Photos from the “Aki Kaurismäki’s Unknown Soldier” show on the 100th Finnish Independence Day 2017

Our little spectacle where we live dubbed the whole Edvin Laine’s Unknown Soldier movie in Kaurismäki style with a Carpenteresque soundtrack, was received well.

Except for this one bloke, who ranted to the Cosmic Comic Cafe staff that the performers don’t seem to know anything about war. Factually he was of course right: None of us has been in a war. But we’ve been to movies! And bars.

We take the reaction as a small victory. Indignation, if anything, measures the value of a performance.

Seppo “euroSIDious” Säämäki building his retro synth hell.


Mikko Kuusto going through the screenplay.

Re-adjusting the placement of Commodore 64…

… yeah, this is better.

It is LIVE, euroSIDious in the costume.


The live dubber’s view towards the audience.

Jani & Kasper live @ Komitea Club

A clip from Jani & Kasper’s set at Portti, Turku, November 18th. The song Kakolan vangin laulu tells the story of a guy who ended up in the local prison Kakola in the seventies.

“Syksy” by V/P released

V/P paints a picture of the world without any other seasons except autumn.

You’ll find the Syksy single on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and sixty other digital music platforms.

Next weekend the band is going to shoot a video for the song. On the video, exercising winter sports and enjoying summer picnics seem to be impossible.

“V-City Beat” by Princes of Nigeria released

With the eleventh Komitea release the afrobossafunk band Princes of Nigeria makes a return with a bombastically impassioned song titled V-City Beat, dedicated to the suburb of Varissuo.

You’ll find the song on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play, among sixty other digital music platforms.

During the upcoming weekend the band will be shooting a music video for the song, produced by Twisted Films and directed by Ville Muurinen.

Sofy Kapepula Manga – from the Tampere-based afrofunk band Saïsba – will be seen in the main role. The story is about a showdown between her and the white trash people of the Varissuo suburb. In her main adversary role we’ll see the Princes of Nigeria vocalist Aino Laine. Video will be released in early September.