Shogun Kunitoki (Finland)


“Electronic stuff shouldn’t 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 one’s 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 Kunitoki’s debut record has just been released as a part of the hinkstoona label's 3x7” vinyl compilation. AN

Friday 9.11.2001 - Gloria
21:00-3:00 - Avanto-Club: Shogun Kunitoki live