Today composer and Grammy-nominated songwriter, MICHAEL PETER OLSEN released “Terms Of Desertion,” the second single from his upcoming album Narrative Of A Nervous System. The song is a masterful exploration of the complex emotions surrounding the end of a relationship. Using only electric cello sounds, Olsen creates a soundscape that is both cheerful and melancholic, with swelling chords and bittersweet melodies that perfectly capture the vacillating feelings of reminiscence and loss. The song comes with a dreamy visualizer of collaged footage made by Olsen himself.

Narrative Of A Nervous System, out October 27th, 2023 via Hand Drawn Dracula, is the follow-up to Michael Peter Olsen’s electric cello-based full-length Yearning Flow, described as “evocative, experimental, and emotional” by American Songwriter. On his upcoming album, Olsen continues to stretch the limits of the electric cello, subverting expectations of what the instrument can be. The new album features guest perfromnces by Owen Pallett, Màiri Chaimbeul, alaska B, and Zoon, and is pressed on a limited deluxe edition 180g blood red in clear vinyl with satin finish gatefold jacket.


9/08 Bergen, Norway – BergenKjott
9/09 Knarvik, Norway – Nattkafe i Knarvik
9/10-17 Stockholm, Sweden – EMS Residency
9/12 Stockholm, Sweden – Larry’s Corner *
9/21 Ry, Denmark – Gnisten *
9/22 Copenhagen, Denmark – Thorvaldsends Museum *
9/24 Aarhus, Denmark – Turkis *
9/29 Montreal, CA – POP Montreal / La Sottorenea
* w/ Troels Abrahamsen

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