I am fortunate to have worked diligently and continuously with composing music for film, tv and other projects (mostly before I switched gears to composing for tv, film and games, 2009). In the picture above are some of the projects I have composed for during the last 19 years. As a film composer I have worked professionally for 10 years now, my first album came out 19 years ago (in November).
I am now celebrating 6 years as a Film Producer and I am 100 % sure I will never stop composing music. Right now, I am about to finish my score for the “Viking Saga: Rune of the Dead”.
Waerloga Records, the label that released Simon’s albums with Za Frûmi and Abnocto has refreshed their webpage 100 % and they call it Waerloga 3.0. To celebrate the 13th birthday of Waerloga Records the label made a new webpage but also signed new acts and put up their whole discography on Band Camp. On the Band Camp page you can listen to all old albums of Kölle, a new compilation (called “Waerloga Journey”) with several songs composed by Simon.
Check out Waerloga 3.0 HERE.
Check out the Band Camp page HERE.
On “Waerloga Journey – Compilation vol. 2” 22 tracks are presented with some of the best up and coming composers in the game and film industry. The composers of games such as The Witcher, Kingdoms of Camelot, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, The Settlers, Heroes of Kingdoms, Left 4 Dead, Batman Dark Knight (app), Dead Island, Crime City and many more. Also the composers of scores such as Alice in the Wonderland (Trailer), Lumin, Tronländaren (and the rest of all Simon Kölle Soundtracks), Das schwarze Auge, The Challenger, Into the Storm (Trailer), The Ark, Anton, Reaping for Dummies and a hell of a lot more. Except film/game score composers you also hear other artists ranging from Nordic Folk to Epic Fantasy inspired music.
Suddenly Simon remembered a review, of his CD with Musterion entitled “The Wondrous Journey through the Catacombs of Life”, published in “Judas Kiss”. This particular review was so well written that Simon has not forgot it even though it was written a couple of years back. The review began like this:
From the maddening labyrinths of Kafka and Lovecraft to the subverted reality of auteurs such as David Lynch, the mind has served as centre stage upon which a theatre of disorder is arrayed and played out. It is only natural then, that such theatre sits comfortably also within a purely audible medium. Simon Kölle, having a background in theatre and music, is well placed to further explore the demonic shades of the subconscious through his compositions.
Continue reading “Remembering a great review”
The second installment of solo project Musterion has been given really good reviews in the media. Here’s a couple of qoutes:
“Swedish-born composer Simon Kölle has been touted as one of the most significant Scandinavian musicians of his generation and genre… Reminds me of masters such as Devil Doll, Pink Floyd, David Lynch and Lovecraft. The music is so unique and cinematic I nominate it to be the best dark ambient album this year  for sure… I love this album.” 5/5 stars – Ivan Racheck @ Chaindlk.com
“Simon Kölle, having a background in theatre and music, is well placed to further explore the demonic shades of the subconscious through his compositions… ‘The Wondrous Journey…’ succeeds because it places a fresh nuance on the genre, and is capable of continually challenging as well as engaging the listener within ever encroaching walls of insanity.” Michael Cunninghamn @ Judas Kiss and Compulsion
“Simon takes his music to new levels of sophistication and refinement without compromising the allure and excitement of the sound. The entertainment factor rides high throughout this gem of a release.” 5/5 – Alexander Garrett @ Row Magazine
“The music, ancient and esoteric is cinematic and arcane which contains mostly organic and electro acoustic instruments. The compositions are complex and obscure. Fluently the music takes you on this psychedelic trip with care and precision.” Remco @ Gothtronic
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.
Download flyer (In Swedish)