Heikki Hautala & Hyvät Veljet – Rauha Ja Harmonia
Vinyl out on January 19th in co-operation with Full Contact

HH-HV-coverDon’t let the title fool you. Heikki Hautala sings about peace and harmony (Rauha ja harmonia) as a utopian target that everyone tries to reach but no one will.

Known for his revered punk ensemble Sokea Piste (Blind Spot) and an acoustic solo effort Pyövelin vaatteet (Executioner’s Clothes), the instantly recognizable singer-songwriter finds a new kind of vehicle to manifest his apocalyptic lines.

This time Hautala is backed by a solid rock lineup Hyvät veljet, led by Hautala’s inciting, soaring electric guitar motifs. Country, folk and blues elements fuse their way to the distinctive sound. The atmosphere is both menacing and comforting, speed varying from mid-tempo to very very slow.

Fragile beauty of the vocal melodies meets the more grandiloquent beauty of the arrangements. The music finds its path straight into the listener’s soul. High poetry and deep analysis unite when Heikki Hautala examines the state of human individual and the whole humankind with surgical accuracy.

The contrast between the majestic music and dystopic lyrics reaches its high point in the catharsis of the final song Voimat (Forces). Heikki Hautala is one of the most genuine voices of the 21st century.

-Mikko Elo / Pori, Finland, Thu. 7.9.2017

Rauha ja harmonia by Heikki Hautala & Hyvät veljet will be released on Future Lunch and Full Contact Records on Friday 19th of January.

Set your pre-orders: http://futurelunch.bigcartel.com/product/heikki-hautala-hyvat-veljet-rauha-ja-harmonia-lp

Neiet – Neiet
Cassette, limited to 100 pieces, out on July 7th

30mm_stickerA Tampere-based duo Neiet begun their journey from a forgotten wooden cabin on a hill and ended up in a cold apartment house, behind locked doors, underground. A place where from the ashes of gone projects they rise.

Neiet (Maidens in Finnish countryside dialect) do not define strict goals or ways. Instead they concentrate on producing sounds with any equipment available – doing, not planning, empowered by chance. In the end the form of their self-expression is molded by realism allowing the authenticity.

Songs gathered on the tape are surrounded by guests chosen due intuitive encounters. Award winning Janne “Hzzzt” Hast on production and Reverend Bizarre -related Sami Hynninen performing guest vocals on “Unilintu”. Members of Neiet have also worked with Dxxxa D and Risto, whose Risto Ylihärsilä executed the mastering.

This release is full of supernatural, possessed atmosphere. Web woven by pulses of cold machines and multilayered human voices. After side A you will ask yourself do you dare to continue and eventually end up stepping deeper.

Self-titled cassette by Neiet will be released on Future Lunch on Friday 7th of July.

Set your pre-orders: http://futurelunch.bigcartel.com/product/neiet-s-t

Wojaz – Hengienmaa
Compact disc, limited to 100 pieces, out on April 28th

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Wojaz is a manifestation, documentation and study of spiritual path. It’s aural art in weaves of experimental drone and ambient. An opportunity to gain transcendent experiences.

‘Hengienmaa’ can be used as a guide for introspection though the full essence is chosen to be kept unsaid to help the listener have a relationship of one’s own with the album. But as advised, close your eyes, and you’ll see that you hear. Remember to breathe.

As artist’s whole catalogue is a continuum, this album also is one step forward on the path. This time with a more composed approach, but still recorded live with improvisations and spiritual guidance.

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MUSTI – | | |
Cassette, limited to 66 pieces, out on September 28th

kansi-prevFrom the summery forests of Finland, enlighten by the infinite sun of the nightless nights, Future Lunch is proud to introduce you: Musti and their debut release |||.

The sound swirled at the open sky, while inside four walls were men with demi seasonal jackets on. Oven door bump as doo­wop stomp the legacy.

Musti, a mash­up of a trio from Savo – ­ Satakunta –regions of Finland, bring you their a-game of authentic sound collisions and mixed field ­recordings. Whilst simultaneously leaning on experiment and tradition, in their hearts it’s about natural infinity ­ its self-puzzling mystical bliss of all and nothing. Continue reading

VALLIHAUTA – S/T
LP, limited to 200 pieces, out on May 6th

VALLIHAUTAFrom the Arctic Circle we bring you Vallihauta, a trio that operates with drums, bass, guitar and one throat. They could have been a hardcore punk band or a traditional doom trio, but instead they kept themselves free of chaining definitions and came up with a crusty presentation of powerful songs without need to limit their beats per minute. Continue reading