Bomb track: Man Without Country – Laws of Motion feat. White Sea

I was listening to XPLAIN’s wonderful music, and found Man Without Country through her Facebook page. I had heard many of MWC’s remixes before (Miike Snow and Moby to name a few), but hadn’t realized that Man Without Country is much more than just a remix team. They’re great songwriters too. Today I listened to Man Without Country’s song called “Laws of Motion” and I was blown away. What a melody, and timeless sense of beauty. I strongly recommend getting to know this band. There’s a certain 80’s appreciation in their sound selection, but mostly they sound very contemporary. Seems like I’ll be spending the next few days listening to Man Without Country.

Bomb track: Bon Jovi – Who Would You Die For

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.

Facebook advertising brought us fake likes and seriously diminished our reach

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.

Third album production

We listened to some new Unzyme tracks with Lasse from Pihka ja myrsky. I also got a chance to hear many songs from their forthcoming album, and it sounds fucking amazing. Lasse will help us with the production of our third album, which will be released in 2016.

Live video recording on GoPro Hero cameras

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

New 2015 Apple MacBooks are even worse for musicians than earlier models

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

Unzyme to conduct an experiment at Think, Helsinki, Think!

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.