The different parts of «Went For Angels, Found Fireflies» was composed between 2004 and 2005, but the song was not concluded until 2009. The main structure of the song was built in Tarzana, LA in 2008. I remember hearing, what I thought was fireflies outside on the balkony, hence the name. However, fireflies (in California), are so rare, that it must have been something else (or I was very lucky ;).
The working title for the song was «Sand». At some point I had so many songs with desert themed names or athmospheres, that I started to perform under the alias «Desert Son».
The «Desert Son» name also reflected on the fact, that I had ended up doing most of the artistic work on my songs, by myself. Everything from composing, mixing and playing most of the instuments. I’ve basically always been involved in all instrumentation and recording, but at this point I decided to not have a fixed band of musicians, and approach music more as a painter or writer.
This again, was the birth of this 5 year long album project, and enabled me to do what I am doing now.
I am not completely alone though. This project would not be possible without my good friend and musical brother: Audun Havåg, who’s been working along with me since we were kids.
Also, I’m lucky enough to have many great friends and musicians that’s more than willing to get involved and help me out. So I would like to give them all a big thank you.
On the session with me:
Bjørn Tore Kronen Taranger: Acoustic drums
Audun Havåg: Acoustic Bass