Simon is right now composing music for a TV series Pilot with the working title “De Misstänkta” (which will not be the title). The Pilot star names such as Dragomir Mrsic from “Snabba Cash” (English title “Easy Money”), Anja Lundqvist (“Tusenbröder” etc.), Rebecca Holst (“Svaleskär”), Fyr Thorwald (“Andra Avenyn” and many more), Erik Bolin (“Res dej inte!” etc.), David Nzinga (“Familjen Babajou”), Ulric von Der Esch (“Kommisarie Winter” etc.), Lina Perned (“Ha ett underbart liv” etc.) and Ardalan Esmailli. Simon will produce the music. Simon is composing the score toghether with Joel Forssell.
After two years of hard work with MMAnytt.se it’s time to move on. The website is still a friend of Simon but writing and working with MMA will be done on another place, from now on, called Kimura.se. Simon was one of driving forces to make MMAnytt.se become the most visited website about Mixed Martial Arts in all of Scandinavia with more than 500.000 unique visitors every month.
Right now Simon is very busy working with his book and his main profession: composing. Recently, also, Simon begun helping a swedish folk rock oriented music group called Tengil. Tengil have deep ties with Cultus Ferox, Corvus Corax and Wolgemut and Simon is working as Tengil’s manager and also mixing and mastering the music.
Other than that Simon is working dilligently with his book and of course, as mentioned before, with composing. A couple of film project are lining up but nothing is set in stone yet other than that Simon will work with the director Richard Jarnhed. More info will be revealed soon.
Two of the 7 members of Tengil
From a scene in “Destin”
Simon has composed, mastered and mixed a lot during the course of the autumn. The debuting, epic, dark fantasy inspired, cinematic music group called Aardia worked closely with Simon in several month’s to create a stunning album, they before working with Simon had worked on for almost two years, which will be released on Waerloga Records early 2011. Simon has also kept working with intro’s, cues to TV-shows and mastering albums on demand throughout the autumn.
Today Simon finished a remake of a soundtrack (made by Vincent Andelmoth) to a short art film made by the famous greek multimedia artist namned John Santerineross. The Short film is called Destin and the soundtrack is more or less dark ambient horror music with hints of mysticism and psychological drama. The score, made by Simon, will be featured in a compilation released 2011. See the short film Destin, here.
The cover and digipack back on the upcomming debut album of Aardia which Simon both mixed,
mastered and worked closely with during the whole autumn
Simon is included in the Swedish book “Vägen till sångerna samtal om kreativitet och låtskrivande” (released sept. 2010).
The book is a series of interviews, one chapter each, made by swedish journalist Stefan Warnqvist and include bands such as: Backyard Babies, Miss Li, Timo Raisanen, Urban Tribe and more (a total of 22). Mainly Singer-songwriter’s from Sweden.
The book is in Swedish and is properly distributed here. Read more about it (in swedish) here. Simon foremost interviewed about his band Za Frumi but touches subjects such as composing for films and more.
Simon has made cues, remixes and more for the remake of the 2002 film Pangaea (Pontus Belfrage & Andreas Troedssson). A epic action fantasy short that will be released 2011.
Early work with a scene for the remake
The Featurette Res dej inte! (Stay down) could be viewed at SVT1 the 13th of June (2010) at 23:15 (swedish time), afterwards a debate will follow about youth violence and the project. Simon’s soundtrack for film has earned great reviews so far and if you can’t wait for the viewing you can listen to some music samples here.
The soundtrack to the film “Res dej inte!” (Stay down) as been given a very good reception by the media.
Here’s a couple of qoutes:
“In summation, the soundtrack for ‘Res Dej Inte!’ is a masterful piece of work. Surely ranking as one of Kölle’s best. A marriage of styles and inspirations between director and composer seems to have given both works (visual and musical) the impetus to create an astounding document on the alpha and omega of violence. There is only darkness between each falling fist and rising blade, ‘Res Dej Inte!’ confronts this darkness and forces its naked face towards our own hiding places. An important piece of cinema bolstered by a soundtrack that asks nothing of its peers, yet has much to say.” Michael Cunninghamn @ Judas Kiss and Compulsion
“A grim, rather violent film concerning three gangs of youths. Musically this is certainly no standard soundtrack with lot’s of strings and pianos or a collection hit songs. It is more in the neighborhood of the bizarre compositions of Angelo Bandalamenti’s Twin Peaks, but much more cold and minimalistic.” Tim @ Mindview
“The score stands up with the best Hollywood has offered the last month’s and I sincerely hope Kölle follows the trail blazed by Richard Jarnhed and they embark on a road to the mainstream… Overall, this is an excellent score and if you’ve loved the music to films like Alien and The Omen you will definitely love this one as well. But you also here hints of the music of John Carpenter and Michael Suby.” 5/5 stars – Ivan Racheck @ Chaindlk.com
“This is a soundtrack for those who like dark ambient music and uncanny sounds. This is a great soundtrack to a most promising film.” Remco @ Gothtronic
“Kölle’s work is absolutely first class, mixing ethnic elements with modern and ambient, traditional and somewhat (but not so much) classical, which all pays honorable homage to its visual accompaniment. The last thing mentioned is what Simon really has a grip on, namely hitting the right spot at the right time… It’s deliberating to hear a soundtrack not sounding Hollywood with string sections and crisp orchestrations. The music is rather dirty and dark in a good suiting way. Another great thing which stands out is a series of elaborate and expressive musical phrases, each conjuring up a different facet to the story.” 9/10 – Alexander Garett @ Row Magazine
“Strident, tense atmosphere, dreary plains, mixing techniques which create a rhythmic pulse or sweep. More and more you get closer to the coldness of Popol Vuh’s Nosferatu soundtrack, the more you do it you touch the goal. Death – or rather the scare of dying.” Bil @ A Report on the next clues
“Res dej inte! (OST) is a very interesting and far from negligible album”
Roberto G @ Mentenebre
Res dej inte! will have it’s first public screening this sunday, January 31, at the Göteborg International Film Festival. The film will be screened three times during the festival, on sunday January 31, thursday February 4 and saturday February 6. Res dej inte! will be screened together with Swedish featurette White as blood.
A trailer for the featurette Res Dej Inte is finally availiable on YouTube. This chilling story is sure to become a Swedish modern youth classic. Simon’s music has a huge part in creating the atmosphere of the film and the consequences violence among youths. Enjoy!
A release party is being planned to celebrate the upcoming releases of the two albums The Woundrous Journey Through the Catacombs of Life by Musterion and the soundtrack for Res dej inte!. The event will take place in Stockholm on November 26 and everyone’s invited!
Come and celebrate these truly great albums and enjoy Simon’s music, appearances by Erik Bolin, Richard Jarnhed, Per Holmgren and performance art by Linus Raudsepp. Drinks and releases will be available for purchase. Admittance is free!
The event will be helt at Scenen Pipersgatan 4 (Tube: Rådhuset) on Thursday, November 26 6-11 PM.