Motorik

Ping is proud to present this visually stunning video from “The Hurricane Spoof”.
While enjoying the pulsating beat of Motorik, director Erik Ferguson realised he ought to gather the Bergen mob; get down and dirty, not to mention semi-nude, to deliver this gritty piece of noir document. I’m telling you, this is almost exactly as it happened in that particular reality.

Sitting in metal, looking at plants
Living in concrete, looking through glass
Putting plants in my mouth
Pointing arm to the south
It’s so easy, it’s so easy

Shaking body laying on the rocks
Receiving sound in the ear
Twisting mouth while making these words
Processing sound that I hear

Oh, I’m gonna keep it easy,
Can you switch the light?
’cause I’m living in it,
tell me when to stop
’cause the sky has turned white

The Hurricane Spoof – New album April 2012!

At long last, Brown Lagoon Media Syndicate is proud to present the première piece of pingoleeze prog-pop from “The Hurricane Spoof“.

Ave Pingus follows the tale of a troubled romantic and his talented, juvenile monkey.

I put leather beneath my soles to insulate
a lever between our souls to isolate
I let her behold my sole emotion – hate
wrote a letter before it’s too late

I got a present for you – lost in the woods
It’s a little baby monkey, making a scene
He’s got a heart of gold and your name tattooed on his tongue
every night he puts up a show; playing your emotions

Ave Pingus

I’ve got a pheasant for you – lost in the woods
I’ve got a headache for you, know what I mean?
oh…

We got it under control – the monkey’s got it under control!

Surfin’ Microwaves

Ah…

      Surfin' Microwaves
. As the title suggests we’re dealing with epic material here. You see, for Ping, surfing is not a mere recreational activity or a diverter of pastime; it’s a mode of transport. So let’s all join virtual hands and smack the lip together as we traverse unexplored musical and philosophical landscapes. Hang loose!

Out surfing on the microwaves
Face to face with an empty space
Lay like dust on a grave during earthquake
Hand in hand with the unplanned

Dive, dive, dive, dive..
Surf or dive!

Way too small to magnify, put it on the weight
it’s about to qualify
Measuring the value,
there is time to decimate

Surf’s up and the market’s down
No. 3 is your number one clown!
Too alive call the liquidator
When in doubt check the online translator

Donate an organ to electrify,
we need a brain
Brand new prototype
Putting your axe to the max
Get ready to decapitate

We need a brain!

Surfin’ Microwaves features trumpet & viola arrangements by Roald Madland, performed by Kim Alexander Wiegels Eriksen & Bendik Bjørnstad Foss, while Georg Lundgren is hammering the bongos.

Ave Pingus – new single & video

At long last, Brown Lagoon Media Syndicate is proud to present the première piece of pingoleeze prog-pop from “The Hurricane Spoof“.

Ave Pingus follows the tale of a troubled romantic and his talented, juvenile monkey.

I put leather beneath my soles to insulate
a lever between our souls to isolate
I let her behold my sole emotion – hate
wrote a letter before it’s too late

I got a present for you – lost in the woods
It’s a little baby monkey, making a scene
He’s got a heart of gold and your name tattooed on his tongue
every night he puts up a show; playing your emotions

Ave Pingus

I’ve got a pheasant for you – lost in the woods
I’ve got a headache for you, know what I mean?
oh…

We got it under control – the monkey’s got it under control!

Ping live tracks added

Live tracks from a concert at Gamla, Oslo 2010. Check them out at Ping For Your Pod, to the right. Thanks to Kristoffer Alberts (Saxophone), Kim Alexander Wiegels Eriksen (Trumpet) and ex-Ping Hans Norman Fredheim (Keys).

State of the civilization – February 2011

We are happy to announce that Ping is pregnant with a new record! Temporarily titled “The Gazebo of Malevolence”, we suspect it will be a chart breaker that will dispel any financial worry, both for the band and the listener!

Hmm, did I not read this very sentence less than a year ago, the avid reader of thepingpage.com is telling himself while reading this post. Indeed you did dear reader! The humble writer merely cut’n’pasted the paragraph so that you could pride yourself with having a decent capability for memory, as well as an excellent taste in music.

That said, the introduction is no less true today; Ping is still pregnant with a record. Imagine The body of Ping, filled to the brim with organic and inorganic sounds, creative forces both malevolent and benign, just waiting to burst on the scene in a sonic psychedelic parturition hitherto unheard of.

How long is a musical gestation period, you might enquire? A valid question that is seldom posed, the answer to which might possibly be calculated through the use of advanced algorithms and non-scientific statistics. I probably need not remind you that the average gestation period for a mouse is 20 days, baboon 187 days, human 259-294 days and elephant 600-660 days!

Heeding this, we may conclude that the coming album will not resemble any mouse or ape. It will definitely be trans-human, and (bear with me) it might very well be elephantastic…

Stay tuned and sing along – maybe in May, we’ll be gay on the bay!

Hallo! Ween!

ween - tribute

Ping presents the 4th annual tribute to WEEN. The show will take place at Garage, Oslo. Saturday, October 30th.

Additional artists will be announced! Stay tuned.

Klubb Øya, Gloria Flames, Oslo

Ping liva at Gamla 2010

Ping slapp sitt fjerde album Discotheque Of Darkness i august i fjor. Siden 1999 har bandet gledet og forarget kritikere og publikum med sin selvtitulerte “metamusikk”. “Strong grooves, efficient songwriting, and surprises by the ton. These guys know what they are doing and they do it marvelously well”, skriver amerikanske Allmusic. På kveldens konsert blir det også en sjelden anledning til å høre nye titler fra bandet kommende album. (Photo: Britt Johansen 2010)

En Aften Paa Gamla

Da du trodde at hormonhysterien hadde lagt seg, at gatene igjen ville fylles med kiltkledte konemishandlere og at konsumprisindeksen ville ta et krumspring, viste det seg at det ble musikkens svar på Baktus som fikk i oppdrag å fylle tidens tann.

Ping

Pings fjerde utgivelse ”Discotheque of Darkness” ble sluppet i august i fjor – til stormende jubel fra et lite knippe våkne anmeldere og et stolt, avantgardistisk kollektiv. ”En moderne norsk klassiker?”, ”Et intergalaktisk band!” mente noen, mens andre gledet seg over at Whitney Houston hadde reist seg fra grusen, og igjen holdt seg fast i et mikrofonstativ. Livet går videre selv om tiden stopper opp.

Men for å ta det viktigste først:  Ryktene har lenge svirret om at PING står for We Are Satans Penis, men dette er ugjenkallelig blitt avvist av både bandet og fremtredende grammatikere. Andre ondsinnede rykter har påpekt at Ping tilbringer mistenkelig mye tid i fuktige lydstudioer, hvor de ”dyrker fram musikk” under påvirkning av til dels tunge maltbaserte rusmidler. Dette har ikke blitt avvist av bandet, men  – som de sier i en internasjonal pressemelding – “We are people too”.

Ping i studio

Uansett hvilket forhold man har til bandet – som har blitt kalt ”musikkens svar på en-blanding-mellom-Heidegger-og-Charter-Svein” – er dette kvelden å vise det på. Møt likesinnede i hyggelige og trygge omgivelser, ta deg en øl eller et glass Chateau Lafite, kjøp en av de populære Ping t-skjortene, et gammelt Pingalbum du trodde var bannlyst for lenge siden, eller bare len deg tilbake, lukk øynene og prøv å få noe ut av det som foregår på scenen.

En Aften Paa Gamla gir deg Pings klassiske Top Hits gjennom 11 år, sukret med uforglemmelige perler, saltet med sviende metalriff og omstendig surret i en sur-søt melodisk Bordelaise. Kanskje dukker det også opp smakebiter fra kommende listeklatrere som ”Ave Pingus” og ”The Apostle”.

The Present

Kveldens supportband er ingen ringere en The Present, som ønsker venner og fiender velkommen til en dobbel konsertopplevelse! The Present spiller energisk rock fargelagt av 60-tallets pop, 70-tallets prog, 80-tallets new wave og 90-tallets metal. Besetningen har fartstid fra en rekke tidligere band, blant andre Tennessee Beats, Simplifax og Entropy Nova.

I tillegg spiller DJ Snublefot en sommermix av snedige låter fra de siste fem tiårene. La Ween, France Gall, Tiny Tim og Black Sabbath gjøre kvelden til en fullstendig opplevelse.

Billetten for aftenen koster kr. 100. Dette tilsvarer en busstur til Slitu, en pakke Omega-3 eller boka ”Bibelen” i billig pocketutgave. Valget er ditt. Du er et menneske. Vær velkommen.

Bad News | Good News | Ave Pingus

Fellow spacemen – due to incongruency in the flux capacitor the Ping news feed has been dormant for a while. Now, equilibrium restored, the saga continues with Janus-faced tidings.

Long time donor of organ sounds Norm Fredheim Hanson has abdicated from stardom, in support of his wife’s dairy productions. A striking blow to the band’s keyboard section, as well as an increase in average body mass index of the troupe. Fortunately Norm Hanson has promised to reappear suddenly and infrequently, both in studio and on stage.
What could have become a hole in the band’s wall of sonus however, seemed like a most fitting position for none other than Norm’s best man – Thomas Haugbro, Esq. Axe grinder Thomas, Esq. has already joined forces with Ping on stage several times during the past couple of years so his inclusion was a natural development in the Ping saga. We are most pleased to have Thomas, Esq. on board and we’re confident that his affection for 70’s guitar grooves will bring a new dimension to this musical complexion.

Thomas Haugbro, Esq.
Thomas Haugbro, Esq.

We are also happy to announce that Ping is pregnant with a new record! Temporarily titled “The Gazebo of Malevolence”, we suspect it will be a chart breaker that will dispel any financial worry, both for the band and the listener! Now, doesn’t that sound like a deal? Popular hits include “I put a smell on you”, “Leave your lame and your lumber” and “Ave Pingus – the monkey goes bananas”. Stay tuned and we might just give you an audible low down.