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Mind Over MIDI - Project 3 Album
Mind Over MIDI - Project 3 Album
Performer: Mind Over MIDI
Title: Project 3
Label: Beatservice Records
Country: Norway
Released: 25 Jun 2001
Style: Techno, Minimal, Ambient
Cat: BSCD040
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1068 mb | MP3 size: 1143 mb | WMA size: 1931 mb
Genre: Electronic

Featuring – Nils Petter MolværTrumpet – Nils Petter Molvær
Featuring – Hilde DrangeWords By, Voice – Hilde Drange
Featuring – OddmanWords By, Voice – Odd H. Olsen
6Sunday Out2:28
9Snakeskin Shoes
Featuring – Stein BjerckeWords By, Voice – Stein Bjercke
Featuring – Anneli DreckerVoice, Lyrics By – Anneli Drecker
11Head Odyssey
Composed By – Lorenzo Composed By [(Lorenzo)] – Robert Holm, Stein BjerckeFeaturing – Lorenzo Words By, Voice – Stein Bjercke
12Still Low?
Featuring – Stein BjerckeWords By, Voice – Stein Bjercke
13But I Say
Featuring – Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidsel EndresenPiano – Bugge WesseltoftWords By, Voice – Sidsel Endresen


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BSLP040Mind Over MIDI Project 3 / Statement ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd)Beatservice RecordsBSLP040Norway2002
BSCD040Mind Over MIDI Project 3 ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car)Beatservice RecordsBSCD040Norway2001


  • Composed By, ProducerHelge Tømmervåg
  • Design [Coverdesign]Bernt Ottem
  • Mastered ByOddgeir Hvidsten
  • Photography By [Coverphoto - (www.muzikguide.com)]DJ Apollyon


Shadow. Contains samples from Bel Canto "Unicorn". Used with permission.

But I Say. Samples from Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception Of Jazz
"You Might Say" (Jazzland/Universal Norge). Used with permission.

All tracks published by Voices of Wonder.
Mastered at Motion Control Studios.

℗&© 2001 Beatservice Records.


  • Barcode (Text): 7 035538 881978
  • Matrix / Runout: TOCANO DK 43181
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP51
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6E01


  • Published By – Voices Of Wonder
  • Mastered At – Motion Control Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Beatservice Records
  • Copyright (c) – Beatservice Records
  • Pressed By – Tocano – 43181


Comments (2)
After releasing a couple of albums on Beatservice Records, including the criminally underrated (and at times a little ahead of it's time "Ice Acoustic"), Mind Over Mid delivers an interesting but above all a surprisingly diverse dose of self-consious electronics.

The opening "Fall.in" wastes no time in establishing a framework of fairly murky minimal techno with a touch of dub on the side, however the next couple of tracks, due to the addition of vocals, lighten the mood slighlty but at the same time draw dangerously close to being, well, cheesy, for a lack of a better word. This perhaps is most evident on "Echo", where on most days I'd probably would do well without the vocals (distant and sensual as they may be), but then on some random listen I get suckered in by them and feel as they belong. Yet it's the arrival of "Still Low" that signaled a clear change in the mood and made me say "excuse me, what's all this please?", as the driving rhythm was deliberatelly abandoned and I was immersed in swashes of static and white noise in the backgroud.
This modus operandi would be employed for the rest of the album, with some additions and tweeks here and there in the form of some spoken word, occasional beat in the distance, or those hauntingly beautiful piano keys on "But I Say".

All in all, while quite clearly being a part of Helge's overall ongoing search for a clear identity as far as sound is concerned, it's a more than decent release comprising of two highly distinguashable parts with some distinctive high points, not to mention the fact that it can make for a serious argument in the recent debate over the addition of vocal parts in Yagya's album "The Inescapable Decay Of My Heart" album, regardless on whose side you're on.
I am walking around in my snakeskin shoes! Please tell me the artist is using sarcasm. In the later years of the 2000's, Mind over Midi would produce some of the best quality ambient music of the period on diametric and silent season. This just sounds completely MOR. How his music has changed.