Finnish ambient project JÄÄPORTIT that celebrates its 20th anniversery is finishing a new album.
Talentated Finnish composer Tuomas M. Mäkelä, who is hidden behind a mysterious name JÄÄPORTIT, brought his ambient project into being in 1997. His creation can be described as dreamlike and melancholic, evoking atmosphere of abandonned freezy Nordic landscape. Musical expression of the project moved from clearly ambient to much more colourful and absorbed elements of many assorted styles, especially of post rock and subtle Nordic electronics.
In 2006 Epidemie Records released the third album of JÄÄPORTIT called Avarrus and in 2009 the fourth one, Voimasuo. The fifth regular album is going to be released in the beginning of 2018.
Hello. For all of those who might be wondering about new Jääportit material, I’ve been working on many other time consuming music projects besides Jääportit, therefore this project has been lurking in the shadows for some time.
Yet it is hard to say will there be another album or not, but I decided to release this new single track titled “Ajaton Olema” digitally anyways. Making of the track was started in 2011 and mix was finished in 2014. If you like, listen to it at SoundCloud or YouTube.
The fact is that Jääportit lives on, no matter what I do or don’t do, and as a one-man project, Jääportit can’t never split up. All possibilities are open, there’s always an another gateway to be found and sounds to explore.
We got our hands on the last copies of the original Jääportit – Uumenissa albums (released back in 2004 by Firebox Records). Albums are now available directly from the band, as well as from Tumma Store.
Saimme käsiimme viimeisiä kappaleita alkuperäisiä Jääportit – Uumenissa -levyjä (julkaistu vuonna 2004). Levyjä on nyt saatavilla suoraan bändiltä sekä Tumma Storesta.