Umpio is a Finnish word that means vacuum, as in a light bulb. As an attribute it kinda means idiot. Full of emptiness since 2006.

All starts from metal junk and a  contact microphone, and ends in electronic abuse.

The harsh noise balances the meditative tranquility. The acoustic playing balances the electronic manipulation.

I humbly bow before the masters of electroacoustic sound at the cutting point between industrial noise and the irregular pulse of chaos.

This is a one-man operation, my name is Pentti Dassum.


Photo by Niklas Park // Live at Fylkingen, Stockholm, 2012 // Klik for hi-rez