"Why did you start producing music?"
“In a weird way I felt like I had to. There are some things that can’t be described with words, things that would sound stupid if you said them out loud. It just feels easier to say them through music.” - Espen Skagen
Norwegian producer and film maker Espen Skagen (Nomenclature) started experimenting with musical instruments when he was just 9 years old. At the age of 14, armed with a strong desire to compose, Skagen started putting tracks together with whatever DAW he could lay his hands on. This then lead to Skagen's eventual career in the film industry, where he composes soundtracks for film makers including himself.
Naturally, Nomenclature's music has been heavily inspired by plenty of film scores as well as cinematic or atmospheric producers such as Jon Hopkins and Burial. A mix of trip hop, trap and synth pop, Nomenclature's tracks are interlaced with texture, heavy beats, and melancholy melodies. It features both the strange and the familiar. A typical hip-hop beat, but with something unusual about it. A strange bass line, an unusual chord progression, weird vocal samples, textures or noises.