Hi, I am Melantopia, Norwegian composer and music producer Jarl Aanestad. I make music inspired by my outdoors adventures around the world.
I love backpacking, climbing and canyoneering in the mountains and deserts, off the beaten path and often off trail, and I try to bring those experiences to you through my music. I have also been involved in writing and producing music with Highasakite, Karpe (former Karpe Diem), Tove Lo, Troye Sivan, Morten Abel, Joddski and many more. I look forward to bringing you more music inspired by Svalbard, The Dirty Devil River and Dark Canyon in the near future. My next album Dark Canyon is set to be released mid september 2019. The music from that album is inspired by my exploring and adventures into the remote deserts and canyons of Southern Utah and Arizona. Through my new music I hope to raise awareness of these amazing and sacred places and the need to protect them. In addition to this I am excited to have 4 tunes from my Norwegian Summers album featured in the NRK slow tv show, Svalbard Minutt for Minutt, airing on NRK in Norway, February 2020.