Hengen aurinko (2015)

Oldschool trance, analog synths and effects, self made acoustic instruments and field recordings. Organic self-grown food and priceless treasures from the bins of a featureless mall. Dark winter nights spent in my cozy studio with the sun catching me up still in the morning honing everything to shimmering perfection. The endless wonders of nature, friendship and love, the allure of new places and winds from distant countries. That time you thought you lost a precious thing, but ended up finding something better than anything a sane person would even dare to dream of. Gossamer fairy-threads of the memories of summers past, and the hidden places in the forests where unforgotten things go by their lifes with no opinion at all about us. The 80s, the 90s, the 00s. The good, the bad, the funky and the not.

Of all this, and more, I have woven together the fabric of this album for your enjoyment.

The seams might show and the fabric is not that synthetic perfect haute couture smooth you saw at the gala last night, and this never will be your favourite shirt. But it will be the warm friendly one that you keep coming back to time time after time when the world feels just a bit too much to bear, and you need something to reassure you that magic and fantastic things do still exist.

So let the sun of your soul shine bright and burn away the fear of being just your simple self, nurturing softly the garden of your dreams and showing the light on the ways that go through dark places. Go higher, go further and go without hesitation to places you never thought possible, love a lot and then some more !!

I have worked SO much and hard on this.

One thing I think I need to address here since in the past I have been so much pro free downloads:

I have a kind of conflicted feeling about album pricing.

One thing is, I had expenses when making this, and also another is that I think they ways people consume music are changing and the situation just isn’t what it used to be. People are getting a bit too used to just streaming and downloading music endlessly for free. There was a time when free distribution was revolutionary and we were one of the pioneers in the whole scene of trance, but one idea can’t become a dogma… There was a transitional phase when the industry was changing, and now I think is the time to stop and think where the musicians get their income, since especially when you are not in your 20s or something anymore, there will be more and more conflicting interests in life, and music might not always come on top. Of course I will keep making music even if I earn nada from this, but especially in my precarious financial situation any incoming money is a big motivation to do nice finished products like this, instead of just playing around with tracks and ideas. Writing the basic structure of the tracks in an album like this is only maybe 25% of the work hours, all the rest is doing the small changes necessary to create an experience ready to be enjoyed by other people! And in some way that part of the work is the least fun in a creative sense. All that work I’m doing in the belief that there is something in this music that is worth sharing with people, and would like to keep working that extra 75% for YOU, the listeners. So time will tell if there will be another Aavepyörä album one day. Probably, but how soon and what kind of music, time will tell.

So the price does not only reflect my passion and the quality of the music, but also your appreciation for it, since 12€ is anyway the price of a pizza and drinks or whatever, and when you put it like this, I’d like to think that as an experience this album is at least of comparable valuable to people.

Also, when there will be a CD version sometime in autumn probably, people who bought this will get it with something like 80%-90% discount… But for now, I will go travelling for the summer, and I hope the music will go to places beyond my imagination too!

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