Janne Westerlund is a Finnish musician and visual artist known from such Finnish groups as Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Plain Ride. His main instrument is guitar but on his solo gigs he plays banjo as well, he sings and writes lyrics in English. Westerlund's career started in the beginning of the 1990s in a small Finnish city called Hamina when he founded Sweetheart, an experimental noise rock group, with his friends. After Sweetheart, he released. All the studio and live recordings with his past and present bands included, Westerlund has played on 50 albums. In the autumn of 2012 he released. In 2013 he started a collaboration with Jyrki Nissinen, a Finnish cartoonist and musician, composing a soundtrack album for his comics book, Kehittymättömät ufot. Marshland, his second solo album, is released in January 2015 on Ektro Records. 2001: Guarana Planet, CD 2003: Stations, CD See Circle discography See Pharaoh Overlord discography 2005: Oh The Flow, CD 2007: Strange Trial, CD 2009: House on the Hill, CD 2011: Stonebridge, CD 2014: Skeleton Kites, LP/CD 2012 Oran, CD 2013 Kehittymättömät ufot, a soundtrack LP/CD for a comics book by Jyrki Nissinen 2015 Marshland, LP/CD 1991: Mr. Cocktail / White-Eye, 7" 1992: Forestside / Rag Paradise, 7" 1992: Well-Dressed Meat, LP/CD 1993: Branchline / Diesel Engine, 7" 1994: An Ordinary Family Visits Hell, LP/CD 1996: Intoxicated Boom Boom, CD 1998: Stitches Removal Day, CD https://www.twitter.com/westerlundjanne http://www.soundcloud.com/jannewesterlund https://www.facebook.com/westerlund.janne http://www.discogs.com/artist/333759-Janne-Westerlund?filter_anv=0&subtype=Vocals&type=Credits
Mika Taanila is a Finnish film director and visual artist. His films can be categorized somewhere between the traditions of classic documentary film-making, avant-garde and video art, his most notable films are Tectonic Plate, Return of The Atom, Optical Sound, The Future Is Not What It Used To Be and Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow. In addition to traditional cinematic screenings, Taanila shows his works in galleries and museum as film and video installations. Taanila has participated to numerous international group shows, such as The Venice Biennale, Aichi Triennale, Schriftfilme, ZKM, Arctic Hysteria at PS.1. Shanghai Biennale, Berlin Biennale and Manifesta 4. Solo shows include Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, TENT, Galleria Heino, Badischer Kunstverein, Dazibao, Montréal and Migrosmuseum, Zurich. In the summer 2012 Taanila participated at dOCUMENTA with a three channel video installation The Most Electrified Town In Finland; the piece uses documentary footage during the construction of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland.
Taanila and Jussi Eerola have directed a feature documentary called Return of the Atom. The film premiered in Toronto International Film Festival and won the NORDIC:DOX award at CPH:DOX festival in November 2015, was released theatrically in Finland and Germany. In May 2015 Taanila received the Ars Fennica award, he was one of the six artists in the Nordic Pavilion group show "Mirrored" at the Venice Biennale of 2017. Taanila's film, Tectonic Plate, is a cameraless feature film; the World / The Earth Who Fell to Man Tectonic Plate Return of the Atom My Silence Six Day Run The Most Electrified Town In Finland The Zone of Total Eclipse Optical Sound The Future Is Not What It Used To Be A Physical Ring RoboCup99 Futuro – A New Stance For Tomorrow Thank You For The Music – A Film About Muzak Pakasteet: Pula C45, musical collaboration of Mika Taanila and Jussi Lehtisalo Presents endless cassette Stimulus Progression 10" vinyl EP of processed background music field-recordings Time Machines monograph for Kiasma's solo show, eds.
Leevi Haapala, Kati T. Kivinen Musiikkivyöry: Tulemme sokeiksi cd, compilation of Mika Taanila's teen-age home recordings Aika & aine DVD compilation of five short films by Mika Taanila. Mika Taanila monograph for Migrosmuseum's solo show, ed. Heike Munder Futuro. Tomorrow's 75-minute DVD about The Futuro House. Co-edited with Marko Home; the Dawn of DIMI A DVD on Erkki Kurenniemi's electronic art. Editor: Mika Taanila. Http://mikataanila.com/ http://arsfennica15.fi/
Kauko Röyhkä, is a Finnish rock musician and author. Since the early 1980s he has been a popular rock artist in Finland known as a strong lyricist. Röyhkä lived his youth in Oulu and has lived in Turku and Helsinki, his recording career began in 1980 with the debut album Steppaillen. To date he has recorded 23 full-length albums, his most famous backing band has been Narttu, together in various line-ups throughout the years 1980–1990. Röyhkä has had many side projects, including a band called 500 kg lihaa. In 2007 Röyhkä performed his songs with the Mikkeli town string orchestra. Röyhkä has studied literature and has been praised for his lyrics during the late 1980s. Röyhkä is a singer and guitarist, has said that, after realizing that he couldn't learn to play like his idols, he wanted to create his own style of playing. In public Röyhkä has been a provocative figure, he managed to raise some fuss in the early 1990s by claiming to be satanist. Some of the most well known songs by Röyhkä include "Lauralle", "Talo Meren Rannalla", "Paska Kaupunki" and "Paha Maa".
The albums Maa on voimaa and Pikku enkeli found their way onto Soundi magazine's list of the alltime 50 greatest Finnish popular music albums. Röyhkä began publishing books in the same year as his debut album appeared in 1980, he wanted to be an author rather than musician. Röyhkä has written ten novels or short story collections and some other works including the biography of Finnish porn star Henry Saari and a book about Velvet Underground, he has written columns for the newspaper Kaleva and record reviews for Rytmi magazine. Steppaillen Uusia tansseja Mikki Hiiren myöhemmät vaiheet Onnenpäivä Lauralle Maa on voimaa Pikku enkeli Mielummin vanha kuin aikuinen Ihmelapsi Joko-tai Kaksi koiraa Tyttöjen ystävä Olennainen välittyy Jumalan lahja Kaunis eläin Akti Sinä olet tähti Puiden alle Rock'n'roll-klisee Miss Farkku-Suomi Etsijät Elämä ja Kuolema Kauko Röyhkä & Riku Mattila Zaia Hiekkarantaa Pois Valoista - Live 2012 Etelän Peto Paha maa Mutta, mutta Bossanova 80 – 82 Kulta-aika Extra Lauluja rakastamisen vaikeudesta Olen Messias Talo meren rannalla Pohjoinen taivas 20 suosikkia – Lauralle Räyhähenki muistelee – Kokoelma 1980-2000 Pohjoinen taivas Osa 2 20 suosikkia – Talo meren rannalla Selkäranka 1996-2004 Lauluntekijä Olen Messias - Valitut Palat 1980–2012 Yhdeltä viimeistään pois go-go / Dora Steppaillen / Ihmisen paras ystävä Uusia tansseja / Astraalitasolla Preerian kuu / Miljoonapulu Herra presidentti / Viiltäjä / Kun olin kuollut Onnellinen laiva / Majuri Thompson Lauralle / Annina Maa on voimaa / Me Paska kaupunki / Kovat pojat / Tuhlausta Pikku enkeli / Laulujen nainen Ennen olin kokonaan toinen / Kolme asetelmaa Matkustaa / Mainostaulujen taakse Majavalakki / Paha maa Tuntemattomalle / Crescendo Tulit vastaan mua / Eno ja hänen omatuntonsa Soita se taas, Rainer / Humalassa Kevät / Hän toiselta puolelta 80-luvun absurdismi / Kuuntele mua / Näin on käynyt monta kertaa Kultainen aasi / Noita Pohjoinen taivas / Oikea asenne Helena / Nuo keskellä olevat / Rauno rokkaa Pyhä kaupunki / Mies jolla on maine Tuon sulle Alfredo Garcian pään / Virheet Sinä teit sen taas, Marjaana Hipit vanhemmat Kauniit pelastetaan Rock'n'roll-klisee Disko-Datsun / Pitkätukkainen poika / Mimio Pauliina, rantatyttö / Melankolia Tien laidalla Waterloo Aave joka maalasi taulun Oskar Koposen seikkailut Magneetti Kaksi aurinkoa Silvia Ocean City Faust ja muita kertomuksia Miss Farkku-Suomi Henry ja minä Avec Job Kesä Kannaksella Kreikkalainen salaatti Poika Mancini Get On – 101 rocklyriikan parasta Kauko Röyhkä & Timo Vikkula: Nuottikirja Suursaari Rajantakainen Karjala "Röyhkä, Kauko & Haapasalo, Ville": "Et kuitenkaan usko...", Ville Haapasalon varhaisvuodet Venäjällä.
"Röyhkä, Kauko & Haapasalo, Ville": "Et muuten tätäkään usko...", Ville Haapasalon 2000-luku Venäjällä, "Röyhkä, Kauko & Alizad, Arman": Armanin maailma Kauko Röyhkä on Myspace
Circle is a Finnish experimental rock band formed in Pori in 1991. Their eclectic, ever-changing style has been associated with genres such as krautrock, heavy metal, progressive rock, ambient. On some albums they have defined themselves as New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal. Circle was formed in 1992 by bassist and singer Jussi Lehtisalo, the only member, in the band throughout its career. Circle's krautrock-style debut album Meronia was released in 1994 and featured lyrics in a made-up language. A trio of albums, Andexelt and Taantumus, brought them international attention. Since recording 2002's Sunrise, the core line-up has consisted of Lehtisalo with keyboard player and singer Mika Rättö, drummer Tomi Leppänen, guitarist Janne Westerlund, playing more heavy metal-oriented music though continuously influenced by krautrock band Faust. Since 2009, Julius Jääskeläinen and Pekka Jääskeläinen have appeared on all recordings by the band. Sound engineer and musician/composer Tuomas Laurila is credited as a member of the band on a number of releases.
Circle member have participated in a great number of side projects and split-offs, including stoner rock spin-off Pharaoh Overlord. Rättö and Lehtisalo play as a duo, Rättö ja Lehtisalo, as a trio with Kauko Röyhkä. Other projects featuring members of Circle include Steel Mammoth, Janne Westerlund's Plain Ride, Lusiferiinin Armosta, K-X-P, Lehtisalofamily, Split Cranium Moon Fog Prophet, Doktor Kettu. Whilst recording the album Miljard in 2006 the band was filmed by Esko Lönnberg, the resulting movie, Saturnus Reality released as a DVD, by No Quarter Records. Lönnberg's attempt to make the film itself became the subject of another movie, The Man With The Video Camera, filmed by Petri Hagner, released as a DVD by Fonal Records; the band are closely associated with the filmmaker Mika Taanila: in 2011 they provided a live soundtrack to his 1998 silent film Pori. In 2011 Circle/Pharaoh Overlord were artists-in-residence at Dutch rock festival Roadburn Festival; the group made its 32nd full length album, available for streaming on Soundcloud shortly before its official release on Southern Lord Records on June 23, 2017.
1994 Meronia, CD/2LP, 2007 CD re-issue 1996 Zopalki, CD/2LP, 2012 CD re-issue 1996 Hissi, CD 1997 Fraten, CD 1998 Pori, CD, 2000 CD 1998 Kollekt, compilation CD 1999 Andexelt, CD, 2000 CD 2000 Prospekt CD, 2002 2LP 2001 Taantumus, CD 2002 Sunrise, CD, 2006 2LP 2002 Alotus, CD 2003 Guillotine, CD, 2005 CD 2004 Forest, CD, 2005 CD 2005 Tulikoira, CD, 2007 2LP + 7" 2006 Miljard, 2CD 2006 Tyrant, CD 2007 Tower feat. Verde, CD 2007 Panic, CD 2007 Katapult, CD/LP 2008 Hollywood, CD/2LP 2010 Rautatie, CD 2011 Infektio, CD/LP 2011 Noiduttu, MC 2011 Rakkaus tulessa feat. Erkki Kurenniemi, LP 2011 Giardino feat. Verde, MC 2012 Manner, LP 2013 Enharmonic Intervals, with Mamiffer, CD/LP 2013 Incarnation, CD/LP 2013 Frontier, as "Falcon", CD/LP 2014 Leviatan, as "Circle", CD/LP 2015 Pharaoh Overlord, CD/LP 2017 Terminal, CD/LP 1998 Surface, split w. Marble Sheep, CD 2001 Raunio, CD, 2002 CD 2004 Golem / Vesiliirto, 2LP 2004 Empire, LP 2004 Mountain, LP 2005 General, LP 2006 Arkades, LP, 2007 2CD 2007 The Blaze Game, as "Sunburned Circle" with Sunburned Hand of the Man, CD/LP 2007 Telescope, 2CD Recorded in 2003 2007 Rakennus, CD 2008 Triumph, 2LP Recorded in 2007 2009 Soundcheck, LP 2011 Maxim, LP 2012 Serpent, CD 2014 Hukkaamiskielto, MC 2014 6000 km/h, LP 2013 Suur-Pori, MC 2013 Six Day Run, LP 2014 SSEENNSSEESS, CD/LP, 1991 DNA, 7" 1992 Point, 7" 1993 Silver, 7" 1993 Crawatt, 7" 1995 Ghatarian, 7" 1996 Kitin, split w. Psychoplasma, 7" 1998 Valas, split w. DisCo.
7" 2002 Tour, split with Acid Mothers Temple, 7" 2003 Elcric, 7" 2006 Earthworm, CDEP 2006 Void Star, 7" 2007 Vaahto, 7" 2009 Odottamaton, 7" 2011 Mylläri, 7" 2012 End Of Time/God Told Me To, 7" 2013 Beer and Ribs, as "Falcon", 7" 2014 Kumiluoti, 7" 1995 Yllättäviä kohtaamisia / Surprising Encounters, LP/CD, 1998 MetaZoon, CD, 2000 Tuonen Tytär - A Tribute To Finnish Progressive, CD, Mellow Records (Features a cover version of Haikara's song K
Ambient music is a genre of music that emphasizes tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm. A form of slow instrumental music, it uses repetitive, but gentle, soothing sound patterns that can be described as sonic wallpaper to complement or alter one’s space and to generate a sense of calmness; the genre is said to evoke an "unobtrusive" quality. Ambient music focuses on creating a mood or atmosphere through synthesizers and timbral qualities lacking the presence of any net composition, beat, or structured melody, it uses textural layers of sound without prevalent musical tropes, rewarding both passive and active listening. Nature soundscapes are included, the sounds of acoustic instruments such as the piano and flute, among others, may be emulated through a synthesizer. According to Brian Eno, one of its pioneers, "Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular. Eno popularized ambient music in 1978 with his album Ambient 1: Music for Airports.
It saw a revival towards the late 1980s with the prominence of house and techno music, growing a cult following by the 1990s. Ambient music may have elements of new-age music and drone music, as some works may use sustained or repeated notes. Ambient music did not achieve large commercial success, being criticized as having a "boring" and "over-intellectual" sound, it has attained a certain degree of acclaim throughout the years in the Internet age. Due to its open style, ambient music takes influences from many other genres, ranging from classical, avant-garde music, folk and world music, among several others; as an early 20th-century French composer, Erik Satie used such Dadaist-inspired explorations to create an early form of ambient/background music that he labeled "furniture music". This he described as being the sort of music that could be played during a dinner to create a background atmosphere for that activity, rather than serving as the focus of attention. In his own words, Satie sought to create "a music...which will be part of the noises of the environment, will take them into consideration.
I think of it as melodious, softening the noises of the knives and forks at dinner, not dominating them, not imposing itself. It would fill up those heavy silences, it would spare them the trouble of paying attention to their own banal remarks. And at the same time it would neutralize the street noises which so indiscreetly enter into the play of conversation. To make such music would be to respond to a need." In the 1960s, many music groups experimented with unusual methods, with some of them creating what would be called ambient music. In 1969, the group Coum Transmissions were performing sonic experiments in British art schools. Many pieces of ambient music were released in England and the United States of America between the late 1960s and the 1990s; some 1960s music with ambient elements include Music for Zen Meditation by Tony Scott, Soothing Sounds for Baby by Raymond Scott, Music for Yoga Meditation and Other Joys by Tony Scott. Developing in the 1970s, ambient stemmed from the experimental and synthesizer-oriented styles of the period.
Although Jamaican dub musicians such as King Tubby, Japanese electronic music composers such as Isao Tomita, as well as the psychoacoustic soundscapes of Irv Teibel's Environments series, German bands such as Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Tempel and Tangerine Dream, predate him in the creation of ambient music and/or were contemporaneous with him, Brian Eno played a key role in its development and popularization. The concept of background or furniture music had existed some time before, but only in the 70s was ambient music first created, which incorporated New Age ideals with the newly invented modular synthesizer. Eno went on to record 1975's Discreet Music with this in mind, suggesting that it be listened to at "comparatively low levels to the extent that it falls below the threshold of audibility", referring to Satie's quote about his musique d'ameublement; the impact the rise of the synthesizer in modern music had on ambient as a genre cannot be overstated. The only limit is with the composer"; the Yellow Magic Orchestra developed a distinct style of ambient electronic music that would be developed into ambient house music.
The English producer Brian Eno is credited with coining the term "ambient music" in the mid-1970s. He said that "I just gave it a name. Which is what it needed... By naming something you create a difference. You say. Names are important." He used the term to describe music that can be "actively listened to with attention or as ignored, depending on the choice of the listener", which exists on the "cusp between melody and texture". In the liner notes for his 1978 album Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Eno wrote:Whereas the extant canned music companies proceed from the basis of regularizing environments by blanketing their acoustic and atmospheric idiosyncrasies, Ambient Music is intended to enhance these. Whereas conventional background music is produced by stripping away all sense of doubt and uncertainty from the music, Ambient Music retain
The Cyrkle was an American rock and roll band active in the early and mid-1960s. The group charted two Top 40 hits, "Red Rubber Ball," and "Turn-Down Day"; the band was formed by guitarists and lead singers Don Dannemann and Tom Dawes, who met while studying at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dannemann enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1966; the other members were Marty Fried on drums. They were a "frat rock" band called The Rhondells but were discovered and managed by Brian Epstein, best known as manager of The Beatles. Epstein found out about this band when his business partner, New York attorney Nathan Weiss, heard them in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Labor Day of 1965. Epstein renamed them. John Lennon provided the unique spelling of their new name, a reference to the circular roundabout known as Centre Square, located in downtown Easton, they were produced by John Simon. In the summer of 1966, they opened on fourteen dates for the Beatles during their US tour. On August 28, they headed.
The other artists who appeared were Bobby Hebb, The Ronettes, The Remains. Before touring with The Beatles, the Cyrkle had a successful engagement at the Downtown Discothèque in New York City, they were on the bill for the final Beatles concert at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966. The Cyrkle is best known for their 1966 song "Red Rubber Ball," which went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc, it was co-written by Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. It was released on the Columbia record label; the band had one more Top 20 hit, "Turn-Down Day" in 1966. After the release of their debut album, Red Rubber Ball, they recorded a second album, Neon, in late 1966, a movie soundtrack, The Minx, in 1967, they followed that with various singles and disbanded in late 1967. Both Dawes and Danneman became professional jingle writers after the Cyrkle disbanded. Dawes wrote the famous "plop plop fizz fizz" jingle for Alka-Seltzer. Danneman wrote jingles for Swanson Foods.
He penned the original 7Up Uncola song. Dawes produced two albums for the band Foghat, Rock & Roll and Energized co-writing the song "Wild Cherry" on the latter. Marty Fried left the music business to attend law school and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1972, now works as a bankruptcy attorney in suburban Detroit. Earle Pickens is a surgeon in Florida, they reformed in 2016 with original members Don Dannemann & Michael Losekamp joined by Mike Rousculp, Don White & Scott Langley. 1966 – "Red Rubber Ball"/"Turn-Down Day" – Columbia Hall Of Fame 33103 1991 – Red Rubber Ball – Columbia Legacy 47717 2001 – Red Rubber Ball – Sundazed SC 11108 2001 – Neon – Sundazed 11109Both reissues feature the original album tracks plus outtakes and non-LP singles tracks. Tom Dawes – – lead vocals, lead guitar, bass Don Dannemann – – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Marty Fried – – drums, vocals – Earle Pickens – keyboards – Michael Losekamp – keyboards, vocals.
Prospekt is the ninth album by the Finnish experimental rock band Circle, first released on CD in 2000 by Ektro Records. It was re-released as a double LP by Static Resonance in 2002; the D-side of the re-issue contains the live track "Työläisten laulu" from a show at Jyväskylä, Finland, on September 11, 2001. It was re-issued again as a CD in 2011 by the Brazilian label Essence Records, including the extra track, presented in a gatefold sleeve replicating the vinyl version in miniature. Overall, the album has a tight krautrock sound that shows heavy influence from both Can and Neu!. Drawing on long improvisations centered on a single riff or chord progression, the songs have an expansive progressive rock sound as well going past ten minutes, like "Aarre" and "Eripwre". Dedofiktion Gericht Stimulance Varhain Aarre Eripwre Työläisten laulu Teemu Elo Pike Kontkanen Jyrki Laiho Jussi Lehtisalo Tomi Leppänen Teemu Niemelä Janne Peltomäki Mika Rättö Markku Peltola Mika Rintala