Homeless Balloon
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Homeless Balloon

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Electronic New Age


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Hurry Slowly (August 11, 2008)
Electronova (August 11, 2008)
Oriental Spaces (August 11, 2008)
Ancient City (August 11, 2008)
Mysterious China (August 15, 2007
Travel in Silence (August 15, 2007)



Homeless Balloon's music is ambient chill inspired by both world fusion, jazz, acoustic and electronica. It is the music project of Norwegian composer and artist Helge Krabye, who has composed music for television documentaries, radio plays, fantasy stories and art projects as well as signature melodies and musical jingles. In his music, he is known for combining acoustic instruments with experimental, electronic sounds, and for building strong melodies. 2001 was in a way a highlight in Helge Krabye's career as a composer for television, since the five part documentary series "Det gtefulle Kina" (Mysterious China) was a success and was shown in several countries around the world the following years. (A remix of the best music pieces from this series was finally released on the CD "Mysterious China" in August 2007.) In 2004, he composed original music for nature documentarist and fotograhper Arne Nvra and his nine part television series "Villdyr og Villmark" ("Global Safari"), an adventure and wildlife series shot in Russia (Wrangel island and Kamchatka), Rwanda, India, Borneo and Alaska Helge Krabye has contributed to other artist's projects as well. He contributed on acoustic guitar for ystein Ramfjord (Amethystium) on his CD project "Evermind" (2004), an album that climbed high in the ambient and new age charts around the world. He also played djembe, electric guitar (with Ebow) and Alembiq electric bass on Kit Watkin's 2006 album "SkyZone". In 2005, Helge Krabye began working as a video editor in NRK, a profession that made it possible to combine all his experience from drama, storytelling, sound design and graphic design. He is a big fan of Eric Wenger (U&I Software) and his software tools ArtMaticPro, ArtMaticVoyager and MetaSynth, and he has created several complex animations and graphics, which he will be using in his video and music compositions. Even if Helge Krabye was very eager to start using MIDI and compose with samplers, his heart is beating stronger for using real instruments when composing and recording music. His taste for jazz and improvisational music has grown during the years. He has invested in quality instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, a Rhodes electric piano as well as various percussion instruments and a real, MiniMoog Voyager synthesizer. He slowed down composing for television from 2006 and instead started concentrating on remixing his best music as well as composing new, independent pieces. In August, Homeless Balloon and Helge Krabye released his first two commercial CD's, "Travel in Silence" and "Mysterious China", the very year he also celebrates his first twenty years as a composer. In August 2008, he released four more audio CD's: "Ancient City", "Oriental Spaces", "Electronova" and "Hurry Slowly".