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When Saku Kämäräinen was a kid, he loved air travel and admired aviation. He could never become a pilot, so he became Concorde Pilot. Rhythmic and emotional, his music is inspired by feelings evoked by aviation and the duality surrounding the topic. Contemplating your past and future adventures, feeling the anticipation of the upcoming journey, while being confined to a pressurised aluminium tube, a highly unnatural environment. Feeling the freedom and taking in the beauty of the blue sky, while knowing that this form of transportation is one of the reasons our planet could become inhabitable in the near future.


The new EP Three Words features 30 minutes of Concorde Pilot's signature sound: electronic in character, but melancholic and beautiful in a human way. Perfect for lonely late-night listening but also suitable for dancefloors.

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.


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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