Juha Keranen 5


Oulu Finland   Feb 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   Alter Bridge, BT, CHVRCHES, Circus Maximus, Chris Christodoulou, The Dear Hunter, DGM, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Fallulah, Ghost, HAIM, Karmakanic, Kebu, Leprous, Michael Kiwanuka, Mick Gordon, Moon Safari, Rendezvous Point, Rival Sons, Show of Hands, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Starcadian, Tesla Boy

Ok, let me write up a couple of fun influences. Not gonna list out all of them because I tried it and it's stupid.

FAWM11 - 14 songs
FAWM12 - 15 songs
FAWM13 - 3 songs
FAWM14 - 14 songs
FAWM15 - 1 song
FAWM16 - nought :ยด(

Looks like this year it's finally happening. I'm doing something again. I'm also OPEN FOR COLLABORATIONS! Be sure to suggest something if you want to. ๐Ÿ˜€

I was just listening through my first FAWM that I did in 2011 and I really want to redo that album. It's just difficult because the vocals are so low. I didn't know how to properly support my voice back then. I'd have to transpose pretty much every song. Maybe it's a fun challenge. The music is pretty damn solid considering I wrote the album in a week. I was kinda late to the party.

New year, new perspective on things. Boy, I hope I can participate, but you never know. I feel like there might be some heavy metal in me this year. Then again I want to try and make some trance. Maybe some industrial stuff a la Mick Gordon. I want to make plans, but I know from experience that they'll seriously screw me up when the time comes. Just do whatever you happen to feel like doing in the moment.

This time I really want to make something, but I know that I won't have too much time. No plans. I'll just see whatever free time I have and do whatever happens to inspire me at that specific moment. Most likely I'll just browse my Spotify playlists, pick a song, and then try to make something similar. That's always fun. I haven't played guitar in a long while so maybe I'll spend January familiarizing myself with the instrument, again. I want to re-record some old songs, so that should be a fair exercise.

You can still find all of my songs on my YouTube channel:

Here's a list of the gear I'll be using:
PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar, Yamaha RBX-170 Electric Bass, Line 6 Mobile Keys 49 USB Keyboard, PRS SE Angelus Acoustic Guitar, Stagg M50E Mandolin, and T.Bone SCT700 Studio Tube Microphone.

The most important software and VST:
Reaper 4, IK AmpliTube 4, XLN Addictive Drums, XLN Addictive Keys, Garritan Personal Orchestra 4, VoS epicVerb, Synapse Dune, vladg/sound Limiter โ„–6.


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  • @mikegtz  Feb 2017

    Did you cut your hair? Good to see your talented self back.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2017

    I would like to thank you so much for your that kind, thoughtful and profound comment! It was a great pleasure reading it...

  • @blackrose1313 Feb 2017

    Thanks for the review!

  • @ductapeguy  Feb 2017

    Hi. I came onboard in 2013, and really took note of your stuff in 2014 when you did the podcast with @tcelliott .

  • @aerlyn Feb 2017

    Thanks for your cool comment! I'm enjoying your FAWM output so far, and looking forward to hearing more.

    I'd be interested to see how you interpret my lyrics. Just shoot me a message on my soundboard if you decide you're up for the challenge.

  • @giantenemycliche Feb 2017

    I definitely meant filthy in the best possible way!

  • @michaelepic Feb 2017

    Fleek is a slang term that the 14-21 year olds use these days. The definition for Fleek is extremely good, attractive, stylish and the term "on fleek" people say someone is "on fleek" which means they are hella good, perfect or on point. My song was a derivative of this to say Mr. Fleek University as in Mr. Perfect College Guy / Miss Perfect College Girl, etc. (Thanks for your comment, I'd love to collab with you on the music part)

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 2017

    I am super pumped this morning.... but lets see what actually happens tonight after work. Probably hit a wall LOL.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 2017

    Hey Mister January! I wish you a great February! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ryuu Jan 2017

    Hello! Looking forward to your music ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2017

    All right mate? two days to go!

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  • @writeandwrong  Jan 2017

    Hello, hello! As always, looking forward to some cool ianuarius music in February!

  • @thetau  Jan 2017

    Hey man. Top of the line
    Let's make it happen
    Russ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2017

    Yo! Good to see you around.

  • @odilongreen  Jan 2017

    I hope you are around this year; whether you go the metal or trance route, I'm sure it'll be awesome!