at its finest.”

Track 2 Colors
Album Colors
Artist Beck
Shinny new tunes from one of the world’s leading pop oddballs.”

Track 3 Storyteller
Album Storyteller
Artist Gleb Kolyadin
The piano virtuoso reveals the first notes from his debut solo album with an absolute all star guest line up. February 23rd will be interesting indeed.”

 

Jeppe Pradsgaard Holm
Keyboard, pads, effects.

Track 1 Soul Modulation
Album Winter Limbo
Artist Noosfære
This very promising project that spans really wide. Here he introduces a unique ambitious ambient sound flow with a lot of depth.”

Track 2 Ultimatum
Album Utopia
Artist Murcof
This Mexican artist has a very deep pool of self-produced sample and sends them of on a track of straight beats and synths.”

Track 3 Fanfare
Album Enclosure
Artist John Frusciante
Mister master melancholic! In this album he brilliantly wraps his always deathly lyrics in a chaos of trip hop beats. But as always accompanied by the most life confirming melodies.”

 

 

Kenneth Rønsholt Østergaard
Guitarist, backing vocals, keyboard.

Track 1 Blue Walsh
Album Cold Dark Place
Artist Mastodon
Something a wee bit different from the heavy-prog masters.”

Track 2 Keep
Album Felt
Artist Nils Frahm
It´s hard to pick a stand alone track from this artist But i really like this album opener. It´s low-key and maybe because of that, a catalyst for emotions.”

Track 3 Woodbine
Album Soma
Artist Windhand
Really cool band with a sound that can knock your socks off! Also, the way Dorthia Cottrell uses her voice is really interesting i think. Put this record on while you drive into the sunset.”

Chris Bjørumslet
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, dirt provider.

Track 1 Dot in the Sky
Album Demonstration (2017)
Artist Drab Majesty
” A mesmerizing mixture of an alien, a mime and a priestess all in one body. One of my favourite records last year!”

Track 2 Dominos
Album The Mothercycle (2017)
Artist The Mothercycle
“A powerful banger by one of the most interesting danish acts around at the moment!”

Track 3 Little Sunflower
Album Kev Beadle presents Private Collection Vol. 3
Artist Louis Hayes Group
Soothing fusion jazz for the mind and soul by Louis Hayes and fusion grandmaster Leon Thomas!”

Nicklas Sebastian Winther Pedersen
Bass player

Track 1 Firth of Fifth
Album Selling England by the Pound (1973)
Artist Genesis
For me, Firth of Fifth really is one of the most fundamental and game changing pieces of music in progressive rock. Truly amazing!”

Track 2 Thru the Eyes of Ruby
Album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
Artist Smashing Pumpkins
The ending of this song forever changed my perception of what you can do with a rock song, and where you can take it. It is the pure sound of my teens, and I take great pride in being a Pumpkins fan with this song!”

Track 3 Raider ii
Album Grace for Drowning (2011)
Artist Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson has undergone many great works, especially with Porcupine Tree, but as a solo artist, my favourite album is Grace For Drowning, and why not kick things off with a 23 minutes long rock symphony?”

 

Find more in depth info on Januarys playlist: http://bit.ly/Celestify 

Spotify Playlist – January 2018

Hi Guys!
We made this monthly recurring Spotify playlist – if you like our picks, please do “follow” it.
It consists of tracks we’ve been listening to this past month – not necessarily what we’re inspired by.

Just below the player you’ll find a little more in-depth details on this months tracks….

And while you’re at it – please make us happy and follow our artist page as well. :) 

PDF: CS Spotify playlist January18 

Hoile magic

As we were scrutinizing the massive piles of material for our new live video we stumbled across these picturesque and unreleased photos snapped by Lasse Hoile by the Northern Sea while he was directing the music video for Open Wound.
We deemed them too special to gather dust in the archives – so here you go 🖤.
Oh and while we’re on the topic; Lasse also made the amazing artwork for our album Saturn’s Return where his incredible talent really came through especially evident on the grand pages of the double deluxe vinyl – if you wanna be sure to grab one of the last bad boys left and indeed help us as a band click here:
http://targetshop.dk/product/celestial-son-saturns-return-2xlp/

 

Open Wound live video

This fierce performance of Open Wound was filmed during our elaborate show at Dansehallerne. I’m super proud of the result and especially very happy with the way the music video for the track blends with the live footage.

I would like to use this very first blog post to give thanks to a few of the many different people in the crew who’ve done amazing work to make the video possible.
First of I wanna give a special L.A. thanks to Karim Ghahwagi for putting in so many working hours editing the video. There has been so much material to go through and he has believed in my crazy project from the get go. I really think that his unique style and sense of timing shines through once again and like always it’s an honor having him on the team.

Next up is my dear cousin Kasper Viinberg who’m I mixed/mastered the ‘soundtrack’ with. Kasper brings in loads of experience and has done a incredible job transforming the dubious quality on the live recordings into an intense and rich experience.

The blending of the live clips and the music video relies heavily on Lasse Hoile’s masterful music video for Open Wound. I really think it’s incredibly beautiful in all the psychedelic acid that underlines the moods of the track brilliantly. BTW – keep an eye on the next blog post as it will feature some of Lasse’s stunning pics from the recording of the video.

It was indeed an honour working with the entire crew and you can check out the full crew list below.

Lastly we would like to encourage everybody to sign up for our mailing list 👇 – by doing so now you’ll get a free copy of the Open Wound live version directly to your inbox and of course stay updated on everything Celestial.
Had fun doing this first blog post – stay tuned for much more content. Over and out – RS


The full video credit list:
Open Wound performed by Celestial Son at Dansehallerne,
Copenhagen May 19th 2016.

Directed by Rasmus Sjøgren.
Edited by Karim Ghahwagi.
Mix and master by Kasper Viinberg and Rasmus Sjøgren.
Music video sequences directed by Lasse Hoile.
Live camera by Martin Stampe and Petruska Peters.
Lights by Martin Schultz-Petersen (Mano Crew) and Andreas Gai (picture).
VJ’ing by Jeppe Sølling.
Idea by Frida Emilie Godske Helfer and Rasmus Sjøgren.

Music and lyrics written by Rasmus Sjøgren.

The light crew did a great job enveloping the stage in color and smoke. 📸: Jonas Koch

Celestial Son to support Carpark North.

Celestial Son will support hitmaking electro-rock outfit Carpark North  on the 16th of August.

At this special event your favourite progrockers will bring a very different setup and I’m sure everybody attending our show will get a unique experience.
So if you’re anywhere near South Zealand (Sydsjælland) or Falster come join us at the alternative venue located at Tværmosevej 2, 4871 around 1900 hours.

A hugh shout out to TAK ROCK! /Royal Beer  for bettering the conditions for rock in good ol’ DK.
More info about the event:
http://royalbeer.dk/takrock/ 

C’ya!
RS
(photo cred: Ida Sjøgren)

CELESTIAL SON live at TRAIN March 25th

We’re thrilled to tell you guys that on March 25th we’ll bring the elaborate show we did at Dansehallerne  to the legendary venue Train  in Århus.

Train writes:
“Once again the innovative rock band raises the level of ambition and implements creative visual elements in a live performance of their well written songs.
With eye candy by Lasse Hoile , Karim Ghahwagi , the theatre group Tidsrum  and an impressive light show, the audience will be invited on an imaginative journey through dark universes accompanied by piercing progressive grunge.”

Tickets: here 

FB-event: here 

Train live  event info: here 

It will definitely be a night to remember and WE CANNOT WAIT! :)
This time around we’ll bring the talented guys from Franklin Zoo  as support.
Best,
RS

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