Love OD Communications

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The label Love OD was set up by Per Martinsen in 1995 aiming to release homegrown Norwegian electronic dance music that previously didn’t have any proper outlet. Already a few Norwegian artists had started to make names for themselves through sporadic releases on European and UK labels, but no local channel had so far been available. After releasing Mental Overdrive’s debut album “Plugged”, and its bastard sibling “Unplugged” shortly after, Bjørn Torske’s first solo-work was picked up and released under the moniker Krisp the following year. In 1997 the much missed nu-disco-pioneer Tore Kroknes aka Erot’s first two tracks was put out through Love OD’s sub disco-label Footnotes. In the years that followed, Love OD operated as a production basecamp for the projects Illumination and Mental Overdrive, but mainly kept licensing most releases through other international labels. In 2003, new vinyl releases from Mental Overdrive and The Hex Pistols surfaced, and Frost’s album “Melodica” was released in Europe in co-operation with FrostWorld Recordings. The last few years have seen the label in close relationships with fellow Norwegian labels Smalltown Supersound and Full Pupp for “physical” output, while handling worldwide digital output now remains Love OD’s main activity. Out now is the brand new Mental Overdrive album “You are being manipulated”, available digitally through all major stores via Love OD and released on CD through Smalltown Supersound.

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