Here you’ll find a collection of the most relevant KAADA releases, sessions and filmmusic related projects. You will find details of different projects Kaada has been involved in, embedded within this ever-growing section as well as the occasional personal perspective or stories that may be associated with it.
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Soundtrack to imaginary film
Mike Patton and fellow Ipecac resident Kaada’s collaboration
Cave diving movie
April 1st 2016
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.”
March 11 • 2016
Cloroform's music is full of contrast and can shift dramatically between extreme textures of delicacy and aggression. Strange cryptic messages can often be found dissolving in the sound picture slipping effortlessly into your sub conscious. The Keyboard is predominant throughout and is always guaranteed Pre-set Free, also utilised are a whole host of yesteryears analogue synths, from cheesy domestic organs to a double set of clavinets, to musical toys, samplers accordions and prepared piano. In fact anything to colour and shape Cloroform's world of sound. The music's lack of structural genres and effects will make you want to shout, laugh and cry simultaneously. From an all encompassing cinemagraphic sound to mellow ballads to turbo-high pressured energetic and frantic workouts. Whatever it is Cloroform promise an evoking spiritual musical stimulation. This new offering of intelligence and madness is even more of a divergence from their past and no doubt their most definitive and true piece of work.
These are some of the cues from the upcoming Finnish movie “Diving into the unknown”, which will be released as a soundtrack. The plot of the movie : After a terrible accident deep inside an underwater cave, the survivors are forced to risk their own lives to bring the bodies of their friends home.
“Journey into the Ground”
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.
SOLOALBUM ALBUM RELEASES :
2009 Junkyard Nostalgias
2006 Music for Moviebikers
2001 Thank you for giving me your valuable time
BAND ALBUM RELEASES
2016 Kaada / Patton – Bacteria Cult
2012 Kaada and the latebloomers in concert (DVD)
2007 Kaada / Patton – Live (DVD)
2004 Kaada / Patton – Romances
1998 – Cloroform- 6 albums
2016 – Diving into the unknown (music from the motion picture)
2014 – 1001gram (music from the motion picture)
2014 – La liste de mes envies (music from the motion picture)
2008 – O’Horten (music from the motion picture)
2007 – Natural Born Star (music from the motion picture)
Sound installations :
Bergen Bymuseum (info to come)
Moss By og industrimuseum
Stavanger – Numusic(info to come)
Norges Bank(info to come)
Selected Filmography :
Diving into the unknown(2015 – Finland)
Sunshine Superman (2015 – USA)
1001 Gram (2014 -Norway)
La liste de mes envies (2014 – France)
All Roads Lead (2013 – USA)
Koselig med peis (2011 Norway) tv-series
Mannen som elsket Yngve (2008 -Norway)
O’ Horten (2007 -Norway)
Hawaii, Oslo (2004 -Norway)
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