Electronic stuff shouldnt
be cold and nihilistic like most electronic music these days.
It should be warm and look into the future. Like it used to be
in the 60's when everyone thought that technology can solve everything.
Shogun Kunitoki from Helsinki cultivate surprising
statements and use four Commodore 64 computers to compose imaginary
soundtracks influenced by post-rock and the electronic music of
the 60's - Steve Reich, White Noise, United States Of America,
Ennio Morricone, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Behind it all, there is, of course,
a certain romantic vision of ones youth, says Jari
Suominen. When we were kids, we used to spend hours and
hours playing games on Commodores and of course the music stuck
in our minds. And when we started to think whether we could actually
make music with them, it turned out everybody still had their
old machines stored away in their closets. Shogun Kunitokis
debut record has just been released as a part of the hinkstoona
label's 3x7 vinyl compilation.
Friday 9.11.2001 - Gloria
21:00-3:00 - Avanto-Club: Shogun Kunitoki