DISCOGRAPHY

Updated January 14, 2010

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Official Under Byen releases
Puma (ep) - 1997
Veninde I Vinden (promo single) - 1998
Gå Ind I Lyset (promo single) - 1999
Kyst (album) - 1999
Remix (minialbum) - 2001
Ride (promo single) - 2002
Det Er Mig Der Holder Træerne Sammen (album) - 2002
2 Ryk Og En Aflevering / 2 Moves And A Pass / Kick'n'Rush (soundtrack album) - 2003
Live at Haldern Pop (ep) - 2004
Remix 2 (album) - 2004
Af Samme Stof Som Stof (promo single) - 2006
Samme Stof Som Stof (album) - 2006
Siamesisk (ep) - 2008
Du Er Min Øjesten (digital single) - 2009
NEW Alt er tabt (album) - 2010

Solo projects
Nils Gröndahl: Lyd Til Skabelsesberetningens 2. dag (minialbum) 2004
Thunderbear: Thunderbear (album) 2006
Nils Gröndahl: Jeg har noget tilsvarende derhjemme (minialbum) 2007
Thunderbear: Solus Ipse (album) 2008
Katrine Stochholm: [unknown title] (album) (not released)

Sideprojects, collaborations & guest appearances
Vildensky: Overfart (album) - 1999
Lisa Rydberg: Obeträdda Marker (album) - 2001
Lisa Rydberg: Vinterskrud (album) - 2002
Sofus Forsberg: NO/1 (album) - 2002
Strumm: Strumm (ep) - 2003
Strumm: Strumm 7-inch (single) - 2003
Howe Home: The Listener (album) - 2003
Howe Gelb: Sandman Series #7 - Sonisk Poskort (double album) - 2003
Howe Gelb: Upside Down Home 2002 (album) - 2003
Howe Gelb: The Listener's Coffee Companion
(ep) - 2004
Antophones: Antophones (demo album) - 2004
Larsen & Furious Jane: I'm Glad He's Dead (album) - 2004
Nephew: USADSB (album) - 2004
Giant Sand: Is All Over The Map (album) - 2004
Efterklang: Tripper (album) - 2004
Rammstein: Ohne Dich (single) - 2004
Andersens Drømme (album) - 2005
Arizona Amp & Alternator: Arizona Amp & Alternator
(album) - 2005
Sofus Forsberg: Udefra (album) - 2005
I Am Bones: Wrong Numbers Are Never Busy (album) - 2005
Larsen & Furious Jane: Tourist With A Typewriter (album) - 2005
Moi Caprice: You Can't Say No Forever (album) - 2005
Antophones: Happy Failure (album) - 2005
Frisk Frugt: Guldtrompeten (album) - 2006
Kirsten Ketsjer: Ffffooo K Tsscch! (album) - 2007
Efterklang: Under Giant Trees (ep) - 2007
Efterklang: Parades (album) - 2007
SOPA DELICIOSA (double album) - 2007
Virak: Threads (album) - 2008
Giant Sand: proVISIONS (album) - 2008
Giant Sand: Provisional Supplement (album) - 2008
Other

Compilations
Starsearch 6 (album) - 1999
There's Something Rocking In The State Of Denmark '99 (double album) - 1999
Venue 2000 (album) - 2000
En kvindes hjerte (album) - 2001
Vollmilch - Haldern Pop 2002 (album) - 2002
Det Elektriske Barometer 2003 (album) - 2003
Rocking DK 2003 (album) - 2003
Vollmilch - Haldern Pop 2003 (album) - 2003
Eurosonic 2003 promotion cd (album) - 2003
Denmark & Norway - SXSW 2004 (album) 2004
århus:nu
(album & book) - 2004
Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #7 (album) - 2004
På danske læber (Leonard Cohen tribute) (album) - 2004
Les Inrocktibles - Juillet/Août 2004 (double album) 2004
On My Radio 2
(album) - 2005
Spex #49
(album) - 2005
Fine Fine Music (album) - 2006
Soundvenue #05 (album) - 2006
Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #9 (album) 2006
Morningside Records Sampler (album) - 2006
Beneath The Surface Volume 3 - a Bella Union Samples (album) - 2007
Live at KEXP Volume Three (album) - 2007
Zona de Obras - SPOT on Denmark (album) - 2008


Other
Live songs not released
Cover songs played live


Videos
Kyst (music video) - 1999
2 Ryk Og En Aflevering / 2 Moves And A Pass / Kick'n'Rush (motion picture dvd) - 2004
Plantage (music video) - 2004
På Danske Læber Live (concert dvd) - 2004
Mission (music video) - 2005
Af samme stof som stof (music video) - 2006

 

 


For unofficial live recordings etc. check the Bootography page

 

OFFICIAL UNDER BYEN RELEASES

Puma (ep) 1997

1. Puma
2. Vindeltrappe
3. Spindelvævssind

19 minutes.
Self-released and self-financed.
Recorded at Bissensgades Lydstudie, October 1997.
Limited to 500 copies. Now out of print.
Engineer: Thomas Quist.
Cover by Allan Stochholm.


Larger scan of the cover and picture of the disc

Notes: Features the band's first bassplayer Anders Præstegaard, who was later replaced by Sara Saxild. Additional cello played by Jacob Kullberg. Katrine Stochholm sings the lead vocals on track three. This cd was sold at various live shows and was not for sale in stores.

 

Veninde I Vinden (promo single) 1998

1. Veninde i vinden

4 minutes.
Self-released.
Recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus, April 1998.
Now out of print.
Engineer: Thomas Quist.
Mix: Tom Andersen.
Cover by John Hedegaard.


Larger scans of the front and back of the cover

Notes: The "Veninde I Vinden" single was only intended for radio promotion and was not for sale in the shops at any time. The cd was financed using money provided by The Danish Rock Council intended to cover touring costs.

 

Gå Ind I Lyset (promo single) 1999

1. Gå Ind I Lyset

Released by Pladeselskabet - Have A Cigar (EMI)
Recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus and JazzBeat Studios in Stockholm, 1999.
Production & mix: JazzBeat Productions (Manne Von Ahn Öberg)
Mastering: JazzBeat Productions
Engineer: Jakob Berthelsen

 


Scan of the disc

Notes: The first and only single from "Kyst". Was only released as a radio promo. It contains the same version of the song as on the album.

 

Kyst (album) 1999

1. Sejler
2. Hjertebarn
3. Vindeltrappe
4. Gå ind i lyset
5. Vinterbørn
6. Ingenting hos mig
7. På disse kanter (Instrumental)
8. Fugle og ild
9. Syng hvide nat (Instrumental)
10. Sylfiden
11. Kyst

46 minutes.

* Released by Pladeselskabet - Have A Cigar (EMI) on November 3, 1999.
* 2nd cd-pressing released in September of 2004 had a glossy booklet - unlike the 1st pressing.
* Released on double 10" inch vinyl (gatefold cover) in March of 2005 by Danish Vinyl Production (limited to 500 copies).

Recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus and JazzBeat Studios in Stockholm, 1999.
Production & mix: JazzBeat Productions (Manne Von Ahn Öberg)
Mastering: JazzBeat Productions
Engineer: Jakob Berthelsen
Cover by Ivar Iversen.
Photos by Mads Vraa (www.whitenoise.dk)

 

Pictures of the 10-inch vinyl version: one, two and three.

Notes: Additional violin etc. by Lisa Rydberg. Additional string arrangements by Jonas Nyström.

Album Of The Month, Rockomondo, March 2000 (French Indie Radio & Webzine).
Nomination for Best Danish Newcomer at The Danish Music Awards 1999 (The Danish Grammy)
# 8 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 1999 , Politiken (Newspaper)
# 3 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 1999, Gaffa (Magazine)
# 2 in the Danish Newcomer Of The Year Readers Poll 1999, Gaffa (Magazine)
# 1 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 1999, Ekstra Bladet (Newspaper)

 

Remix (minialbum) 2001

1. Vindeltrappe (Opiate)
- Production & remix by Thomas Knak for Hobby Industries
2. Fugle Og Ild (360° Celcius Dub)
- Remix by DJ 360°
3. Fugle Og Ild (remix)
- Production & remix by Sofus F. & DJ Ilz
4. Kyst (remix)
- Remix by Magnus (YouNameItProd.) & Manne (JazzBeat)
5. Fugle Og Ild (remix)
- Production & remix by Konrad Korabiewski (Ego Trip Productions) & Nils Åkesson
6. Vindeltrappe (Fættermix)
- Production & remix by Jacob Berthelsen & Under Byen

33 minutes.
Released on 12" vinyl by Mangel På Ilt (licensed from Pladeselskabet - Have A Cigar)
Limited to 200 copies. Now out of print.

 

Notes: Remixes done by among others: Sofus Forsberg on whose debut album Henriette Sennenvaldt provided vocals on four tracks and Opiate a.k.a. Thomas Knak (from the electronic trio Future 3 a.k.a. System) who later produced a couple of tracks on Björk's "Vespertine" album.

 

Ride (promo single) 2002

1. Ride

Released by Pladeselskabet - Have A Cigar (EMI)

Acetate.

 


Larger scan of the disc

Notes: A radio promo that contains the same version of the song as on the album. Not a real printed cd as the first "Gå Ind I Lyset" promo, but an acetate 'cd-r' with print.

 

Det er mig der holder træerne sammen (album) 2002

1. Det er mig der holder træerne sammen
2. Plantage
3. Mission
4. Ride
5. Byen driver
6. Batteri generator
7. Legesag
8. Lenin (Instrumental)
9. Om Vinteren

45 minutes.

* Cd version released in Denmark by Pladeselskabet - Have A Cigar (EMI) on April 2, 2002. The 1000 first copies had unique additions by the band.
* Lp version released in Denmark by Mangel På Ilt (limited to 200 copies).
* Cd version for Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg released by Excelsior Recordings on June 16, 2004.
* Cd version for France released by Telescopic in 2004 (2000 copies were made in the first pressing which also includes a cardboard sleeve version of the "Live at Haldern Pop" EP).
* Cd version for Norway released by Honeymilk Records on August 10, 2004.
* Cd version for Germany released by SPV on February 28, 2005.
* Cd version for Japan released by Ultra Vybe in February, 2005.
* 2nd pressing of vinyl version released in March of 2005 by Danish Vinyl Production (formerly Mangel På Ilt) with a new inlay, a poster and a slightly different writing of the album title (limited to 300 copies).

Recorded in the Feedback studio in Aarhus.
Produced by Under Byen & Jakob Berthelsen
Engineer: Jakob Berthelsen
Mastering: Jakob Berthelsen & Henrik Munch
Cover by Bente Jacobsen
Photos by Mads Vraa (www.whitenoise.dk)

 


Pictures of the different versions:
1st vinyl printing: front, back, side 1 and 2.
2nd vinyl printing: front, back, side 1, side 2, poster side 1 and side 2.
See unique hand-made art for the 1st printing of the cd on this page.

Notes: Mathilde Stengaard and Lotte Maxild played wind instruments like clarinets etc. (Maxild being from fellow Aarhus-band Singvogel - formerly of Vildensky who borrowed strings from Under Byen on their last album), Rune Krogshede played trumpet and Sofus Forsberg and Flemming Bloch did some programming.
A 1000 copies from the first Danish pressing all had unique hand made touches added to them by the band (like other pictures or cloth glued into the booklet).

The Steppeulven Critics Award for 2002 - Nominations for Best Album, Best Singer & Best Band.
On Rolling Stone's "Ten of the Best From Under the Radar" list, 2002.
# 3 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 2002, Gaffa (Magazine).
# 3 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 2002, Ekstra Bladet (Newspaper)
# 2 in the Danish Album of The Year Critics Poll 2002, Berlingske Tidende (Newspaper)
Album Of The Month, Rockomondo, May 2002 (French Indie Radio & Webzine)

 

2 Ryk Og En Aflevering / 2 Moves And A Pass / Kick'n'Rush (soundtrack album) 2003

1. Tiger Tunes: Kick n' Rush
2. Håkon Hellström: En Vän Med En Bil
3. Kaizers Orchestra: Kontroll På Kontinentet
4. Peacock Palace: First Time
5. Under Byen: Det Er Mig Der Holder Træerne Sammen
6. Mikkel Maltha: I Got A Girl
7. Kampanella: It's
8. Moi Caprice: Berceuse
9. SuperJeg: Lars Tyndskids Mark
10. Kaizers Orchestra: Di Grind
11. Under Byen: Skøre Som Glas
12. Under Byen: Lonesome Lustrup (Instrumental)
13. Under Byen: Sacred Land
14. Under Byen: Lustrup City Lights (Instrumental)
15. Under Byen: Lovely Lustrup (Instrumental)
16. Under Byen: Leaving Lustrup (Leaving Lustrup)
17. Under Byen: Mathilde (Valsch Med Mig)
18. Under Byen: Gun City Rider (Instrumental/Wordless singing)
19. Under Byen: Det Der Mur-Noget (Instrumental)

60 minutes total. Under Byen tracks 11-19 are 18 minutes.
Released by BirdHitsPlane & Jutlandia Film Aps.
Track 11-19 recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus.
Engineer: Jakob Berthelsen
Editing: Jonas Friis
Produced by Under Byen & Jakob Berthelsen
Mastering: Morten Bue at Tocano

 

Notes: The soundtrack for the teenage film "2 Moved And A Pass" by Aarhus-director Aage Rais-Nordentoft. Tracks 11 through 19 is the original score and was recorded by Under Byen for the film. "Sacred Land" is the only English language song recorded by Under Byen so far. The lyrics for it was written by Anders Stochholm. Katrine Stochholm sings lead vocals on "Mathilde (Valsch Med Mig)". In general many of the tracks where not written by the entire band as the credits in the sleeve reveal. Some songs were composed by just one band member and others by maybe two or three members.
The main part of cd are pop songs by other bands which was also used in the film. The movie itself contains more sounds and small pieces of music by Under Byen than on the cd.
Go here to see the socalled 'music cue sheet' with details for every tone during the course of the film. It is from an Excel document which can be found on the web when searching with Google (the link here is for a page on this site). There you can see the titles (or working titles) for the music not on the cd.

 

Live at Haldern Pop (ep) 2004

1. Mission
2. Hjertebarn
3. Legesag
4. Kyst

24 minutes.
Released on cd and 180 g vinyl by Haldern Pop Recordings on April 5, 2004.
Recorded live at the Haldern Pop festival in Haldern on August 9, 2003.
Vinyl version limited to 500 copies.

 

Notes: The very first release on Haldern Pop Recordings.

 

Remix 2 (album) 2004

1. Xploding Plastix: Det er mig der holder træerne sammen
2. Mikael Simpson: Under Skyen (Legesag)
3. DJ Ilz: Torsdagshugo (Plantage)
4. Mikael Simpson: Interlude (Legesag pt 2)
5. Jomi Massage: Kvinde-Mission (Mission)
6. Sofus Forsberg: Plantage
7. Wäldchengarten: Om Vinteren
8. Puzzleweasel: Lenin

38 minutes.
Released on 12" vinyl by Danish Vinyl Production on September 26, 2004.
Limited to 300 copies.

 

Larger scan of the cover

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt also works with Sofus Forsberg on a regular basis and therefore provided vocals on his album "NO/1".

 

Af Samme Stof Som Stof (promo single) 2006

1. Af Samme Stof Som Stof

5 minutes.
Released in Denmark by Morningside Records on January 5, 2006 .

 

 


Larger scans of the front and back of the cover - and the disc

Notes: Promo for radio and media. But also given away to the audience at the live album presentation at Copenhagen Jazzhouse on January 5, 2006.

 

Samme Stof Som Stof (album) 2006

1. Pilot
2. Den her sang handler om at få det bedste ud af det
3. Tindrer
4. Heftig
5. Panterplanker
6. Af samme stof som stof
7. Film og omvendt
8. Mere af det samme og meget mere af det hele
9. Siamesisk
10. Liste over sande venner og forbilleder
11. Palads
12. Slå sorte hjerte

54 minutes.

* Cd version released in Denmark on March 8, 2006 by Morningside Records.
* Double lp version released in Denmark on March 8, 2006 by Danish Vinyl Production (limited to 500 copies). Picture discs. No music on side 4.
* Cd version for France released by Telescopic on April 18, 2006.
* Cd version for Japan released by Ultra Vybe on July 8, 2006.
* Cd version for North America released by Paper Bag Records in Canada on September 26, 2006, and in the USA on October 10, 2006
* Cd version for Germany released by PIAS Recordings Germany on October 20, 2006.
* Cd version for Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg released by Excelsior Recordings on October 23, 2006.
* Double lp regular black vinyl version (the 2nd printing) released in Denmark in November of 2006 by Danish Vinyl Production. No music on side 4.

Recorded at Silence Studios in Koppom, Sweden, Sauna Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sofie & Koen's Place in Brussels, Belgium, Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, and Feedback Studios, Aarhus, Denmark, during 2004-2005.
Engineers: Anders Lind, Lasse Lyngbo, Morten Bue and Jakob Berthelsen.
Mixing: Kevin Salem, Carsten Heller, Morten Bue.
Distractor: Leafcutter John
Mastering: Adrian Morgan
Cover layout by Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir with patterns by Anna Rosa Hiorth Lorenzen and clothes by Munna Hoffman and Signe Eriksen.

 

Larger scan of the front of the cd cover.
Vinyl printing: front, back, gatefold, side 1, side 2, side 3 and side 4.

Notes: While Katrine Stochholm had left the band long before the album's release she is still the composer of three songs on it: Tindrer, Palads and Slå Sorte Hjerte.
The album's original release date was March 6th, 2006, but it was postponed for two days.
Among the mixers were Carsten Heller (who produced albums by popular Danish bands Nephew and Spleen United), New York-based musician and producer Kevin Salem (he among other things produced parts of Giant Sand's "Chore Of Enchantment" album - the band with Under Byen-collaborator Howe Gelb at the helm) and British musician Leafcutter John (who also spend time with the band at their recording sessions in Sweden).
On the first printing of the cd songs 7 and 8 where by error put on the same cd track. Hence the cd has 11 cd tracks, but 12 songs. The little instrumental piece "Mere af det samme og meget mere af det hele" got attached to the end of "Film og omvendt".

 

Siamesisk (ep) 2008

1. Plantage
2. Af samme stof som stof
3. Siamesisk
4. Den her sang handler om at få det bedste ud af det
5. Tindrer

Released in Denmark by Morningside Records on February 18, 2008, on cd (2000 copies) and vinyl (500 copies).
Released in North America by Paper Bag Records on March 27th, 2008, on cd (2000 copies)

Recorded live at 'Radiohuset Rocker', The Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, April 28th, 2007.
Conductor: Henrik Vagn Christensen
Cover by Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir.
Photo in vinyl gatefold by Steffen "Jint" Jørgensen.

 

Vinyl printing: picture of gatefold.

Notes: Under Byen performing live with The Danish Radio Sinfonietta.

 

Du Er Min Øjesten (digital single) 2009

1. Du er min øjesten

Released by Zentropa on January 30, 2009, as mp3 only.

 

Notes: Title song for the movie "Himlen Falder". A cover version of an old Danish "evergreen".

 

Alt er tabt (album) 2010

1. 8
2. Territorium
3. Alt er tabt
4. Således
5. Ikke latteren men øjeblikket lige efter
6. Unoder
7. Konstant
8. Er noget smukt glemt
findes det muligvis endnu
9. Kapitel 1
10. Protokol

Released by A:larm Music on February 8, 2010.

 


Notes: Not released yet.

 

 

SOLO PROJECTS

Nils Gröndahl: Lyd Til Skabelsesberetningens 2. dag (minialbum) 2004

1. Untitled Part 1 (15:17)
2. Untitled Part 2 (8:35)

24 minutes.
Released by KunstCenteret Silkeborg Bad in September, 2004.
Limited to a 1000 copies - with two different art catalogues.
Art (cover) by Tove Dammand Jensen ("Mars Inspiration").

 

Scan of the page in the catalogue

Notes: The music by Nils Gröndahl was used at the exhibition "Skabelsen - nutidskunst til syv dage" [Genesis - contemporary art for seven days] alongside the paintings of Tove Dammand Jensen. Excerpts from the music was put on a cd that came with the two catalogues/programs that were made for the exhibition. The exhibition was at KunstCenteret Silkeborg Bad and was from September 9th 2004 to January 2nd 2005.

 

Thunderbear: Thunderbear (album) 2006

1. I grunden er afgrunden grunden (9:45)
2. Pas på du ikke falder i! (7:21)
3. Hvor du kan bunde (10:55)
4. Bonde? (25:20)
5. Røv (3:31)

57 minutes.
Released on January 16th 2006 by Morningside Records.

 

Notes: Solo album by Thorbjørn Krogshede. Also playing on the album are Under Byen's former and current cello players Myrtha Wolf and Morten Svenstrup, drummer Morten Larsen and Thorbjørn's brother Rune Krogshede.

 

Nils Gröndahl: Jeg har noget tilsvarede derhjemme (minialbum) 2007

1. Jeg har noget tilsvarende derhjemme

26 minutes.
Released by Sound Of Perpetual Astonishment on January 27, 2007.
Limited to 50 copies.

 

 

Notes: "Jeg har noget tilsvarende derhjemme" is a remastered rerelease of "Skabelsen - nutidskunst til syv dage" from 2004 on the SOPA label. The two tracks from the original has switched places and put into one track of a total length of 26 minutes. The sound has been improved and the track is now about two minutes longer than the original.

 

Thunderbear: Solus Ipse (album) 2008

1. Ohhh (1:51)
2. Frydefulde Angest (4:14)
3. Kom! (3:37)
4. Svøb mig i din U-hygge (1:51)
5. Alt hvad du har brug for er lige her (8:58)
6. Kød (6:30)
7. Blod (2:58)
8. Og ingen hjerne (1:55)
9. Fortær mig (6:15)
10. Og du vil få alt igen (5:20)

44 minutes.
Selfreleased by Thorbjørn Krogshede in the fall of 2008.

 

Notes: Second solo album by Thorbjørn Krogshede - at time of the release former composer in Under Byen.

 

Katrine Stochholm: [unknown title] (album) (not released)

Was originally set for a 2005 release.

 
NO COVER

Notes: Katrine Stochholm was said to be working on a soloalbum in 2004 on which she had help from Howe Gelb and other musicians. Initial rumours said a release in late 2004 on Morningside Records, but then the word was sometime in 2005. Not much news on the project since then.

 

 

SIDEPROJECTS, COLLABORATIONS & GUEST APPEARANCES

Vildensky: Overfart (album) 1999

1. Fyrpasser
2. Dokker
3. Druknet
4. Planken Ud
5. Overfart
6. 10.000
7. Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat
8. Vindstyrke 12
9. Jären Lista
10. Skipper & Orm
11. Land

35 minutes.
Released by Martian Records in 1999.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl and Myrtha Wolf plays violin and cello on track 7. Lotte Maxild from the band later played clarinet on Under Byen's "Det er mig der holder træerne sammen". Vildensky at some point decided to split and some of the members resurfaced as Singvogel. Vildensky's percussionist later worked with Under Byen doing the light at their shows.

 

Lisa Rydberg: Obeträdda Marker (album) 2001

1. Det strålar en stjärna
2. Jul, jul, strålande jul
3. Det är en ros utstrungen
4. Gläns över sjö och strand
5. Mitt hjerte altid vanker
6. En jungfru födde ett barn idag
7. Bereden väg för Herran
8. Det kimer nå til julefest
9. Trettondagsvisan
10. Julvisa från Älvdalen
11. Den signade dag
12. I denne søte juletid

Released by Edel in 2001.
Produced by Lisa Rydberg and Manne Von Ahn Öberg.

 

Notes: Lisa Rydberg is a folk violinist from Sweden and on the album she interprets different traditional christmas songs. Vocals on a few songs are supplied by guest singers Thomas De Liva (track 1), Under Byen's Henriette Sennenvaldt (track 5) and a choir. Read a review in Norwegian here.
The album was re-released the following year as "Vinterskrud" with a few new songs and others re-arranged.
Lisa Rydberg was a guest musician on Under Byen's "Kyst" - an album also produced by Manne Von Ahn Öberg.

 

Lisa Rydberg: Vinterskrud (album) 2002

1. Jul, jul, strålande jul
2. Det är en ros utstrungen
3. En jungfru födde ett barn idag
4. Det strålar en stjärna
5. Det kimer nå til julefest
6. Gläns över sjö och strand
7. Koral från Nucksö
8. Julvisa från Älvdalen
9. Bereden väg för Herran
10. Mitt hjerte altid vanker
11. Den signade dag
12. Trettondagsvisan
13. Ett barn är fött på denna dag
14. I denne søte juletid
15. Luciavisa

Released by Gazell Records in 2002.
Produced by Lisa Rydberg and Manne Von Ahn Öberg.

 

Notes: A re-release of folk violinist Lisa Rydberg's "Obeträdda Marker" with a few new songs and others re-arranged. Vocals on some of the songs are supplied by guest singers Thomas De Liva (track 4), Emma Härdelin (tracks 2, 7, 12 and 15), Under Byen's Henriette Sennenvaldt (track 10) and a choir.
Lisa Rydberg was a guest musician on Under Byen's "Kyst" - an album also produced by Manne Von Ahn Öberg.

 

Sofus Forsberg: NO/1 (album) 2002

1. Pluf
2. Igen...
3. Autotune Track
4. Everything Is Good
5. Yeah Fucking
6. So Alone
7. Fløjtesang
8. Venice Beach
9. Atlantisk
10. Convertible Love
11. Det ser vi på

45 minutes.
Released by Jenka Music in 2002.
Played and produced by Sofus Forsberg.
Mastering: Henrik Munch.

 

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt sings on tracks 3, 6, 9 and 10. Lyrics on track 10 by Stine Ellerbæk.

 

Strumm: Strumm (ep) 2003

1. At Yr Feet
2. Test Drive
3. Habbit Hole
4. Neverwhere
5. Dark Matters

24 min.
Released by Morningside Records in 2003.

 

Notes: Stine Sørensen's other band. The cd was mixed and edited by Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen (Jomi Massage) and Uffe Lauesen. At the time of the release Johannes Gammelby of I Am Bones was part of the band.

 

Strumm: Strumm 7-inch (single) 2003

1. At Yr Feet
2. Test Drive
3. Habbit Hole
4. Fight A Lot

15 min.
Released by Morningside Records in 2003 on 7-inch pink vinyl limited to 219 copies.

 

Scans of the side 1 and side 2 of the pink vinyl.

Notes: Stine Sørensen's other band. This release features the track "Fight A Lot" which is not on the cd ep. The cd was mixed and edited by Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen (Jomi Massage) and Uffe Lauesen. At the time of the release Johannes Gammelby of I Am Bones was part of the band.

 

Howe Home: The Listener (album) 2003

1. Glisten
2. Felonious
3. Jason's List
4. Cowboy Boots
5. Torque (Tango De La Tango)
6. Piango
7. Lying There
8. B 4 U (Do Do Do)
9. The Nashville Sound
10. Blood Orange
11. Moon Of Impulse
12. Now I Lay Me Down
13. Lemmy N Emmy

53 min.
Released by Thrill Jockey in 2003.
Recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus, Denmark, and in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Lyrics by Howe Gelb.

 

Notes: Under Byen acts as backing band on most of "The Listener". Henriette sings the duet "Torque (Tango De La Tongue)" with Howe Gelb. Katrine plays piano on track 8 and 12. Nils plays violin and saw on tracks 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Anders plays percussion on tracks 4, 7, 8 and 10. Morten plays drums on tracks 8, 10 and 12. Thorbjørn plays saxophone on tracks 5 and 8.

 

Howe Gelb: Sandman Series # 7 - Sonisk Postkort (double album) 2003

Disc 1:
1. Leather
2. Wayfaring Stranger
3. Neon Filler
4. Felonious
5. Trace
6. Train Singer's Song
7. Casino Royal Intro/Cowboy Boots
8. Lying There
9. Now I Lay Me Down
10.Blood Orange
11.Wonder
12.Blue Marble Girl

Disc 2:
1. Paradise
2. Lying There
3. Available Space
4. St. Conformity
5. The Pilgrim (Chapter 33)
6. Torque (Version 1)
7. All The World Is Green / Tango Till They're Sore / Working On The Railroad (Tired Piano)
8. Torque (Version 2)
9. Paradise
10.Now I Lay Me Down
11.Blood Orange
12.Cowboy Boots

73 + 71 minutes.
Released by Giantsand.com in 2003.
Cd 1 recorded live at Musikcaféen, Aarhus, on September 25, 2002.
Tracks 1-7 on cd 2 recorded live at Café Mozart, Aarhus, on July 3, 2002.
Tracks 8-12 on cd 2 recorded live at Café Mozart, Aarhus, on August 7, 2002.

 

Notes: The Sandman Series is a string of cd-r's with authorized live bootleg recordings done by fans etc. distributed for free through the socalled "cd-r tree" at Howe Gelb's homepage www.giantsand.com - and should not be traded outside the "tree". The shows at Café Mozart in the summer of 2002 were where Under Byen members appeared as guest musicians. Mostly Nils Gröndahl, but Myrtha Wolf, Katrine Stochholm, Thorbjørn Krogshede and Anders Stochholm also played with Howe there over the summer. These recordings more or less documents the shaping of the as-of-then unreleased "The Listener" album. The band take part in about half the songs on cd 1 and most the songs on cd 2 in one way or another. At the September show Katrine Stochholm did a half hour solo show on piano before Howe went on stage. Those recordings are not on these discs, though.

 

Howe Gelb: Upside Down Home 2002 (album) 2003

1. Spun
2. Spin
3. Getting It Made
4. Trace
5. Suite: Arizona (Spider Woman) & Unsung Sage
6. Belly Of Fire
7. Bored Lil' Devil
8. Petey's Lid
9. Ogle Goggle
10. Western Front
11. Motion Detector
12. Caster's Pet
13. Tracing

50 min.
Released by Ow Om.
Lyrics by Howe Gelb.

 

Notes: There are no real sleeve notes for this little release of outtakes and leftovers put out on Howe Gelb's own Ow Om label. Still, some of it seems to have been recorded during "The Listener" recording sessions with Under Byen. Like for instance: the instrumentation (percussion and violin etc.) on track 3 sounds much like the Aarhus tracks on "The Listener" and Henriette seems to be humming along to the song.

 

Howe Gelb: The Listener's Coffee Companion (ep) 2004

1. Blood Orange
2. The Calexico Audition And Failing It
3. B 4 U (Do Do Do)
4. Torque Originale
5. Live Beat

Video (cd-rom part of disc):
1. Lie There
2. Three tracks from Ogle Some Piano
3. Getting It Made
4. Electronic Press Kit
5. The Calexico Audition And Failing It

24 min.
Released by Ow Om.
Lyrics by Howe Gelb.

 

Notes: Morten, Katrine, Nils, Thorbjørn and Anders play on tracks 1 and 3. On the Electronic Press Kit video Howe Gelb talks about working on "The Listener" and how he met and worked with Under Byen. The sleeve notes correct the errors from "The Listener" booklet - where among others Morten Larsen went uncredited by mistake.

 

Antophones: Antophones (demo album) 2004

1. Happy Failure
2. You Better Not
3. Traitor Song
4. A New Start
5. Standing On One Leg
6. Daniel
7. Off You Go
8. Warmonger
9. Trick Or Treat
10. Let You In

40 minutes.
Self-released in May 2004.

 

Notes: Not so much a collaboration as drummer Morten Larsen's other band. Thorbjørn Krogshede plays bass clarinet on the album. Antophones' leadsinger Lise Blaase and pianist Katrine Hald has acted as backing vocalists with Under Byen live. Other Antophones band members played on Howe Gelb's "The Listener".

 

Larsen & Furious Jane: I'm Glad He's Dead (album) 2004

1. Cupid Stunt
2. Our Mutual Friend
3. No Way Out
4. Behind
5. The Wind In Your Sails Is Gone
6. Friday
7. Australia
8. Up On The Mountain
9. Untitled
10. I Give Up
11. Take-Off

40 minutes.
Released by Morningside Records in 2004.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl plays violin on this album

 

Nephew: USA DSB (album) 2004

1. Movie Klip (5:03)
2. Superliga (3:42)
3. Blå & Black (3:29)
4. Milk & Wine (4:17)
5. Dårlig Træning (5:19)
6. En Wannabe Darth Vader (4:20)
7. Worst / Best Case Scenario (4:26)
8. Ordenspoliti (4:47)
9. USA DSB (3:54)
10. Bazooka (5:57)

Released by Copenhagen Records on June 30, 2004.

 

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt sings on the duet "Blå & Black".

 

Giant Sand: Is All Over The Map (album) 2004

1. Classico
2. NYC of Time
3. Remote
4. Flying Around The Sun with Remarkable Speed
5. Cracklin' Water
6. Rag
7. Muss
8. Drag
9. Fool
10. Les Forcats Innocents
11. Napoli
12. Hood (View from a Heidelburg Hotel)
13. A Classico Reprise
14. Anarchistic Bolshevistic Cowboy Bundle
15. Ploy

48 min.
Released by Thrill Jockey on September 14, 2004.
Recorded at the Feedback studio in Aarhus, Denmark, and also elsewhere - possibly Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Lyrics by Howe Gelb.

 

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt sings the duet "A Classico Reprise" with American singer Vic Chesnutt on this album. Members and former members of the band Antophones are also part of the Giant Sand of 2004.

 

Efterklang: Tripper (album) 2004

1.01. Foetus
1.02. Swarming
1.03. Step Aside
1.04. Prey And Predator
1.05. Collecting Shields
1.06. Doppelgänger
1.07. Tortuous Tracks
1.08. Monopolist
1.09. Chapter 6

Released by Rumraket in Denmark on October 25, 2004.
Released by The Leaf Label internationally.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl plays violin on four of nine tracks on the album.

 

Rammstein: Ohne Dich (single) 2004

1. Ohne Dich (album edit)
2. Ohne Dich (Mina Harker's version - Laibach remix)
3. Ohne Dich (Sacred mix - Sven Helbig remix)
4. Ohne Dich (Schiller mix)
5. Ohne Dich (Under Byen remix)
6. Ohne Dich (Beta version)

Released by Universal in Germany on November 22, 2004.

Under Byen's new recorded parts were done by Mofus at Beathead Studio in Copenhagen, pre-mixed at Zigsound, Aarhus, and mixed at Sweet Silence, Copenhagen.

 

Notes: From the album "Reise Reise". Under Byen recorded new instrumental parts for their remix and put some effects on the original vocals.

 

Various Artists: Andersens Drømme (album) 2005

1. Mikael Simpson: Mit herredømme
2. Alberte Winding: Forår
3. Teitur: Syner
4. Niels Skousen: Tåbelige menneske
5. Solveig Sandnes & John Guldberg: Lykken ©
6. Peter Sommer: Svaghed i mit kød
7. Maria Laurette Friis: Dæmonen
8. Cecilia Nordlund: Min rasande häst
9. Signe Høirup & Henriette Sennenvaldt: Det skønneste smil
10. Claus Hempler: 21. Århundredes ærinde
11. Kira Skov: Fæl drøm
12. Thomas Öberg: Sömnen har fått Vingar
13. Nanna Lüders: 117nde drøm om Paris
14. Povl Dissing: Halvvejs vågen
15. Niels Skousen: Brand

Released by Auditorium in May of 2005.

 

Notes: A tribute to famed Danish fairytale writer H. C. Andersen. Singer and songwriter Nikolaj Nørlund and lyric poet Naja Marie Aidt did do the lyrics for the album based on texts Andersen wrote about his dreams (and not his famous fairytales). The two got assistance from Danish poets such as Peter Laugesen, Jørgen Leth, Pia Juul and Ursula Andkjær Olsen. A backing band was put together and singers were invited to sing. Among them Henriette Sennenvaldt. She sings a duet with Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen (of Jomi Massage and Speaker Bite Me).

 

Arizona Amp & Alternator: Arizona Amp & Alternator (album) 2005

1. Velvet And Pearl
2. Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather
3. AAAA (1)
4. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
5. Man On A String
6. Bottom Of The Barrel
7. AAAA (2)
8. Can Do Girl
9. Blue Blue Marble Girl
10. Baby It's Cold Outside
11. Re-Entry
12. Loretta And The Insect World
13. AAAA (3)
14. Talula And The Last Straw
15. Vows
16. AAAA (4)
17. Recital
18. The Leaving You

Released by Thrill Jockey on September 13, 2005.

 

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt sings on "Man On A String". Marie-Laurette Friis (of Tys Tys), Scout Niblett, Marie Frank, Matt Ward and Grandaddy also participate on the album.

 

Sofus Forsberg : Udefra (album) 2005

1. Dam Dam
2. Abot
3. SåDetKu
4. Applol
5. No Beat
6. Rumspåln
7. Supersprød
8. Hallo
9. Nu Slutter Det!
10. Under Byen: Plantage (HWrok-mix)

Released by Jenka Music on September 26, 2005.

 

Notes: Sofus Forsberg's second album. The follow-up to 2002's "NO/1" on which Henriette Sennenvaldt sang on four songs. This time around there is only one Under Byen-related song: the remix of "Plantage" as bonustrack - which was also on the "Remix 2" vinyl.

 

I Am Bones: Wrong Numbers Are Never Busy (album) 2005

1. The Beat Is Satan
2. Get With The Program
3. Talk To The Hand
4. Built On Sand
5. Replica
6. Vitamin D
7. Backpackers
8. Cut Elly
9. Building Hospitals
10. Bellyache
11. The Ostrich Approach
12. Honeytrap

Released by Morningside Records on October 4, 2005.
Produced by Larsen & Gammelby
Recorded by Thomas Qvist Nielsen
Additional recording by Larsen & Gammelby
Mixed by Kenneth N. Andersen
Artwork by Trine Omø & Gammelby
Distributed by Playground Music, Denmark

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl plays violin on "Get With The Program" and "Honeytrap". Stine Sørensen sings on "The Beat Is Satan" (previously released on the århus:nu compilation).

 

Larsen & Furious Jane: Tourist With A Typewriter (album) 2005

1. The Joy Of Smoking
2. Unsuccessful Is The New Successful
3. Put The Dead On Parade
4. It's Your Universe
5. Art Director
6. Sick On The Dock Of The Bay
7. Doctor
8. I Wish I Was A Mole
9. Good Ol' Pain
10. Tourist With A Typewriter

Released by Morningside Records on October 17, 2005.

 

Notes: Violinist Nils Gröndahl played on Larsen & Furious Jane's previous album and played with the band live on some occasions. He also plays on this album and brought along Thorbjørn Krogshede and Morten Svenstrup for some piano and cello respectively.

 

Moi Caprice: You Can't Say No Forever (album) 2005

Tracklist coming later

Released by Glorious Records / A:larm Music, March 2005.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl play saw on one track and violin on two. Morten Svenstrup plays cello on three tracks.

 

Antophones: Happy Failure (album) 2005

Tracklist coming later

Released by Noiz Music / EMI Music on November 14, 2005.

 

Notes: Drummer Morten Larsen's other band. Thorbjørn Krogshede also plays bass clarinet on the album. Antophones' leadsinger Lise Blaase and pianist Katrine Hald has acted as backing vocalists with Under Byen live. Bassplayer Johannes Hejl also played with Thorbjørn Krogshede when he premiered his Thunderbear side project live in Aarhus in October 2005.

 

Frisk Frugt: Guldtrompeten (album) 2006

1. Isabella Rosselini uden at vide det
2. Yes, nu skal vi ud i bilen og vi bestemmer selv hvad vi må
3. Josef og fuglene
4. Uglerunde øjne sået til med sære syn
5. Et eventyrligt blomsterrige
6. Lindholm Høje
7. Love begins in sesamfrø
8. Appelsinoutro
9. Carlo
10. Et uforskammet kaos
11. Guldtrompet

Released by Lolita Industri and Yoyo Oyoy in 2006 on vinyl and cd-r.

 

Notes: Morten Svenstrup plays cello on this album.

 

Kirsten Ketsjer: Ffffooo K Tsscch! (album) 2007

1. The Bridge
2. Foot & Foot
3. How Is Your Sleep
4. Porridge
5. Ernie And The Sand
6 . Heavy Rain On Jolly Jumper
7. Peoples Republic
8-45. Saturn Revisited
46. Eat The Cow
47. Tillykke med fødselsdagen
48. There Is More

Released by Yoyo Oyoy on February 16, 2007, on cd and vinyl .

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl plays violin on the 12-minute opening track "The Bridge".

 

Efterklang: Under Giant Trees (ep) 2007

1. Falling Horses
2. Himmelbjerget
3. Hands Playing Butterfly
4. Towards the Bare Hill
5. JoJo

Released by Rumraket (Denmark) and The Leaf Label (World) on April 2, 2007, on cd and vinyl .
Numbered and limited editions of 4500 cds and 1200 records on white vinyl.

 

Notes: Morten Svenstrup plays cello on tracks 1, 2 and 5.

 

Efterklang: Parades (album) 2007

1. Polygyne
2. Mirador
3. Him Poe Poe
4. Horseback Tenors
5. Mimeo
6. Frida Found a Friend
7. Maison de Réflexion
8. Blowing Lungs Like Bubbles
9. Caravan
10. Illuminant
11. Cutting Ice to Snow

Released by Rumraket (Denmark) and The Leaf Label (World) on October 15, 2007, on cd, double vinyl and mp3.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl and Morten Svenstrup plays vinyl and cello on tracks 3, 7 and 10.

 

Various Artists: SOPA DELICIOSA (double album) 2007

CD 1:
1. Big Daddy Mugglestone: Service w/a Smile
2. Marzipan Marzipan: The Love Song
3. The Harpies - Fairytales
4. Frisk Frugt - Yes, nu skal vi ud i bilen og vi bestemmer selv hvad vi må
5. Adrian Orange (Thanksgiving) - While You Live
6. Hie Soo Moon - What Are We Gonna Do?
7. Agata & Me - Who Let You Come Out?
8. The Sad Lovers - My Man
9. Machinefabriek - Droog Water
10. My Twin - The Devil Behind Me
11. The Greenlandic Ragga Allstars - Siebsente Lektion
12. Dazzle Ships - Avec
13. 9 - KMF
14. Skammens Vogn - Dårlig Fødselsdag
15. Konrad Korabiewski - Mummy's Birthday Greetings
16. Bleubird - Writer
17. Ear & Dark - Pig
18. KURvE - KURvE Oro
19. Girls Love Rallie - Violent Skull
20. Le Fiasko - Mouse
21. Neueregene - Ex Libris
22. Jackson - I Won't Ever Let You Down
23. Good Luck Casper - The Quitter
24. Sideshow - Interference (Radio Edit)

CD 2:
1. A.K. Hansn - Ud af mit gode skind
2. Oli Oli Oli - Sing Bird
3. Resident Tourist - Tales From The Fleamarket
4. Golden Diskó Ship - Girl As A Slower Ghostship
5. Wendy McNeill - Lutetia (Song Of A City)
6. Privacy - Poem From Thomas
7. Todosch & Kadillac Lobster - Urlaub (Hin Und Zurück)
8. Filkoe - Verreaux's
9. Maria Timm - Not Enough
10. Delay Lama - Sieben Uhr Sonntag
11. Paper Tiger - Lullaby
12. I Like This Wind - My Quiet Rooms
13. The Watery Graves of Portland and Geneviéve - Agace-Pissette
14. Emily Frembgen - Dogs
15. Nils Gröndahl & Oliver Hoiness - Hey Indian
16. Singvogel - Kirurgen (Live)
17. Mr. Leary - BIN No 812
18. Luwte - Ancestral Primordial Pain
19. Lamburg Tony - Sirasbonga
20. Sgnl_Fltr - Stilgar's Doubt

75 + 78 minutes.
Released by Sound Of Perpetual Astonishment on December 15, 2007. Limited to 100 copies.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl has a track on this compilation where he plays with Oliver Hoiness. Also: the duo The Sad Lovers is made up of Sara Saxild and Anna Brønsted (also part of the band Our Broken Garden). Thirdly the band Dazzle Ships is a quartet featuring Under Byen members Morten Larsen (on drums) and Morten Svenstrup (trading his usual cello for the bass) alongside Filip Granlie (of I Am Bones and other bands) and Dennis Block (formerly of Strumm together with Stine Sørensen). Also on the cd is Wendy McNeill who has opened for Under Byen live on several occasions.

 

Virak: Threads (album) 2008

1. Little Creeps
2. Souls
3. Who I Am = You
4. Something Strange Happened As We Stood By The Lake
5. Arms Raised
6. Desert Storm
7. Butterfly
8. Violence
9. Melancholia
10. Song of Everything
11. Where It All Begins

Released by Mirror Mirror Music on April 7, 2008.

 

Notes: Nils Gröndahl is credited with "heavenly voice and grinding noise" on the song "Something Strange Happened As We Stood By The Lake" and violin on "Who I Am = You" and "Song of Everything".

 

Giant Sand: proVISIONS (album) 2008

1. Stranded Pearl
2. Without a Word
3. Can Do
4. Out There
5. The Desperate Kingdom of Love
6. Increment of Love
7. Spiral
8. Pitch & Sway
9. Muck Machine
10. Belly Full Of Fire
11. Saturated Beyond Repair
12. World's End State Park (Wordless)
13. Well Enough Alone

Released on September 2, 2008, by Yep Roc Records.

 

Notes: Henriette Sennenvaldt sings duets with Howe Gelb on the tracks "Spiral" and "Saturated Beyond Repair" on this album.
LP version contains extra tracks taken from the album "Spun (Some Piano)". Mp3 version (free with purchase of LP version) contains two bonus tracks.

 

Giant Sand: Provisional Supplement (album) 2008

1. Ballad of the Tucson 2 (inst.)
2. Dear Diary
3. Saturation
4. The New Romance of Falling
5. Love Knows (No Borders)
6. Dead Horse Blues
7. World’s End Park Bench
8. Harping Stomp
9. Shine on the Piano
10. Ok
11. Greyer on the Way
12. Ballad of the Tucson 2

Released in November of 2008 by Ow Om Records.

 

Notes: Supplemental "tour cd" with outtakes from the "proVISIONS" recording sessions as wel as other things. Released on frontman Howe Gelb's own label Ow Om Records. Henriette Sennenvaldt sings on the track "The New Romance of Falling".

 

Other

Nils Gröndahl and Myrtha Wolf played on Burning Primitive's "Do You Think It's Safe" (Martian Records, 2000) and Strömning's "Flourish" (Martian Records, 2000).

Nils Gröndahl played on Mofus' "Trouble On the Moon" (Martian Records, 2000).

Myrtha Wolf played on Mek Pek's "Pek'en Passer" (Dance Maniac/Scanbox).

 

 

COMPILATIONS

Starsearch 6 (album) 1999

1. Saybia: Just A Dream
2. Limf: Robotplane
3. Weatherbeat: Wake Me Up
4. Décaf: Dear June
5. Majestic: I'm Telling You
6. Nova: Naked You
7. Gomp 88: Hang To Dry
8. Under Byen: Veninde I Vinden

Released by Fajabefa in 1999.

 

Notes: Compilation made by the organization for amateur musicians called Fajabefa at the time (now RMD) to promote up and coming bands in Denmark.

 

There's Something Rocking In The State Of Denmark '99 (double album) 1999

CD 1 - There's Something Rocking... :
1. Inside The Whale: Hvor er tiden der ta'r os
2. Psyched Up Janis: I Think You Suck
3. Diva: Wolverine
4. Shirtsville: Inconvenience
5. Emotions: Olivia
6. Lovebites: Travelling
7. Marie Carmen Koppel: You Don't See Me Cry
8. Bl!nk: Goodbye My Love
9. Superfuzz: Hi Rune
10. Laundromat: Bad Beat
11. Luksus: Hit-And-Run-Driver
12. Nina Forsberg: I'm Afraid I Can't Help It
13. Baal: Karaoke
14. Cirkus: Devilicia
15. Puddu Varano: I'm Going Away
16. Persona: Child
17. Lois: Let It Flow
18. Ginman/Jørgensen: Driftin'

CD 2 - Unsigned From Denmark:
1. Fruitcage: Go Away
2. Kantaloop: Enda En Gang
3. Pin Up Club: Sugar
4. Kick The Kangaroo: Good Morning
5. Melanies: Better Today
6. Camden: Said And Done
7. Annette Bjergfeldt: Lifetime Member Of The Humand Race
8. Cinnamon Sigh: Smoke Screen
9. Brian Guldbech: Come Take My Hand
10. Under Byen: Veninde I Vinden
11. Conway Johnson: Anyway U Want
12. Lime: Heaven

Released by ROSA in 1999.

 

Notes: Compilation made by The Danish Rock Council (ROSA) to promote Danish music - both already signed artists as well as up and coming bands. Most of the bands on both cds seem to have disbanded by now or doing very little, though.

 

Venue 2000 (album) 2000

1. Bertine (Zetlitz): Abigail
2. E.T.A.: Ayia Napa
3. Poor Rich Ones: Small Glimpse
4. Lovebites: In Essence
5. Filter: Take A Picture
6. Sigur Rós: Svefn-g-englar
7. Babby Hughes Experience: The Piber Cherokee
8. Sunny Face: Schack's Delight
9. Polo: Main Character
10. Mew: Am I Wry? No
11. Bigbang: Wild Bird
12. Sahara Hotnights: Quite A Feeling
13. Ingy: Dirt
14. Sandy Dillon: See You In Hell
15. Emiliana Torrini: Baby Blue
16. Tina Dickow: Different
17. Under Byen: Gå Ind I Lyset

Promo compilation released by Venuefonden in 2000.

 

A compilation of tracks by the bands playing at the 2000 edition of Danish Venue Festival (for mostly Scandinavian acts) which has now stopped.

 

En kvindes hjerte (album) 2001

1. Lis Sørensen: Vågen i drømmeland
2. Søs Fenger: Sidste time
3. Majbritte Ulrikkeholm: Nøglen om min hals
4. Anne Dorte Michelsen: Før eller siden
5. Anne Linnet: Tusind stykker
6. Elisabeth: Roser på sne
7. Sanne Salomonsen: Misbrugt og forladt
8. Maria Montell: Se på mig
9. Nanna: Prinsesse Himmel i Mund
10. Under Byen: Gå ind i lyset
11. Souvenirs: Han tog et nattog
12. Miss B. Haven: Jeg bor i november
13. Alberte: Lyse nætter
14. Laura Illeborg: Ingen steder
15. Lene Siel: Er det sådan det er
16. Lis Damm: Knogler og ben

Released by CMC in 2001.
Compiled by Anne Dorte Michelsen.

 

A compilation of tracks recorded between 1988 and 1999. The anthology was compiled by Anne Dorte Michelsen (formerly of Tøsedrengene).

 

Vollmich - Haldern Pop 2002 (album) 2002

1. The Shining: Quicksilver
2. Saybia: In Spite Of
3. Supergrass: Grace
4. Savoy Grand: Mirror Song
5. Millionaire: Me Crazy, You Sane
6. Leaves: Race
7. Mull Historical Society: This Is Not Who We Were
8. Zita Swoon: She = Like Meeting Jesus
9. Gomez: Here Comes The Breeze
10. The Notwist: Pilot
11. The Project Blonde: Feel Like A Woman
12. Fairfield: Are You Real
13. Lawn: Silverscreen
14. Ed Harcourt: Weary & Bleary Eyed
15. Under Byen: Mission

Released by Haldern Pop Festival.

 

 
Det Elektriske Barometer 2003 (album) 2003

1. Thau: Superslow
2. Antenne: Whispering
3. Jomi Massage: A Meeting
4. Velour: Margret
5. Learning From Las Vegas: The Ballad of Stone and Fur
6. Tiger Baby: Chinese Fairytale
7. Under Byen: Mission
8. Amber: Cold
9. Diefenbach: Ibrahim
10. Glorybox: Autumn
11. Green Pitch: Slippery
12. Limp: New Autumn
13. Les Tristes: Spacelove
14. Tiger Tunes: Pancake America
15. Printer: Blue Sky
16. Sterling: Autopilot
17. System: Spy
18. Sofus Forsberg: Convertible Love

Promo-compilation made in a 1000 copies.

 

Notes: This compilation was put together in conjunction with the Vibration 03 festival in Copenhagen. It was given away for free at the concerts and the radioshow Det Elektriske Barometer on Danish National Radio was one of the partners - hence the name of the cd. All the artist on the cd played at the festival. Henriette Sennenvaldt also sings on track 18 by Sofus Forsberg.

 

Rocking DK 2003 (album) 2003

Track featured: Mission.

 

 
NO COVER YET
Vollmilch - Haldern Pop 2003 (album) 2003

1. Sgt. Petter: City Of Greens
2. Belasco: Breathe
3. Spinvis: Narcose
4. The Raveonettes: Heartbreak Stroll
5. Kashmir: Rocket Brothers
6. Aqualung: Easier To Lie
7. Isolation Years: New Start
8. Dead Man Ray: Landslide
9. Under Byen: Legesag
10. Bright Eyes: O'Hara
11. Amphibic: Bleeding
12. Bolk: Radio
13. Daily Milk: You're Standing In My Way
14. Toulouse: No Good Intensions
15. DAAU: Raw Like Milk
16. Das Pop: We Live Again

Released by Haldern Pop Festival.

 

 
Eurosonic 2003 promotion cd (album) 2003

Track featured: Det er mig der holder træerne sammen.

 

 
NO COVER YET
Denmark & Norway - SXSW 2004 (album) 2004

1. The Defectors: It's Gonna Take Some Time
2. Thomas Dybdahl: From Grace
3. El Caco: A Nice Day
4. Hush: Sometimes
5. The Jessica Fletchers: Do You Know What She Hides
6. Junior Senior: Boy Meets Girl
7. Learning From Las Vegas: Cowboy
8. On Trial: Everything
9. Powersolo: Fertilizer Baby
10. Silver: Angels Calling
11. St. Thomas: An Artist With A Brilliant Disguise
12. Under Byen: Mission

 

Notes: Presumably a promotional compilation made for the festival South By South West (in Texas, USA) in March of 2004 where Under Byen supposed to have played, but had to cancel.

 

århus:nu (album) 2004

1. My Friend George: Happy Tuna (Nikki Sudden is alive and well and living in Berlin) (2:46)
2. Tiger Tunes: (Angry Kids Of The World) Unite (4:06)
3. Singvogel & Peter Laugesen: Hotellet brænder hurtigere (4:12)
4. Strumm: Fight A Lot (3:20)
5. Jab Mica Och El: Jomahab Genskabt (3:26)
6. Under Byen: Det er mig der holder træerne sammen / Mission (Live) (10:20)
7. Larsen & Furious Jane: Wet Socks (4:55)
8. Powersolo: Big Man Wishes (3:09)
9. Kurve: Nije to za mene (2:00)
10. Sofus Forsberg: SåDetku (5:05)
11. Spleen United: Air (4:58)
12. Antophones: Traitor Song (3:41)
13. The Defectors: Trick Daisy (3:32)
14. I Am Bones: The Beat Is Satan (2:13)
15. Wäldchengarten: Cancels Out If Need Be (9:13)
16. Hidden track: Larsen vs. I Am Bones: Good Ol' Pain (1:19)

77 minutes.
Book and cd released by Signalement Århus on April 2, 2004.

 

Notes: The ten minute Under Byen live track was recorded at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland, on January 8, 2004, by Danish national radio DR P3. 'århus:nu' is a book (in Danish) and a cd which serves as a portrait of the Aarhus musicscene in 2004. Several Under Byen collaborators, remixers and side projects are also on the cd: Singvogel, Strumm, Antophones, I Am Bones, Larsen & Furious Jane, Sofus Forsberg and Wäldchengarten.
The book is 110 pages and includes an interview with Under Byen. Read more at www.aarhus-nu.dk (in Danish).

Download a 6 minute mp3 with snippets from all the tracks from the album here ('save target as'). Anyone interested in purchasing a copy can contact the webmaster of this fansite.

 

Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #7 (album) 2004

1. Under Byen: Det er mig der holder træerne sammen
2. Trespassers William: Lie in The Sound
3. Tamara Williamson: Counting Sheep
4. Lætitia Sheriff: Roses
5. Shannon Wright: Intro/With Closed Eyes
6. France Cartigny: Les oiseaux les ours
7. Kaito: Try Me Out
8. The Laundrettes: Let's Go
9. Prototypes: Décider
10. Nouvelle Vague: Guns of Brixton
11. Holly Golightly: Walk a Mile
12. Feist: When I Was a Young Girl
13. Aroah: The Lonely Drunk
14. Regina Spektor: Carbon Minoxide
15. Helena Noguerra: Je t'aime salaud
16. OMR: The Way We Have Chosen

61 minutes.

 

Notes: Promotional compilation made for the festival Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #7 in April of 2004 in Paris, France.

 

På danske læber - 16 Leonard Cohen-sange i danske fortolkninger (album) 2004

1. Steffen Brandt & Tina Dickow: Halleluja (Hallelujah)
2. Claus Hempler: Alle Ved Besked (Everybody Knows)
3. Jens Unmack: Minder (Memories)
4. Aud Wilken: Her Og Nu (Here It Is)
5. Allan Jensen: For Skønheds Skyld (Came So Far For Beauty)
6. Niels Skousen: Miraklet (Waiting For The Miracle)
7. Thomas Troelsen: Susan (Suzanne)
8. Swan Lee: Din Gamle Blå Frakke (Famous Blue Raincoat)
9. Povl Dissing: Fugl På En Snor (Bird On A Wire)
10. Lise Westzynthius & Maria Friis: Ved Den Mørke Flod (By The Rivers Dark)
11. Allan Olsen: Alexandra Tabt (Alexandra Leaving)
12. Olesen-Olesen: Hvem I Ilden (Who By Fire)
13. Camilla Munck & Martin Ryum: Du Ved Hvem Jeg Er (You Know Who I Am)
14. Under Byen: Jeg Er Din Mand (I'm Your Man)
15. Nikolaj Nørlund: Pergament Hotel (Paper Thin Hotel)
16. Ulla Henningsen: Lukketid (Closing Time)

70 minutes.
Released by Auditorium on June 21, 2004.

 

Notes: The title translates as "On Danish Lips - 16 Danish interpretations of Leonard Cohen songs". This cd also contains a song by Povl Dissing - one of whose songs Under Byen have made a cover of live on several occasions, "Hvor er man henne?". Steffen Brandt is also on the cd - the leadsinger of TV-2 who signed Under Byen as the first act to their then newly founded label Pladeselskabet Have A Cigar in 1999.
Many of the singers on the cd have been or are performing with bands: Jens Unmack with Loveshop, Claus Hempler with Fielfraz, Thomas Troelsen with Superheroes, Lise Westzynthius with Luksus, Maria Friis with Tys Tys, Camilla Munck with Wynona and Nikolaj Nørlund with Rhonda Harris and Trains, Boats And Planes.
This releases has its own website: www.paadanskelaeber.dk.

 

Les Inrocktibles - Juillet/Août 2004 (double album) 2004

CD 1: In
1. TV On The Radio: Ambulance
2. The Libertines: Music When The Lights Go Out
3. Piers Faccini: Dream After Dream
4. PJ Harvey: Shame
5. Aberfeldy: Slow Me Down
6. Nouvelle Vague: Guns Of Brixton
7. Under Byen: Det Er Mig Der Holder Træerne Sammen
8. Jean-Louis Murat: Elle Était Venue De Californie
9. Jean Francois Coen: Calamity Jane
10. Paul James Berry: Mary Blue
11. Tuxedomoon: Baron Brown
12. The Cure: Lost
13. Gisli: How About That?
14. The Belles: Estranged
15. Mansfield.TYA: Mon Amoureuse
16. Elledge: Fingertip Moments

CD 2: Out
1. Chromeo: Me & My Man (Whitey vs. Chromeo)
2. Radio 4: Party Crashers (Radio Edit)
3. Clinic: The Magician
4. Dogs Die In Hot Cars: Pastimes And Lifestyles
5. Bertrand Betsch: Pas De Bras, Pas De Chocola
6. Ben Harper: Wicked Man
7. Angie Stone: I Wanna Thank You (Radio Edit w/o Snoop Dogg)
8. Two Culture Clash: Na Na Na
9. !!!: Pardon My Freedom
10. The Roots: Don't Say Nuthin'
11. The Hidden Cameras: I Want Another Enema
12. The International Noise Conspiracy: Black Mask
13. Bloc Party: Banquet
14. Superdiscount: Fast Track (Version Edit)
15. 1=0: Atcha (Busy P Maximal Madness Mix)
16. L'Inconscient: La France Tu T'en Bats (Dimitri Tikovoï Remix)

Released by Les Inrocktibles on July 14, 2004

 

Notes: French compilation.

 

On My Radio 2 (album) 2005

1. Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright: Something To Live For
2. Nouvelle Vague: Making Plans For Nigel
3. Munk & James Murphy: Kick Out The Chairs
4. OMR: The Door (Prefuse 73 Remix)
5. Tim Paris: One Man's Monument Is Another Man's Grave (featuring Mike Ladd)
6. Piano Magic: Saint-Marie
7. Elefant: Now That I Miss Her
8. Dennis Walks: What Goes Up
9. Bikini Machine: Strong And Ready
10. Under Byen: Lenin
11. Earthling: Saturated (Kid Loco Killed And Dead Man Mix) (featuring Ray Manzarek)
12. Doctorolive: The End Of The Beginning
13. Président Chirac: Defcon
14. Artaud: Element 12"
15. Gotan Project: La Cruz Del Sur
16. Dimitri From Paris: Merumo (featuring Maki Nomiya)

Bonus DVD:
1. OMR: The Way We Have Chosen
2. Trash Palace: Metric System (featuring Brian Molko)
3. Bang Gang: Stop In The Name Of Love
4. Château Flight: Les Antipodes (featuring Bertrand Burgalat)
5. Octet: Hey Bonus
6. Bikini Machine: Monkey Bum Bum Boogi
7. Yé-Yé: Eurostar
8. Joakim: Fantômes
9. I Monster: Who Is She?

Released on January 31, 2005.

 

Notes: French compilation.

 

Spex #49 (album) 2005

1. Rufus Wrainwright: Gay Messiah
2. Don Nino: A Thousand Lights
3. Tarwater: Across The Dial
4. JaKönigJa: Diese Schmerzen musst du teilen
5. Die Welttraumforscher: Deine allerschönsten Dinge
6. The Broken Family Band: Living In Sin
7. The Buff Medways: A Distant Figure Of Jon
8. The Kills: No Wow
9. Fever: The Slow Club
10. Moving Units: Between Us & Them
11. Stereo Total: Ich bin nackt
12. The Boy Group: Mathematicalli
13. 13 & God: Men Of Station
14. Under Byen: Det er mig der holder trærne sammen

Released by the magazine Spex #49 in March of 2005.

 

Notes: Compilation made for issue 49 (March 2005) of the German magazine Spex.

 

Fine Fine Music (album) 2006

1. Hospital Bombers: Theme
2. Spinvis: Dag 1
3. Alamo Race Track: Kiss Me Bar
4. Do-The-Undo: My Girl Don't Mind
5. El Pino And The Volunteers: On The Radio
6. Gem: High Low
7. Ghost Trucker: Love In Space
8. Green Hornet: Wave Score
9. Bauer: Bouillabaise Of Brilliance
10. Johan: What's Another Year
11. Solo: Sole Creation
12. Merry Pierce: The Town Where I Used To Live
13. Moss: Winter In Finland
14. Under Byen: Pilot

Released by Excelsior Recordings in 2006.

 

Notes: Compilation made Under Byen's Dutch label Excelsior Recordings.

 

Soundvenue #05 (album) 2006

1. Epo-555: Pizza Tintin
2. Campsite: Lines Intact
3. Electric President: Ten Thousand Lines
4. Sci-Fi Skåne: Vi kommer försent till bluesen
5. Dub Tractor: I Forgot
6. Team LG: On Fire
7. The Knife: Silent Shout
8. Under Byen: Af samme stof som stof
9. Two Gallants: Las Cruces Jail
10. Mazarin: Another One Goes By
11. The Concretes: Sunbeams
12. Tiger Baby: Strangelove
13. Jel w/ Steffi Bohm & Harvey Salters: All Around
14. Merz: Dangerous Heady Love Scheme
15. Belle & Sebastian: Funny Little Frog
16. I Got You On Tape: Doctor Watching
17. Le Sport: Tell No One About Tonight
18. Tiga: You Gonna Want Me

Released with the magazine Soundvenue #5 on February 22, 2006.

 

Notes: Compilation made for issue 5 (February 22, 2006) of the Danish music magazine Soundvenue.

 

Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #9 (album) 2006

1. Anna Ternheim: Better Be
2. Brisa Roché: Billionaire
3. Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan: The False Husband
4. Under Byen: Af Samme Stof Som Stof
5. Mi And L'Au: They Marry
6. Vashti Bunyan: Lately
7. Saint Etienne: Side Streets
8. The Organ: Steven Smith
9. Be Your Own Pet: Adventure
10. Mona Soyoc: Warrior Lord Of The Wind (Demo Version)
11. Pravda: What Did You Expect (Demo Version)
12. Elli Medeiros: Soulève-Moi
13. Fatale: We Are Jalouse
14. Soldout; I Can't Wait
15. Sarah Slean: Lucky Me
16. Mad River: Down By The River (Demo Version)
17. Vale Poher: Mass For This Mess
18. Milkymee: Sleezy Bar
19. Wendy McNeill: Such A Common Bird
20. Diving With Andy: Andrew
21. Ginger Ale; Un Eté Dans La Forêt

Released by Les Femmes S'en Mêlent in February 2006

 

Notes: Promotional compilation made for the French festival Les Femmes S'en Mêlent #9.

 

Morningside Records Sampler (album) 2006

1. I Am Bones: The Ostrich Approach
2. Larsen & Furious Jane: Art Director
3. Figurines: Ambush
4. My Friend George: A Man Of Happy Solutions
5. Oh No Ono: Keeping Warm In Cold Country
6. Oceano Da Cruz: Beehives Mighty Vicious
7. Delicia Mini: Pull The Trees Down
8. The Morningside: Just About Ready For Bed
9. Ghost Voo: Leaps From The Water
10. Jomi Massage: What To Pass On / What To Keep
11. Strumm: ...At Your Feet
12. Speaker Bite Me: Crackwhore (Live)
13. Under Byen: Den her sang handler om at få det bedste ud af det
14. Thunderbear: Bonde?

Released early June, 2006.

 

Notes: Released on the occasion of Morningside Records' five year anniversary in 2006. A thorough run-down of the music that has come from the label since it's very first steps.

 

Beneath The Surface Volume 3 - a Bella Union Sampler (album) 2007

1. My Latest Novel: Sister Sneaker Sister Soul
2. Howling Bells: The City's Burning
3. Explosions In The Sky: Welcome, Ghosts
4. The Dears: Above A Lake Of Fire
5. Robert Gomez: Closer Still
6. Stephanie Dosen: Like A Dream
7. Midlake: Bandits
8. Fionn Regan: Put A Penny In The Slot
9. The Kissaway Trail: Eloquence And Elixir
10. Dustin O'Halloran: Opus 28
11. Dirty Three: Everything's Fucked
12. Stephanie Dosen & Robert Gomez: Death And The Maiden
13. Under Byen: Den her sang handler om at få det bedste ud af det

Released by Bella Union on February 12, 2007.

 

Notes: British compilation from the label Bella Union run by former Cocteau Twins-member Robin Guthrie.

 

Live at KEXP Volume Three (album) 2007

CD tracklist:
1. The Long Winters: Pushover
2. The Shins: Australia
3. Frank Black: (Do What You Want) Gyaneshwar
4. Ghostland Observatory: Move With Your Lover
5. Lady Sovereign: Public Warning
6. The Beat: Hands Off She's Mine
7. Grizzly Bear: Knife
8. Cloud Cult: Mr Tambourine Man
9. Beirut: Elephant Gun
10. Under Byen: Den her sang handler om at få det bedste ud af det
11. The Black Angels: The Prodigal Sun
12. Gossip: Yr Mangled Heart
13. The Shackeltons: Your Movement
14. Peter Bjorn And John: Young Folks
15. Hot Chip: And I Was A Boy From School
16. Fujiya & Miyagi: Collarbone
17. Billy Bragg: Waiting For The Great Leap Forward

Released by KEXP on August 21, 2007 as both cd and double LP. The running order of the tracks on the LP differs from the cd (Under Byen are the last track on side 4).

 

Notes: Compilation by US Seattle-based radio station KEXP with exclusive live recordings done at in-studio shows and broadcast from venues. The release is the third from KEXP and is done to raise money for the station.

 

Zona de Obras - SPOT on Denmark (album) 2008

1. Veto: Built To Fail
2. Dúné: 80 Years
3. Alphabeat: Fascination
4. Tina Dico: Sacre Coeur
5. Murder: When The Bees Are Sleeping
6. Figurines: Hey Girl
7. Efterklang: Caravan
8. Oh No Ono: Keeping Warm In Cold Country
9. Private: My Secret Lover
10. Marybell Katastrofy: Hidden Agenda
11. Spleen United: Suburbia
12. Trentemøller: Miss You
13. Kissaway Trail: Smother + Evil = Hurt
14. Teitur: Catherine The Waitress
15. Aura: Song For Sophie
16. Under Byen: Af Samme Stof Som Stof
17. As In Rebekkamaria: She Lion
18. The Fashion: Solo Impala
19. The Raveonettes: Aly, Walk With Me
20. Volbeat: Maybellene I Hofteholder

Released with the magazine Zona de Obras #53 in November 2008.

 

Notes: Spanish cultural magazine Zona de Obras devoted 86 of 200 pages to a special report about Denmark in its 53th issue. Included was a 20-track cd put together by The Danish Rock Council (ROSA). Under Byen was featured on the cd alongside other Danish artists.

 

OTHER

Live songs not released

Please note that the information below is only based on my own knowledge and might be wrong in places. I haven't attended all Under Byen shows so I can't now for sure.

Under Byen
[Below The City]

 

Early song mentioned in various interviews and the source of the band's name. Seems to be pre-"Puma EP" or at least pre-"Kyst". No record of it having being played live, but of course it might have been the case at the earliest shows.

Blomstermund
[Flower Mouth]

  Early song mentioned in October 1998 interview. Seems to be pre-"Puma EP" or at least pre-"Kyst". No record of it having being played live, but of course it might have been the case at the earliest shows.

Delfin
[Dolphin]

  Early song mentioned in October 1998 interview. Seems to be pre-"Puma EP" or at least pre-"Kyst". No record of it having being played live, but of course it might have been the case at the earliest shows.

Dagen
[The Day]

  Early song mentioned in October 1998 interview (not 100% certain). Seems to be pre-"Puma EP" or at least pre-"Kyst". No record of it having being played live, but of course it might have been the case at the earliest shows.

Super
[Super]

  Played at early shows before the release of "Kyst" and on the following tour.

Skybrud
[Cloudburst]

  Played at early shows before the release of "Kyst". Also at Train in 1999 where it was recorded by Danish national radio.

I en drøm om vilde heste
[I A Dream About Wild Horses]

  Played at Train in 1999 and recorded by Danish national radio. Maybe not played since.

Englene Sitrer / Gå Ind I Lyset
[The Angels Are Jittering / Walk Into The Light]

 

Played at Kulturnat '99 in the Town Hall park in Aarhus on May 28, 1999. Two ten-minute pieces composed especially for this event. Parts of them later became "Gå ind i lyset" and "Syng hvide nat" on "Kyst" and "Slå sorte hjerte" on "Samme stof som stof".

Feber
[Fever]

 

 

Song premiered in December 2004 at Voxhall in Aarhus.

Coversongs played live

Hvor er man henne?

Originally featured on the lp "Sukkerhjerte Hjertesuk" from 1971 by Danish troubadour Povl Dissing. Lyrics are by Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen (and cover art by Ib Spang Olsen).
"Sukkerhjerte Hjertesuk" is a Danish word pun which translates to "Sugarheart Heartsigh". This old hippie-like children's record is one of Henriette's favourites from her childhood, she said in an interview. Hence this was their very first cover song.

 

 


Larger scan of the cover

 

Kalundborgbåden

Originally featured on the album "Nærmest Lykkelig" from 1988 by rockband TV-2 - who formed the record label 'Pladeselskabet Have A Cigar' which released Under Byen's first album in 1999. The song was played as a surprise homage at the small "Kyst" launch party by an Under Byen band consisting of just half the members. It later found its way into the band's live set on some occasions.

 

 

 

Sleeping My Day Away

Originally featured on the album "No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims" from 1989 by rockband D:A:D (a.k.a. Disneyland After Dark). The premiere of this cover song at Vega in Copenhagen in 2003 was introduced as being a song with "international hit potential" that Under Byen had learned in order to be ready for their "international possibly intergalactic career abroad". A touch of irony, so the cover might be a bit of a "spoof". They played it again at the Spot 09 Festival opening ceremony. The original song is one of the biggest hits in Denmark from the 1980s and is a kind of "evergreen" today.

 

 

 

Totmacher

A German traditional that dates back to the first part of the 20th century. Under Byen recorded it for the play "Totmacher" which was put on stage by Von Baden at Entréscenen in Aarhus in November 2003 where it was played (pre-recorded) as intro and intermission music. The band later premiered it live in October 2003 at Malersaal in Hamburg, Germany. It was later played at Voxhall the following December and the German shows on the European tour of spring 2004.
The "Totmacher" play is German and was made into the film "Deathmaker" in 1995 . You can read more about it at the Internet Movie Database.


The German "Totmacher" movie.

 

 


The Danish poster for the play.

 

 

VIDEO

Kyst (music video) 1999

Made around the release of Kyst, but never used or shown anywhere. Maybe because at the time there was no music program on Danish television to show music videos on.

Features the band on the flat beaches of Western Jutland.

 

 

 

2 Ryk Og En Aflevering / 2 Moves And A Pass / Kick'n'Rush (motion picture dvd) 2004

Movie by Aarhus director Aage Rais to which Under Byen made the original soundtrack recordings. Most of the music made was released on cd, but small bits of it are only in the movie.
Click here to see the movie's 'music cue sheet'.

The dvd includes bonus material (interviews with the director, deleted scenes etc.).

 


Larger scans of the front and back of the cover

 

Plantage (music video) 2004

Animated online music video by Jakub Dvorský of Amanita Design (also known for the webgame "Samorost"). Premiered online in November of 2004.

Features a nocturnal and magical forest with odd birds and creatures. Very much in the visual style of the "Samorost" game.

View the video here (playable by using 'Flash Player').

 

 

 

På Danske Læber Live (live dvd) 2004

1. Tower Of Song
2. Steffen Brandt & Tina Dickow: Halleluja (Hallelujah)
3. Claus Hempler: Alle ved besked (Everybody Knows)
4. Jens Unmack: Minder (Memories)
5. Aud Wilken: Her og nu (Here It Is)
6. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
7. Allan Jensen: For skønheds skyld (Came So Far For Beauty)
8. Niels Skousen: Miraklet (Waiting For The Miracle)
9. Anders Dohn: Der er Krig (There Is A War)
10. Nanna Lüders: Din gamle blå frakke (Famous Blue Raincoat)
11. Povl Dissing: Fugl på en snor (Bird On A Wire)
12. Lise Westzynthius & Maria Friis: Ved den mørke flod (By The River Dark)
13. Allan Olsen: Alexandra tabt (Alexandra Leaving)
14. Olesen-Olesen: Hvem i ilden (Who By Fire)
15. Camilla Munck & Martin Ryum: Du ved hvem jeg er (You Know Who I Am)
16. Under Byen: Jeg er din mand (I'm Your Man)
17. Nikolaj Nørlund: Pergament Hotel (Paper Thin Hotel)
18. Ulla Henningsen: Lukketid (Closing Time)

Commercially available dvd-release featuring one live track by Under Byen.

 

 

 

Mission (music video) 2005

Produced by director Rie Hougaard, but apparently never used.

 

 

NO PICTURE YET

Af samme stof som stof (music video) 2006

Directed by Jimi Holstebro.

Premiered on Danish national television on March 30, 2006.

 

 

 



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