Sun + Skyman (Ishq Resyntheses)

It is out! Our contribution to a better year was released on New Year’s Eve. It is surreal to be collaborating with the great Ishq, and the great thing is that he wants to do it again!

Ich habe roooote lippenstift und I am happy about my new release with the one and only Ishq
Matt Hillier AKA Ishq is one of UK’s most prolific electronic composers. He is a producer and synaesthete based in Cornwall. Many remember him best for his album “Orchid”.
Cover art for the fresh release “Sun + Skyman (Ishq Resyntheses)”

Listen here: fanlink.to/resynth

Sun + Skyman – Studio Video / Music Short

Our latest video is out!

Still from the music short by Mali Galaaen Røsseth

A hyper-real studio video made by documentarist and dream-maker Mali Galaaen Røsseth. Music: “Sun” and “Skyman” by Pysj.

This is the new Pysj. It consists of Solveig Sørbø (comp), Saleh Mahfoud, Torgeir Koppang, Leila Matta and Michaela Antalova. Jazz people think our music is indie pop, alternative people think it’s ambient folk and rock, world music people think it’s jazz and no idea what rock people think.

These two tracks feature the microtonal instruments yayli tambur and qanun along with funky rhodes, neo-classical / impressionistic modal piano, progressive drums, spherical guitar and soaring vocals. They are a product of a long gestation period crystallizing the composition and some studio magic breathing life into every bit of the sonic landscape.

Music by Solveig Sørbø with contributions from the band.

Solveig Sørbø (comp): vocals, piano

Saleh Mahfoud: qanun, elguitar/FX

Torgeir Koppang: rhodes, keybass

Leila Matta: yayli tanbur

Michaela Antalova: drums

Recorded and mixed by Sigurd Thomassen

Mastered by Björn Engelmann

Film created by: Mali Gaalaen Røsseth

Filming: Mali Galaaen Røsseth and Nabeeh Samaan

Editing: Mali Galaaen Røsseth

Find the music on your chosen platform: fanlink.to/sunsky

About Pysj: Linktr.ee/Pysj

Sun + Skyman (double single)

I am so proud of this release. I think we really found something there. Something great. Have a listen.

fanlink.to/sunsky

Beautidul photo by Maria Isabel Gonzales (slightly modified by me)

From the press release:

This is the new PYSJ. It consists of Solveig Sørbø (comp), Saleh Mahfoud, Torgeir Koppang, Leila Matta and Michaela Antalová. Jazz people think our music is indie pop, alternative people think it’s ambient folk and rock, world music people think it’s jazz and no idea what rock people think. Frankly, we don’t care – we just make the best music we can. The two original core tracks feature the microtonal instruments yayli tanbur and qanun along with funky rhodes, impressionistic modal piano, progressive drums, spherical guitar and soaring vocals. They are a product of a long gestation period crystallizing the compositions and some studio magic breathing life into every bit of the sonic landscape. is the highly cultivated version of Pysj’s special sound. Mastermind Solveig Sørbø supplies eclectic compositions brought to life by some of Norway’s finest musicians drawing from various backgrounds and styles.

Also it is worth mentioning that this is released on my own brand new label : Soursoil Rec.

Playing a difficult part of “Sun” on rhodes and piano. My hair was red back then!
Happy Pysj members just after midnight when the song had just popped up on our Spotify profiles
Skyman – Pysj
Sun – Pysj

Recording music for the docufilm Hans + Liv

Studio recording of @thevelvetquartet yesterday! They are brilliant, and so is sound engineer @komlava! My music for the upcoming docufilm “Hans + Liv” by Mari Bakke Riise, produced by @speranzafilm @margretholin

Talking sheet music with thevelvetquartet
With Åse Ava Fredheim, a brilliant sound engineer
thevelvetquartet played my music beautifully
Åse AKA Komlava doing her thing

New release out soon(ish)

New release soon(ish). Two songs by PYSJ instance Solveig Sørbø + Michaela Antalova + Saleh Mahfoud + Leila Matta + Torgeir Koppang. Remixes by ILKAMA, Stig Fostervold, Center of the Universe and Ishq. #Sun #Skyman

Film music

I am currently scoring the documentary film “Hans + Liv” directed by Mari Bakke Riise, produced by Speranza Film / Margreth Olin.

It is a strong and beautiful depiction of how it is to be separated from the love of your life by Alzheimer’s disease. We follow 93-year-old Hans over time, where loss and grief blend into a cheerful and warm man’s everyday life.

It is set to premiere this autumn on Aftenposten TV.

Read more about the film: https://cutt.ly/psrfZji

Gnos Mo – EP

So summer happened and I did not find time to post about my latest release Gnos Mo.

Gnos Mo is a hybrid EP featuring a gradual winding and raveling of Om Song, from the reversed version, back to the original and then to a “deversed” version, each track accompanied by a remix by some of  our most sought-after producers from the club-music scene.

“Om Song” (2018) is brought back and remixed by Sea Change who has draped it in her deep and irresistible beats. “Gnos Mo” was made for a French art film and features reversed vocals. The electronic duo Verde has made a transcendental remix of it that brings about a feeling of late night raves. In order to perform Gnos Mo live I learned the backward lyrics. This version became the sacral track “Gnos Mo (Deversed)”, which inspired Kim Dürbeck’s edgy breakbeat interpretation with its references to late 90’s rave music. The last track is Ukrainian Arctica’s dark ambient take on Om Song, which sounds like a damp and abundant forest. I am hoping to take the listener on a journey through both deep consciousness and wild dancing!

You can find the EP on your chosen platform by visiting fanlink.to/gnosmo

To enhance your listening experience I have made VISUALS! The audiovisual EP – AVEP as I call it – is a format I am exploring. It is different from a music video since it lacks a story, and it is more like the visuals VJs do for artists and DJs, only that it is a video on the web. The magazine Ballade premiered it and you can read what they thought about it here (scroll to the bottom): https://www.ballade.no/bransjen/ballade-video-lvii-sommeren-kaller/

And here is the avep:

Gnos Mo – AVEP

psy – music video

psy – film by Mali Galaaen Røsseth

Have you watched this film yet? The amazing Mali Galaaen Røsseth made this film for my song “psy”. I was really tired of the music and never really became content with it, but now I see that it makes sense in the film format. I am so happy I trusted Mali’s vision! The track is available on Soundcloud, but since it doesn’t really work as audio-only I will nor release it on other major platforms. Have a look at the film – it is stunning. I mean the part of me looking depressed is not pretty. But I think Mali has a special ability to see people and moods. Not an accident, as she comes from a background of documentary-making, See it? So poetic too.

psy – Mali Galaaen Røsseth