Hi, I am Melantopia. I have started on a journey to create and compose the music that is close to my heart, the music that I love. I am excited that you are taking the time to join me on this journey.
New music in 2020, the new album "Dirty Devil River" will be out in April 2020, singles will be released from January 22nd, 2020. The "Dirty Devil River" music is inspired by the deserts and canyons surrounding the Dirty Devil River in Southern Utah.
An album named "Svalbard" will be released on February 7th, and will feature the 4 tunes from NRK´s new slow tv show "Svalbard minutt for minutt" that will be airing on NRK from January 31st and for 9 continuous days, making it the longest slow tv show in the world.
The album "Dark Canyon" was released on September 13th, 2019.
The "Dark Canyon" album is inspired by canyoneering and exploration of the remote canyons and deserts of Southern Utah. Melantopia has spent a considerable amount of time exploring Dark Canyon and surrounding areas over the last years, and has fallen deeply in love with the deep canyons and high plateaus. Hopefully the music from this album can help raise awareness of the need to protect and conserve the sacred lands in the vicinity of former Bears Ears National Monument, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments and the canyons, mesas and deserts of Southern Utah and Arizona.
Very excited to have contributed to Highasakites new album "Uranium Heart". I had the pleasure of participating on the song "Uranium Heart", "Egomaniac" and the previous single "Elastic state of mind" that went to Nr.1 on the official radio charts. Also excited to have 4 tunes from the "Norwegian Summers" album featured in the TV series "Svalbard minutt for minutt", airing on NRK in february 2020.
My "Norwegian Summers" album is out on all platforms, its an instrumental electronic, downtempo ambient record inspired by my longing for the Norwegian nature and scenery. The Norwegian mountains and landscapes have given me great joy, inspiration and beautiful memories. Especially sunny winter days, cross-country skiing towards distant glittering snow covered mountain peaks with my family in Tuddal, Telemark or Sirdal.