Christabelle Sandoo (also known under the artist name Solale), is best known for her critically acclaimed collaborations with space-disco extraordinaire Hans-Petter Lindstrøm. The results of this musical alliance were the 12” ‘Music (In My Mind)’ in 2003, and the 2010 album ‘Real Life Is No Cool’ (Smalltown Supersound). The latter release introduced Christabelle to an international audience, receiving widespread praise and was crowned with a Spellemann prize for Best Electronica Album the same year.
Described by Lindstrøm as a collaboration sparked by a kind of "structured chaos," Christabelle improvised lyrics during their jam sessions. Lindstrøm then edited and reshaped the results, stitching them into slightly more formal songs in the studio. If it's facile to analogize Christabelle as the Donna Summer to Lindstrøm's Giorgio Moroder, the comparison at least approximates the affinity achieved between them on record.
Christabelle, whose full name is Christabelle Silje Isabelle Birgitta Sandoo, was born in 1981 to a Norwegian vocalist mother and a music teaching father from Mauritius (an island in the Indian ocean) in Oslo, Norway. Her brother, making the rounds as a drummer was the link between her and Lindstrøm.
“All my life I have been surrounded by music, musicians, and instruments, so it was kind of obvious that I would also make music”. She started working with some of the best producers in Norway, but felt she was getting off on the wrong foot as she soon rebelled against their slick sound and attitude. As she puts it, “There was simply no room for going crazy and having fun, and I didn’t want to sell my nomad soul”. Her vocal technique has been likened to the seductiveness of the aforementioned disco queen and the attitude of Mark E. Smith during his Mouse On Mars collab Von Südenfed.
After touring ‘Real Life is No Cool’, which included shows at Øya, Roskilde, Benicassim (Spain), BLOC (UK), Bestival (UK) + + +, Christabelle has been working on new material for her debut solo album due for release in February 2013, together with some of Europe’s most exciting young producers. She’s also been developing her talents as a video artist, the results of which will be premiered at Numusic 2012 along with all brand new tracks from her up-coming album.
She performs Saturday 29th in Machine Room. Buy Tickets Here
Numusic is taking a bow.
Our 15th year celebrated in style !
Exchange tickets for wristbands at Scandic!
Also this year Lupo's graces Numusic with visuals
Free sound safari in Stavanger centrum
Numusic presents in collaboration with Roland, 4Sound and Metropolis
The story behind Todd Terje's Inspector Norse
Numusic samarbeider også i år med Amnesty
Great offer from Scandic hotel to Numusic's guests
This year Numusic is partnering up with Ipark Nutek.
DJ JAZZFACE / DJ MARTYN REED
VJ LUPO / DJ ULTIMO IMPERIO
Thanks for a great night!
Dj Hawaii Guy at FALD 19th of April
19 APRIL, TOU SCENE MASKINHALLEN. KL2200-0330
Etter tre utsolgte Fuck Art, Let's Dance er Numusic og Nuart klar for nok et utsolgt show!
Check out pics from this years Numusic Festival!
Praktisk og nyttig informasjon for gjester av Numusic 2013!
Aktive Beatpop slapp i dag ny video!
Brilliance arrangerer label night i Grottene etter Mari Boine!
Erik Sæter Jørgensen's work graces this years profile. Stavanger as we rarely see it.
Da er vi i gang med artistsslippene for fullt!
Numusic er stolt over å presentere John Grant til årets Numusic!
Sandra Kolstad (NO) og Hypertext (NO) til Numusic 2013!
World premiere at this years Numusic
Info regarding Numusic 2013!
Another sold out FALD-event is now over. Check out highlights here!
Check out our new video for Fuck Art, Let's Dance pt. 3, made by VJ Lupo!
One of Numusic's favourites Ólafur Arnalds released a new album this monday.
Another great FALD-event was going down in the new concerthouse of Stavanger last weekend.
Tonight is the night. Fuck Art Let's Dance has a part 2.
Thanks for a great night at Tou Scene the 29th of December! Here's some highlights.
The second follow-up since Fuck Art, Let's Dance first started. Join this third legendary party!
Numusic and Nuart join forces for a pre-apocalypse party on Dec 29th at Tou Scene
One of this years local acts at Numusic, Beatpop, release their brand new EP today!
Video footage from Wire magazine in 2005.
Here are photos from the closing event for Stavanger Konserthus' opening week activities
The Quietus' Angus Finlayson takes us through a detailed tour of Stavanger, Numusic and the local cultural politics.
Here is the full interview of the Nite Sprite feature from our festival paper.
Join us for a night of blissed out disco and the launch of the numusic program on Saturday 22nd Sept at Stavanger Konserthus spectacular Mezzanine sky bar. kl2200-0130. FREE ENTRY !!!
Norwegian artist Hanne Kolstø releases her second solo album Flash Black.
Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth and Body/Head will be guesting a Q&A at byLarm 2013
Check out three great acts at Numusic performing Saturday 29th of September
Numusic has released the fourth in a series of teasers by Koala Klan.
Sprutbass just released a new EP today.
Come out to Stavanger Platemesse 29th of September during Numusic!
Start your weekend with an acoustic version of Within You by Gus Gus!
"They Know Your Name" by Mouse On Mars has received video treatment.
Lindstrøm has announced his second ablum for the year, Vineyard Hans - released 5th November.
Norway’s disco princess makes solo debut performance at Numusic 2012
Friday 28th September, German duo Mouse on Mars will be performing at Numusic 2012.
Here's another Numusic teaser by Koala Klan
We welcome Casiokids to Numusic yet again. Read this exclusive Numusic-interview with them
Numusic adds two outstanding Norwegian acts
Numusic got together with Anders Gjerde, curator for the Stavanger avant-garde music scene Café Humbug to talk about the café and his involvement with this years Numusic.
Thursday 27th Cafe Humbug is programming Scene 2
Hans-Petter Lindstrøm has released a new single mixed by Todd Terje.
Read about the history of Tou Scene, Numusic 2012's main venue.
Watch The Field Live performing "Over The Ice" at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012.
Good reviews for Taragana Pyjarama's recently released Tipped Bowls.
Check the second in a series of excellent Numusic promo's with motion graphics by Koala Klan, and images by Erik Sæter Jørgensen, music by Quad - Exploration
Numusic would like to introduce you to The Quietus, if you haven't already met.
Two sound installations will be on display at Numusic by Scenocosme.
Check out the excellent Numusic promo with motion graphics by Koala Klan, Music by Nite Sprite and images by Erik Sæter Jørgensen.
We're absolutely honoured to be able to announce that this years opening act with be Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds. Ólafur will be performing at Stavanger Domkirken 26th Sept.
Early bird tickets on sale now, save millions by purchasing before Aug 1st.