“When it comes to memories of that iconic type, memories that are burned into you, I have maybe ten or so from my childhood. I’m a bad rememberer of situations. I forget almost everything as soon as it happens. But when it comes to landscapes and rooms, it’s different. I think I remember every single room that I have been in from the age of seven. What I did was to place myself in those rooms, and when I started to write about them it was like unlocking a thousand small doors, all leading further into childhood. It’s all there, you know, inside us, it’s just a matter of finding the way.”
-Karl Ove Knausgaard
I guess as a teenager, you never think your own story is very interesting, so you’re always looking far, far from yourself for influences and inspiration. It is kind of funny that quite a big deal has been made out of how I kind of traveled and discovered music. And it is true to an extent, it was the first place I saw certain types of brass bands and folk music around the world.
But the truth is, the sounds, the kind of wanderlust of the sounds comes more from me being a heavy daydreamer than it comes from actual, physical travel. At least I think so.”