Katso kukkaa price now 1€

OK, I decided to drop the price of the download, so now the album is practically free, and of course if you want the CD, you can pay more (you can also pay more, if you want to secure me an incredibly comofrtable, easy life).

So check out the Bandcamp page for lossless FLAC downloads and also OGG for all high quality portable players!

The new album is proceeding at a good pace, a lot of epic acid goa and roots folk trance flowing out of the analog gear, but more about that later… Next possibilities to hear some of the new sounds coming up in Russia and Israel in the weeks soon to come :)

Oh, and there’s the Walk About Love again, I’ll be there for one week after the Buddha Project party, I welcome all gentle and free spirits to join the odyssey once again!

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Far Corners of Goa @ Club Darkside, Helsinki

Ookooooo! Huomenna Darksidessä vanhan koulun goaa ja suomisoundia, ite meinaan vetää varmaan jotain uusia folkkipainotteisia stygejä kokeeksi ja kevään kunniaksi tuolla!

xx-21:30 Laitetaan mätöt kiukaalle valmiiks ja lämmitetään mesta tanssikuntoon….
21:30-22:30 Mussa Kussa
22:30-23:30 Hystereo Psychovsky
23:30-00:30 Paul Eye
00:30-01:30 Omitomi
01:30-02:30 Aavepyörä
02:30-03:30 Ridge Mättökiuas

Siellä sitten, sisään vaivaiset 5€ :)

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This spring

I’ll be playing in a very exciting goa party by Buddha Project in Israel with Transwave and Radical Distortion on 26.4. (wow, they even got the Finnish lettering right<g>)


Also, very probably I’ll be at Systo this year again after… What!? Really, five years. Time goes so fast, that festival too feels like yesterday. So, 8.-13.5., this is what’s happening:


That’s all for now.

Oh. And working on new music again, so much fun! Goa meets 70s space synthesizer music meets psychedelic folk meets Commodore 64 SID tunes meets italo meets… Whatever! I think this will be a very exciting album indeed ;)

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Fair trade t-shirts, parties!

I found a stash of the t-shirts I silk screened and stenciled in 2008, now clearing out the rest at 19€!


Also, preliminary announcements 4 parties for this spring, details later:

April: Israel with Transwave, Radical Distortion + local heroes.

May: Russia, something nice…

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Katso kukkaa digital downloads available on Bandcamp

The whole album can be now listened to at the Bandcamp Aavepyörä page. All purchases include also the CD!

Vien kanssa tänään Cyber Shopiin Asematunneliin vihdoin noita vaihtolevyjä ihmisille jotka ostivat pätkivän version. Saatte kassalta pyytämällä ilmaiseksi korvaavan ykköslevyn, ei tartte kuitteja tms olla, päätän nyt luottaa ihmisiin tämän verran :)

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AVP Saves the world… Once again.


On the path between Inegen and Tyungur.

In the past year I flew a few times, and rode buses, trains and cars in order to bring my beats to you, my dear lovely people.

This all is bad mojo for the planet, so it’s again time to offset some of this.

So I paid 50€ to Luonnonperintösäätiö, a non-profit foundation that buys off land for protection in Finland, with the emphasis on old growth forests. While to outsiders Finland may seem like the magical country of old forests and trolls, almost no old forests stand anymore elsewhere than the most northern parts of the country.  In South Finland, less than 0,5% of the forests can be classified as old (150+ years), and only about 5% in the whole country. Here’s a good article about the situation with an English summary by Ilkka Hanski, one of the most (if not the most) respected ecologists of the country.

Kyöpelinvuori/ Witches' Mountain.Photo Otso Ovaskainen/ Luonnonperintösäätiö

Kyöpelinvuori/ Witches’ Mountain.
Photo Otso Ovaskainen/ Luonnonperintösäätiö

Also I sent 75$ to The Altai Project, an US based non-profit working under the Earth Island Institute. They do invaluable work in protecting the fragile and unique nature of the magical Altai mountain country.

While this may not be much, it’s still a gesture, and as they say, small streams flow down into big rivers…

The powers against our Mother Earth are strong and relentless, and they will stop at absolutely nothing except the peoples’ unwillingness to let the destruction go on. Just as an example, the location of Khan Altay has now been destroyed completely, and the land around the area is for sale. I had a hard time facing this last winter, my heart just can’t accept the fact that a few powerful individuals can choose to do such things. So, before “the massive tourist potential” of the Altai area is harnessed, there still are possibilities for protecting this unique land. More sad pics from the location are at Dmitry’s blog.

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Katso kukkaa for sale again!

Yes, yes, yea!

The new pressing has arrived, and the order info for Katso kukkaa is again up at the album page.

So the album is for sale again!

I will start mailing replacements to the people who ordered the album in the summer in the next days, I will contact all people first to ensure the mailing addresses are still the same.

Collector notice: there were about 40 discs sent out with the flowers in the few days I had the sales up in the summer. The older albums like Aarnimaa and Goddess Guerrilla are going for insane prices now from what I’ve heard, so you might want to consider putting those albums in a safe place ;)

Vien kanssa myöhemmin tällä viikolla Cyber Shopiin ja Edenin puutarhaan uusia levyjä myyntiin, sekä vaihtolevyjä niille, jotka ostivat kesällä viallisen. Päivitän erikseen sitten kun tavara on kaupassa.

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