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Ektroverde live"EKTROVERDE was formed in 1996, sprouting from the legendary CIRCLE of Pori, but living in a parallel universe. In their early statement Ektroverde claimed that they are: "... a Finnish group of experimental music. The activity of Ektroverde does not restrict to traditional and accustomed forms of performing music but operates as performances, rituals and happenings that frequently use to the logic of the conceptual art and investigate the act itself. In spite of the scientific approach Ektroverde does not exclude myths and stories but employs and produces them." The line-up changes constantly, but is often Tomi Leppänen, Mika Rättö, Mika Rintala, Markku Peltola, Pike Kontkanen, Jussi Lehtisalo, Teemu Elo, Jyrki Laiho, Mikko Elo, etc. So far Ektroverde has been performing in their native Finland but also have had one gig in Belgium and Paris. Their music is an ever-shaping mutant, which is made (among all) of Krautrock, postrock, psychedelia, home-made analogue electronics, jazz and pure transcendental meta energy. The band says the main characteristics of Ektroverde are spontaneity and the ability to act according the situation. Their live sets consist of long, hypnotic, suggestive jams, which are subtle but still strangely energetic and even funky compared to some of their more bloodless peers. A bunch of quiet guys pack together on stage and mystically merge to one seamless, insistently mind-altering groove machine from some other dimension. Every Ektroverde performance is an Experience, and people have been known to enter mystical states of mind and receiving enlightenment during these occasions. And yes, the flying saucer-shaped Ufox device with an inbuilt theremin is also there. Ektroverde can be heard on the soundtrack of Mika Taanila's 'Futuro - A New Stance For Tomorrow' (1998). Ektroverde's creative output is endless and they have been recording for such labels as their own Ektro, Bad Vugum, Fonal and Snowdonia-Mizmaze (Italy)." Erkki Rautio
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· "Mortalaattori" CDEP (Ektro-002) 1996
· "Music for Supermarket" CDEP (BAD 73) 1997
· "Pingvin" CD (Ektro-004CD) 1998
· "Futuro-A New Stance for Tomorrow" CD (Ektro-005CD) 1998
· "Arpeggio" CD (BAD-87) 1999
· "Svart/Orange" 7" (FR-10) 1999
· "Turvallisesti Kotiin" 7" (Verdura-1) 1999
· "Integral" CD (Snowdonia / Mizmaze) 2001

(P) 2001

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