The Wire


Watch an animation by Pekka Airaksinen, used for a track off the Helsinki based quartet's new self-titled album

Julian Cowley reviews Modern Feelings in The Wire 370: "Pekka Airaksinen, who plays piano in this Helsinki based quartet, was a member of the 1960s freakout jazz meets eccentric pop outfit The Sperm before transforming himself into a committed wanderer through the expanses of experimental psychedelia and meditative electronica. In Modern Feelings he is joined by catalytic guitarist Anton Nikkilä, electric bassist Ari Salonen and drummer Samuli Tanner, the latter two coming from a younger generation of boundary crossing post-rock Finns."

Animation by Pekka Airaksinen, edited by Mika Taanila and Anton Nikkilä

Modern Feelings is out on Sähkö on LP and DL

15 Freedom Riders playlist

Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound

Watch: Looking For The Perfect Beat (excerpt)

Watch an excerpt from film maker Matthew Smith's new documentary about Los Angeles's beat scene, the influential Low End Theory club night, and the producers and musicians who are a part of it

Watch: Russell Haswell & Exaudi

Watch a video of Russell Haswell's collaborative performance with the Exaudi vocal ensemble, part of Aldeburgh Music Faster Than Sound series.