As my last.fm profile proves, Tor Linløkken is 25th on my 'Top Artists – Overall' list, coming in higher than the Rolling Stones, Nirvana and REM. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that I only actually have 4 tracks by him. But who is he?
The quick answer is; I'm not sure. I downloaded The Longest Journey Soundtrack (here) ages ago because I enjoyed the game so much, but after listening to it a few times I forgot about it. Then one day a while back, it found its way onto a playlist I was listening to and I was treated to twenty minutes of amazing music at the end – from the four tracks that the eponymous Mr. Linløkken contributed to the score (the rest being by Bjørn Arve Lagim.)
You can download the four tracks I'm talking about here:
I recommend that you listen to them in that order, too. So what kind of music is this?
Very, very mellow. It's almost like meditation music; I find myself listening to this when I have an assignment to do more than classical music, which is the traditional ambience students choose. It's such calm and relaxing music, I fail to see how anyone could dislike it. Sure, you might not select it on the jukebox in the pub, but I don't understand how it could actually offend anyone. I love it, and you should download it now.
If you're interested in Tor Linkløkken's music, he has a website. There are two CDs on there, Exploring The Water Element and Touch – I've not heard either of them, but one day when I have some money I'll probably buy them.