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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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