Markus Kaarlonen

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Markus Kaarlonen
Also known as Captain
Born (1973-11-16) 16 November 1973 (age 44)
Genres Alternative rock, electropop, techno
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Keyboard
Years active 1990–present
Labels Insomniac, Playground
Associated acts Poets of the Fall, Dance Nation, Aikakone

Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen (born 16 November 1973) is a Finnish musician/songwriter/producer, and the keyboardist of the Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall.[1] Kaarlonen first became known in the underground with his Amiga MOD music in the early 1990s. His first commercial album was released as Dance Nation's album Dawn in 1994. After that he worked as producer for pop group Aikakone.

Kaarlonen also works for the software company Futuremark as a Senior Web Developer and Audio Designer. He has also composed and/or produced music for video games, including Rochard,[2] Max Payne 2, Alan Wake,[3] and Shattered Horizon.[4]


Mod era[edit]

Commercial productions[edit]


  1. ^ "Without silence there can be no music". Poets of the Fall official website. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen from POTF in da house!". Rochard official website. July 10, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Markus Kaarlonen". MobyGames. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shattered Horizon soundtrack". Poets of the Fall official website. October 28, 2009. Archived from the original on April 16, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.