This is my fifth solo release as Es. Kesämaan lapset was recorded during a three year period. It is a mix of soundscapes and pop tunes. You can hear influences varying from contemporary indie to ancient classical music. It’s a summer album and a childhood photo album. The name translates as “The Children Of The Summerland”. It an homage to the Pekka Streng album “Kesämaa” (Summerland) which is one of my favourite Finnish albums ever made.
ScythEs is a custom built four channel tremolo. Each channel works independent from each other. You can control the intervals of audio and silence independent from each other. ScythEs was built by Tomas Regan / Haamuaudio haamu.com
Sateenkaarisuudelma is my fourth solo album under the name Es. The double LP is a trilogy containing three independent parts: Sateenkaarisuudelma, Maailmankaari and Pianokaari. Sateenkaarisuudelma contains songs I’ve played live since 2002. These songs were composed and recorded during the same period I made Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys cd. At some point it became obvious I was doing two albums at once. Also I soon realised that these songs would benefit and work well in vinyl format allowing me to divide songs to different sides and also give them an aging and changing format.
As an artist, Sänpäkkilä is someone who transcends conventional boundaries: film, music and visual art each vie for his attention. In fact, these separate areas are integrated in his work to such an extent that he could with equal justification be considered a visual artist, a filmmaker or a musician.
The Two Left Hands of the Surrealist is my graduation work for Tampere Polytechnic. Filmed on 16 mm film with animations and VFX.
Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys (The Beauty and Inconceivebility of Everythingness) is the third solo album by Sami Sänpäkkilä. It is released in March 2004 in Finland through Fonal Records and in Belgium through (K-RAA-K)3 Records.
One channel video installation.
Stringcycle is an instrument with 40 strings attached to a turntable. The turntable spins and the guitar microphones pick up the sound from the vibrating strings as they pass them. The upper part where the strings make a u-turn back to the rounded wooden part where the rigging pins are. I first made calculations for 52 […]
The second album from Es aka. Sami Sänpäkkilä. On this album the main source of sound is three turntables bought from fleamarkets 10 dollars a piece. Those and a few effects are the only soundsources that have been used. The athmosphere maintains its course of melancholy through these romantic, and at times heartbreaking sound collages.
Wow, here’s something I never thought would surface again – the incredibly rare debut cd from none other than Fonal Records boss Sami Sänpäkkilä – finally for our listening pleasure. It originally surfaced in 2000 way back before the words ‘Finnish’ ‘Forest’ and ‘Folk’ were uttered in the same sentence, but here is where you can hear the framework for Sänpäkkilä’s patented sound which was came to such a peak with the gorgeous ‘Sateenkaarisuudelma’.
Es compilation appearances.