Nerve cells music video released

Nerve cells is the second single from Unzyme’s upcoming album. Some of our songs have science fiction themes. This is one of two scifi songs on the fourth Unzyme album. As a long-time fan of science fiction movies and games, I always find it fascinating to write about possible futures. Songs like Extinction, Wargame and … Read more

Raided Room (lyric video) released

The final video to be featured from Transplant! Now the chapter is closed, and we can move on to the next one. This is one of the coolest songs to play live. Such energy is hard to pack into one song, and we always seem to need more of these fast stompin’ songs in the … Read more

The map that led me here (lyric video) released

I have always liked the dark, but rather warm nights of September and October. Somehow the darkness is very inviting. Rain and falling leaves make it more beautiful and dramatic. I like to spend a lot of time outdoors with my camera, bicycling around, hopping over fences, shooting video clips and photos while listening to … Read more

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 fan favorite ever since it was released, but we left it unplayed for quite some time. At some point I wrote very long lyrics, and … Read more

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 flat tire. I decided to walk back home and shoot some video footage on the way back. Most of the time I was on the … Read more

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. But it was lots of fun to compose. There is a healthy dose of The Prodigy in this track – Keith Flint would’ve had his … Read more

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. There’s a good amount of Nirvana in the on/off nature of this song. I was also channeling Pendulum, when writing the song. Lie down in … Read more

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. This was shot in one take. The Completionist is definitely one of our favorite songs to play live, as it is very energetic and playful.

Weezer – Beginning of the End (review)

The latest Weezer tracks have been suspiciously good and liberated. It feels like they don’t give a damn about how people see them, and that seems to result in some fine music. Weezer is such a productive band, that it’s inevitable to have some variation in the quality of their songs. Personally, I like all … Read more

How to route audio from Ableton Live to Skype on macOS

I needed to write music to a trapeze performance of a friend of mine, who lives some 500 kilometres away. I could’ve used the microphone of the laptop, and let it record the stuff from speakers, but that would’ve resulted in lousy audio quality. So, I started looking for a way to get audio from … Read more

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 fifth) Unzyme album. I wonder if we should start using the same naming convention as the legendary German pop sensation, Modern Talking, where they always … Read more

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 “Never leave the shipyard”, “Harder to breathe”, “Tension”, “About to explode” and “Dust on the shelves” – all from the upcoming album.

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 working, one of which is to write new arrangements for old songs. We did a couple of new arrangements – an acoustic guitar arrangement of … Read more