June 30, 2014

Symphonic rock EP is well under way!

Symphonic music has always been close to my heart. I very much enjoy the elements in orchestral pieces: the piano and synth along with the strings create magnificent atmospheres - songs larger than life.  

Project Oblivion became to be the name of this solo project along with the very first solo album, also called "Project Oblivion". The album is a seven piece sci-fi story with orchestral elements dominating through the record: the strings, the piano, brass and timpani drums. Band instruments had only a small part in the process in the end. The nature of the score / album is rather peaceful yet very intense and atmospheric. The album resembles a soundtrack as you can step into the story that lies within the music. 

My next project is going to be a bit different. It'll be more like a normal metal album. My goal is to finish four or five songs before the end of August. I have yet to decide which songs will get to the EP though I have song or two that are definitely going to be there. The process is well under way and everything is starting to come together. 

So what kind of music will there be? At the moment, I'm into instrumental music. This doesn't mean the whole EP will be instrumental. I've been thinking of featuring my mates to sing or play on few songs but this idea is still on the drawing board. I do have the resources, so if I need some specific vocals or insane guitar solos I know the people and just who to call. 

Anyways.. The EP will be a mixture of metal-ish symphonic rock with bombastic sounds and epic songs. Though it will probably be an instrumental, there will be a bit of background choirs that I'll be singing myself. There would probably be much more singing on the album if I was better at writing lyrics. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to lyric writer. I should definitely fix that..  

More updates will follow about the project later! You can follow the progress of the EP on my Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/antero_jokinen

June 12, 2014

This is Project Oblivion

I've published music under my own name for years now. It's been mostly random songs on YouTube, SoundCloud or somewhere else on the Internet. This will change now.

I feel my real name isn't fancy enough, so I've been searching for more artistic pseudonym for my production. It took some time (a small eternity really) to get all the equipment I wanted for so long. Now with the right gear and software I can finally produce my songs in high quality, the way they were meant to be.

 With all this I started a project called Project Oblivion. This project of mine is really a music journey to discover myself as a musician. Haha, sounds a bit cliché doesn't it! But that's what it is - a journey where I experiment and toy with different kind of sounds and genres. There will be orchestral music, rock, pop, metal... who knows what else!

I've already published my first album, also named Project Oblivion. It's an orchestral album, like a score of a movie. After publishing the album I decided to keep "Project Oblivion" as the name of my solo project. It fits the nature of my project.

On my next escapade I will find myself playing with symphonic rock. My next text will be all about it so stay tuned. Also you can follow me on Twitter!

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