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Unzyme

Biomechanical pop

Unzyme’s biomechanical pop combines the energy and catchy melodies of rock songs with rough and beautiful electronic soundscapes. The Unzyme staff is driven by synthetic life forms, ambitious DIY mentality and multidimensional imagination. Musically we’re influenced by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pet Shop Boys, Sia, Pendulum, Green Day and Bon Jovi, to name a few.

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Incision (lyric video) released

Incision is from our 2017 album, Transplant. We are on a mission to create lyric videos to songs that don’t have any kind of visuals yet. Incision has been a…

Tension (lyric video) released

I bicycled to PihkaSound to rehearse a song with the Unzyme producer Lasse Turunen. I was just about to get back home, when I noticed that my bike had a…

Misconstructed (lyric video) released

Misconstructed is one of the less performed tracks from Transplant, along with Incision. Misconstructed is a tough track to play live, because it’s so frantic and misconstrued, like its title….

Lie down in debris (Live at the Unzyme Proving Ground) video released

Lie down in debris is so much fun to play live. I’ve always felt that we play rock music, even though the instrumentation and stylistic choices are very much electronic….

The title of Unzyme’s Fourth album is Forensics

Joona explains how the fourth album was named. “It’s all about looking back, trying to figure out how you got to where you are. Forensic investigation of your own past.”…

New live video of The Completionist released

We did a bunch of live songs at the Unzyme Proving Ground. After recording the other songs that we had originally planned to record, we had time for one more….

Until the guilt is forgiven – Live at the Unzyme Proving Ground: video released

“Until the guilt is forgiven” was recorded at Unzyme’s band rehearsal at the Unzyme Proving Ground in August 2020. Tech-wise our rehearsals don’t really differ from a proper show, so…

Taike grant awarded to Joona

Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland) has awarded a working grant to me (Joona), which will enable almost two months of compositional work towards the fourth (and possibly portions of the…

String arrangement of Harder to breathe released (live video)

Unzyme’s keyboardist, Daniel Lawrence arranged a new song of ours in a rather grandiose way. We’ve always liked strings, but lately that love has actualized in many string-heavy songs, including…

Acoustic live version of After years of ecstasy released

Ville is now busier than ever, finishing his thesis on CRISPR, so we can’t perform or rehearse like we normally do. This led us to think about alternative ways of…

Nerve cells now an award-winning music video

Our latest music video can now be called award-winning. It won the Wavvy Music Accolades’ Best Music Video award. Whoo! “This sci-fi flick was shot in a real particle accelerator…

Nerve cells featured on Electrozombies TV

Unzyme’s latest music video, Nerve cells, was featured on Electrozombies TV, a monthly list of cool new synthpop music videos.

Song dissection: Don’t accept your fate

Don’t accept your fate was the first track to feature a more organic sound. I had been experimenting with semi-authentic string sounds, and came up with this string riff. Finding…

Unzyme to stream a live show in support of Brummi, on April 25th 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has crippled the whole live music industry. One of the many victims is Brummi, a live venue in Rauma (Finland), which is run by a friend of…

Nerve cells remix EP to be released on May 8th, 2020

“Nerve cells remixed” EP will be released on May 8th. This remix EP will feature remixes by PihkaSound, Mind Waker and Unzyme’s keyboardist Daniel Lawrence, also known as Dalziel. Track…

Song dissection: Sinking in the past

I was playing Pet Shop Boys’ Luna Park on the piano, when I got distracted to improvise a new Unzyme tune. For the first demo of the song, I sang…

Song dissection: Mother of all bombs

Sometimes a single sound can inspire a whole song. Mother of all bombs started as a sound experiment. I was playing with Omnisphere, and found this epic guitar sound, which…

Song dissection: Step outside

Step outside was one of the first songs to get written for Override. The lyric is about stepping outside of a stale relationship to taste a forbidden affair. But whenever…

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