About Dævvskævv

No regard for genre or genre boundaries. Pop meets metal meets avant-garde meets whatever. As such, it’s a nightmare from a marketing standpoint, as people need their music to fit squarely into neat, little categories that have been predefined for them - usually by marketing people. Without the category-point-of-reference, people get totally lost and have no idea of how to relate to the music. Music cannot be enjoyed or “understood” by people without prior instruction, without categorisation, or without a dumb tabloid review (the equivalent of the “how to”).

A well-established record label wouldn’t touch this stuff with a ten foot pole. Thankfully, we own our own record label and don’t have any marketing people on staff. That’s what’s making releases from a project like Dævvskævv possible.

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Dævvskævv's members are Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

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Episode Four by Dævvskævv

Releases 8 AUGUST 2018

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Exactly one year after the release of the electronically oriented and tape infused Episode #3, Dævvskævv are due to release the next part of their episodic series of albums and/or EPs (pick your favorite word). The fourth episode, simply named Episode Four, creates its own musical universe, fusing metal, pop, electronica and the avant-garde, spread across its total of eleven tracks.

In addition to playing around with various genre crossbreeds, Dævvskævv also play around with links to other projects that the Dævvskævv’s members are a part of, creating a link to the orchestral doom metal band Omit with the re-composition and partial remix of Omit’s recent track Medusa Truth, in the form of the track entitled Maya Lie.

Dævvskævv’s members are Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

Maya Lie composed by Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen. Lyrics by Kjetil Ottersen.
Trump Takes a Dump (And Tries to Pardon Himself) composed by Tom Simonsen. Quotes collected and assembled by Steed Fairway.
All other tracks composed by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Vocals, guitars, bass, various synths, tape machines, drums and programming.
Steed Fairway: Delivering quotes on Trump Takes a Dump (And Tries to Pardon Himself)
Mira Ursic: Violins.

Cover artwork by Odd Henning Skyllingstad.

© 2018 Dævvskævv.
Arranged, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.

Fuck bigotry, racism, fascism and authoritarianism, whatever form they may take.


Episode #3 by Dævvskævv

Released 8 AUGUST 2017

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This is the third episode in Dævvskævv’s episodic series of releases, wherein each episode creates its own, tiny musical universe. This is also Dævvskævv’s third release in the span of just one year.

Dævvskævv has been known to take pride in their motto of “no regard for genre or genre boundaries”, and as such this episode certainly represents something different when compared to previous releases. As for genres contained in this one, the range is perhaps narrower, with Dævvskævv focusing on electronic and synth based music, much of it recorded to analog tape. One might sum it up as a meeting of electronica, dance music, the alternative and the avant-garde - with a few orchestral elements thrown in for good measure.

Dævvskævv's members are Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, various synths, one particularly inexpensive keyboard, tape machines, digital drums and programming.
Mira Ursic: Violins.

Cover artwork and Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.

© 2017 Dævvskævv.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.


Episode Two by Dævvskævv

Released 1 JANUARY 2017

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No regard for genre or genre boundaries. Pop meets metal meets avant-garde meets whatever. This time some chip music is also thrown in there for good measure.

Episode Two is the second (You don’t say?) release from this new and alternative project from Cecilie Langlie (Havnatt, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God) and Tom Simonsen (Havnatt, It's the End, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God). The accompanying artwork gives you the second episode of the ダッブスカッブちゃん manga, chronicling the adventures of the Dævvskævv mascot character and protagonist.

Dævvskævv's members are Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

All tracks composed and arranged by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Growl vocals, guitars, bass, synths, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Tons of violin overdubs.
Rosamund Brown: Tons of cello overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Drums.

ダッブスカッブちゃん manga by Yasuyo Fujimoto.
Cover artwork by Stian Jartung.
Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.

© 2017 Dævvskævv.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.


Episode One by Dævvskævv

Released 29 JUNE 2016

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Episode One is the first release from this new and alternative project from Cecilie Langlie (Havnatt, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God) and Tom Simonsen (Havnatt, It's the End, Omit, Skumring, Vagrant God).

With no regard for genre or genre boundaries, Cecilie and Tom write what ever they feel like for the Dævvskævv project. Episode One provides the first glimpse into what this actually means - with more episodes and glimpses to follow in the near future.

LET ME KNOW written by Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.
THE LEG MONSTER REMAKE / OTHER TERESA and REVISED EXPECTATIONS FOR TWO PIANOS AND MIDDLE OF THE ROAD METAL BAND written by Tom Simonsen.
All arrangements by Tom Simonsen.

Musicians:
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals.
Tom Simonsen: Vocals, guitars, basses, pianos, synths, percussion and programming.
Mira Ursic: Tons of violin overdubs.
SQV Wind Ensemble: Wind instruments.
Pär Küsjoun: Drums.

ダッブスカッブちゃん manga by Yasuyo Fujimoto.
Cover artwork by Stian Jartung.
Dævvskævv logos by Tom Simonsen.

Dævvskævv's members are Cecilie Langlie and Tom Simonsen.

© 2016 Dævvskævv.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
Released by Secret Quarters Records.