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Saniaisportti (Fern Gate) is a dreamlike summer record, a different take on the Finnish summer landscape.


Lappländer's expression is more rhythmic than ever.

The opening track Mayfly consists of three parts, representing the life cycle of said insect. The dub-influenced Pollen is a dusty breeze of air from the most intense growing season.

After A Rainy Day it's Clearing Up as sun finally shines through the clouds and the smells of moist grass and wet asphalt fill the air. Then, Heatwave radiates relentlessly to the point of being almost oppressive.

Finally, Birds in the Sky and Nightless Night calm things down, giving time to reflect on the wonders of nature.


The compositions were realised into raw tracks while spending time at a summer home. Finishing touches were added and post-production carried out in a more urban everyday environment.


Saniaisportti is out now on streaming services and Bandcamp. This is a digital-only release.


LAPPLÄNDER - SANIAISPORTTI (FERN GATE)

1. Päivänkorento (Mayfly)

2. Siitepölyä (Pollen)

3. Sadepäivä (Rainy Day)

4. Seestyy (Clearing Up)

5. Helleaalto (Heatwave)

6. Taivaan linnut (Birds in the Sky)

7. Yötön yö (Nightless Night)

All compositions, recording, mixing and mastering:

Janne Lappalainen

Cover: Tapio Laitinen

Executive Producer: Visa Uotila / Luola

Music publisher: Luova Productions osk


Saniaisportti (Fern Gate) by Lappländer is a dreamlike album about the short but intense Finnish summer. Lappländer's expression is more rhythmic than ever, with the album consisting of five synthpop-like tracks before easing out into a more familiar ambient landing. The opening track Päivänkorento (Mayfly) if now available on our YouTube channel. The album will be out on May 6 as a digital only release.

Tracklist: 1. Päivänkorento (Mayfly) 2. Siitepölyä (Pollen) 3. Sadepäivä (Rainy Day) 4. Seestyy (Clearing Up) 5. Helleaalto (Heatwave) 6. Taivaan linnut (Birds in the Sky) 7. Yötön yö (Nightless Night)

Cover art: Tapio Laitinen


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Mechanic Membrane's music is born whenever there's enough spare time. Clock Hands took its form little by little during four years, reflecting experiences and feelings undergone during that period.


A stylistic groundwork is laid with trip hop, ambient, house and techno. And like its creator, the album is prone to melancholy. The resulting overall sound is distinctively Nordic - dark and gloomy, yet surprisingly warm, even cozy.


The songs are arranged chronologically but in a mirror image. In a sense the album is moving backwards, from the end to the beginning. It is up to the listener to decide which time period it is portraying.


The album is out now on streaming services and Bandcamp. This is a digital-only release.


Mechanic Membrane in one of Samuli Kivelä's many projects. Having been involved in music since the age of ten, Kivelä now works as a musician and sound designer. His work covers everything from rock bands to interdisciplinary arts. Various active projects at this time include Serot, Ramy Essam Band, L'boyzzz, Surrealiisa, Why So Shy and Recover Laboratory.