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  1. Thanks! I have got superbly good reviews so far, I'm really happy that the hundreds of hours of work seemed to have paid off in the end and the whole story works out something like I intended. It is always a bit exciting to start out a new project from scratch, especially since according to FB Audience insights there is very little crossover in my existing FB fanbase at least into the kind of soft melodic techno this is proably most closely related like Four Tet, Jon Hopkins, etc. So leveraging that crowd is not an automatic success either. I have to care about such things, because these
  2. This can be removed if it's too far from the forum focus, but I thought some people might be interested since I know there's many fans on this forum. Bandcamp album page. After three and half years, it is finally done! My new album under a completely new project name, Kadonneet maat (Lost Lands). The style is some kind of atmospheric techno with some trance influences I guess, which I can't completely escape. It is absolutely the most detailed and carefully built album I have ever made, the amount of work I put into the details and polishing was almost daunting. There's more abo
  3. I have not listened to a lot of trance in the last 10 years or so, since new stuff that I like is hard to come by, and the old stuff I listened so much in the past, that I know it from memory anyway Today when putting the baby to sleep (he falls asleep the best when I have him in a pouch on my chest, and I'm dancing to music) I listened to the first five or so tracks from this. I really loved it all, altough the trancey detuned saw riff in the first track was on the limits of my taste. (I just have a personal problem with them, just a taste issue). I like the arrangement (th
  4. They are also booking artists of all kind now (also acoustic etc, always a great part of their festivals has been also folk music, etc), on the Russian version you can leave your info, not sure what is their budget for foreign artists, in the last years it's been a problem as I understand for Russian underground organisers because of the sanctions and the subsequently bad exchange rate of ruble :/
  5. I was there in the last 2008 installment, and it was one of the best adventures I had! The nature is something special to experience. Space of Joy festivals always have a very friendly underground vibe, very much recommended! http://khanaltay.ru/index-en.html The location:
  6. Thanks Btw the bassline melody and rhtyhm on that one is snatched from Pink Floyd, played at 200% speed... I think it was the opening from A Saucerful of Secrets. I might make a new album one day, just now been terribly busy with our baby and other stuff, and the music I've been making has been a bit different (I've had a new ambient/techno album ready for a while but can't pay for the cover art currently so it's on hiatus...). Actually I have also some new(ish) unreleased Summamutikka tracks that were private commissions, but I don't think these will be released, I play them in my live sets
  7. Oh, crap, I don't follow what's released anymore, but stumbled upon this on Bandcamp when I was checking what's been tagged goa lately. Damn good stuff, I'd say the most fun and original trance album I've heard in years and years. Kind of Australian/ Finnish vibe. Very ecletic. Good sounds too, finely crafted details abound.
  8. Thanks This was for me an "inspired by" release where I took a lot of influences from elsewhere, the cover was inspired in some way by some gorgeous painted and silk screened album covers from the 70s, I tried to achieve an organic look. The typography could be more polished, but been reeeeallly busy with the family lately. Shiit, you're right, the part had moved by a 64th note too early at some point, and double that at a later point, I corrected it, I hope the corrected versions are online soon, Bandcamp probably very soon, the rest of the internet I'm not sure how it works f
  9. So I decided to revive the Summamutikka project after almost 20 years break. Let's see how this is received, maybe I'll get inspired to write a full album Altough lately been working with much more low-tempo music. 100% of the profits go to benefit Survival International and their work towards indigenous communities around the world. These songs are a tribute to the oldschool goa spirit, especially the more organic and soft sounds of mid-90s. Two of the tracks are what I call "re-mutations" of well-known goa tracks, where I took the general atmosphere and even carefully borr
  10. Wow, I suggest immediate action by the ripped artists towards Beatport.
  11. Still waiting for new goa to open up a little, maybe forget that "goa" dogma and stretch towards some new horizons... I found revivalist movements in any art to be somehow problematic often. I've lately heard the freshest ideas in the more downtempo and broken beats territory, I'm still kind of puzzled where is the music that takes the Merkaba etc sound and gives it a bit more energy, I'm sure it would be really well-received.
  12. Short answer without having time to read the whole discussion: There was more variety and original ideas in music before 1998 or so. Also production was very different, so the music has a fresh sound, that's just growing more, the further away we go from time (like 60s/70s rock/prog music, it just has a sound that is very hard to replicate production wise since that same equipment and multi-million dollar analog studios are replaced by other things). And respect is different from worship. There's also a lot of old music that does not really work anymore.
  13. I'd suggest any 2 oscillator (or more) synth that has all of these: FM or oscillator crossmod, filter FM, ring modulator, oscillator sync. All these are invaluable in making interesting leads and other sounds. I used a Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075 a lot fot some years and absolutely loved it, but recently sold it to finance some travelling. MFB Dominion desktop seems incredible value for money, and IIRC it has a patch memory! Modular stuff is great of course, but time consuming and incredibly expensive. I find I use my modular less than I would like, simply because it takes so much
  14. About history of goa trance in Finland, very good free-to-download thesis with lots of detailed information: https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/34536
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