Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Miniatures by Alog, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

This duo continues to widen its horizons and grow at a healthy rate. Miniatures is their third opus and, while offering new aspects to the ear, remains as intelligent and quirky as their previous two CDs. And there is hardly anything miniaturistic about it. The album is bookended by two extended pieces, "Severe Punishment and Lasting Bliss" (ten minutes) and "Building Instruments" (13 minutes), both featuring guest Nicholas H. Møllerhaug on cello and vocals. The opener has a gritty Fennesz-esque texture and a mean noise guitar over pastoral landscapes, its melodic contents evolving slowly. The closer takes the shape of an acoustic and (seemingly) unprocessed jam session. It is quite a bit amateurish-sounding, but there is also a funny side to it (someone desperately trying to play a trombone or euphonium toward the ten-minute mark, for instance), especially if you factor in the title of the track. Between these two poles seven shorter pieces (between three- and seven-minutes in duration) are sandwiched. Some explore new deconstructivist avenues ("Change Position") reminiscent of the Thomas Strønen/Stale Storløkken CD released by Rune Grammofon a few months before this one, while others combine the childlike approach of Pascal Comelade and experimental electronica humor ("Steady Jogging of the Heart," "The Youth of Mysterious Conversations," "Buffalo Demon"). Alog's unusual instrumentation is again at the heart of their unique sound: vibes, harmonium and various toys join the array of acoustic and electric guitars and electronic treatments. Miniatures may not be as successful as Duck-Rabbit in terms of artistic form and repeated listens, but it remains an honest effort from an ever-puzzling outfit. ~ François Couture, Rovi


Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Under the Alog moniker, Dag-Are Haugan (b. 1970, Tromsø, Norway) and Epsen Sommer Eide (b. 1972, Oslo, Norway) create a strange hybrid of music that merges home studio recordings, analogue instruments, laptop technology, and extensive and meticulous post-processing. Haugan and Eide apparently came up with their Alog project name after they decided to rip-off the BASF logo for their sleeve artwork and so needed a four-letter name. They admit, in hindsight, it may have been inspired by the word analog....
Full Bio
Miniatures, Alog
View in iTunes
  • $21.99
  • Genres: Electronic, Music
  • Released: 17 March 2005

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.