Lappländer's philosophy is to include the listener in the creative process. The music is experienced in a different way depending on time, place and the listener's state of mind. It's mostly improvised and recorded on the first take, but over time it forms into some kind of a story in the listener's head, being open to their interpretation. The aim is to seize the moment in order to keep everything fresh and to preserve the joy of discovery.

To create timeless music, old and new must blend into one. Vintage analog gear and modern software instruments are played side by side. Lappländer also employs his own variations of tape techniques originally used by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp.

Janne Lappalainen has been making electronic music under the alias Lappländer for almost 20 years. In addition he has 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.

Luola will release Lappländer's new album on April 30 on Bandcamp and streaming services.

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Recorded during a period of unemployment, the song was inspired by the media and politicians talking about the unemployed as the problem, rather than tackling unemployment itself. The zeitgeist and the tone of public discussion can be either discouraging to the point of affecting one's self-esteem, or encouraging, inspiring a subject to act in a meaningful way in order to contribute to society.

The music itself is Concorde Pilot at its purest: electronically precise, yet melancholic and warm in a human way.

Concorde Pilot EP will be out on April 24

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Veera Neva (aka Veera Tuomi) is a musician and composer based in Tampere, Finland, whose ears are always open to new sound environments and to the fascination of music. Interests lie in where sound and music as well as improvised and composed music meet.

The artist perceives music as chasing one’s inner worlds and expanding them, creating ‘soundverses’, and seeking connection to the deeper dimensions of the mind. The music has been created with saxophone, with vocals and synths, but also with other instruments and objects. Veera Neva has composed, played and recorded the entirety of the album material.

The album ‘Avaruuskaipuu’ (the longing for space) is a mixture of tones from electronic music, choral music, ambient and jazz with avant-garde nuances. Improvisation, the playfulness of the moment, has been the driving force behind the more thought-out compositions. These have ultimately created a world that is designed to be listened to as a whole from start to finish.

The source of inspiration comes from nature and the entire universe. The album is a journey through different layers of the mind to a more open landscape, from microcosms to macrocosm.