About me and this blog
Who am I?
My name is Kristian, I make electronic music, I’m from Norway, I’m twenty-something years old, and I’ve been making music since 2001, back when all the cool kids had a copy of Dance eJay.
What I make is best described as electronic platformgame-like music: Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ape Escape, Ratchet & Clank, Kingdom Hearts, etc. all had a significant influence. Trance was also really cool.
The blog’s purpose: Daydreaming, rather than technology
Music production magazines and forums tend to focus on the technical aspects of making music. How to sound like someone else, which parameters to adjust, how to structure a dubstep track; step-by-step, gimmicks and imitation. I got tired of seeing it so much, so I started a blog.
Plugins can’t dream or have fun for you – and those are the most important parts of making music. I had just as much fun in 2001 as I do now.
For an in-depth overview of what this blog is all about, you can check out my e-book Kristian’s Music Production Manifesto, which can be downloaded for free, or an amount of your choice.