Turbo Knight

Järvenpää, Finland



Behind the Music

I’ve always been pretty aware of the impact of humans on the world and our oceans, and the need for us to be more cognizant and take better care of the planet — to stop being selfish and help build a better future. Ian’s reporting and this project emphasize this need. And I believe that when individuals from different artistic backgrounds come together to spread a message, the more people will see the need for change. 

Making music with the clear goal of having it accompany other pre-existing works in order to add meaning to a theme was one of my favorite parts of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. I built off of the sounds and the idea of the video or audio I selected, like the entrancing sound of waves hitting the shore that I used on my first track “Nature.” I wanted the sensations elicited from the music to fit the idea behind the visuals, and for the listener to fully experience the symbioses of the specific theme and music. 

Turbo Knight
About Turbo Knight

Turbo Knight is a ‘70s kid with more than 30 years of experience on producing music with computers and synthesizers. He’s keen on ‘80s influenced music with his own spacey and experimental styles ranging from hair metal to trailer music.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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