TEKNISET: TEKNICAL PROBLEMS
Released 16. September 2011
Format: CD Digipak + Download
Cat. nr. FDCD08
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"Sabel Violince" - full-length track on SoundCloud:
Huopatossu Mononen - Sequencer & synths, guitars, vocals & music
Rick Timebees - Sequencer & synths, percussion, vocals & music
Sju Shutanen - Flute on "Pelkät Jää"
Jimi Python - Electric violin on "Pelkät Jää"
Susanna Tikkanen - Vocals, "Pelkät Jää" & "Pajupilli"
Olli Rautiainen - Accordion on "Paha Tonttu"
Antti Nummiranta - Acoustic guitars on "Kuudan Yö"
and lead vocals on "Metsänhaltija" & "Kuudan Yö"
Felix Schroeder - Additional vocals on "Metsänhaltija"
Olli Kari - Vibraphone & Marimba on "Syvällisyyden Pinnallisuus"
YEARS OF WAITING IS OVER - BRACE YOURSELF FOR TEKNICAL PROBLEMS!
TEKNISET is a collaboration between two suomisaundi old-timers, Huopatossu Mononen (synths & sequencer, guitar, vocals) and Rick Timebees of Shiwa 2000 (synths & sequencer, percussion, vocals).
The group was originally formed in 2004 when the two wrote exclusive soundtrack music for the Finnish shockumentary movie "Riot On!" (2004). You can also find released tracks from Tekniset on Japanese NullZone and Russian Hippie Killer compilations.
The duo is also well known for their wild live shows where live instruments, vocals and percussion are combined with their ethno-folk influenced electronic dance music. Their shows are also often accompanied by guest performers and musicians.
Tekniset has been creating fresh tracks and touring extensively during the 7 years preceding this album release. They have performed in various international music events in countries such as Germany, Israel, Russia, Ukraine and Belgium, in addition to an extensive list of performances within Finland at nearly all main trance/electronica events.
WATCH OUT FOR THE GARDEN GNOME!
TEKNICAL PROBLEMS is the long-awaited and widely-begged exciting debut album from Tekniset and also marks the eighth release from the Finnish alternative electronic music label Freakdance Records. It is also an intriguing mixture of ethnic, folk and classical music from around the world, combined into a nearly unimaginable melting pot of electronic dance music with electro, psy trance and break-beat influences.
The entity really can't be described apart from the fact that the listener will surely realize it is something that can only originate from the deep forests of Finland. The creation process of the debut album has also been as long as the career of Tekniset itself.
The tracks for the album have been carefully selected and polished throughout the past years for pristine production quality and to provide a widescreen view for the listener into the enchantingly bizarre and often unpredictable world of Tekniset.
Some of the songs date back to the origins of the group itself and have later been re-mixed and re-recorded along with top-notch guest musicians playing live instruments, such as Jimi Python on electric violin, Olli Rautiainen (Plutonium 74) on accordion, Olli Kari (Hidria Spacefolk, Uzva, Frank Zappa Memorial Pancake Breakfast Band) on vibraphone and marimba, Sju Shutanen (Kuukunanmunat) on flute, as well as many others. Jump in the 74-minute rollercoaster ride and get ready to blow up your circuitry - It's time for TEKNISET!
REVIEWS AND QUOTES
" With their album "Teknical Problems," Tekniset offer us a danceable, magical blend of uptempo Psychedelic Folk Elvin Gnome Trance. This is music I would consider the DMT Elves to play as their culture's traditional folk music. This music is like the Bob Dylan or Willie Nelson of DMT Elves or little forest gnomes and pixies. [...]
The guest musicians playing everything from live violin and flute to vibraphone and accordian gives this album a nice sound that is often lacking in most electronic and dance music albums. Unlike some artists who try to blend these divergent instruments with uneven results, Tekniset have taken years of playing live shows and practice in various studios, and they have created a rich album full of culture and, to me, psychedelic excitement. Now I just wish that it was warmer out so that I could go camping... "
- The Goa Constrictor, U.S.A.
"In the mood to try something a little different?? Then look no further. Tekniset drops an artists album that's a fun fuelled, eclectic and electric mix of psy trance, aspects of hardcore and plenty of acidic trips and twists. It's a free spirit that is interestingly experimental and whilst not all 13 tracks stand out as being playable, there are some gems amongst the LP, and the sheer relentless energy and boundary pushing can only be commended.. After all, It is always a positive thing to open the mind to new genres, so give this a cheeky spin."
- Juno Download
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