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  • "Disfold" is my proudest achievement -- the CD album, released by Sending Orbs (who had to push it back by almost a year as I pulled it out of the release schedule when I felt like I wasn't satisfied) and beautifully illustrated by Jeroen Advocaat, that gave me a name in the ambient and dub circles. Six years on it's still some of my best work, with a cohesive narrative throughout from start to finish, incorporating field recordings made in Finland, Netherlands, New York and Seattle.

    The album itself tells a story of a personal relationship with someone, the start, the tumultuous middle and finally the end. Best listened to in the wintertime, or when you're slightly depressed.

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At what point in their development did cities start their expansion into the earth?
Finland's Juho Hietala takes us through a perpetual urban twilight of subways, underground railway stations, pipes and conduits.
Meticulously tweaked, "Diacedita" is a precise articulation of a muffled existence, trapped beneath artificial light. Events take place far away, their presence rendered indistinct by the time they reach you. "Revelation 21:1" captures the distant noise of machineparts grinding against eachother. "Frame Math is a rippling fountain of indistinct sounds, while the barely discernable rhythms of "Nyt Revisited" come closest to evoking a city where no one has a home, merely a destination.

- Ken Hollings, The Wire #275


released September 16, 2006

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Published on CD by Sending Orbs (cat. no. SO004)
Artwork by Jeroen Advocaat



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Hi! I'm Juho, born in Finland and living in Amsterdam. I try my best to capture moments and spaces. Subtle melodies and progression, sense of space, and warmth are close to my heart. Feel free to contact me at info@blamstra.in!

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