The first of July.
You cannot conceal how you feel from everyone.
I got tons of inspiration to make new music after staying in Lapland for the midsummer week.
This is a theme I’ve been working on since early May, but I couldn’t find the time and place to tie the pieces together until now.
The story behind this track originates from a rainy afternoon in Jurva, the town where I lived in for a year. The track is called in english ‘Mind down in the ground, eyes up in the sky. Mind up in the sky, eyes down on the ground.’ , which is a phrase that I came up with after being told that I looked sad and absentminded by my girlfriend - while I was, infact, happier than usually.
Body language and gestures really show people what you might feel like, but do they match with what you feel yourself in the inside? Can one accidentally fool others to make them worry when there is really no need to? We really have a lot of faces that we don’t see ourselves.
About a place of perfect tranquility.
This track began to form in my mind on a sunny March morning while I was lying half-awake next to my sleeping girlfriend.
She was holding my hand because she was having a thrilling dream of some sort, I assume. When I touched her shoulder, she tightened her grip of my hand, as if someone creepy had grabbed her shoulder in her dream.
I think that was incredibly cute.
Some recent playing and thoughts. This was originally a piece for 1 acoustic guitar,
but after finishing the original, I felt like making it richer and vaster.
Being grateful leads to a feeling of freedom.
Sometimes you need to make your own paths.
Yesterday I got inspiration to create something huge from someone incredible.
It got me a whole day to finish this, and a couple of hours to get the mix right.
And don’t forget to smile.
A small improvisation piece.
The background noise is a duplicated recording of my father’s gramophone.
This track is half improvisation, half composing.
Most of us have had a close friend as a child but have no clue where that person nowadays is. This track was born from that thought.
The first track from my new album Ikkunapaikkafilosofiaa (Window seat philosophy).
The final track of my latest album Räntäsadetanssija.
A new year - it will be my sixth year producing music.
Looking back, last year was the most teaching theory-wise.
I hope this year holds many great moments of composing and enjoying life as it is
- gray or bright.
It’s 99% up to you to choose to let go of your grief.
Happiness is not something you work your ass off for years - it is everywhere, all you have to do is get rid of your weary and clouded mind. Breath.
When you’re in a mood that you don’t feel anxious - think about it. You’re most likely happy.