Fifty minutes of new music composed and recorded over twelve month period.It’s been one of the most enjoyable records to make in my life, if not the most fun ever. Or at least the happiest I’ve ever been making a record. This might seem a bit contradictory, since the theme of the album circles around obituaries and last words before death. The titles are quotes and fragments from different farewell utterances. Things that people (apparently) said when they were about to die. There is a mysterious aim over the final words of the dying. What does these last words reveal about life, death and consciousness? These words give a glimpse into the individual’s overall feelings and experiences. The album is set to be released in May 2018.
In addition to writing his scores, he also performs many of the instruments heard in many of his compositions. Kaada is known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world and for having made a bunch of non-ordinary instruments himself.
Norwegian composer John Kaada and Mike Patton have partnered for Bacteria Cult, the pair’s first Kaada/Patton release since 2007’s Kaada/Patton Live DVD and the first album from the musicians since 2004’s Romances. “Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” said Patton of resuming work Kaada. “His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’” “We wanted to try new things,” explains Kaada. “Fully utilizing new technologies, combined with a large orchestra, while putting more attention towards melody and structure.” The eight-song, orchestral collection exudes the music Ipecac has become well known for: eclectic, experimental and cinematic. Similar in feel to Fantômas’ Director’s Cut, as Kaada describes it, Bacteria Cult“dwells in the twilight zone where spooky and seductive meet.”
Here are some new videos and highlights from the last years in filmbiz. Enjoy and please feel free to get in touch. The videos are unlisted and for promotional purposes.
From the film “Brothers”
Titletrack from the TV-series ZombieLars
From the TV-series “Norwegian Cozy”
From the film : 1001 grams
From the film “Sunshine Superman”
From the film “La liste de mes envies”
From the film “Most people live in China”
From the Tv- series “The Nile Quest”
From the film “Home for Christmas”
From the tv-series “Life on the line”
From the tv-series “Arkitektens Hjem”
From the comedy “Flicker”
From the film “Diving into the unknown”
“Across the Hardanger Mountain Plateau” From the film O’Horten
From the animated shortfilm : The Worlds Middlest Fish