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February 23, 2024:

Vacation time!

New single out today! This new song by WOOZOOM – “Vacation” – is an instrumental based mainly on the acoustic guitar tracks. It also contains two bass solos.

Guitars/bass: John Arne Paulsen

Keyboards: Harald Bach-Gansmo

The song is based on some riffs that the musicians played together at joint rehearsals several decades ago, but it is only now that it has become a song. Here is the link to the song on Spotify:

November 10, 2023:

Inspired by Formula 1

November 10, we’ve released our new single «Drive», rock that is suitable to listen to when you drive fast! Please feel free to use this Spotify link:

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Happy anniversary!

September 9, 2023:

Today it has actually been one year since the release of our album “Kvakkolamp”. Check it out on Spotify. (Click the album cover):

Kvakkolamp

Or listen to “Kvakkolamp” on Apple Music


June 30, 2023

WOOZOOM featuring Josefine – “In The Grass”

This is our new single, released on all streaming services.

  • This is a love song
  • This is a song about our nature
  • This is a warning
This is kind of a summer song, about enjoying and appreciating our beautiful nature.

Check it out on Apple Music/iTunes

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December 23, 2022

WOOZOOM featuring Josefine – “Sunflowers”


WOOZOOM presents the song “Sunflowers” this Friday. For the first time featuring the upcoming vocalist Josefine.


On december 23, 2022. the song “Sunflowers” is being released for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music and Facebook & Instagram.

Find the music here: https://linktr.ee/WOOZOOM

This time it is Josefine who sings the lead vocals. This is Josefine’s debut as a lead singer with WOOZOOM.

The song is composed by Bach-Gansmo and Paulsen. The text is about hope, resistance and unity.

Josefine Paulsen has Josefine as her artist name. She comes from Aarnes, Nes in Romerike, Norway.

Read more about the band at the website https://www.woozoom.com

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WOOZOOM featuring Josefine releases “Sunflowers” as an independent artist i collaboration with Record Union.

Sunflowers video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Jq5lNd6cYc

Contact:

Harald Bach-Gansmo, mobile +47 97721859, e-mail: harbg@hotmail.com
John Arne Paulsen, mobile +47 45262466, e-mail: joapaul@online.no

You can also leave a message here: https://epk.recordunion.com/woozoom

Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3Jq5lNd6cYc

WOOZOOM featuring Josefine

The lyrics:

SUNFLOWERS

Dark shadows’ spreading from the north

The sky’s turning gray

Now total madness’ coming forth

So meaningless in every way

The flower of hope

It’s on a mission

The flower of faith

This flower’s got power

Collaboration is the key

A field of yellow

Strong together – wait and see

The guide to freedom

We must rely on you again

Let’s stand together

Billions of sunflowers got power

The sun – the light – the lives

The sun gives

The earth cries

The flower blossoms

Hope in our eyes

Like a healing giant wave

Let’s make it right

Billions of sunflowers in one

Into the light

Like a healing giant wave

Let’s make it right

Billions of sunflowers in one

Into the light

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October 17, 2022

WOOZOOM releases Kvakkolamp – their second album

Kvakkolamp cover
WOOZOOM – Kvakkolamp (2022)


The Norwegian band WOOZOOM has released their second album, “Kvakkolamp”, with ten new songs.


The album “Kvakkolamp” is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music and Facebook & Instagram.


WOOZOOM is the Norwegian duo Harald Bach-Gansmo (keyboards) and John Arne Paulsen (bass/acoustic and electric guitar/vocals).


“Kvakkolamp”:
▪ Input 4:01
▪ Moss 4:46
▪ Branches 4:07
▪ Space Robot 4:37
▪ Mirrors 5:58
▪ No Moose 5:48
▪ Mayfly 3:37
▪ Squirrel 4:08
▪ Ghosts 4:38
▪ October 4:14


All the songs are composed and performed by Harald Bach-Gansmo and John Arne Paulsen.

The music is based on Harald’s keyboards and John’s guitars. The drums have been put in place based on tailor-made drum tracks recorded by skilled drummers.

During the pandemic
The songs were recorded in the period from October 2020 until March 2022. Then the corona was ravaging, which meant that a lot of time was spent at home. The duo also play in a cover band that had several gigs going on when the corona put an end to that as well.

– We also had time to keep up with songwriting and recording in each of our home studios. We recorded the tracks separately and the files were shared between us on the Internet. The entire album was actually made without us ever sitting in the same room, Harald says.

The duo themselves have been responsible for the entire process up to the finished product. Both musicians describe it as so much fun that they will continue to make music.

– I would describe it as a creative and rewarding process, and we are satisfied with the ten songs on this new album, John Arne says.

In any case, the pandemic was the springboard for the Norwegian duo to make “Kvakkolamp”, WOOZOOM’s second album.

Fusion of genres

– We have a dream; that the music will be enjoyed by many. It is not an easy task to place our music in one genre only. It’s a fusion of pop, rock and jazz. It probably also penses into the progressive, John Arne says.

WOOZOOM was established in 2000. Four years later the band released their first album, “Hipdone”. 16 years later, in 2020, they started recording more music. WOOZOOM has always been about composing and recording music in an alternative rock/pop/jazz genre. In the making of “Kvakkolamp” the duo has drawn inspiration from nature, wildlife and even outer space.


Some important sources of musical inspiration are Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Pink Floyd, Saga, Röyksopp, Mezzoforte, Steven Wilson and Riverside.
WOOZOOM releases “Kvakkolamp” as an independent artist, in collaboration with Record Union.


Kvakkolamp contains eight instrumental songs and two with vocals.

Lyrics:

Space Robot (text: John Arne Paulsen)

I’m leaving my home at Neptune.
Then I round the planet Uranus.
Through the rings and Saturn is next, the horizon is strangely flexed.
Then there is this lovely passage past Jupiter – my target is here.
The silence is striking – this is definitely in my liking.
A short trip on the surface of Mars, glancing up to the stars,
before I plunge down to Earth and Milwaukee, where my loved one has been waiting for me.
The super batteries are charged and we set the course back home.
Happy and full of robot joy of life,
there’s – our – dome.


Mayfly (text: John Arne Paulsen)

What’s the meaning of this life
Lying here
At the bottom of this lake
Looking up
Up to the surface
One day
When the time is right
I’m going up there
Up there

(Chorus: Up there – up there)

Mayfly
One day
Will die
In one day

What’s the purpose of my life
Lying here
At the bottom of this lake
Looking up
Up to the surface
One day
When the time is right
I’m going up there
Up there

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NORSK:

WOOZOOM er ute med sitt andre album

Kvakkolamp cover
WOOZOOM – Kvakkolamp (2022)

WOOZOOM slipper nå sitt album nummer to, “Kvakkolamp”, med ti egenkomponerte låter.

Albumet “Kvakkolamp” er ute for strømming på Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music og Facebook & Instagram.

WOOZOOM er en duo bestående av Harald Bach-Gansmo (keyboards), oppvokst i Vormsund og nå bosatt på Jessheim, og John Arne Paulsen (basser/akustisk og elektrisk gitar/vokal), oppvokst på Sørumsand og nå bosatt på Årnes.

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Albumet har tittelen “Kvakkolamp” og inneholder følgende låter:

▪ Input 4:01

Moss 4:46

▪ Branches 4:07

▪ Space Robot 4:37

▪ Mirrors 5:58

▪ No Moose 5:48

▪ Mayfly 3:37

▪ Squirrel 4:08

▪ Ghosts 4:38

▪ October 4:14

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Alle låtene er komponert og framført av Harald Bach-Gansmo og John Arne Paulsen.

Musikken er basert på et bredt spekter av keyboards og strengeinstrumenter. Trommene er kommet på plass med utgangspunkt i skreddersydde trommespor innspilt av dyktige trommiser.

Korona-plate

Låtene er spilt inn i perioden oktober 2020 fram til mars 2022. Da herjet koronaen, noe som innebar at mye tid ble tilbrakt på hjemmebane. Duoen spiller også i et coverband som hadde flere spillejobber på gang da koronaen kom.

– Vi fikk med ett tid til å holde på med låtskriving og innspilling i hvert vårt hjemmestudio. Vi spilte inn sporene hver for oss og filene ble delt mellom oss via nettet. Hele albumet er faktisk laget uten at vi noen gang satt i samme rom, sier Harald Bach-Gansmo.

Med Harald i spissen har duoen selv stått for hele prosessen fram til ferdig produkt. Begge to betegner dette som så gøy at de kommer til å fortsette å lage nye låter.

Kreativt samarbeid

– Jeg vil betegne det som et kreativt, vellykket samarbeid, og vi er fornøyd med de ti låtene på dette nye albumet, sier John Arne Paulsen.

Det var uansett pandemien som var springbrettet for duoen fra Romerike til å lage “Kvakkolamp”, WOOZOOMs andre album.

De legger til at endel kanskje vil betegne musikken som et stykke fra lett fordøyelig, men den gjenspeiler duoens musikksmak.

– Vi håper musikken faller i smak hos mange. Det er ikke en enkel oppgave å plassere musikken vår i en sjanger. Vi kaller den en fusjon av pop, rock og jazz. Den penser nok også innom det progressive, sier John Arne.

Nytt liv

WOOZOOM ble etablert i år 2000 og lagt på is etter utgivelsen av første album, “Hipdone”, da også Arild Eriksen spilte gitar. Så blåste Harald og John Arne liv i WOOZOOM igjen i 2020. For de to har det hele tiden handlet om komponering og innspilling av musikk i en alternativ rock/pop/jazz-sjanger. I arbeidet med “Kvakkolamp” har duoen hentet inspirasjon fra naturen, dyrelivet og til og med verdensrommet.

Noen viktige musikalske inspirasjonskilder er Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Pink Floyd, Saga, Röyksopp, Lava, Mezzoforte, Steven Wilson og Riverside.

WOOZOOM gir ut “Kvakkolamp” som uavhengig artist via Record Union.

Kvakkolamp inneholder åtte instrumentallåter og to med vokal.

Her er tekstene til vokallåtene:

Space Robot (tekst: John Arne Paulsen)

I’m leaving my home at Neptune.

Then I round the planet Uranus.

Through the rings and Saturn is next, the horizon is strangely flexed.

Then there is this lovely passage past Jupiter – my target is her.

The silence is striking – this is definately in my liking.

A short trip on the surface of Mars, glancing up to the stars,

before I plunge down to Earth and Milwaukee, where my loved one has been waiting for me.

The super batteries are charged and we set the course back home.

Happy and full of robot joy of life,

there’s – our – dome.

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Mayfly (tekst: John Arne Paulsen)

What’s the meaning of this life

Lying here

At the bottom of this lake

Looking up

Up to the surface

One day

When the time is right

I’m going up there

Up there

(Kor: Up there – up there)

Mayfly

One day

Will die

In one day

What’s the purpose of my life

Lying here

At the bottom of this lake

Looking up

Up to the surface

One day

When the time is right

I’m going up there

Up there

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WOOZOOM: Harald Bach-Gansmo (t.v.)og John Arne Paulsen

WOOZOOM – “Kvakkolamp” – new album!

September 9, 2022

Today WOOZOOM has released album number 2, “Kvakkolamp”, for streaming on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, iTunes, Facebook & Instagram.

10 songs inspired by nature, animal life and outer space. Music made during the pandemic.

Here’s a link to Spotify

Kvakkolamp cover
On september 9 2022 the second WOOZOOM album was released for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music (iTunes), YouTube Music and Facebook & Instagram.
The album is entitled "Kvakkolamp" and contains the following songs:

▪ Input 4:01
▪ Moss 4:46
▪ Branches 4:07
▪ Space Robot 4:37
▪ Mirrors 5:58
▪ No Moose 5:48
▪ Mayfly 3:37
▪ Squirrel 4:08
▪ Ghosts 4:38
▪ October 4:14

WOOZOOM – “Branches”

June 17, 2022

New song today!! On Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Facebook/Instagram.

Harald Bach-Gansmo – keyboards

John Arne Paulsen – bass/guitars/vocals

Check it out on Spotify:

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“Input”

April 1, 2022

“Input” is our new song on Spotify. When you plug your music straight into the veins of nature, this is what it sounds like.

Keyboards: Harald Bach-Gansmo

Bass and guitar: John Arne Paulsen

Check it out:

… and please follow WOOZOOM on Spotify.

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“No Moose” – new song

January 17, 2022

“No Moose” is our new song on Spotify. It’s an instrumental in the genres pop/progpop/fusion, with some jazzy elements. Hope you like it!

Keyboards: Harald Bach-Gansmo

Bass/Guitars: John Arne Paulsen

Check it out and please follow WOOZOOM on Spotify:

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December 30, 2021:

New song – “Space Robot”

Hi! Here’s a new song for you – on Spotify. Join the SPACE ROBOT on his journey from planet to planet.

Synthesizers and piano (all keys): Harald Bach-Gansmo.

Bass, vocals and all guitars: John Arne Paulsen.

And please follow WOOZOOM on Spotify.

The “Space Robot” lyrics (John Arne Paulsen) :

I’m leaving my home on Neptune.

Then I round the planet Uranus.

Through the rings and Saturn is next, the horizon is strangely flexed.

Then there is this lovely passage past Jupiter – my target is her.

The silence is striking – this is definately in my liking.

A short trip on the surface of Mars, glancing up to the stars,

before I plunge down to Earth and Milwaukee, where my loved one has been waiting for me.

The super batteries are charged and we set the course back home.

Happy and full of robot joy of life,

there’s our dome.

The Space Robot cover – by WOOZOOM