Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Check out this new track called "Countryside". It features vocalist Helle Chirholm who took a wild turn and ended up in a mythological landscape, full of odd shaped skies and voices from above and everywhere else.I dont know where she went and what she really did, but I sure would have liked to have been there with her. Experiencing that rollercoaster ride of a nice little walk in the countryside.
This track is still downtempo/chill, but with some trance/ electro elements in it also. Hope you will enjoy it. Listen here: www.myspace.com/gangalounge
Yesterday I stumbled over this great little video that someone - apparently named mickey todiwala - put together for one of the songs from my latest album. I think the footage used is from the man who wasnt there. Really nice put together and matches the lyrics in the song. Okay, I must admit it kind of gives the words another meaning, but its great anyway. Check it out for yourself, you kan see it here:
Ciao for now
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Check out this new track that I am really exited about. Its called Uran and it autoplays here:
Again its Helle Chirholm that delivers the vocal for this mysterious track. I´ll buy a bottle of champagne for those who guess the lyrics and gets them right the whole song through - lol. Helle Chirholm is a master of improvising lyrics and this is no exeption. Get ready - here it comes. Its the real stuff from the uncounscioussness, not filtered by the intellect in any way. Listen to these lyrics and connect.......it´ll mean something to you, because you want to place it in some framework connected to the logic of your mind. This is one way of making it work. The other way is to just let it in while staring into the ceiling, just feeling your body becoming dense and light. Then you´ll know what she means.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I saw this japanese animated film the other day. Childrens stuff. Very cool with lots of adventure, mystery and a good story. Anyway, the music for the credits caught my attention. A female japanese singer, not especially unique for a first listen, sang this japanese song. But somehow the melody caught my attention even though the arrangement and the singing was not so good, and it was like she didnt like the song she sang. Normally I would be interested if the voice was interesting somehow, or moving my spirits one way ar another. This was not at all the case. It was simply the melody in itself that had a quality, beyond any performance of it.
Its strange I think, because I always seems to think that music without heart behind it is - well - not so good. In this case it worked anyway. Hmm.. makes you wonder.
I found my old sitar in the basement today.Totally crapped and full of spiders and stuff.It will never be the same, but could be fun anyway. Came to think of some nonwesterners performances of classical music. In the Middleeast and India f.ex. There it sometimes looks like they think about something totally different than the music they are performing. Like they are not here when they play. Also makes you think why you dont get that feeling when you dont look at the performers but only listen to their playing. Pragmatism? Egos, and western music.
Ciao for now
Today I got a license request for the track "All I Want" from my latest album. This is great, as its my favourite track from the album, featuring the wonderfull vocalist Helle Chirholm. I worked with her for many years, and she sings on quite a few of the Ganga tracks - Hifi Love - is one of them.
I started to work with another singer called Claire Ross-Brown, and its gonna be exiting to see what is to come out of it. I am very optimistic.
I almost finished my two filmjobs.... I think. You never know what they might come up with for changes in the last minute. I am looking forward to having more time on my hand to work on new Ganga tracks.
I have also been working with Steen Kyed on our common project Petrol. We had a nice session the other day at his studio.
I am moving from my studio by march the 1. Not nice. Hopefully I will find somewhere with an atmosphere. I cant stand those newly build soundprooof concrete with wool inside placs that pop up all over. Its a money machine I guess.Totally without athmosphere. I could sit at ome like in the old days? No way - to cosy to get anything done. Hmm... maybe I need that.
Bye for now
I am using a lot of time in the studio these days to collect and write new material for a new collection of tracks/songs. What people normally call an album. I am not sure, but I think that maybe this next album release with Ganga will be somewhat different from the previous two.
It may actually just be a collection of five or six tracks. I havent worked that out yet. I have so much material to go through and I am just finishing of the scores for some films I have been working on. I am looking forwrd to come to the other side of them so I can concentrate on my other projects. More about them later.
Ciao for now.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Danish downbeat Chillout producer Ganga describes himself as a musical chamelion. The classically trained musician and producer entrered the electronic world of music with his first album - 'I Dream About Trees', released on Music For Dreams. It was an album inspired - amongst other things - by trees, which he has a general love for. The album created quite a stir in the downbeat/chillout/lounge genre, and numerous tracks from the album are compiled again and again on the biggest chillout compilations, Buddha Bar, Real Ibiza, Caf%uFFFD Mambo, Serve Chilled, No Stress to name but a few. Ganga aka Christian Ronn started playing the guitar and piano and writing songs at an early age before going on to study literature at university. His writing skills saw him have a collection of poems published before he turned his sights back onto his first love, music. After a further 6 years of study, he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he excelled in improvisation. Naturally, this lead to him composing and producing his own tracks, which were quickly snapped up for use in films and television. Since then he has performed four times on the biggest stages on Roskilde Festival in Denmark, performing his own filmmusic to accompany - amongst others - Frits Langs silent movie "Metropolis" On these projects he has worked together with some of the most influential danish performers (Hanne Boel, Peter Peter (a.m.o.)) Despite coming from a classical background, Christian was heavily influenced by the electronic scene of the early 90s and a passion for ethnic music. His incessant thirst for knowledge even attracted him to study instruments such as the sitar and the tingklik! In Ganga, he seems to have merged all his creative talents as his blend of electronic sounds, Balearic guitars, Asian infused strings and sensual vocals, truly feels like poetry to your ears.