Jussi Petäjä is a musician known for many projects in the Finland’s indie/marginal/folk music scene such as Prusikoukku, Captain Cougar and White Jackets. He has been writing and releasing music actively throughout the last decade or so and is now stepping forward with his debut solo album due for release 5th October 2018.
The solo album titled “40950” contains innovatively arranged, challenging yet melodic music. The songs range from folk-music tinged acoustic melodies to progressive time signatures and from ambient soundscapes to electric cacophonies reminiscent of kraut/noise rock. Petäjä has written, played, recorded and produced this music mostly himself save for couple of performances by guest musicians.
“This project has been around a few years, most of the stuff got written around 2014, when I was working on a longer grant from Finnish Cultural Foundation. Then it sort of hit a wall for a while, as I wanted to play band stuff for a change. But in 2017 I found the spark again. Some of these songs have made quite a journey to end up as they are now, but I am quite pleased with the end result. I think I’ve succeeded in making music that sounds like me but is not overtly like the music I’ve written for other projects over the years.”
“40950” will be out 5th October 2018.