You can now download the new song “Bror” (“Brother” in Norwegian)

This is a song written when someone I knew suddenly was taken away from us.
No warning. No clues. It’s written and performed in Norwegian.

(if a simple click doesn’t do it; right click and save as..)

Photo taken@ the Spitzbergen Rezidents release concert @ Garage, Bergen

“I am in mourning. My dear good friend Yngve Helmer Pedersen have passed away. A very good man and a talented drummer have left our world a couple of days ago. Rest In Peace, Yngve.

I will miss our weekly meetings with conversations about music, life and philosophy very much. Let’s take care of each other, friends. We never know how much time we have left together.

So Rest In Peace, old friend. You live on in our memories and our hearts. ♥”

Words & photo by Per Magnus Ødgård.
I have a tribute on my own;
Dette er en låt fra 2009. Alle har sin måte å takle livets utfordringer på.
Jeg har musikken.
Denne ble skrevet da en altfor ung sjel gikk bort.
Låten ble desverre enda mer aktuell i dag.
Hvil i fred, kjære fetter. Jeg skal være ærlig og si at jeg har nesten ikke sett deg de siste 20 årene, men at du var en god mann med et godt hjerte vil det aldri være tvil om. Hadde det ikke vært for deg, er det ikke sikkert jeg hadde spilt trommer. Hadde ikke jeg spilt trommer, kunne jeg aldri gjort det jeg gjør i dag. Takk.




The album is set to release on my BIRTHDAY!!! (and don’t you forget!)

So you may all check out my album the 19th of August, 2012!


Please read more about it – and attend – @ the official FACEBOOK EVENT.

(despite the Norwegian title, the album is in English,…thought you should know)


Feel free to repost any of the following promo pictures on your blog, website or as a profile picture on your Facebook or whatever..!

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What do YOU know about indie music online?

My album is on its way and I need to promote myself.

I know my limits; no money & no time, but I got to do what I can to get my music out there!

That’s why I’m going to “headhunt” my audience. I’m from a small country called Norway (that’s 5 millions inhabitants for you) and let’s just say the music scene is not bigger. It’s especially hard if you don’t fit in the commercial settings.

So what I’m going to do is to push my album to all the online magazines, blogs, websites, magazines, radios, web radios, whatever… that has an interest for indie music, especially indie/alternative hip hop. My main focus will be the USA and Canada, but anywhere else is just as good!

Short about the album:

After years of producing, collaborations and several free album releases, Paul Bernard is finally ready with his first official full length album, named «Sånne dager».

The album is pushing the limits of the hip hop genre, taking the energy and elements of rock and cross it with melodic themes and rap.

With a few exceptions, the music and the lyrics are written and performed by the artist himself.

“Sånne dager” is the very first release on the Valiant Sounds label, an indie label and musical collective mainly focusing on indie pop. Despite the Norwegian title the album is in English.

The album will only be available as a digital release.

The income of the 160 first units sold will be donated to Global Orphanage Foundation

So if YOU know about sites and/or magazines that fit my earlier descriptions, please leave a comment or send me a message!

Thank you


The final master will most likely be ready this week. YAY!

Next step is promotion and I need some help to get reviews!

So if anyone knows about any good MUSIC magazines, online magazines, websites or blogs , please leave a reply or a message!