Saturday, February 17, 2018

Nature Girl by Cryoshell. A cover version with a twist

Nature Girl cover illustration. The "Carrying A Tree" truck at a hightech well in a distant near future desert
Back in 1947 songwriter and poet Eden Ahbez composed this strange and mesmerising song. It has a the calmness of a lullaby and the melancholy of a ballad and it holds a banal but powerfull sentence that captures the core of human existence “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return”.
Here in the early 21th century the human civilisation is at a crucial point in time where we have the knowledge and technology to shape our future and make life on earth better for all. But at the same time the danger of not thinking ahead and go for short-term solutions and selfish greed is more present than ever. We have to take the concept of love and compassion and build it into every piece of technology we create.The mix between epic themes, storytelling and big emotions have always been the trademark of Cryoshell and from the very beginning back in 2006 Cryoshell has found inspiration in the clash between nature and technology. The robot on the beach in the early Bionicle legend is a good example and a good beginning. We humans have invented thinking machines and a world wide web connecting it all, but what influence will we have on the future of these creations. The coming album “Next to Machines” is inspired by this epic point in time where we cross over to the age of thinking and conscious machines.Now the message of “Nature boy” and “Nature girl” gets extremely relevant and what we teach the machines will be the key to survival. Love might be the most amazing invention and most important human survival skill.
Link to Nature Girl on Spotify

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Classic Cryoshell like never before


Dear Cryoshell supporters, both the loyal fans from back in 2006 when the whole thing started and hopefully a growing number of new followers that will discover the band for the first time now.
We are extremely happy to finally start bringing out something new and this single is a very special song that has it's own history.
10 years ago "Gravity Hurts" was heard for the first time. Now a decade later "tension is rising" and this is the first time Christine has recorded the tune. The orchestration is a dream come true. To have a full Symphonic orchestra perform this tune truly shows off the filmic qualities of Cryoshell's music. A great collaboration between Budapest Art Orchestra, Mikkel Maltha and Peter Due arranging and Jacob Hansen mixing and off cause Christine on this demanding and emotional vocal.
We think this is the perfect way to kick off the next phase of Cryoshell. The sound of the band is evolving but the epic themes and big emotions are intact. You will soon hear more examples of what Cryoshell sound like in 2018 and both electronic and acoustic sounds will blend into the next album, "Next to Machines". The plan is to release a full album some time this spring and even issue a limited vinyl edition. Cryoshell merchandise is also on the drawing board and you will be the first to know when and how to get closer to the truth and to the band.
We are reissuing all the old Cryoshell material and this time on our own label. All material will be available on all digital platforms in the future. This is a new beginning and if you measure the warmup period we are more than ready for action. We are a independent company and all efforts are self financed so every download and play counts. Thanks for your support.
We can't wait to bring you the next single and hopefully it will launch within weeks. Something will also hit Youtube in a short while so as we have said many times "stay tuned"

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Your Grandchildren will be rebels - Rebel Nature Concept poster



It has been far to long time since the last update from Rig21 but we have been very busy and here is a small sneak peek into the liveaction concept phase that is on the drawing table right now.

Merry X-mas from the Rig and an epic rebellious new year

Monday, August 14, 2017

Deep forrest encounter. Rebel Nature future concept

After crossing the wide ocean, this small gardener robot moves inland and encounters a world of possibilities for new bio-tech connections. The dragonflies are the first to collaborate.
This is a Rebel Nature future concept sketch to explore what will happen when autonomous machines start roaming the earth.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dear BZPower, this one is for you and all your supporters and fans. "You'll take it from here"

I have always wanted to show my gratitude for all the years of passion, ideas, feedback and greatness that has filled the BZPower blog and community from the early days of the legend until today, and what better way than to do some creative work to show my appreciation.



This design is actually a suggestion for the BZPower, Mahri themed t-shirt competition that is currently running on the BZPower site.

This is an original tribute piece done exclusively for BZPower and the fans.

Exactly this point of the legend means a lot to me. The point where Matoro sweeps in, grabs the Mask of Life and takes the challenge and saves the day. The words are for all the fans who wear the t-shirt and keep the legend alive: “We’ll take it from here”. Especially at this point in time, the fans are the legend.

Here is a 2 color versions of the possible t-shirt



Friday, May 19, 2017

Rebel Nature fiction meets reality

In 2014 I drew this fictive picture of a hermit crab that has used an empty plastic container for shell

Today 2017 I saw the picture of crabs from Henderson Island making homes of plastic packs!!!


This is getting a bit to close to reality.

One of many hundreds of crabs that now make their homes out of plastic debris washed up on Henderson Island in the Pitcairn island group. This particular item is an Avon cosmetics jar. Photograph: Jennifer Lavers

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The INKredible Adventures of Drawboy. Ready For Summer!

Drawboy has found the coolest set of wheels to go cruising for sun and surf. The cute Bubble car from BMW and from a different century.
See it, draw it, own it (in your mind) Once you have drawn an object, location or person the shapes and details are yours to keep so the pencil is always in the suitcase, ready for new well designed beauties, shorelines and adventures.