This new Bon Jovi song is one of my favorites on “Burning Bridges”, which is not your typical Bon Jovi album. There are several gems on this album, though it’s not a coherent masterpiece such as “These Days”. Other great picks from the album are “Blind Love”, “A Teardrop To The Sea” and “We Don’t Run”. Though not my favorite, I quite enjoy “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” as well. It’s the only song on this album that is co-written by Richie Sambora. His influence can be heard clearly, especially in the chorus. The track would fit nicely on “Have A Nice Day”. Almost every track on “Burning Bridges” includes some sort of “Ooooh” vocals, which gets kind of old after a few spins. This is a refreshing album, and has great moments, but it’s far from Bon Jovi’s best work.
Seriously, this new P.O.D. song is out of this world! Sonny Sandoval and Maria Brink deliver very emotional and grungy vocals, not to mention Marcos Curiel’s epic guitar work. Everything is in the right place. Listen and learn.
Assisted by Radio Darkfire, Unzyme will head on tour in Germany in November 2015. The tour will begin in Berlin. Our plan is to visit Leipzig, Oberhausen and Magdeburg as well. Local bands will join us at the experiments. Right now we’re in talks with Second Version and Theatre of Masquerade. At the same time we will … Read more
We advertised on Facebook a few years ago and got lots of likes. The sad thing is, too many of them are fake likes, and now they’re seriously crippling our reach to the real people who would actually be interested in what we do. So, instead of helping us, buying Facebook ads has made it a lot harder for us to reach even the audience that we used to have before the campaign. And now, to get the message through, we are asked to pay to boost the post. Having spent way too much money on Facebook advertising already, we refuse to pay more. If there was an easy way to delete all the fake likes, we would do it.
If you’re an artist who has done the same thing, spread the word and stop paying for Facebook ads. But if you do, it’s a good idea to check the organic matter percentage of your followers. Skynet might already be self-aware.
This song was born in a rather unusual way. We wrote the song together with Ville, using a method that we call “combosing“. In combosing, a team of composers write music into a predefined song structure without hearing each other. Writers are given a song structure, and each section of the song is described in some … Read more
We record every experiment on at least two GoPro cameras. The main purpose of this is to see how the performance actually looked like, and what could be done better. This is especially great in post mortem situations, when something has gone terribly wrong. It’s the black box of failed experiments. But it’s not just for … Read more
I was on an urban exploration trip in Estonia in 2013, when I first heard Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive on the radio. I thought it was a really nice song, but the style of the song seemed like I might not enjoy a full album of such material. My bandmate Ville had also told me about … Read more
In an earlier rant I talked about the current MacBooks being a bad choice for musicians. Now Apple has decided to make things even worse. They have decided to make it more portable, at a very fucking high cost of performance and connectivity. It will also suck to use these computers for any kind of … Read more
I built a nice Gear Vending Machine for Unzyme, to sell band merchandise at our experiments. Soon I realized that the merchandise system needed a cool way to present the prices. I listed a few requirements that had to be met. It needed to be… Compact and lightweight Cool-looking and attention-stealing An erasable surface that … Read more
Unzyme will conduct an experiment at the afterparty of Think, Helsinki, Think!, an awesome event about science, critical thinking and comedy. Great speeches by Reginald D. Hunter, Tara Shears, James Randi, Jamie MacDonald, Syksy Räsänen and Iiris Hovatta. The madness takes place at Woolshed, Töölönlahdenkatu 3 B 1, Helsinki, Finland on April 15th, 2015.
The biomechanical infiltration continues on Override, Unzyme’s second album. Inject yourself with some deep emotions soaked in synthetic sounds. Your synapses will never be the same. Override on Spotify Override on SoundCloud All songs will be released on YouTube as lyric videos as well. Relay and Step outside are there already.
Four years in the making, we are finally ready to release our second album, Override. It took us way longer than we planned, but we’re quite proud of the results. Quite early on, Ville said that he wanted to mix the album. Not having done much mixing before, it meant spending hundreds of hours working … Read more
Nexus 2 was one of our favorite synths. It was straightforward and sounded great. It’s a pity that we had to stop using it. The only reason for this is that we really can’t risk using a dongle while on the road. It breaks easily, and if it breaks, there’s no backup system. If we … Read more
When I bought my first MacBook Pro 17 inch model, it was the best option I could find. It was fast, it had a big screen and it was upgradable. That’s not the case these days. MacBooks have become very inconvenient for live musicians and music producers. MacBooks lack USB ports Musicians usually need a … Read more
Sometimes the production schedule is so tight that vocals need to be recorded on the road. My vocal recording equipment can be fitted in three briefcases and one laptop backpack. Can’t really walk around with all these devices, but they go nicely into the trunk of a car. My vocal recording setup Audio interface: Scarlett 2i2 … Read more
PihkaSound did this wild 80’s influenced version of our song “Step outside”. It’s completely out of our style, which is nice! Have a listen to this fresh take on “Step outside”. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/181161199″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
There are some things in the pop star checklist, that feel exceptionally good to get checked. One of them is “people dancing naked to your song”. Our latest experiment at the traditional beach party of Jyväskylä’s sexual equality organization was a great experience in many ways, including a wildly screaming audience and the naked women … Read more
Great news everybody! Unzyme will be a part of the outstanding lineup of BeatCon music & games festival 2015. We will perform on the same day with Apoptygma Berzerk, which is one of our biggest inspirations and long-time favorites. A good bunch of legendary bands will be there, including Oomph!, Eisbrecher, Blutengel, Lord of the … Read more