the tracks were composed during the winter months in helsinki, finland in 2019-2021. railo (finnish for >a crack in the ice< or >crevasse<) can be seen as on ode to winter, the richness of the seasons and different weather conditions which have been an inspiration to karjalainens work. the arc of the album follows seasons from autumn to spring, starting from cold autumn winds (viima) and ending to the melting of the ice (sula). different winter phenomena are explored on the way, including >routa< (finnish for >ground frost<), >kuura< (rime) and >kelirikko< (a term known especially in the archipelago meaning a time at the end of winter when the frozen sea does not support transportation anymore but boat traffic is neither possible). yet, the album is being suffused with a sadness stemming from the threatening permanent changes in the diversity and balance of nature trough the climate change caused by us. hannu karjalainen is an internationally acclaimed electronic musician, video artist and photographer based in helsinki, finland. his albums have been released on international record labels since 2007, lately on the renowned german label karaoke kalk. domestically karjalainen is known as the recipient of young artist of the year (in 2009), one of finlands biggest art awards. his video art works and photographs have been exhibited in new york, berlin, zürich, paris and helsinki, among other places.
FORWARDBASE KODAI EP
incl own robert hood remix & o (phase) remix
MIDNIGHT IN NEW YORK (REISSUE)
reissue of this club classic from 1994, remastered for 2021!
HIGHER EP (INCL. FJAAK REMIX / CLEAR VINYL)
repress! monster kombi amelie & fjaak ... must have!
NEEDS X GREEN VINYL PRESENT THE FUTURE OF VINYL
needs - not for profit moves into the future of vinyl production partnering with green vinyl records in holland to produce the worlds first 100% recyclable record.
Needs - Not For Profit
various artists tech / house / minimal / acid ep
UPDATE THE FUTURE (LTD EP)
emma nilsson, emil schult, lothar manteuffel and max dax are transhuman art critics. limited pressing of 500 numbered copies, including a signed silkscreen print by emil schult.
A1: Update The Future
B1: Update Your Mind
B2: Music Updates Love Updates Music
OZY 2K EP
ultra limited copies, warehouse find