ABOUT THE ALBUM Jonas Kroon is a Norwegian composer creating cinematic music with a blend of world, electronic and orchestral elements. Thinking of composition as way of opening windows into other worlds, Jonas makes music that spurs the imagination, sometimes in a way similar to artists like Deep Forest, Enigma and Vangelis. Influenced by film composers like Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and Howard Shore, Jonas is not afraid of going epic. Still, in-between passages of orchestral power there are small moments. No grand and brave without the intimate and fragile. Jonas Kroon's debut album Melo is electronic yet organic, modern yet ancient, peaceful yet dramatic. And this may well be one of the main attractions in this type of music; the celebration of contrast. MUSIC QUOTES Sometimes, when you see a painting or hear a music album, we comment either that it had nice colors or sounded interesting. At other times you come to a simple conclusion - "This is art". A masterpiece! This album is art, and is the first thought which comes to mind when describing Jonas Kroon's creation - "Melo". "Melo" is wonderfully light and highly spiritual. It really does justice to the World Music idea by incorporating folk sounds into a very upbeat sound. There is an element of traditional music from different continents, which turns into a trademark of Jonas Kroon, a blending of old/forgotten and new/innovative. What helps is the influence of the folk sounds adds naturally to the dance flavor of the CD, rather than being forced. What is fantastic about "Melo" is the incredible attention to detail. There are many tracks of sound throughout, including dazzling arrays of complimentary keyboard work, deliciously intricate percussion, and expertly weaved vocal lines. Jonas Kroon is one of the rare music artists, which blend world music in a harmonious and coherent style. The entire CD is a great way to escape to the 'jungles of the imagination.' - AMAdea Records, BULGARIA.