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Ketil Lien aka Wim
Ketil Lien aka Wim
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56 Tracks
Wim produces chillout electronica with a touch of modern new age music. Ideal for tired souls and for those who seek a soft atmosphere.
I can`t Say Goodbye
Peak in sub-genre #21
The Final Shadow
Peak position #75
Top of the World
Peak in sub-genre #38
Midnight Soul
Peak position #41
Dark Star
Peak in sub-genre #8
Welcome to Wim. An imaginary land in an ancient world. I was born in 1972 in Trondheim, Norway. An ancient city dating over 1000 years back, and it was in fact one of the greatest viking seats in Norway. All I know about music I tought myself. In the 80s I started listening more and more to electronic artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream, and they became my biggest influences as I eventually started to produce myself. I also had a great liking towards new age musicians such as Kitaro, Vangelis and Mike Oldfield so I guess you could also sense some of their feel in my music. I like to look upon my music as a painting where my instruments are substitutes for various colours. I try to "paint" a romantic and wonderful soundscape that captures the listener, using dreamy sounds and tunes. Each song describing a different "landscape" of sound. I do all composing, producing and mixing myself and I am a studio performer. However like every artist the dream is to play in front of a live crowd of dedicated fans. Wim
Band/artist history
I started recording with MIDI early in the 90s when the computers had 16mb of ram and harddrives that were half the size of a cd. I mainly worked with general midi and my first hardware purchase was the Kawai K11 digital synthesizer. To get a good sound back then you had to go for hardware, but it was expensive for a young student like me. So I focused mostly on learning the skills to compose in the manner I wanted, which was melodic and instrumental electronic music. Things were about to change when we entered the new millenium. Thanx to tecnology progress and more powerful computers i was able to find and utilize that sound I was looking for. A sound I only had heard from my favourite artists. Today most of my sounds comes from virtual instruments.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Not at the moment
Your musical influences
My influences are Jean-michel jarre, vangelis, patrick ohearn, mike oldfield, enigma, david & diane arkenstone, amethystium, secret garden etc.
What equipment do you use?
I use Synapse Audios Excellent sequencer Orion Platinum
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