Having an early start in live sound, Thor went to school for producing and songwriting as a guitarist, but turned bassist when he realized most everyone needs a solid foundation. Now he is a jack-of-all-trades happy to deal with any creative problem thrown at him.
Thor is an ambitious Swedish music producer. If you are into ambient music you will enjoy his work. When he was 13 years old, he was put in charge of being live sound engineer and Front of House for his school. Ever since then, music has been priority number one.
But who is Thor? He is a focused musical artist who dedicates his time to the goal of mastery. His unique style comes from being in a rock band, running a solo bass project, and pushing the limits of how a bass guitar is usually used. Having studied guitar for three years under an MI-trained guitarist gave him some perspective on how to approach creativity, practice, and musicianship.
Thor's music is calm and ambient. Great for background "study music", meditation, relaxation, and introspection. But he also plays in a rock band writing original songs and spends his time learning feel-good funk, pop and dance music.
Today, Thor is offering his services to anything relating to the bass guitar, electric guitar, songwriting, ambient anythings and will gladly offer help with sound design or editing.
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Interview with Atlas Sound Systems
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Freak Kitchen. A Swedish progressive rock trio that somehow makes a living playing really weird, esoteric music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I'm in a typical bedroom studio type of set-up. I get to work wherever I am without causing too much noise and I am forced to reinvent my processes and my perspectives to keep learning new ways of pushing my digital tools.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A fresh set of ears!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Quantity breeds quality. I recommend reading the famous "ceramics class" section from the book Art & Fear, it sums it up quite nicely.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever's necessary. Living in apartments where you can almost hear the neighbours conversations, digital is amazing. Many times, that can also end up being an experience of staring into a screen for hours and feeling uninspired. Then an analog approach, if only briefly, forces you out of that cycle and get some fresh perspective.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am the solo bass project "i en identitetskris", translating to "in an identity crisis". It's an experiment to see how much I can do with a bass guitar, effects, and looping. The material for the first album is written, and now I have set out to start recording.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Bass, amp, a multi-effect unit, expression pedal and laptop! No Wi-Fi needed where I'm going, the future generations will find a hard drive, or several, filled to the brim with music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the feeling you're going for? What's the bigger picture? For me, I always want to create something that's musically relevant and resonant with the core of what's trying to come across. For that, I think we need to be as close to being on the same creative wavelength as we can get.