This one is personal. Jørgen is one of my best friends in life. He has cancer of the worst kind possible. We were childhood friends and he taught me a lot about music and how to listen to it properly. He has a wonderful sense of humour that is impossible to explain. We spent some years apart as I travelled overseas and worked outside of Norway. One day we met at the local pub and I asked him to join me for a concert in Riga. He thought about it for about 20 seconds and said "yeah! ofcourse!". This really sums up how Jørgen is as a person. The word "no" is not in his vocabulary. Without a doubt, he is one of the most kind and understanding people I have ever met. I am proud, happy and very secure when I say that Selected Works : Volume 4 is dedicated with all my heart to Jørgen.
Feb 27, 2010: I am sad to let you all know that Jørgen passed away on the 24th of february. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. As for all of you who supported Jørgen and myself by purchasing his album - thank you! I promise to find a way we can channel this money to a greater good.
The first track on this compilation is not composed, arranged nor sequenced by myself. It is 100% made by a friend of mine who recently got into chillout music. His name is Kristian Linna. And mark my words - you want to keep tabs on what he is up to. I chose to include this track because I absolutely adore it - and I am quite sure Jørgen and all of you out there will as well! Check his site here: luun-music.com