New electronic album “I”

“I” is a release consisting of two parts: a 5-track mini-album of new music and 5 previously unreleased tracks from my archives, mostly unused pieces for various game projects.

Nuns, Robots and Dinosaurs was my own game prototype. There was also a third piece I wrote for it, which eventually ended up in a game called Kumoon, and is known by the name “One for Nerds”.

Baz was originally an idea written for a game prototype made by couple of guys at a company I was working for some years ago in another project.

Car-Age and The First Ride were both ideas for a game called AG Drive, where I have one song in the soundtrack.

Spotify:

Bandcamp:

Retro Shot – game and soundtrack released

Retro Shot, a new mobile game is now released for iOS and Google Play. I collaborated with Retro Thruster in making the soundtrack.

The soundtrack in Spotify:

The 100-Piano Quest

A new adventure begins now for me: a quest to unite the world with music.

I will find 100 different pianos around the world, record one measure of my composition with each one, and then eventually make a video of all the measures combined.

I plan to find at least one piano each week, or, in any case make a post about the progress. Let’s see how this goes…

More information at the 100-Piano Quest Blog

AG Drive is out!

Two amazing and passionate guys I’m glad to know, Petsku and Timo, have finally released the futuristic racing game called AG Drive, the successor of the spirit of Wipeout and F-zero.

I’m humbled and happy to tell that I have contributed one song to the soundtrack, which is a remarkable collaboration between many great musicians, led by Ari Pulkkinen.

The Game in App Store

The Sountrack

Welcome to Reality

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Here is some electronic music I made back in 1996. Lots of samples from various sources. Welcome to Reality includes speaking from newscasts about the bombing incident at Atlanta Olympics. The Journey‘s beginning string sample is from the background music of The Bold and Beautiful.

This project terminated a bit after about 5 months work, as my interests were going more into band playing. Also, some technical limitations caused frustration. (in The Journey, you can hear the soundcard not triggering all the samples in sync…)

There were couple of other songs I was working on, in similar style, but, unfortunately they have not survived.

Childhood Winters

Winter is coming into Finland, and here is a winter-themed piece of music with a collection of winter-themed photos taken by a friend. Enjoy!

Rock Runners, a game with my music, is out!!!

Rock Runners, a running game with my soundtrack for is now out, first for iOS! In addition to being the composer, I also did parts of the sound design.

Grab it from AppStore!

The soundtrack is also available at Bandcamp!

Enter the Drama

A new music video by Sabine van Gameren for my piece is out!

Here it is:

Thanks to the wonderful actresses, and everyone else who participated and helped in the making of the video.

And thanks to Anna Grundström (cello), Petrus Laitinmäki (violin and viola) for great playing.

Fast Lane Across the Sky

Here is a new piece, a side-product of one video game project where I’m involved in. This grew out of a demo that ultimately was not selected for the game, but there will be another piece there instead.

Also, this is the first piece to use my new Analogue Solutions Leipzig synthesizer which has in brief time became an integral part of my studio.

Some moments ago, sad news also came that Jon Lord, the legendary keyboardist of Deep Purple has passed away. This piece & post shall be dedicated to his memory.

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Jarre of Hermanni

Summer is here! So much cool things happening in Helsinki. I’m, as always, busy working with too many music projects, but I have had some time to chill as well.

I’m happy to tell you that Petra’s Planet, virtual world for children is officially launched. It features much of my audio work, and has kept me very busy during the last months. Check it out! (Hint: for just some casual fun, go to the games page!)

Also, our pet toys from Petra’s Planet wrote and performed this nice song, with little help from me:

I want also to share this song I made this week with you. It was inspired by traditional melodic electronic music, mostly Jean Michel Jarre, my childhood icon. (Hence the working name, Jarre of Hermanni, referring to myself and the area in Helsinki where I live. Too lazy to invent a proper name for it now :) )

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