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Kadonneet maat

About four or five years ago I felt strongly, that the Aavepyörä sound has dominated my musical output too strongly, and that I was getting stuck in the same manners.

I laid the project to rest in my mind (for now) and embarked on a journey of exploration of musical and signal processing theory and all sorts of weird sound experiments.

This album grew out of those experiments, during a period of around three and half years. Much of that time I could concentrate on sound full-time, and it was very liberating to just keep experimenting without thinking all the time about finishing anything. New ideas grow when there’s space for them. I lived outside the city next to a national park and conserved forests, and almost every day I went into the woods just to listen to the sounds of nature and let my thought processes flow free.

I realised I want to distance this music completely from my old artist persona as Aavepyörä, so I started a new project. I call it Kadonneet maat, which translates as: “Lost Lands”. These are visions of a post-anthropocenic world, where humankind lives in balance with nature. They are also stories of the downfall before that. Beyond those two concepts, the idea of Lost Lands is to me the lost and forgotten myths and stories of all the places and people of whom even no memory remains. In a geological timeframe, even the continents will be turned over, and everything we know will be truly lost. We live in the lost lands of future. And despite all this, life will go on in it’s own peculiar, insistent, numerous and beautiful ways.

Now I am back to the city, the father of a son, and working full-time, so spending such wasteful amounts of time is not possible. First of all, this album will be a beautiful reminder of those free years for me, and secondly, I have now a new kind of fresh and strong basis on which to build ideas on. I already have ideas for several completely different albums, but considering how busy life is, I won’t be doing such incredibly detailed and finely crafted album anytime soon. So it’s entirely possible some more immediate dance styled music might be next on my list… I’m very interested in experimenting with the combination of Bitwig and my analog gear through CV, as well as doing remasters and remixes of some of my old material.

But right now, I need a rest, and I can enjoy this moment of emptiness and achievement which comes when a big project is finished. Such moments are not altogether that common for creative people, so I’ll try not to start on a new album too soon. This means that my friends might get a phone call from me, various things around the house might get fixed, and most of all I can get some sleep at night for a change 🙂


Hippie Tipi & Puzzle Effect 7.-8.-12.

I have some new music I wrote as Summamutikka that I tried out already at Kosmos and Lost in Summertime earlier this year, cool to see how they work out this time 🙂 I haven’t been terribly active writing trance, as I’ve been writing an album of more slow, organic music under a new project name. Anyway, I have all the classics coming up, and possibly a few small new bits.

Oh, and 8.12. is “The day of Finnish music” officially in Finland. So, what could be a more suitable day?-)

Summamutikka – Taii Kayka remastered!

Over the years the most requested thing have been better sounding versions of the Summamutikka tracks, since the original “mastering” that I did was pretty bad in 2001. So here is just that, enjoy!

A Home In The Stars EP

I’ve been quite busy with my thesis and the Complete Discography project for the last two years, so there hasn’t been much time for new music. But I’ve been finishing off old things, so I can make space for something more novel. Here’s two tracks that I started two years ago, along with some remixes I’ve made of my older music:

Rest assured, I have a lot of new ideas cooking, time will tell when I have something finished to show. I hope to have at least a two track EP out from my new project by the end of the year, but we’ll see.

The Complete Discography project was a great success, thank you to everybody who contributed. Creating the stems for my old tracks was a much more daunting process than I initially expected. I must have spent somewhere near 200 hours on that one, but I’m really happy we did it together! Having those stems is a good thing for me, because now I can remaster some of my old tracks that, to be honest, don’t sound that good because at that time I didn’t have a very clear idea about mastering music.

Aavepyörä – Complete Works USB

The complete discography with all of Aavepyörä´s music is now finally available in lossless FLAC format. Available also in a deluxe version with separated stems for several songs, and with a poster featuring the artwork of the last album. Also included is over 2,5 hours of unreleased and new tunes. As a special content, I decided to put out also the very first Aavepyörä album, previously only released in a limited CDr format, and which was never available from the website.

The project was at Indiegogo, but now expired!

You might be able to buy it from someone used, or you can also download the whole thing free from the Internet Archive.

Lau Lau 11.5.2016

So, it´s going to be a hot dancefloor again in Israel this spring:


Other news? Well, a few parties that are yet to be officially announced, but this one in Finland for example will be great I think:

Other than that, no new music or much else. I´ve been busy moving my house and studio (again!), I´m writing my master´s thesis, and so on… But I have a ton of ideas, I hope to get back to music as soon as possible, maybe next winter or so.

audio crafting #2 – Image editing of sounds

Hello, and welcome to the second installment of my audio crafting series.

This series aims to teach you about the fine craft of sound design by hand, and promote free non-commercial tools.

Ever wondered how it would be to be able to edit sounds in a more visual way just like paintings?

In case you are not yet familiar with the technology, I have good news: you can! Continue reading audio crafting #2 – Image editing of sounds