Category Archives: Progressive Rock

After alpha? Beta, of course!

Yup, Lighthouse Sparrows “Dark Matter” saga continues ;-). Another ep with 4 songs is out the gate. 3 songs from the same sessions as “Alpha” and one new, Dent de Lions. In the original batch there was a song called “Dandelions”; the text was fine but the song itself lacked something, so a new one was made. It’s a sort of continuation of our quest to expand our horizons. As You can imagine, we’re still quite solidly rooted in the sounds and feelings of our formative years so no huge departure there. But at least another decade ;-), we dip into the emotive soundscape of trip hop with this one. But hey, check for yourself:

Lighthouse Sparrows: Dent de Lions

Summer is…

an active time, at least for me. I don’t have the nerve to just sit around for more than few days. So I’ve managed to finalise the SStB’s “Little Things”, it will be released late August. First serving will be single “Withering”, due 4th of August. Here’s the cover:

I’m mighty pleased with the album. It feels new and fresh compared to the earlier SStB releases, not to belittle them in any way. Aki Sihvonen, my co-producer lent an invaluable hand in weeding out the right material from my demos and giving sound advice when ever needed. More on this closer to the release, basic SStB info can of course be found here.

Lighthouse Sparrows new EP or some such is moving along nicely as well. We have 8 songs in pretty good shape. We’ve managed to hack the arrangements and most of melodies/lyrics into good shape and Miri has this time around played demo drums for most of the songs which of course helps a lot. During these last weeks we’ve gone thru the songs a second time and should be ready to start recording (as much as is needed) properly during July. We’re planning to release one EP of probably 4 songs late spring/early winter and either compose/arrange etc more songs for a full lenght album or keep releasing EP’s, we’ll see.

Aerials is out!

Yes, the digital version was released last friday ie. 14012022. Woohoo!
The double vinyl should arrive within a month. The track listing is:

Bates
Assimilate
Moodswings
Kibitzer
No Still Moment
Elephant
Like Blood
Itinerant
Safe and Sound
Percolator
Youth

Here’s Spotify:

AERIALS on Spotify

On the vinyl edition song order is different due to the limitations of time/side. SO:

A: Bates – Assimilate – Moodswings – Itinerant
B: Like Blood – Elephant – Youth
C: Kibitzer – Safe and Sound – No Still Moment
D: Percolator – Premonition (vinyl bonus)

The crew is the same as it has been, Olli on vocals and keys, Sami on vocals, guitar and bass plus our fixed guests Miri Miettinen on drums and Ella Eriksson on backing vocals.

Wellwell

Sorry for the long absence. I’ve been flooded with work…Did the “Anna mulle Lovee”, mixed “Järven Tarina”, “Onnenonkija” and some other movies, did a mix of “Black Widows” (Scandinavian remake, 8 episodes) and some episodes of “Bordertown” etc etc. Luckily I’ve managed to squeeze time for Liquid Wolf (Drums with Kuoppis = done, brass with Pepa = almost done) and my newest pet project, Inertia. Inertia is old friends Tipi (FlipSide) on bass, Tomi “Laatu” Laaksonen (Kataya Live, KuDos) on drums and my fellow sound designer/musician Janne Laine on guitar. I’m doing some gtrs, keys and lead vocals. We’ve managed to whip 5-6 songs into shape and it’s been a hoot! Hope to have some recordings soon…Will start mixing LW with Samu this month, I hope!

Take care!

Pepa making notes
Pepa making notes