The Void Which Binds 7

@emplate

Helsinki FI   Feb 2015


Artist Bio

Influences:   Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Sigur Rós, Blasphemy, Drudkh, Katatonia, maudlin of the Well, CMX, The Cinematic Orchestra, Dead Congregation, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Mgla, Emperor, The Ruins of Beverast.

I've played guitar for several years now, although it probably doesn't show that much in my skills. I play mainly black/death sort of metal with my band, Loputon Suo. We had a new EP out in August 2018, so go check it out! (https://loputonsuo.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/loputon.suo/)

2020: Last year I got already pretty close to beating this thing with 10 tracks which is my personal best so far. Here's hoping I'll make it this year, but I'm not having any pressure about it either. I have some ideas of what kind of stuff I'd like to create, but I mainly intend to let the music flow as naturally as possible. I've joined a new band recently, so let's see if I'm able to put out some material for that project, among other things. I'm also again excited to hear the new stuff my fellow FAWMers will come up with! Goes without saying, I guess : D
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Past years:

2015: Some form of extreme metal is what almost always comes out when I start to compose. Therefore my intention is to explore a bit different soundscapes and styles with this project. My goal is also to learn to actually finish songs (this has always been really difficult for me) and perhaps lower my self-critisism, too. https://soundcloud.com/the-void-which...

9/14

2016: As I was awhile back totally and utterly fed up with all the racism, fascism and nationalism, I had an idea that I would like to form a band which would play some sort of hybrid of black metal, death metal and punk, with lyrics being straight up nazi bashing and leftist propaganda. I wanted to claim the music that I love from the hands of all the NSBM and that type of bands.

At the end of January this idea came up again, when I talked with friends about Phil Anselmo's idiotic "white power" statement. Once again, I felt frustrated with racism in metal. And I guess in the world in general. Originally, I had planned to write some atmospheric, peaceful music this FAWM, but I felt that this time my motivation was higher for this type of music. The main idea is to write fairly simple, raw and crushing music which comments on the society around us. I sort of have a vision of Aura Noir, Amebix and Repulsion in a fistfight.

6/14

2017: So, my first year I had a goal of trying different things than metal, which I did, but also ended up creating quite a few metal tracks as well. The last FAWM I pursued some sort of hybrid of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Along the way, however, a few tracks differing from that goal came about. This year I think I will not set any goals or themes, since plans seem to fly out of the window at one point or another. I'll just keep true to myself and let the music guide me, in whatever shape it may come out. With my new job and writing my master's thesis, it may be hard to find time for this project, but I still hope to participate as much as I can, for I've really grown to appreciate this community!
https://soundcloud.com/the-void-which...

6/14

2018: Turns out, I'm still in the same point as last year. Working and trying to write my master's thesis at the same time. I had a long break from doing the damn thing, and now that I've found some kind of motivation again after a long while, I really need to get it done with. That might unfortunately mean no FAWMing for me this year, which breaks my heart, to be honest. I'm still hopeful that I could squeeze in a tune or two, but we'll see. I'll try to listen and comment on your stuff either way, really excited once again to hear what people will cook up!

3/14

2019: My fifth year participating in FAWM, time sure does fly. I should now have more time for FAWMing again, since I finally got my Master's thesis done last summer! Work of course might always come in the way or eat the energy I have for writing music, but still I'm hopeful. My band has quite a lot of new material to work on right now, so I don't feel the need to compose for that purpose, but we'll see. I'm really stoked about this once again!

10/14

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  • @meave390 5 weeks

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  • @hmorg  Mar 2

    Thanks for the comment on "Ikiaikainen"! I'm not sure where you got Kotiteollisuus from, but then I haven't had time to listen to the song again with Kotiteollisuus in mind, so I'm not sure. Anyway, let's slay!

  • @howthenightcame Feb 21

    Haha, thanks for the one beer post!! YES, you're making perfect sense. Now I've finished the 14 tracks I've got a week to work them up into a single 17 minute song. That was the plan from the beginning, and that's how the whole thing is supposed to be heard. So yeah, you nailed it!!

    I just need to work on a quiet background drone, and then layer all my tracks on top. Hopefully be ready before FAWM ends.

    Thanks again for dropping by!!

  • @judypie  Feb 20

    Hehehehe clichés are all I know! 😂 Look for the movie coming soon, written, directed and starring moi of course. Oddbod to score the whole thing ☺️

  • @judypie  Feb 17

    Oh god yes, I figured! I still wanna listen again while having a better understanding of the words though 😀

  • @judypie  Feb 17

    Cool, I will listen again when I am at home agina for sure, thank you for the heads up! I just translated a song from english to French.. No idea if I've lost nuance... I am guessing I've entirely lost the whole frickin meaning ha! 😝

  • @hmorg  Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment on "IoA"! That "fun" bit was what I meant in the liner notes when I said it's something everyone can boogie down to. 😁

  • @howthenightcame Feb 10

    Hello, thanks for getting in touch. You really had that Agalloch mood down!! Did you ever see them live? Unfortunately I never did, although I was lucky enough to see Cult of Luna about 15 years ago. Mind blowing.

  • @nahlej381  Feb 9

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • @sapient  Feb 9

    Fighting talk!!! Put em up! I'll have you for that!
    Seriously, I LOVE the new series of Who, but I grew up on the Tom Baker stuff, and so it always has a special place in my heart! 😉

  • @sapient  Feb 5

    Oh man, thanks so much for the link. Hollow Woods are wonderful! Exactly my kinda music!

  • @vrnsmth  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for checking out my track, I really appreciate the feedback! When I started writing that one I really wanted the other parts to be more hooky than the chorus as sort of a wacky experiment to see what would happen in the end.

    By the end of recording and arranging, though, I realized how lackluster the entire idea was and started looking for ways to add more hooks.

    The guitar lead was actually going to be the intro in a past life before I moved it to the post chorus and came up with/ the spoken/rapped section/adlibbed screaming

    And finally- that’s a huge compliment comparing my screams to his! I’m a huge fan!

  • @iwilleatyou  Feb 1

    Hey! Good to see you! Yeah I wonder that too....wtf am I gonna do this year haha. You'll have to do some extra metal for me because not sure I'll be able to do it this year. My throat is just a bit of a bother. So metal it up, bang it out, get death....looking forward to it!

  • @sapient  Jan 19

    Welcome, once more, to the month of madness... 😈