Unzyme to collaborate with Jyväskylä Particle Accelerator Lab

I felt like Adam Savage on the set of Blade Runner 2049, or a kid in a theme park, when I was invited for a visit at the Jyväskylä Accelerator Lab. We talked about various forms of collaboration, all of which sounded really interesting to me. They need music for a marketing project, and we … Read more

“Lie down in debris” featured in Soundi magazine

I was just listening to Tina Jukarainen’s (Fullsteam Agency) talk at Mars Festival 2017. Literally, when she was talking about importance of Spotify playlists as a way to get discovered, I received a message that Unzyme’s “Lie down in debris” music video (and Spotify single) had been featured in Soundi magazine. As it happens, the song … Read more

Pet Shop Boys announce new album, Super, out on April 1st 2016

When I heard the news about the next Pet Shop Boys album a few days ago, I got very excited. Suddenly they had released a new song, Inner Sanctum, which I had not anticipated at all. I put it on, and immediately enjoyed the very electronic vibe of the song. Releasing such a song as the first single, is a pretty bold move. It’s not your typical radio single, but more like a club banger with just a few vocal moments. This is experimental Pet Shop Boys, and a very successful experiment indeed. It sounds like they had fun creating it, and weren’t stuck in any predictable PSB format, if there ever was one.

Having heard “Inner Sanctum” I immediately preordered their new album, Super, and booked tickets to a very special PSB show at the Royal Opera House in London on July 20th 2016. I’ve seen some very cool experimental Pet Shop Boys shows before, including Battleship Potemkin in Newcastle in 2006, which was epic and something completely different. This new production at the Royal Opera House sounds like it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the venue itself would be worth the trip to London. When I bought the tickets, there were only a couple of seats remaining, so I expect the tickets to sell out very soon. This will be my third time to fly to the UK to see the Pet Shop Boys. I’ve also seen them in Tallinn, Helsinki (twice) and Pori.

Pet Shop Boys is my biggest musical inspiration, though I do listen to a wide variety of other bands and styles. Listening to “Inner Sanctum” led to a trip of various PSB interviews on YouTube, like their 2014 interview with the “Electric” producer Stuart Price, who has also produced “Super”. Electric was a step to a new direction, as all previous PSB albums have been. Super promises to be a “purely electronic” album, further exploring the energetic dance ethos of Electric.

I got more interested in Stuart Price’s work after reading the news of him producing another Pet Shop Boys album. I was rather surprised that I hadn’t paid much attention to him earlier. Turns out that he’s been working with many other artists that I like very much, including New Order, The Killers, Brandon Flowers, Keane and Hurts. Zoot Woman, one of his projects, has also been recommended to me many times. Now there is a big list of Stuart Price productions on my “check this out” playlist. Seems like I could learn a thing or two from Stuart.

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.

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.

Experiment announcement: BeatCon festival 2015 with Apoptygma Berzerk, Oomph!, Blutengel and other legends!

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

Step outside released

The second single from Override has been released! The song is available on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes. Lyric video [gdlr_video url=”http://youtu.be/p2mAE0zW01o” ]   Song credits Written by Joona Nuutinen Produced by Ville Hoikkala & Joona Nuutinen Mixed by Ville Hoikkala Mastered by Tarekith at Inner Portal Studio in Seattle Video credits Video editing: Leo … Read more

“Step outside” to be released this week

The next single, Step Outside, from our upcoming album, Override, will be released this week! We’re eerily excited about this release. Ville Hoikkala has done a great job mixing the track, and it’s now on its way to our trusted mastering guru, Tarekith. Step outside will be released on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud. Cover artwork … Read more