About Ketil Lien

Ketil Lien was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1972. His love for synth music comes from listening to the electronic music of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, and his music is clearly a fusion of those three influences. Ketil played with various keyboards for years before finally purchasing his first real synth, a Kawai K11 and his first computer and Cakewalk software in 1995. He soon added a Korg X5D synth module to expand his musical capabilities. It was with this setup that Ketil creativity began to flourish. But Ketil had to concentrate on his studies, so music went on ‘pause’ until around 2000 when he discovered the endless possibilities opening up with computer based music systems. So he invested in a good computer and starting with the Orion Platinum music program from Synapse Audio and software synths. He began to explore the endless possibilities. At last he could start creating the music he had always wanted to. Overcoming the cpu and ram restrictions of those early days, Ketil has progressed to a state of the art computer music system. First staying loyal to Cakewalk and using SonarX3 as his DAW. Later he switched to Reaper and is true to this DAW. He signed up with british AD Music label in 2008 and released 5 albums with them. His melodic, emotive style has found great favour amongst AD Music fans, with the classic ‘Econ Theme’ track licensed for several compilation CDs. In 2017 he decided to part ways with AD Music and release his own tracks in order to get the complete control of his future productions. Since 2017 he has 4 albums and many singles in his catalogue. The music is released on all major platforms, and will shortly also be available for licensing on Pond5.