August 2021

Kalevi Helvetti Big Band

Kalevi Helvetti Big Band on stage, 21 Aug 2021. Foto by Pekka Elomaa.

I am working on a tape re-issue of 2014 album ARKIVO for Satatuhatta label. Originally it was/still is available for free on my BC page, but the tape is comin out gorgeous, and also will sound better because of tape.
It is a “noise travelogue” from my trips around those times, street recordings from Denmark, Mexico, Finland + some homebrew junkstrument chaos. Despite the crazy amount of hours that went into this I think not too many people noticed this major work because of it’s “throwaway” format (free digi).

Other news:
Insektio CD’s & tapes are finally here, from Russia with löve.

Out now:
– Kartio “Sähkömusiikki” 2xTape (Satatuhatta)
– Kolari IV CD (Ei Armua) –> KSNK // MOOZZHEAD // MOGAO // TYHJÄ PÄÄ
– SM/DP “Complex Feedback Factors” CD (Nekorekords)
– Häkki / Mongrel Tactics -Split Tape (Salamanauhaut / Brownhill Mafia)
– Umpio “Insektio” Tape/CD (Zhelezobeton)
– Umpio “Kulotus” 2xCD (Narcolepsia / Hiisi)

SM/DP “The Most Primitive Element” video by McKoppis 2021

Kartio “Sähkömusiikki” 2x C-40 finally out. Electronic/electroacoustic/acousmatic music from the modular studio at Tampere Konservatorio, where I have recently completed the program of sound tech and synthesis studies.
I have some copies, or get it from Satatuhatta label.

Brownhill Mafia & Salamanauhat delivers

Last batch of 2020 noise available now gone.

Nekorekords 2020 batch

2020 batch, at last

Häkki "Eraser Of Language" -C60
Häkki: Eraser Of Language -C60 tape (NEKO-35)
Full album of creepy tape manipulations, twitchy elektronix and cavernous spaces. 2015-2020 closure. 50 made. Also on Bandcamp.

Umpio "Root Rot" -tape
Umpio "Nahkajeesus" 3"CDR
Umpio: Root Rot -tape (NEKO-33)
Umpio: Nahkajeesus -3″CDR (NEKO-34)
As a tribute to BLJ and Radiopuhelimet here is crude elektronix in semi-monolithic HNW style. VCVRack to tape, slightly edited in Reaper. No overdubs/layering.
The patch ran mostly unattended for a few days, during which the tapes were dubbed. Recycled tapes, length may vary. So each tape is different.

This is also on Bandcamp. The BC packet combines the “Root Rot” tape and “Nahkajeesus” 3″-CDR.
The tape and CDR version are not for sale, trades only.
Both are editions of 33 each.

Out now:

Curtis Roads / Todd Barton –CD

Curtis Roads / Todd Barton reissue!

Due to ongoing demand:
Expanded reissue of this cassette release from 2016. All the original material, of course, but also an exclusive Todd Barton remix/re-work of Roads’s source material.

The original cassette-only release featured a noisy and pontillistic version of a new piece by professor Roads, a spiraling train crash bordering on harsh noise… and Krell music by Barton: outerworldly space contemplations, with a touch of a distant future from a parallel past.

Todd Barton is a tireless Buchla educator and synthesis explorer from Oregon.
Curtis Roads is a pioneer of granular synthesis and algorithmic composition from California.

Both are legendary figures of electronic music and I’m super proud to present this release to the world.


Out now:

SM/DP: Plasmasynthesis LP
(Huge Bass Records // HB020)

SM/DP - Plasmasynthesis

Second album, LP edition of 100 on Huge Bass Records.
Get it from hugebass.bandcamp.com

Electromicroscopic deconstruction of time-space.
The sonic trip is like falling backwards into dark waters, disintegrating into smaller parts and getting filtered through the bottom sands into the shifting seismic infralayers of a timeless earth.

Graphics are provided by Pink Twins, recycling outerworldly visions of
their video synthesis piece “Parametronomicon” (2016) and the
silkscreened cover prints are made at Primeval Vision in Oulu.

Out now:

Umpio - MolesterolNew album on Freak Animal records. Junk electronix evolved regression.

Taklamakan vs Umpio CD
Already out in July 2020… Reissue CD of Taklamakan vs Umpio LP  via Narcolepsia and White Centipede Noise. Original run of 100 x LP in 2014 via A Dear Girl Called Wendy records. No remaster, no bonus… Just classy noise junk archeology.

4 way CD of contemporary junk abuse, power electronics, doomsday drones, and tape noise.
Available from the artists, later from the usual suspects.
Check out the preview:

Grateful to my friend Pete Hissa, a.k.a Pate Hirssi. The most badass drummer i ever played with. See you on the other side.

For available Umpio releases please contact Freak Animal Records .

There’s no scene like no scene!