”topics” is a new album by ljudverket co-founder tuomo väänänen. it explores the styles of dub and dub techno on six tracks, which range from droning soundscapes to more rhythmic affairs which could even work on a dance floor. true to label’s ethos, the production is understated and pays attention to fine details.
outstanding four-tracker from vaasa, finland, crossing basic channel grooves with more cosmic, synthy vibes. soulful, hands-on, swirling, spaciously grooving.
fifth from this ace label out of vaasa, finland. deep dub-techno, intently varied, its heart on its sleeve for basic channel tradition, but with strong nordic flavours to its murk. melodic soul and space to the max...
experimental dub and electronica from the west coast of finland.
EIGHTY ENDLESS LOOPS (2X12)
2x12" lp UK
as ljudverket is a heavily art-influenced label, the second release was made as a part of an sound installation for an exhibition in helsinki. rasmus hedlund & tuomo väänänens 2x12 inch album consists of 80 locked groove loops, 20 on each side. the installation itself holds 4 vinyl players, where every side of the records are represented as a sound source, from where the participators could themselves choose a random loop and thus create their own soundscapes. this is one for the collectors, and no more than 200 copies are being produced.
the 4th release from ljudverket introduces a new artist to the label, vesa-matti kivioja brings us a 7-track journey into sound on his debut vinyl lopun ajat. dark and mysterious all the way, this record follows the path of eclectic sounds with nordic flavor that ljudverket has provided so far.
FRAMJANDE AV LJUD (2X12 LP)
2x12" lp UK
the long awaited debut album of finnish producer rasmus hedlund marks the first release from ljudverket - an audio imprint focusing on sounds that meet audience in clubs, galleries and livingrooms. *främjande av ljud* features 12 tracks with a tense feeling of the subarctic night, an everlasting darkness the northern hemisphere inhabitant has grown used to.
RAFT EP (VINYL ONLY)
only vinyl !! ljudverket is an audio imprint from finland. the platform was started as a channel to release sound inspired by and connected to the contemporary art scene. we are not following any specific path nor do we have any boundaries set, yet we aim to release our own vision of sound as contemporary art. driven by lifetimes dedicated to exploring sound, our releases can meet the public in clubs, galleries and living rooms.