The somewhat mysterious Ukkonen is set to deliver his excellent debut LP on 23 Apr via London’s Uncharted Audio label.
Describing this faceless Finnish producer is tricky – his sound is being termed ‘post-techno’ by some – though across the five tracks that appear on the hour plus album his background in classical composition definitely figures in what are genre bending productions, joining the dots between techno, house and ambient. The tracks morph and undulate, and have the time to do so, meandering through tempos, atmospheres and moods. This is artisan electronica and it’s refreshingly good.
With no tracks from the album currently streaming, there’s still plenty of Ukkonen’s output to be had online (including his two previous EPs on the Uncharted Audio Bandcamp page). Though I’m going to specifically recommend his Detroit (Alternate Reality) mix, originally created for the No Pain In Pop blog, which sees him recreating classic Detroit techno tracks with samples taken from his own music. Amazing.
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