New Finnish label and bi-weekly radio show
Having relocated from New York back to his native Finland, musician, composer and producer Joni Judén – aka Celestial Trax – has started a new label named True Aether, which doubles as a bi-weekly radio show in Helsinki. The imprint’s first release, a free digital EP by Celestial Trax titled Ashwagandha/Saariaho, was released in March. It will be followed on 30 July by Judén’s ambient jazz collaboration with Karri Luhtala – his former next door neighbour in 1990s Finland – under the name Linnuissa. On the Ensimmäinen EP Luhtala plays vintage Fender Rhodes, piano and an old Russian Moog clone, while Judén plays additional electronics and synths. All the music was improvised on the spot with no further editing.
Listen to three Celestial Trax cuts: