Listen to my music at Soundcloud.
I have always done music. I got my first trumpet, which is hanging on the wall in my studio, when I was six years old. I played trumpet in six years, but at the age of 12 I decided to move into electronic music.
I first got a synthesizer and then saved a few years to buy my first sampler when I was 16. This was 1993 and I moved from home into a dorm in Uppsala. Here I spent most of my time and my sampler was never off. I created music as soon I had some time to do it. I listened to hip-hop and soul, but the music I played around with myself when I was creating it at my dorm was mostly techno. I believed this was the genre where I could be most successful.
1996 I upgraded to an all-digital music studio that I played around with for a couple of years. My songs was played on the radio and I started to make some money, but one thing led to another and in 1998 I sold the studio as I decided to focus all my money and effort into Boardzone. You can read about that adventure here.
But I never stopped making music. In 2001 i bought the first version of Reason, a software synth that was brilliant. All it required was a computer and maybe also a midi-keyboard. I then worked on different songs that was played in different context, helping friends out with their projects. I also made some loops for multimedia projects at work. Then for some years nothing much happened. I did music every second year or so.
After the passing of my wife in 2018 I went back to my music. I used it to sing out my sorrow and pain. I started experimenting again. I started playing around with different genres and I also added my voice. Something I was too scared to do before. Now I just had to get everything out.
Life is a loop. Like many of my songs. And now I am back, posting some of my new music on soundcloud.
“To be aware, is to be alive.” – Grandmaster flash. (From an interview in Swedish radio show “Soul corner”, 1990s)