[Music] Janne Hanhisuanto – Ambient Collection 2020

Janne Hanhisuanto is an ambient music composer out of Finland.  His soundscapes are about as bleak as his homeland.  What I enjoy most about his work is that it hovers somewhere between 5 and 9 minutes, and it gives one time to really let the mind enjoy each and every pulse of this work.  I’m […]

[Music] Various Artist – Timmion Records Singles Box, Vol 1

I have no idea what has gotten into the water over in Finland, but the country’s becoming a hotbed of amazing modern soul music.  Timmion Records is releasing artists of astoundingly good quality like Willie West, Nicole Willis, and The Soul Investigators.  You might want to check out some of their other brilliant artists over […]

[Music] Juhani Silvola – Post​-​Biological Wildlife

Norwegian composer Juhani Silvola is the heir of the French electroacoustic music tradition, and he has managed to update the sound while maintaining its spirit.  According to his biography, “Juhani’s music often explores themes circling post-humanism, nature and virtual reality, questioning the role of humanity in the near future, and painting varied scenarios without exclusively […]

[Music] vivienxo – w84u

vivienxo is a Finnish musician who does ‘dreampop’.  I have no idea what the genre really is, but there’s a lovely, muffled sound to it that reminds me of old 80s dreampop that I’m familiar with, such as bands like Dream Academy.  Definitely worth investigating further.

[Video] hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony – Orion (comp. Kaija Saariaho)

This is about as fresh as it gets for classical music. Orion a new composition by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, debuted at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 17, 2015. The piece is conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada for hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony. The recording makes for wonderful listening.

[Video] Ø + Noto – 04 Noto

A warm thanks to Praveer Bea for kindly posting this wonderful slab of minimal, crunchy rhythm, courtesy of Alva Noto and Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio working under the monicker of Ø. If you wish to pick up this album, Mikro Makro, go here.

[Video] Калевала (Kalevala) – Лучшую Спою Вам Песню

Though I have an absolute loathing for metal, I really try to cut those who try to mix culture and folklore into their music. Football chants mar the the actual singing taking place in this song, tarnish what might have been quite a good ditty. On the plus side, though I find neo-paganism to be […]