Sondre Veland

Major Parkinson

Sondre Veland

About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2020

Nationality
Norway

Main Affiliations
Major Parkinson
Wardruna
Ossicles
Dobbeltgjenger

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„I’m entering another dimension when playing my Paiste cymbals. I have never experienced such beautiful musicality from any other cymbals. Thank you, Paiste!“

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Biography

Sondre Veland is a jazz-educated musician from the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway. He plays a large variety of styles, but will mainly call himself an experimental rock/pop/prog all kind of stuff-drummer. Veland started to play the drums at the age of 9. Growing up on an Island in the middle of nowhere made the perfect spot for a young kid to evolve in the world of drums. Luckily for Veland, his father had a vintage Pearl Maxwin with some Paiste Rude cymbals in an old Caravan. One day his father sat up the drums in a wooden shed, showed Sondre a basic 4/4 funky drum beat, he then gave the sticks to Sondre, and well; his father never got the sticks or his drums back. At the age of 14, he won a music award for his drumming. It was from that moment that he really knew that he was going all in with music and drumming. Since then, Sondre has been performing all over the world with different projects. His band Major Parkinson and their latest release «Blackbox» received and average of 93,8/100 on over 80 international reviews and it received more than fifteen top 10-best album placements internationally. Major Parkinson is currently working on their next album. His bands Dobbeltgjenger and Ossicles will release their exciting new third albums in spring 2021. Veland is also an independent drummer, performing with bands such as Wardruna, Lindy-Fay Hella, Line Dybedal and many more.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.

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    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

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