It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce the release of my first album! This release is the culmination of 25 years being a musician and music industry veteran.
I composed these songs between April 2010 and September 2012. They represent my quarter-century journey as a man devoted to the creation, performance, & most of all..... ENJOYMENT of electronic music.
Musically, I drew upon the influence of my favourite artists. Most notably: Kraftwerk, OMD, New Order, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Erasure and Enigma.
I hope you enjoy these instrumental gems as much as I do. Thanks for listening. And if you like what you hear, please purchase the album.
Cheers & God Bless,
Jimm - Eminent Sol
released 30 October 2012
Songs 1-8 Written, Performed and Produced by Jimm Kjelgaard
'When The End Justifies The Means' written by Brent Orme
Mastered by Richard Rider
Album Art Design by Ty Hatch
BIGGEST THANKS TO: God, Michelle, Mom & Dad, My Children, My Siblings, Betty & Sam Paul, Bill & Joyce Edson, Dave & Nita Astle, Kerry & Benjamin Goodrich, Dave Eccles, Todd & Rhonda Johnson, Bob & Kay Johnson, Scott Johnson, Coleen Johnson-Ellsworth, Dana L. Gregson, Roger B. Stokes, Brent R. Orme, John H. terHorst III, Michael Roe, Jim Cummings, Ty & JoAnn Hatch, Bret & Lisa Peterson, Rob McNeill, Kevin Jackson, Brandon Fox, Jason Runyan, David & Angie Pace, Paul Humphreys, Jon Russell, George Pappas, Roger Erickson, Jeremy Brown, Jessica Pettengill-Messinger, Angela Orme, Blynda Killian, Moises Diaz, Jennifer Battaglini-Raser, Chris Hill-DeLuca, Tammy Cooley-Chicoyne, Krista Kelsey, Doug Black, Scott Tayler, Vickie Bracken, Rudy & Jolynn Wolfgramm, Jody Jennings, Matthew Martin, Dan Martin, Dave Martin, Shaun Kelly, Brian Santor, Tara & Anson Lloyd, John Piper, Becky Dowling, Patrick Fridh, Ed Bauman, Kurt Kurasaki, James Bernard, Matt Black, Tony Preston, Patrick Manninger, Rebecca Fuller, Adam Evarts and Lee Olsen.
FOR MUSICAL INSPIRATION & INFLUENCE: Kraftwerk, Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Michael Cretu, Karl Bartos, Jan Hammer, Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Gillian Gilbert, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, David Bowie, Moby, Giorgio Moroder, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Johnny Marr, Neil Peart, George Pappas, Danny Simcic, Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Nick Rhodes, Mark King, Mike Lindup, Billy Currie, Johnny Cash, Jon Russell, Claudia Brücken, Roger Erickson, Gareth Jones, Stephen Hague, Alan Parsons, Trevor Horn, Nile Rodgers, and Quincy Jones.
SOFTWARE USED: Reason 6.5, Pro Tools 10, Arturia Analogue Collection, Native Instruments Pro-53, BitleyTM Fairlight Platinum Collecton, Jiggery-Pokery Retrospective & Kings Of Kong, EditEd4TV 88 MPH Vol. 1, Reasonbanks Analogue Monsters Vol. 3 and Voyager, Izotope Ozone 5, Omnisphere and several pro audio plug-ins by Softube, U-He, and many more.
HARDWARE USED: Roland XP-30, Roland Jupiter-8, Korg Wavestation, E-mu E4K, E-mu X-Board, Ensoniq ASR-10, Yamaha FS1R, Access Virus TI, Clavia Nord Lead 2, Ibanez guitars. Other gear used: SE, Sony, Tascam, Blue, Shure, Alesis, Novation and Mogami
Thank you to all my family, friends & fans all over the world. Your support & encouragement lifts me up & sustains me.
And lastly, a big thanks to all my critics and detractors. Your negativity towards my music inspired me to create something positive which I'm delighted to share with the world. Thank you for NOT believing in me.
No guitarists or drummers were harmed during the recording of this album.
Eminent Sol is the main creative outlet for Jimm Kjelgaard, an accomplished synthesist, remixer, record producer, and 20-
year veteran of the music industry. Eminent Sol combines an affinity for the classic synth-pop, electro, and ambient music of yesteryear, with a uniquely modern vibe. Influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk, Enigma, OMD, Depeche Mode, Jan Hammer & New Order, you're sure to dig it!...more