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

Setting up a live stream to multiple platforms at once using Ableton Live, OBS and Restream.io

Our live streaming schematic looks like this. Yours will be different, but this might help you understand how to route your cables, and how to configure your software. Download the full size image of the audio & video routing schematics. Audio routing In our case, we have audio coming from different sources. The audio signals … Read more

Why music supervisors like to work with independent artists

Music supervisors often face difficulties in movie production, when they want to use a certain piece of music in a scene, but the rights to use that song haven’t been cleared yet. Sometimes it can take weeks, or even months, to get the rights to use the song. With independent artists, this process of licensing … Read more