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Here you’ll find a collection of the most relevant KAADA releases, sessions and filmmusic related projects.  You will find details of some different projects Kaada has been involved in, embedded within this ever-growing section as well as the occasional unique perspective or story that may be assciated with it.

John Erik Kaada (or “Kaada” as he’s often called) is a Norwegian filmcomposer. Also a prolific recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Kaada has also enjoyed a string of critically acclaimed solo albums, a high-profile collaboration with artist Mike Patton, and many records and world tours as a member of the alternative power-trio, Cloroform.

Kaada’s style is perhaps most easily defined by his unique sounds and penchant for eclectic instrumentation.

Kaada’s film music can be heard in over 40 feature films and his music has been featured on TV shows like Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Oprah, The Super Bowl, The Daily Show, 60 Minutes, and more.

News

 October 28, 2020 

New KAADA webpage!

Hello boys and girls, members of the congregation, representatives of the sub-committee and of course significant udders. Welcome to . Here we strive to better ourselves from now on with publishing the most interesting news known to man. That may sound intriguing if you're new in these parts but don't be fooled - I'm very…

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 October 5, 2018 

New York Music Daily

Kaada Delivers an Ominously Dynamic Halloween Soundtrack It’s hard to imagine of a better way to foreshadow Halloween month than Kaada’s Closing Statements, streaming at Bandcamp. It’s a lushly cinematic, all-instrumental, Lynchian concept album about death. The gallows humor of the song titles doesn’t often translate to the music, but the themes can be deliciously ominous. This…

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 September 22, 2018 

Closing Statements review – Pianist Magazine

Composer Kaada masterfully stuns with brand new album Review by Ellie Palmer Five Stars   Composer and pianist John Erik Kaada has been described as a key voice on Norway’s blossoming music scene. With a mass of successful film scores, music for commercials, and an entertaining dip into the world of jungle rhythms all wedged…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Smells like infinite sadness

Kaada ‘Closing Statements’ Review by SLIS on MAY 31, 2018 in ALBUM, MUSIC, REVIEW Kaada ‘Closing Statements’ Review: Norwegian instrumentalist offers a moving meditation on death. Norwegian composer and multi- instrumentalist John Erik Kaada has had a diverse and multi-faceted career. While he’s perhaps best known for his work with vocal virtuoso Mike Patton, he’s…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Drifting, almost falling

Norwegian composer and multi instrumentalist John Erik Kaada (pronounced CODA) has spent the last decade or so releasing diverse works from soundtracks through to collaborations with Mike Patton (Ipecac Recordings, Mr Bungle, Fantômas, etc...) with his debut release on his own Mirakel Recordings, released on May 25, the Fifty Minute, eleven track album “Closing Statements”.…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Tiny Mix Tapes

All music from Scandinavia seems to carry the burden of shorter days, diminished sunlight and frigid temperatures on it’s shoulders. Composer John Eric Kaada is no different, although his increasingly prolific neo-classical output, soundtracks and disparate compositions are approachable to a fault; through the years, sprawling albums like “Junkyard Nostalgias” and “Music for Moviebikers” have…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Stationary Travels (review)

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, composer, & producer John Erik Kaada knows a thing or two about making sounds that people want to hear. Over the course of his musical career he’s made quiet a lot of them across a diverse spectrum of genres and formats – solo albums, collaborations, soundtracks, and live shows. He has just released…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Electronic Sound (review)

John Erik Kaada is an enigmatic Norwegian modern classical composer known for his work on the Ipecac Imprint, the niche label co-owned and run by Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Kaada's latest album deals with the hoary topic of final farewells. This inevitably gives pieces like "Home in the dark" a moulin grandeur, with…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Crackle Feedback (review)

Label: Mirakel Recordings (/labels/mirakel-recordings) Date: May 25, 2018 Writer: Adam Millard 8.0 http://cracklefeedback.com/artists/kaada/closing-statements Closing Statements | Kaada Album Review | Crackle Feedback 25/05/2018, 12)11 Kaada is a man of many talents. Solo artist, collaborator (his work with Mike Patton produced 2004's Romances and 2016's Bacteria Cult) and movie scorer (his film soundtracks have included the…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – review (popdose)

The new record from the Norwegian composer Kaada is a beautiful thing, immense in scope yet startlingly intimate. But, while it plays on a theme – Death; the record, after all, is called Closing Statements – its songs, taken as a cycle, sometimes feel too content to color within the lines. The LP, out today…

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 August 2, 2018 

Closing Statements – Mxdwn (review)

A triumphant reprieve from madness Kaada "Closing Statements" Mirakel Recordings 2018 Humanity still lacks the luxury of a peaceful world. Often, we are forced into seeking solace from the world of art. Whether that be ?lm, music or even video games rarely matters so long as the days drift by carelessly, releasing the weight of…

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 May 25, 2018 

Bacteria Cult – STATE MAGAZINE (Review)

STATE MAGAZINE REVIEW Kaada / Patton – Bacteria Cult 8.0   Mike Patton has never been a slouch when it comes to recording and releasing music. He's got his fingers in many pies, but unlike some jack of all trades who end up being masters of none (think Jack White, John Barrowman), Patton seems to…

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 May 25, 2018 

Bacteria Cult – REVIEW

REVIEW Kaada/Patton - Bacteria Cult (Ipecac Recordings)   Kaada/Patton is the name given to the collaboration between composer John Kaada and alt-metal frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk…etc.).  Patton provides the vocal component, his being an accompanying presence which is incorporated into Kaada’s ensemble-level arrangements.  Bacteria Cult, the pair’s latest release following their 2004 debut, Romances, applies the duo’s…

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 May 25, 2018 

Bacteria Cult – NORIPCORD (Review)

NORIPCORD REVIEW Kaada / Patton – Bacteria Cult (IPECAC RECORDINGS)   Mike Patton, one of the most intriguing, interesting, talented and downright busiest singers on this planet releases a new album. Not content with running his own record label, releasing and touring Faith No More’s comeback album Sol Invictus and the Nevermen album release in January, here we find Patton…

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 May 25, 2018 

Bacteria Cult – PUNKNEWS (Review)

PUNKNEWS REVIEW Kaada/Patton - Bacteria Cult   Bacteria Cult is the collaboration between Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, a million other projects) and Norwegian composer John Kaada. Previously, the pair worked together on a live album and 2004 studio effort, but Bacteria Cult seems to be where there is atrue cohesion between…

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