Review Fix Exclusive: Ohmwork’s Helge Nyrud Talks Origin And More

Review Fix chats with Helge Nyrud, bass player of Ohmwork, who discusses the band’s origin and goals for the rest of 2021.

Review Fix: How did the project start?

Helge Nyrud: We started in the spring of 2012. The guitar player/vocalist wanted to start a brand-new project with completely new people he hadn’t played with before (we are a very small town, so the music environment is very inbred…). He found a drummer and they met up for a coffee and a chat. Who am I fooling, they drank of course beer, haha… All they needed now was a bass player and my name came up for some reason. We met up for a rehearsal and here we are 9 years later…

Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?

Nyrud: Exchange ideas basically. Since this pestilence came about, we have been stuck in our flats, so we have just sent over ideas to each other ‘till the songs were there. Just a little adjustment and flickering and ‘hey presto’. So, we haven’t played the new material live in any form this time. That’s probably the biggest difference on this production.

Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written?

Nyrud: That’s a hard one… Got a few favourites over the years, but with a gun to my head would say ‘The Ballad of Elisa Lam’. I think it came about from watching a documentary of the murder (…or was it a murder…?), and the riffs we had in stock and needed to get out of the system.

Review Fix: What are your goals for 2021?

Nyrud: Do live shows. It’s been too long now. We really miss doing shows…

Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people?

Nyrud: To get exited (sexually or not) and inspired in one way or another.

Review Fix: What’s next?

Nyrud: Get the new album out (Pareidolia, August 27). Do gigs. Meanwhile we are currently writing new material. There are some new song ideas we want you guys to hear. More stuff to get out of the system.

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