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Depicted In Glass

The other day I recorded a wine glass, you know the tone you get from rubbing the edge of a the glass. It sounded cool so I tried throwing some effects on it and auto-tuning it to different notes. I then loaded the different notes in to a sampler and just like that I had a new weird sounding instrument with two full octaves. Oh, the magic of computer technology.
Anyway, my new wine-glass instrument gave me inspiration for a new song, so here it is:

Thank’s to Mats Ödahl for playing the double bass for me. The rest is performed by my-self.

Hope you enjoy!

Datle Quintet EP

Datle Quintet EP front coverOn October 7th Datle Quintet released their debut studio recording in the form of an EP. It’s four really great songs, performed by a fantastic group, and I got the honor of doing the final mastering for the EP.

The EP can be ordered from the Univocal Music webshop, or if you are in Jakobstad you can visit Centrum – den lilla saluhallen on Köpmansgatan 18, where Univocal Music sell a lot of cool music and merch.

Celestial Decay – QuantumX

I’ve recently been working as mixing-engineer and co-producer on the new album “QuantumX” by Swedish symphonic metal-band Celestial Decay, and as the album is pretty much done a teaser-video has been released on YouTube, with a cover of a pretty well-known old classic; Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. I’m really satisfied with the results and the album will be released on The Music Alliance later this year. I think we are all really excited for the release.

If you watch until the end there is also a medley of the other songs from the album.

Watch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eQJTLjtgc

EP 2009 released for downloading

Between 2007-2009 I was studying sound-engingeering in Lappfjärds Folkhögskola, and during that time I took the opportunity to record my first EP of some of my own songs. Although my feelings towards the result may have changed a bit since then, I remember I was really proud of it at the time and many nights were spent recording and tweaking the sounds in studio LaFo. When it finally got finnished it ended up on MySpace and pretty much forgotten soon after. Now, 4-5 years later I decided to share it with the world again by offering it for free to download through this website. Even though I probably would have done things differently today (and I like to think that my vocals have improved) I decided not to change anything. It’s still a part of my own history as a songwriter/producer/musician and this EP was an important step for me in my journey learning to produce and record music, which I’m still on and forever will be. I was (and still am) really influenced by 70’s progressive rock and I think that really shines through in these recordings.

You can download the EP in the Music-section, just scroll down to the bottom of that page.

“Swan Song” – New EP by Porcelain Moon

Porcelain Moon EP “Swan Song” (2013)

I’m really happy to announce that finnish prog-rockers Porcelain Moon (a band I was previously a part of), have finally released the new EP “Swan Song”. The album contains four songs (a total of about 27 minutes) in, what I would call, a pretty classic but freshly interpreted progressive rock-style. The recordings goes back to a time when I was still playing in the band, so you will also hear my guitar-wailing on the album. I also took care of the mixing, co-writing and co-producing.

You can order the album from Univocal Music’s webshop:
http://univocalmusic.com/webshop/index.php?c=14&p=57
The webshop only handles orders within Finland but if you want to order outside of Finland, just send an e-mail to niklas@univocalmusic.com.

Here are some samples from the EP: