Sunday, July 15, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Agglomeration of execrable embargos
Camouflaged Jehovah's Witnesses
Ethiopian Elvis impersonators
Gravediggers who are one sandwich short of a picnic
Horny gargoyles of Colon Cathedral
Kebabs of wrath
Loose bowel vibrato
Mussolini upside down martini
Norwegian gnome pornography
Perverted parrots breathing heavily
Quick revolutionary tribunals
Sock puppets scared shitless
Throbbing thong up my thumb
Unidentified assless objects
World Wide Wrinkly Sack
X-rays of injured eels
Yodeling while orgasming
Zombie powder eggnog
Önnön ölö köökkö pörömmön
"All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work.
The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis."
"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."
Vincent van Gogh
"My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all."
"Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods."
Oscar Wilde (The Critic as Artist)
"That's what art is. It's like somehow somebody got it just perfectly right, and something very close to it is like... meh."
Wes Craven (Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Drawing and music are in my blood. I never studied them. I'm a keyboardist and I started making music around 2000.
I make less music these days but I listen to various genres every day. Soundtracks, classical and folk were the biggest catalysts in the beginning.
Most of my musical works are fantasies (unconventional compositions) and I use simple harmonies to create themes. I'm also interested in ambient and experimental sounds.
My 5 electronic classical albums:
Rinta-Perälä (2012) - 10 tracks
Häiväusko (Whisper Faith, 2014-2015) - 10 tracks
Utukorva (Mist Ear, 2014-2016) - 10 tracks
Pyhitetty ikkuna (Hallowed Window, 2016) - 8 tracks
Tuntureilla (On the Fells, 2017) - 8 tracks
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I have always loved folk and classical. Growing up I was one of the few appreciating this type of music, so I usually couldn't talk about it. A teenager listening to folk music is apparently one of the worst things imaginable. I didn't care about the ridicule. I still don't care. It's not just teenagers who do that.
Martti Pokela: Muut ne kuuli kirkonkellon (Others Heard the Church Bell)
Kalevalainen sävelmä (Kalevala Melody)
(from Kantele of Finland, 1969)
Pokelat: Golggo maanon (November)
Seitakivi (The Seita Stone)
Unna Ulla Nunnu
Riekko hangella (The Ptarmigan on the Snow Crust)
(from Keskiyön auringon lauluja, 1969)
Konsta Jylhä: Vaiennut viulu (Silent Violin)
(from Konstan Parhaat Osa 1, 1970)
Romolo Grano: Tarantana
(from Arcana, 1972)
Pokela, Sariola, Kontio: Karjalan kunnailla (The Hills of Karelia)
Konevitsan kirkonkellot (The Church Bells of Konevitsa)
(from Vanha ja uusi kantele, 1978)
Niekku: Velisurmaaja (Brother-slayer)
(from Niekku, 1987)
Värttinä: Kylä vuotti uutta kuuta (Waiting for the New Moon)
(from Musta lindu, 1989)
Hedningarna: Täss'on nainen (Here's a Woman)
(from Trä, 1994)
Sanna Kurki-Suonio: Ei musta (Not a Dark One)
(from Musta, 1998)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Once again a list of artists I recommend. I'm not a critic. There are still so many stupid cliches and misconceptions surrounding experimental works.
The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Ennio Morricone: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Ennio Morricone: A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971/1996)
Miles Davis: On the Corner (1972)
Goblin: Suspiria (1977)
Carlos/Ligeti/Bartok/Penderecki: The Shining (1980)
Chrome: Red Exposure (1980)
Diamanda Galas: The Divine Punishment (1986)
When: Drowning But Learning (1987)
Portishead: Dummy (1994)
Björk: Homogenic (1997)
Virus: Carheart (2003)