tiistaina, syyskuuta 16, 2014

Buy-own-smile

You can also buy "Accident Worship" CDr from Japanese Gravity Swarm online shop (filed under DARK/DEATH/HORROR... yeah!).
Few copies of "Abandoned Factories..." is available from Portuguese New Approach Records distro.

UPDATE: "Abandoned Factories..." tape is sold out from me. Get it from some other places I just mentioned above. Few copies of that tape and "Accident Worship" are available from Freak Animal.

torstaina, heinäkuuta 10, 2014

update

First a long silence and then suddenly three posts in one day.
I've done a remix for Spurious Transients but I don't really know where and when will that come up. Gavin from ST had some plans but unfortunately there was some issues with the record company.
Some tracks have been sent back and forth with The Day of The Antler and maybe one of these days a sequel to SSS/TDOTA collaboration will see a day.

Gear-a-holic part 13

A small update about the gear I've got my hands on in a past half year or so.

http://www.ehx.com/products/ravish
Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar. "Turns your guitar into sitar", not quite. Sometimes it works fine, creating a droning sound but sometimes that sitar sound just buggers me big time. Found out that it works nice with some percussion sounds.

http://www.ehx.com/products/8-step-program
Electro-Harmonix 8-step program analog expression/cv sequencer. Functionality of this little piece depends on what it is attached to. It does not make any sound on it's own. It only controls the certain parameters of the effect pedal it is connected to. It also takes in midi commands and sends out CV information (which I find quite useful when attached to analog synth). If you feel like getting one, check closely the compatibility list first.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/rocktron-heart-attack-dynamic-filter-effects-pedal
Rocktron Heart Attack dynamic filter. I got that for a cheap price but haven't used it much so cannot really say nothing sensible about it. Certainly not one of those things that make you go "w-o-w" at a very first try.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/sr16.php
Alesis SR-16 drum machine. Vintagesynth.com tells that "SR-16 is a powerful drum machine, but ultimately it also sounds like a drum machine". I have always loved the mechanical machine-like unhuman drum sounds on Godflesh records and I found out that they were (still are???) using Alesis SR-16. It is affordable, slightly clumsy and if you are in a bad mood, creating patterns and fills may feel like pain in the ass... but I still like it, a lot. Generally I am not a big fan of MIDI technology but I like the way you can sync SR-16 with analog synth/sequencer (or with the EH 8-step sequencer I mentioned above).

Kinetik Laboratories Xmatrix passive matrix mixer with three inputs/outputs. Very nice gadget for routing input signal(s) to multiple outputs and/or for feedback insanity. Some will regard the limited inputs/outputs as downside, but so far I have made it quite well with only three ins & outs.

Sorry, no soundfiles this time. Maybe one of these days...




Buying stuff

Added my e-mail address to the top right where my profile stands (it was hidden beyond the profile link... which is not very useful). So now it is easier to contact me just in case you want to buy stuff directly from me.
You can get "Abandoned factories..." tape straight from Banned Productions web site. I have only few copies left.
"Ikuinen kaamos" 3" CDr is still available straight from Lona Records. I got only couple left.
"Accident worship" is still available. Some are gone but there is still plenty left.
You can also check my Discogs.com page if you feel like bying from there.
If you feel like bying some of those home-burned SSS CDr's, just contact me: swinger_vierikko (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

sunnuntaina, toukokuuta 25, 2014

Vote with a brick part 6

Election time again! Now it was time to vote in European parliament election. So stuff it... and check out the part 6 in ever expanding "Vote with a brick"-series.



And I almost forgot... there was also Ukrainian presidential elections. Peaceful and hassle-free happening where everybody (especially in east Ukraine) had a possibility to use their constitutional right... yeah, you bet, shit.
Download from Archive... or listen here:


perjantaina, toukokuuta 02, 2014

ACCIDENT WORSHIP

After loooong silence a new SSS release is out there. This time I offer you "Accident worship", factory pressed (NOT home made) CDr in cardboard sleeve. But..... no free download this time. Limited edition of only 50. Pressed by X Youth Gone Wild.
If you want yourself a copy, you can get it for 8€ including shipping anywhere. Payments by paypal (world) or bank transfer (EU).

The usual elements are there: noisy soundscapes, gloomy ambient, field recordings from Thailand and UAE, samples (this time from some unknown tv shows, mysterious Arabian dance music tape, pounding drum loops from The Shrieks etc.), malformed human sounds.....

You can hear/download a free WAV/MP3 sampler megamix at Archive.





lauantaina, tammikuuta 18, 2014

I am back

Just back from a month lasting visit to United Arab Emirates & Sri Lanka. In spite of destructive heat, stomach infection & extremely dangerous traffic, everything's cool and I am loaded with some exciting new sound recordings.
I already have one or two album's worth of material, but... I don't know quite what to do with it. Making music is nice and rewarding but cover designing/printing, uploading and burning some cd-r copies feels more and more like pain in the ass. I just don't have time and energy for that shit like I used to have.

By the way, my first ever dj appearance 8.2. in Kotka. If any of you happen to be in-da-hood, hop in and say "hi".

tiistaina, marraskuuta 05, 2013

update

Added some links to WAV-files located at Internet Archive and added some embedded player codes, hope they work well.

sunnuntaina, marraskuuta 03, 2013

HOSPITAL TAPES - rough rehearsal tracks





Here are three rough rehearsal tracks which I made just before I got into hospital because of lung thrombosis. Hence the name "Hospital tracks". Bear in mind that these tracks were made in fast and furious fashion. Material was recorded on multi-track recorder then exported and mixed in real-time with as little computer interaction as possible. This was quite satisfactory working method for a change. Maybe those tracks will be remixed later for some proper release... or maybe not.
Get mp3 at mediafire here.
Wav, flac and ogg vorbis at Archive.

lauantaina, syyskuuta 21, 2013

Compilation track

 Hi folks. Salakapakka Sound System track Drifting (edit) appears on a new Lona Records web compilation "Tribute To Fm3: Buddha Machine 4 vol.2".
Tribute to Buddha Machine 4 (Volume 1 & 2) is a free digital album issued by Lona Records in September 2013 to celebrate the label's tenth anniversary. The collection has nearly 30 tracks, including artists from Italy, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Finland, Urkaine, Argentina, China, Hong Kong, and etc. which can be download individually for free on Bandcamp.


Get vol.1 here and get vol.2 here