Swedish composer and singer Henrik Skanfors produces Pop, Rock, Electronica, Folk, and Dramatic scores. His music has been featured in the award-winning TV series, The Good Wife (CBS), and in 20 soundtracks for motion pictures, commercials, and art films. Henrik has released 3 solo albums: The Last Gash (2007), Carcass and the Flies (2009), and The Sleep of Adam (2012), where Rachael Yamagata sings on the magical duet "Psalm 513" (available here). He is a phenomenal vocalist with great talent, amazing lyrics, and the compelling ability to create dramatic and cinematic music.
Henrik's song Psalm 513 is the winner of our Editor's Choice Award for June, 2012. This song inspires with its rich vocal interplay between Henrik and Rachael Yamagata. Calm and sublime, it is an emotional duet that captures the best of the vocalists' superb abilities.
Henrik Skanfors has produced 20 motion picture soundtracks, including Gangstaz n Cash (Dir. by Josef Fares, Jalla! Jalla!, Zozo); Björn & Ulf (Dir. by Klas Marklund (featured at the Gothenburg Film Festival 2009); Fikapaus (Dir. by Per Marklund, aired often on Swedish national television, SVT); and Jycken (Dir. by Klas Marklund).
- The Sleep of Adam (Singer/Songwriter 2012) - Carcass and the Flies (Singer/Songwriter 2009) - The Last Gash (Singer/Songwriter 2007) - Thoughts Never Released w/ Kamprads (Electronica/Pop/Rock, 2006)
Influences: Radiohead, Antony & the Johnsons, Björk, Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Kathleen Edwards, Jeff Buckley, Starsailor, Sia, Stina Nordenstam, Portishead, Sigur Ros, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, Angelo Badalamenti, John Williams
Inciting suspense/action theme. Starts with xylophone, rhythmic cello & violin, & cool beats. Then it turns into a Sia "Breathe Me" or Björk "Play Dead" with a powerful ending. Perfect for action/thriller trailers, tv-ads, theme music for tv-series (24, CSI, Survivor, The Killing) or breaking news. Instrumental, Action, Impending Electro-Orch
An epic, amazing, dark song with strings mixed with subtle distorted drum beats. A strong finale, and ends with drums similar to heartbeats. Suitable for thriller and drama like Inception, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Rock, Heat & Seven. Influenced by Hans Zimmer and Howard Shore. Instrumental, Action, Impending Electro-Orch
Dramatic, powerful, symphonic, marching tune John Williams-style. Starts and ends dramatic, with a more subtle flute-part in the middle. Suitable for mediaeval adventure like Lord of the Rings, Gladiator. Battlefield and adventures. Great theme music for tv-series. Instrumental, Action, Intense Orchestral
Score suitable for a film noir. Sad dark, haunting melody. Works in a mystery, a thriller like Seven and Silence of the lambs or in a tragic romantic film. Howard Shore. James Newton Howard. Tense edgy mysterious. Betrayal crime flashbacks psychological tenseness. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
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