Sunday, July 15, 2018

Musiikkia - Music

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My favourite things in alphabetical order

Agglomeration of execrable embargos

Boudoir proverbs

Camouflaged Jehovah's Witnesses


Ethiopian Elvis impersonators

Fraudulent blitzkrieg

Gravediggers who are one sandwich short of a picnic

Horny gargoyles of Colon Cathedral

Irrelevance fatigue

Juxtaposed excrement

Kebabs of wrath

Loose bowel vibrato

Mussolini upside down martini

Norwegian gnome pornography

Offhand voodoo

Perverted parrots breathing heavily

Quick revolutionary tribunals

Reggie Nalder

Sock puppets scared shitless

Throbbing thong up my thumb

Unidentified assless objects

Viscous adieus

World Wide Wrinkly Sack

X-rays of injured eels

Yodeling while orgasming

Zombie powder eggnog

Åländsk vaselinbatong

Ähtärin ahteripuisto

Önnön ölö köökkö pörömmön

Blah Blah Blah Blah Art Blah Blah Blah Blah

"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."

Upton Sinclair

"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."

Oscar Wilde

"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

Puu - Tree

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

About my music

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

Roihu - Flare

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Mies ja vaimo - Husband and Wife

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

My old drawings from 1998

20 years ago I was 13 and drawing zombies with a pencil.
I don't do this anymore.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kala - Fish

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Favourite folk music

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

Juopunut - Drunk

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Vastustamaton - Irresistible

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.


"What would any of us have been, if our fathers hadn't drawn our faculties out of us?"
Charles Dickens

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ruumisarkku - Coffin

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Experimental music

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)