Joel Eriksson | Music composer and sound designer

Joel Eriksson

Composer for games and film.

23 mars 2021:

Announcing a new version of the battlefield 1942 theme. It’s a thankyou to everyone who liked it, played it, or reached out to me during the last 20 years. It’s close to the 1942 original feel, but a new production. Like it or not. My friend Artur Bondarchuk said it’s fire. I will not make another version again 20 years from now. I’ll look for something new to put my soul into. Don’t hesitate to reach out with a soundcloud message if you have any ideas.

 

Kärlek, Love och Ha det så bra!

Latest tracks:

Orchestral: Divine Fortune - Walls of Marble

by Joel Eriksson | NetEnt

Latest Track: Dark King Main Theme

by Joel Eriksson | NetEnt

Various Game Projects

This is a collection of tracks that I’ve made over the recent years. I’m proud of these colorful tracks that have a wide variety of styles.

20 April 2020: I’m happy to announce that my studio finally is ready. There’s deer and crisp air outside and a fat bass inside.

Battlefield 1942 Originals

The picture is the old CD we each got for contributing to the game. Not all these tracks ended up in the game.

Thank you and deep bows to all who made covers and to the different orchestras performing this piece.

Lifty!

I made sound design and music working for the Australian game making mastermind, Andrew Daniel. I think that the sound picture is clear even if there’s lots of action on the screen at the same time.

Kung Fury: Street Rage

I was happy to get the opportunity to work with “Hello There” game company and go all in 80’s working with this title. I made some music tracks and the sound design in the game. They also used some tracks from Mitch Murder.

Kosmopolska

This was the first game I made music for. We used a pretty old synthesizer (Roland JV-1080 with the orchestral expansion.) The game is a Swedish production and was released in 1997. A kind of space puzzle adventure with a rather deep story to it.

The Similou

When I think back to the time when me and Jesse explored the ways of music together I get reminded of how many of our ideas should never see the light of day but was left and discontinued. I will make it a mission to find at least one of them and put it into the light of this empty spot.

The Similou was formed in 2001 by Joel Eriksson and Erik Niklasson. All This Love climbed the charts in the UK, Australia and Sweden and was signed to Sony’s Direction Records and U.K.’s Backyard Recordings in June 2006. The Similou played as supporting act for Backstreet Boys in Stockholm, Globen in the end of 2008.  

WILD BEASts

Wild Beasts was the first music video by The Similou

Rainbow Stalin

Someone misspelled Rainbow Stylin’ with Rainbow Stalin on a forum and kicked off a new wave of popularity for the song. 

past film and tvc works

Working with the feature film “7 millionaires” with some of the top actors of Sweden was a real thrill. During the years I have also had the opportunity to work with different TVC productions and corporate film productions. I have had a collaboration with the music house Syn Audio in Japan, why some of my works can be heard on Japanese productions. Some of the Swedish film companies I’ve worked with are Tre Vänner, STARK Film and Meindbender.

JOL

Here are some early funky tracks from the beginning of the century. Back then we had a thing going on called Gonkyburg. If you want to know more about Gonkyburg please head to Jon Freers in depth article “The Gonkyburg Story”.  

Please don’t copy music from this website and upload somewhere else. The rights of the music might be owned by different companies.