Interview with Humanimal: “I wish this world to be a bit more quiet”

What is it that makes us human and separates us from the other animals – if anything? Performance and noise duo Humanimal discuss the relationship between human and animal and the possibilty for a less anthropocentric world.

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Sudenmarja T-Shirt and Tote Bag

Sudenmarja T-Shirts and Tote Bags Available

Sudenmarja T-Shirts and Tote Bags with cover illustration from Sudenmarja Zine II screenprinted by Primeval Vision on organic fair trade shirts and organic cotton tote bags available.

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Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni 2019 Repress on Pink Tape

Pink Repress of Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni Tape Available Now

A repress on pink cassette of the sold out Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni: "Orpokotijuhlat Saarella (Maagillinen Teatteri live 9.9.2016)" is now available to order, or as a free download on the Sudenmarja Bandcamp page.

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Sudenmarja Zine II: Traditio on tulen siirtämistä eteenpäin – ulkona nyt!

Sudenmarja Zinen toinen numero ulkona nyt! Haastattelussa Hail Conjurer, Aki Cederberg, Veli-Matti O. "Läjä" Äijälä, Antti Tolvi, Templum N.R., "Masterji" M.S. Viswanath, Maria Helena Salminen, Pekka Airaksinen. (Finnish only)

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Antti Salminen: Fragments From The End Of Civilization

What experimental lifeform will rise after fossil modernity from the ruins of civilization? Writer, poet and philosopher Antti Salminen discusses the end of civilization, experimental life, thinking beyond the human and reverse alchemy.

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Experimental Poetry and Modular Soundscapes by Ilpo Numminen and Antti Salminen

Antti Salminen reads fragments of texts from his forthcoming book “Mir” over post-apocalyptic modular soundscapes by Ilpo Numminen in this live recording of a unique performance at Maagillinen Teatteri.

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Lauri Ainala: “I have found much peace in a dark and desolate shack”

Lauri Ainala of Paavoharju creates a universe completely of his own. His latest work "Orpokotijuhlat Saarella" is a haunting soundscape of disintegrating hymns. Lauri Ainala shares his thoughts on the church, faith and blasphemy.

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Hexvessel on Celebrating the Magic of Life, and Death

Few other artists have the mystery of Nature written into their work in the same way as Hexvessel. Mat McNerney talks about becoming death – but also birth, reconciling science and the mystical, and how to inject life with some magic.

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Otherworldly forest folk debut album by Metsänpeitto

Out now on Sudenmarja, the debut album by Metsänpeitto stretches from psych folk towards 1990’s alternative rock. In Finnish folklore “metsänpeitto” describes the state of being lost in the woods and transported into another world.

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Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni tape sold out, still available at distributors or as free download

Cassette release of Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni performing Lauri Ainala’s work “Orpokotijuhlat Saarella” is now sold out, but you can download this unique live recording of haunting minimal ambient field recordings for free.

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SUDENMARJA RELEASES

Ilpo Numminen & Antti Salminen:
Maagillinen Teatteri live 1.9.2017

Live recording of experimental poetry and post-apocalyptic modular soundscapes by writer and philosopher Antti Salminen and synth musician Ilpo Numminen.

Sudenmarja 003
Released May 18, 2018

Metsänpeitto:
Metsänpeitto

10 track alternative folk debut album by Metsänpeitto.

Sudenmarja 002
Released November 18, 2017

Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni:
Orpokotijuhlat Saarella
(Maagillinen Teatteri live 9.9.2016)

Live recording of Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni performing Lauri Ainala’s work “Orpokotijuhlat Saarella”.

Sudenmarja 001
Released April 14, 2017

Sudenmarja Zine II
Traditio on tulen siirtämistä eteenpäin

Sisältää kahdeksan haastattelua: Hail Conjurer, Aki Cederberg, Veli-Matti O. “Läjä” Äijälä, Antti Tolvi, Templum N.R., “Masterji” M.S. Viswanath, Maria Helena Salminen, Pekka Airaksinen. Koko A5, 80 sivua, mustavalkoinen, 250 kappaleen painos kierrätyspaperilla.

Julkaistu 12. huhtikuuta 2019

Printed zine in Finnish language only!

Sudenmarja Zine I
Olin kuollut, mutta nyt olen herännyt

Sisältää kahdeksan haastattelua: Hexvessel, Last Havoc Charms, Kuolema-duo, Humanimal, MO Teatteri, Antti Salminen, Sami Albert Hynninen ja Lauri Ainala. Koko A5, 80 sivua, mustavalkoinen, 250 kappaleen painos kierrätyspaperilla.

Julkaistu 1. syyskuuta 2017

Printed zine in Finnish language only!

Sudenmarja T-Shirts & Tote Bags

Sudenmarja T-Shirts and Tote Bags with cover illustration from Zine II screenprinted by the good people of Primeval Vision on Earth Positive organic fair trade shirts and Westford Mill organic cotton tote bags. Edition of 27 shirts and 40 tote bags.

Released April 16, 2019

Ilpo Numminen & Antti Salminen:
Maagillinen Teatteri live 1.9.2017

Sudenmarja 003
Released May 18, 2018

Writer and philosopher Antti Salminen reads fragments of texts from his forthcoming book “Mir” over post-apocalyptic modular soundscapes by experimental musician Ilpo Numminen of Pai Tapes and Vuosi collective. This unique live performance was recorded at the last act of the Maagillinen Teatteri free festival in Tampere, Finland, September 1 2017.

Available formats:

Ilpo Numminen & Antti Salminen:
Maagillinen Teatteri live 1.9.2017
Blue or Green C40 Ferro Cassette Tape

Metallic Blue or Green C40 Ferro Cassette housed in recycled cardboard slipcase with printed 10 x 18 cm paper insert. Blue Cassette edition of 60 copies, Green Cassette edition of 27 copies. The first 27 cassette orders will include an extra 6 x 9 cm print of the cover art on photographic paper regardless of cassette colour.

6 €
(Green Tape sold out)

Ilpo Numminen & Antti Salminen:
Maagillinen Teatteri live 1.9.2017
Download + Print in Vintage Envelope

Folded two-sided 10 x 18 cm paper insert with a live photo on one side and fragments of the texts on the other side and a 6 x 9 cm print of the cover art on photographic paper. Includes digital download. Sent in vintage envelope. Edition of 40 copies. (Please note! The 10 x 18 cm print is the same as the insert included with the cassette.)

4 €

Metsänpeitto: Metsänpeitto

Sudenmarja 002
Released November 18, 2017

Metsänpeitto is music from another world. Musically the eponymous debut album by Finland’s Metsänpeitto stretches from psych folk towards 1990’s alternative rock. It grows from fragile flowers amidst the forest undergrowth to the arched vaults of ancient pine trees. In Finnish folklore “metsänpeitto” describes the state of being “covered in forest”, where men are lured by spirits of the forest to be lost in the woods, never to find their way out. Metsänpeitto is not only losing your sense of direction, it is being transported into a different reality.

Available formats:

Metsänpeitto: Metsänpeitto
White C40 Chrome Cassette Tape

10 track alternative folk debut album by Metsänpeitto. White C40 Chrome Cassette with plastic case and printed insert, edition of 99 copies.

SOLD OUT

Metsänpeitto: Metsänpeitto
Green C40 Ferro Cassette Tape

10 track alternative folk debut album by Metsänpeitto. Metallic Green C40 Ferro Cassette with plastic case and printed insert, edition of 21 copies.

SOLD OUT

Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni:
Orpokotijuhlat Saarella
(Maagillinen Teatteri live 9.9.2016)

Sudenmarja 001
Released April 14, 2017

Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni live performance of Lauri Ainala’s work “Orpokotijuhlat Saarella”. A haunting piece of minimal ambient, the work consists of field recordings made over several years by Lauri Ainala at Orpokotijuhlat revival meeting at Saari Church and additional live effects and electronics by Olli Aarni. Recorded live at Maagillinen Teatteri free festival at Onkiniemi cultural factory, Tampere, Finland, 9.9.MMXVI.

Available formats:

Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni:
Orpokotijuhlat Saarella
(Maagillinen Teatteri live 9.9.2016)
Pink C40 Cassette Tape 2019 Repress
White C40 Chrome Cassette Tape (sold out)

Live recording of Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni performing Lauri Ainala’s work “Orpokotijuhlat Saarella”. C40 Chrome Cassette with plastic case and printed insert, edition of 99 copies.

2019 Repress on Pink Tape
6 €
(White Tape sold out)

Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni:
Orpokotijuhlat Saarella
(Maagillinen Teatteri live 9.9.2016)
Limited Edition Box Set

Live recording of Lauri Ainala and Olli Aarni performing Lauri Ainala’s work “Orpokotijuhlat Saarella”. Special version in handmade box with gold colour linograph print, includes cassette, fold-out insert with Lauri Ainala intervew, five photographic inserts and communion wafer. Edition of 21 copies.

SOLD OUT

Sudenmarja Zine I
Olin kuollut, mutta nyt olen herännyt

Julkaistu 1. syyskuuta 2017

Sudenmarja Zinen ensimmäinen numero tutkii kuoleman ja heräämisen mysteeriä. Sisältää kahdeksan haastattelua: Hexvessel, Last Havoc Charms, Kuolema-duo, Humanimal, MO Teatteri, Antti Salminen, Sami Albert Hynninen ja Lauri Ainala (hieman lyhennetty versio kasettiboksin haastattelusta). Koko A5, 80 sivua, mustavalkoinen, 250 kappaleen painos kierrätyspaperilla.

LOPPUUNMYYTY / SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE! Printed zine in Finnish language only!

”Jos emme tule luonnonlapsiksi,
emme pääse taivasten valtakuntaan,
sillä uskon salaisuudet ovat luonnon salaisuuksia.
Ne eivät viihtyneet juutalaisten temppeleissä,
mutta sen sijaan vähätaitoisten luonnonlasten parissa,
jotka elivät kuin Saaronin liljat.”

–Edith Södergran, 1922

Sudenmarja Zine II
Traditio on tulen siirtämistä eteenpäin

Julkaistu 12. huhtikuuta 2019

Sudenmarja Zinen toinen numero tutkii perinnettä kahdeksasta eri näkökulmasta. Sisältää kahdeksan haastattelua: Hail Conjurer, Aki Cederberg, Veli-Matti O. “Läjä” Äijälä, Antti Tolvi, Templum N.R., “Masterji” M.S. Viswanath, Maria Helena Salminen, Pekka Airaksinen. Käsiteltäviä aiheita muun muassa primitiivisyys, eurooppalainen pakanuus, luonto, sähkö, zen, jooga, shamanismi, tiibetinbuddhalaisuus ja Odo-meditaatio. Koko A5, 80 sivua, mustavalkoinen, 250 kappaleen painos kierrätyspaperilla.

7 €

Postikulut yhdelle zinelle 3,20 € tai useammalle 5 €

PLEASE NOTE! Printed zine in Finnish language only!

”Metsä on akatemia,
jonka barbaarit hävittivät.
Tuulessa kuuluu sukupuuttoon
kuolleiden lintujen laulu.”

–Pentti Saarikoski, 1973

Sudenmarja T-Shirt & Tote Bag

Released April 16, 2019

Sudenmarja T-Shirt & Tote Bag

Sudenmarja T-Shirts and Tote Bags with cover illustration from Zine II screenprinted by the good people of Primeval Vision on Earth Positive organic fair trade shirts and Westford Mill organic cotton tote bags. Edition of 27 shirts and 40 tote bags.

T-Shirts available in following sizes:
Men: S, M, L
(Men’s sizes larger than usual, S is like regular M size, M like L size, etc.)
Women (Open neck model): S

T-Shirt 20 €

Tote Bag 12 €

T-Shirt + Tote Bag 30 €

Local pick-up also possible in Tampere.

ORDER INFO

Order at Sudenmarja Bandcamp or by email at sudenmarja.julkaisut@gmail.com.

 

Postage:

Suomi:
1–3 kasettia 3,20 € / 4 tai useampi kasetti 5 €
1 zine 3,20 € / 1 zine + 1 kasetti 3,20 €
2 zineä tai 1 zine + 2 kasettia tai useampi tuote 5 €
T-paita tai kangaskassi 3,20 € / useampi tuote 5 €

EU:
1 Cassette 3,30 € / 2–3 Cassettes 4,90 € / 4–6 Cassettes 7,90 €
T-Shirt or Tote Bag 4,90 € / T-Shirt and Tote Bag 7,90 €
Ask for postage for larger orders.

International:
1 Cassette 3,90 € / 2–3 Cassettes 6,90 € / 4–6 Cassettes 11,90 €
T-Shirt or Tote Bag 5,90 € / T-Shirt and Tote Bag 11,90 €
Ask for postage for larger orders.

Postage prices are for unregistered letter with no tracking number. For larger orders or distro offers ask for prices. Postage and product prices are for email orders, prices on Bandcamp may be slightly higher.

Accepted payment methods: PayPal and IBAN bank transfer (euro zone) accepted.

 

DISTRIBUTORS

Lista ei välttämättä ole kaikilta osin ajan tasalla. / The list might not be completely up to date.

Kiinnostuneet distrot voivat ottaa yhteyttä / Interested distros please contact sudenmarja.julkaisut@gmail.com.

 

Tampere:

Swamp Music Record Store
(Sudenmarja Zine II, Metsänpeitto)

Laukontorin Antikvariaatti
(Sudenmarja Zine II, Metsänpeitto, Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni)

Sammakka-Pop
(Metsänpeitto)

Rämekuukkeli-levyt
(Sudenmarja Zine I)

Jukan levybaari
(Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni)

 

Helsinki:

Levykauppa Äx Hakaniemi
(Sudenmarja Zine II)

 

Lahti:

Sarvilevyt
(Sudenmarja Zine II, Lauri Ainala & Olli Aarni)

ABOUT

Sudenmarja is a zine, website and independent label exploring the realms of nature mysticism, esoteria, tradition and alchemy. Full versions of the articles are published in print in Finnish in Sudenmarja Zine and abridged versions in English on this website. Some articles will remain exclusive for print. Sudenmarja also publishes limited edition items from artists whose work resonates with the label’s pursuits, usually in the fields of experimental, ambient and folk music.

CONTACT

Distro offers and other communication is welcome at:

sudenmarja.julkaisut@gmail.com

Sudenmarja is not actively looking for new artists, but you can send a link to your work if you feel kindredship to the label’s esthetic and esoteric pursuits.