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Ovro, Niko Skorpio, Älymystö live in Riga 2010/01/09 [Dec. 17th, 2009|02:11 pm]
[Current Location |Kuuskulma]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Niko Skorpio, Ovro, Älymystö
Live @ Elektra, Riga, Latvia
Saturday 2010/01/09

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Oh My, New Tracks! [Jul. 20th, 2009|05:10 am]
[Current Location |Kuuskulma]
[Current Music |Tricky: Ponderosa]

An idea begets an idea begets an idea...

So it seems I have three different album ideas going on at the same time! All of them have moved beyond the mere idea -stage, but none of them are anywhere near of what I like to call "ready to be listened to", heh.

What I need is living on a planet with days longer than 24 hours (but without any faster aging, thankyouverymuch) to get all of my musical plans to a releasable format soon enough. Not to mention the covers...

Anyway, my Myspace now hosts one of my new tracks, called "The Reform Maker". Go forth and hopefully enjoy! Comments are welcome.
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What Have I Been Doing These Last Two Years [Jul. 20th, 2009|03:41 am]
Early spring 2007 I applied to three different lines of arts and crafts in two different (relatively) local schools. Having attended entry exams I got accepted to all of them. From the three interests of mine (dressmaking, woodworking and ceramics), I chose the one I was least familiar with - read: had no experience whatsoever - and went on to study working with clay.

Now I have two whole years of study behind me (off of three) and a nearly two months of practical training (off of five months) with my current post being at the ateljé of one of Finland's most internationally famous ceramic artists, Heljä Liukko-Sundström. What a wonderful place to be training at, I can tell you! Wonderful, artistic people to work with and decades of experience to learn from!

Anyway, here's a small look back at what I have been doing these last two years, working with clay, starting from absolutely zero experience:

Large earthenware plate, currently residing on our studio space's windowsill:
Suuri vati (2)
Hand-built, slab & mold, stamped decorations.

Me working on a large jar at school, with a greenware (dried but unfired) giant bottle beside me:
Ruukku (1), pullo (1)
Hand-built, coiled (both items).

The large jar of the above picture in bisque state (fired once, still unglazed), with black iron oxide decorations:
Ruukku (4)

The large jar, now twice fired and at home. Notice how the black iron oxide has changed colour:
Ruukku (5)
The huge bottle from a couple of pics back, now twice fired and having found its place at our home:
Pullo (3)

Press-mold high fire eggs with oxide decorations in an "aged" hand-built red iron oxide coloured bowl with a raku fired oxblood rim plate beside:

Jewelry, high fired, glazed on both sides:

Raku-fired jewelry:

Coffee cups (black&whites) and espresso cups (turquose&whites) of my Sunny-line with a lone yellow herb pot and a pile of herb pot plates behind them :

Coffee cups of my Plan B-line in two different styles:

Both lines have cups in espresso/coffee/large cup - tea -sizes.

A pie pan:
Slabwork/mold, coloured slips, unique piece.

... and last but not least, The Stele of Revealing in original size!

Raw, unglazed, with coloured slip:
Steela (1)
Fired twice, glazed.
Steela (2)
Slabwork, engravings, coloured slips. Sadly, this piece couldn't handle third firing and broke in three pieces... That was four weeks of intensive work down into - well, three pieces - due to simple chemical variance. That is, our school's glaze material supplier supplied us with "almost the same but not exactly" earthenware glaze frit, resulting in glazes not melting properly. Oh well, that's the nature of clay!

Of course, there's been a huge amount of works I haven't photographed, but at least this little snippet will give you a faint idea of where I've been lately! :D
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Farewell... [Feb. 6th, 2009|09:01 pm]

Snout MakeMeSmile (Make)
1998/01/25 - 2009/02/06
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Keskiviikon aikataulua - [Dec. 9th, 2008|01:20 pm]
[Current Location |Koulu]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Klubin Illan aikataulunpoikasta tiedoksi: soittoajat kutakuinkin 22.30-00.30, paikalliset suuruudet (Apples of Idun) soittanevat ensin.

Nähdään siellä!
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Bunch of News & Update [Dec. 6th, 2008|04:55 am]
[Current Mood |artisticbusy little bee...]

Oh my, long time no update - even though much has happened!

Giggy Front

First of all, two years (and more) of stage silence ended two weeks ago, when I and Niko performed a gig as Haeretici 7o74. Getting back performing felt good enough for me to say "yes" to a gig query I had had a little earlier on. So, I'll be playing at Club RAW:

Live @ Club Raw - Klubi/Ilta, Turku, Finland 2008/12/10

Apples of Idun
20 000 Hz


Yikes! Got to rehearse, I'd say... See you there!

New Release!

My long-awaited Drone Records release Horizontal / Vertical 7" is finally out! You can get it from Some Place Else, or naturally directly from Drone, or distributors around the world (I hope).


While I was adding the 7" ep to my site, I ended up updating other portions of it as well. There are new reviews on Revisited, as well as some of the earlier releases; gig history has been updated to the present day, interviews-section got an addition and... well, that should be about that.

Been busy...

Me, posing at BAF. Image by Kimmo Koli.
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Tarmo [Aug. 26th, 2008|12:11 am]
[Current Music |Halo Manash]

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Order Away! [Jul. 30th, 2008|12:48 am]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]


Basic Information


Format: CD
Label: Some Place Else
cat.number: SPECD08047
released: 2008
playing time: 48 min.


1. Sideral
2. Compulsed
3. Iconon
4. Commutare
5. Templier
6. Qahwa
7. Ukok


Revisited is a rethought, reworked, remastered - revisited - second incarnation of the well-received, quite rare 2006 release Estraier .

Revisited is an aural travelogue of Ovro's Russian minitour of 2006 (with Niko Skorpio as a travel companion and on-stage bass-abuser / guest vocalist) with a tad of location recordings in Turku and a backbone of later studio material.

CD is packed in beautiful 4-panel digisleeve. Edition of 1000 copies.

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They're Here! - Revisited & Half Born in Half Light [Jul. 22nd, 2008|10:14 am]
[Current Location |home sweet home]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[Current Music |Niko Skorpio: Through the Ribcage]

Waking up today was easier than most mornings - courier arrived early, carrying boxes filled with Some Place Else's two latest releases! These are, of course, my Revisited and Niko Skorpio's Half Born in Half Light.

Ordering isn't possible quite as yet, so you'll just have to wait for a while to get your hands on these two. The Some Place Else site will have information on and I'll post ordering information here, too.
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Buzzing... [Jul. 2nd, 2008|04:15 am]
[Current Mood |workinginspired]
[Current Music |meself on the headphones]

The arrival of summer brought along a wave of inspiration. Being prone to sprees of artistic monomania, my hours at home are spent either stuck in the studio or sleeping. A tad too litter of the latter, I'm afraid. There are more tracks demanding being made than waking hours available - not that I'm really complaining, having spent way too long a time doing practically nothing musicwise.

As a little taster of what's been cooked up lately, there's a brand new track (note: more or less still a demo) up at Ovrian MySpace.

Uh-oh, it seems to be about time (read: it was about time few hours ago) for me to get to bed... More news on releases front when there's news to tell!
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