Originally released by Fant00m, Humanworkshop just made an EP by Finnish artist Juri available for download. The
EP has a total of 3 soothing atmospheric tracks that blend organic
and synthetic sounds in true Scandinavian style. Time to learn
more about the talented Juri.
So, Juri, I was
introduced to your music by the Finnish producer Saine.
It seemed like you were suddenly "there". How long
have you been making music?
Iíve been composing my own music for about five years,
but the songs on
ĎThought it was loveí EP were the first complete
ones. Before I got
into electronic music I was interested in old blues and I think that
minimalistic Ďbluesyí approach can still be heard
in my music.
would you like to describe your own music?
In my music I try to capture different feelings and moments. I
simple things and I try to apply that principle to my composing. I love
to play with silence between notes and try to use only the notes that
are really necessary for the composition.
I compose music out of different sounds and to me a guitar
have to sound like a guitar, itís just a sound that I
to suit my needs and usually change it to something completely
different. I try to be creative with sampling and love to sample
unusual sound sources; record raindrops falling on a windowsill or my
cat eating, and make beats out of that. Anything that I can come up
for making music, why do you use this package? And did you use other tracker
I actually found Renoise through Saine, who I met in 2003 when
I started to study music in a small town called Virrat.
I remember that I had some kind of tracker software on my Amiga 500 in
the early 90ís, but I didnít have a clue how to use
I like the way things are done in a tracker work environment,
so easy and fast to do all kind of tricks; re-trigger notes, pitch
bends, change panning and volume of individual samples etc. I also like
to work with samples more than VST instruments, so to me itís
thing how fast and easily samples can be edited. Renoise combines all
features of modern music software to a tracker interface, so to me
itís a perfect tool.
season gives you the most inspiration?
Well, I have to say autumn. Here in Finland you can really see the
difference between seasons and I think itís inspiring to see
around you change really fast. I also like rainy days, so autumn is
definitely my favoured season to compose.
5. Which CD is currently in your CD player? And why?
I have listened a lot of old Bob Dylan records lately. I have
that Iím totally blown away by the fact that he was so
good at such
a young age. Amazingly strong music.
CD would you recommend to get?
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis is something you must have in your
collection! Itís hard to believe that it was made in 1959,
years ago and it still sounds fresh. John Abercrombieís
another record that I have to mention and I think the title of it says
are your plans for the future, musically?
I try to develop my own sound further and make it
donít have any precise plans, I just let things come out
find their own way.
there anything else you would like to share with us?
Well, I really hope that people find my music interesting and
manage to touch someone with my work, then I feel that I have succeeded.