Luola releases Lasse Tapio Junnila's debut album Childhood Amnesia on Friday 12th of February. You can listen the album on pretty much every streaming service such as Spotify, AppleMusic, Beatport, Deezer, Tidal, etc. Also on Luola's Bandcamp Page.

Not many of us remember our childhood too accurately. Memories intertwine with different emotions and nostalgia. We think we remember something in detail, or is it just a memory of a memory? While children can memorize things with extreme precision, few adults actually remember any time before the age of three. This phenomenon is called childhood memory loss, and Lasse Tapio Junnila has built his debut album around the subject.

The album hard to fit in a certain sub-genre. Instead it wanders in different moods of childhood memories, exploring the aesthetics of ambient, IDM and techno.

Lasse Tapio Junnila started writing songs in 2018 after getting a hold of his first own sampler. The first pieces were created to accompany the art of visual artist Tuuli Oikkonen and were featured in her exhibitions around Finland in Rovaniemi, Oulu and Helsinki and in Berlin, Germany.

In the autumn of the same year, Junnila began playing live, utilizing a hardware live setup from the very beginning while also putting the dancefloor first. He eagerly plays at venues with a proper PA and an enthusiastic party crowd.

Junnila lives in Turku, Finland. His background is in more band-orientated music. Junnila is also a member of groups such as Sepikka, The Botherers and Villi Huhu.

New single Nickel by Lasse Tapio Junnila is out now! The song is available on all streaming services such as Spotify, AppleMusic, Deezer, Tidal, + more. Also on Luola's Bandcamp page. Upcoming full album will be released on February 2021. Enjoy!

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Both Janne Lappalainen (Lappländer) and Visa Uotila (Ancylus) have over two decades of history with electronic music. When Lappländer's latest album Loppu ja alku was being prepared for release on Luola, the artists noticed that they share a musical language. Eventually an idea of a split release was generated and it took its form in the summer of 2020 during the global coronavirus pandemic, in exceptional circumstances.

Veden varaan ("to become suspended or immersed in or carried by water") is a product of the digital age, a joint collaboration that was entirely created by working remotely. The initial plans were discussed on the phone and by email and the final track was constructed by sending files back and forth.

Water was chosen as the overall theme. Lappländer's songs were born at the summer cottage by water. Vedenväki by Ancylus was composed and recorded entirely in Kortepohja, Jyväskylä, near the rugged shorelines of lake Tuomiojärvi.

The collaboration track Yksi tuhansista järvistä was composed during the summer of 2020, when both artists spent a lot of time on shores and in forests, trying to avoid crowds and the virus that had changed the world. The track is a refreshing dip into a summery, tranquil, glittering lake.

Janne Lappalainen has been making electronic music under the alias Lappländer for almost 20 years. He has also made music for art exhibitions, designed sound installations and created experimental soundscapes for the Finnish national broadcast company Yle. He also describes himself as an old punk-rocker. Ancylus is Visa Uotila's solo project inspired mostly by different natural phenomena, from the microscopic to the cosmic, and especially the nature and landscapes of Finnish Lapland. It is a lifelong study trip into the art of music and sound. Uotila has also worked as a sound designer in the lively theatre scene of Jyväskylä, Finland, in both amateur and professional productions. He is also a co-founder of the Luola record label and a co-owner of the parent label Luova Records.

Cover art & layout: Antti Lämsä