Not Alone In Kyoto

•August 30, 2011 • No Comments

New release:

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Official homepage

•May 28, 2011 • 1 Comment

I finally managed to get myself official composer homepage:

http://www.mattipaalanen.com/

Feel free to drop by and check out the Facebook connection as well:

http://on.fb.me/jWNgy4

Elbow – Dear friends (cover)

•April 9, 2011 • No Comments

Elbow’s newest album Build a rocket boys! is one of the best pop albums ever, and it’s ending tune Dear friends is pure beauty. I couldn’t help but record a minimalistic cover version of it:

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Hope you enjoy it! And please, support Elbow: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/build-a-rocket-boys/id422631012

Dharma Armada – tribute to trip-hop and Nujabes

•December 28, 2009 • No Comments
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I have listened quite a bit to marvelous japanese trip-hop producer Seba Jun (Nujabes) and decided to take a jump into the unknown. Here you have it, four tune mini EP, my first take on trip-hop genre!

Influences – Vangelis

•August 12, 2009 • 1 Comment

Vangelis is one of the most important soundtrack composers to me. Ever since I first watched Blade Runner I was mesmerized by his soundscapes. Blade Runner still holds the special place in my heart and I still listen to the soundtrack often.

If you happen to have Spotify, I seriously recommend checking out the updated release, Blade Runner Trilogy and it’s third disc:

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Vangelis manages to balance pompous, massive soundscapes with sense of space and time. His trademark synth brass sounds are larger than life.

Influences – Biosphere

•August 7, 2009 • No Comments

I decided to start posting about artists that have been very important influences to me and Project Divinity. First artist is Biosphere aka Geir Jenssen from Norway. Biosphere has published many albums throughout the years, but most important album to me is Substrata.

Substrata is one of those albums that is hard to describe with words. It is intricate and deep, in a myriad of ways that defy definitions. Geir Jenssen is a norweigian master of ambient music and father of Biosphere. The sound of Biosphere feel like reminiscent trails of fjords recalled in the emptiness of cosmos. It is at the same time warm and cold, arctic and cozy. It sends you into deep slumber, but there is lot of activity in that slowly moving silence. Hints and guesses that point at various directions and possibilities.

Biosphere combines classical ambient elements with sampled pieces from film dialogue. Musically the pieces are surprisingly complex and multilayered, even if they do not sound that way in the beginning. Good example would be polyrhythmical sequences that are created by slow soundmasses. The listener may very well be oblivious to the difficult musical patterns playing around him as he is sent on a inner journey towards the self.

Substrata is very much like a awakening dream, that leaves you bewildered and craving for one more minute of that lovely vision, so unreal and beautiful.

Triosphere is my personal tribute to Biosphere:

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New release – Hollow City

•August 4, 2009 • No Comments
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A bit more beat, a bit more lounge, but still chill and ambientish.

New release – Triosphere

•June 4, 2009 • 2 Comments

I decided to test the new sound library and reverb and produced this eight tune tribute to magnificent norweigian ambient project Biosphere.

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New release – Beyond

•May 23, 2009 • No Comments

New release from Project Divinity – six tune short album ‘Beyond’. Prepare for an ethnic journey towards the inner realm.

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Project Divinity – ambient soundscapes from Finland

•December 9, 2008 • No Comments

Project Divinity is a one man project of Matti Paalanen, following the footsteps of such ambient giants as Jonn Serrie, Steve Roach, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Global Communication and Biosphere. Drifting, ethereal soundscapes that aspire to bring the listener to cosmic journeys to inner realms. Beautiful and serene, at times dark and brooding. Corridors of mind’s eye.

Links:

Matti Paalanen – homepage on saunalahti.fi

Feel free to check out other projects, too!

Celestial Aeon Project blog on Jamendo.com
Frozen Silence blog on Jamendo.com