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Otto Andreas Totland was born in Porsgrunn, Norway 26. April 1979. Totland's modern compositional elements are most widely recognized as half of the Norwegian duo Deaf Center, where his melancholic, intricate piano work provides haunting relief to the beds of noise and deep strings from Erik K Skodvin.
Solo album Pinô is an entirely different beast. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to call it a beast; it’s a dust mode, a snowflake, a shift in the wind. Though a highly personal endeavor, the recognizable continuation of Totland's compositions will appeal to fans of Deaf Center, and the cinematic and classical components of his solo work will hold sway for those familiar with Nils Frahm. Pinô was recorded and produced by Nils Frahm at his Durton Studio in Berlin (2012). Other side projects, Nest is the collaborative project of Otto Totland and Huw Roberts (Serein - Hidden Rivers). The two started working together after forging a friendship as former members of the Miasmah label.