Geometry Not Geography
Stage 1. Norway history founded in 1996 by eric melzer and doug huibregtse, Norway has always been about originality. Catchy songs are made in the traditional style of pop music with finely crafted sounds from analog and other synthesizers being used as instruments. ^#^that is the basic foundation for the music. ^#^but from there, the music has changed and evolved in many different flavors, starting with Norway's first full length album, the essense of Norway. ^#^released on tooth and nail records under the newly formed 'plastiq musiq' sub label in march of 1999. The essence of Norway had a euro pop dance sound to it, with big 'four on the floor' beats and high energy analog sounds. ^#^shortly after that album was released, Norway played several shows and festivals, including cornerstone 2000, and tomfest festivals in Washington and Colorado. ^#^stage 2. Norway² the next 2 years saw several big changes for Norway. ^#^doug left the band on good terms to pursue other interests, leaving eric to record the second Norway album, geometry not geography, on his own. ^#^armed with a large synthesizers.com analog modular synthesizer, an MPC sequencer, a vocoder, and pro tools for recording, eric created an album that was heavy on the drums, and rich in sound effects. ^#^of course, the catchy pop format was still retained, which allowed for an album that was somewhat experimental, yet still very easy to listen to over and over again. The album was released as Norway² in the spring of 2001. ^#^eric did some solo shows with the new album as well as cornerstone 2001, and autobahn 1 and 2. a new album and a slightly different sound is coming soon! But until then, check out the sound clips, and if you like them, buy the CD!