“A very interesting, dare I say brilliant, project has come to our attention! Finland based one-man band/art project TØRRENTIAL. delivers a refreshing take on music that is fully worth a listen. This is a genre-bending Alternative Metal/sound design experience that stands apart from most heavy music you hear today from the sounds themselves to the marketing tactics.”
– The Circle Pit, “Upcoming” section
“This is a mesmerising and progressively evocative journey, aided by an expansive sound scope. Not only does this short work deserve to be heard but it should be heard”
TØRRENTIAL. is an “art project” based in Finland. The self-produced debut EP, “Chameleon Wasteland”, forms one single piece of music by concept and design, painting a sonic picture of an emotional trip a person embarks on when finding himself on the verge of change. The second record is in the works. Band members wanted.
Writing music is like deciphering your own self. It connects you to everything you are, turns you inside out, and puts you back together again. It helps you to capture a period of your life and the state you’ve been at during a specific moment in time in a way nothing else can. That’s how it feels to me.
“Chameleon Wasteland” feels exactly like a time capsule for me. It is my first release in nearly 6 years (ref. «Wimfolsfestta» by Wall of the Eyeless, 2013), which was originally meant to be a “reference” of sorts – just a couple of tracks recorded and put online to demonstrate the approximate direction I wanted to take musically to kick off the search for the band members. However, while working on it I understood that I will end up with something which won’t feel like me if I do it this way. Therefore, I kept on working and deciphering myself until I felt I had something which felt sonically right. The result is a record so closely tied to a certain period of my life that I think I won’t ever be able to draw the line between the two. Dealing with the realization of how important it is to confess to yourself that you’re going through the changes within, this record is my own sonic trip through inner doubts, emotions, and change captured on tape. It’s vulnerable. It’s honest. It’s real. And I think that’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be. I’m deeply connected to those songs, and if those songs would help me to connect with you it would mean a great deal to me.
This “art project” is entirely DIY for a reason. I love the process of creating things with my own hands, the absolute ownership, and the struggle which is present throughout.
There is more music on the way, and this release is also a message. I’m looking for the right people to join me. If you liked the record, please send it to someone or share it somewhere. At this point, it’s all about spreading the word.
Thank you for being here.
Your presence means the world to me and I truly am grateful to meet you this way.