Instant Stasis – Iceslab of Love (totuus.013.dl)

The music on this album is a part of modern dance piece “Jäärakaskimpale”. It was directed and choreographed by Anniina Kumpuniemi. The dancers are Katriina Kantola and Antti Seppänen.

The music consists of field recordings made in various locations including Tampere, Helsinki and Kopsa (Finland), Rome (Italy), Sankt Peterburg (Russia) and viola parts (played by Iida Savolainen) as well as xiao and banshuri flutes (played by Jukka Ahonen). The piece includes some parts in spoken word, I have included an edited version of the dialog.

The musicians were given no sheet music, no demos whatsoever, they didn’t even meet. They were only given a basic tone around which their melodies should move, and a rough sketch of an image I had pictured in my mind after I saw the choreography.

The soundtrack is produced live in every performance. The nuances vary, but the basic structure is the same. The places we visit are in same order, but the detail of the memory might sometimes blur, sometimes sharpen.

There is no MIDI syncing, the only digital sounds are some synthesizer waveforms which were created using Ableton Live. The sounds are layered together using Soundplant. Final editing was done in Sonar X1 Professional. Dblue’s Glitch and Nasty DLA by Variety of Sound plugins were used on speech samples.
Everything was mastered with Limiter No6 by Vladg

Script of the piece is loosely based on book Agatha by Marquerite Duras and tells a love story of a man and a woman, a brother and a sister perhaps, maybe two ghosts, who are travelling around in their memories and predictions of future.

The first part had to be splitted in half due to Bandcamp’s restrictions on song length.

-Teemu Kiiskilä, composer.

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Sumuposauttaja – Puhdistuskasetti II (totuus.011.dl)

puhdistuskasetti

After a while of silence, we bring you sound. Sumuposauttaja from Jyväskylä, Finland is here with his second release, Puhdistuskasetti II. Roughly an hour worth of miscellaneous ambient recordings and live jams with acoustic and electric instruments all played by the man himself, in form of a 60 minute C-Cassette mixtape.

Here’s the info provided by the author:

SUMUPOSAUTTAJA / PUHDISTUSKASETTI II

A-puoli
(Runttujärvi II)
Darkness Dis Appear
Uskollisuuteesi
(I Like “Terve”)
Set Myself On Fire
Low Battery
Naghma
Suuri hupsu
Kotona 2010
(Suuri hupsumpi)
She Saw Me (bonus)

B-puoli
Kultakala *
Jeesus on ovi
Veen alla
Spirit Of YK
(Tahiti)
Praying Mantis
(The Most Beautiful Spot In The Face)
Misme
Head & Shoulders

* Kultakala on omistettu kuolleiden kotieläinten muistolle. / Kultakala is dedicated to all the pets who’s passed away.

Played, recorded & mixed live to c-cassette @ Yokatu by SP.

THÄNKS
Yamaha PSR-48, Casiotone MT-520, Hohner PSK20 (Elina), Yamaha Electone Organ BK-4B, Casio PT-30, Laney HCM30B Bass Amplifier, Sony Walkman, Philips D 6410 Cassette Recorder, Philips Mancca (Sky), Akai Head Rush, Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo, JVC TD-W201 Stereo Double Cassette Deck, Stagg Amplifier, Alpage FL-4000 Stereo Cassette Tape Deck, Tascam Portastudio 414 mkII, Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones, Sony F-V120 Dynamic Microphone, Philips F7122 Vinyl Player, Kansanradio, Radioateljee, One Of The First Vocoder Machine, Merries, Madonna, Radio Hear

*PLAY LOUD ENOUGH AND DON’T FORGET TO USE YOUR HEADPHONES*

LINKS
soundcloud.com/sumuposauttaja
facebook.com/sumuposauttaja

SOULSIK – 6.66 (totuus.006.dl)

Finally we got our hands on SOULSIK’s project 6.66. This 35 minute long composition is approximately five years of work completed. In collaboration with musicians from USA and Sweden, Soulsik has created a grim, oppressive and dark piece of music with a long, evolving arch of drama.

The piece has been performed in public twice and our release 004.dl contains some parts of the composition, but here is the final mastered version with the intro track.

If you are into sample-laden dark ambient, give this one a go. It is a trip, not for the faint hearted.

Soulsik vs. Instant Stasis – As Recorded In Varjobaari, Hervanta 2013 (totuus.004.dl)

A live session by Soulsik and Instant Stasis. A rough mixture of guitar-driven loop-noise and chaotic field-recording ambient. Some raw blues elements combined with heavy distorted synths. Not for the faint hearted.

 

totuus.004.dl

WAM-ELB : Migraine Suffix Stream (totuus.002.dl)

WAM-ELB collective performing acoustic and electronic jam sessions. Recorded between 2002 and 2006 in various locations near Oulu, Finland.

UTU – Songs in Flesh Minor

UTU’s first album is here. It was released in December 2012 and there are still some copies left both on 12″ black vinyl and Compact Disc digital audio! Check the Bandcamp site for more info and placing orders.

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