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TEHO MAJAMÄKI’S DEBUT ALBUM TRAVELOGUE

Started 24.11.2015

Ended 31.03.2016

Hello friends! My name is Teho Majamäki and I'm a musician from Finland. My dream came true and I released my debut album on the 22th of January with the help of 180 funders. There is now a vault of sounds collected during the past 15 years you can enjoy. I warmly thank everyone who is - and was - willing to jump aboard!

Hello!

My name is Teho Majamäki. I’m a musician, a multi-instrumentalist and a craftsman of music.

The years of hard work have brought me here, where I have finally released my first album for the world to hear. And the great journey continues.

The Background

When I was seven years old, I gave my friend’s new drums a try. Ever since that moment, I’ve found myself constantly connected to music. I’m addicted to the sounds of any given physical object when touched by the musician. Throughout my career, I have had the priviledge of working together with talented and highly creative musicians. During the past 15 years, I have travelled across the world gathering sounds for my fisrt solo release.

My recordings aroused the interest of several music industry professionals and as a musician I was trusted enough to be signed for a record deal in 2013. It seemed as if my dream of releasing a solo album was finally coming together. Then something surprising suddenly happened. My record label, the highly-regarded Exogenic Records, active since 1996, announced that they would cease all of their music releasing and publishing activities in 2015. This happened just as we had agreed upon the schedule for the release of my upcoming album. After discussing the situation with various music industry professionals, I decided to stick to the original schedule, and to try and fund the project with a crowdfunding campaign via Mesenaatti.

My travels in sound began in 2000 and took me through Australia, Tansania, Japan, India, Spain, and back to Finland again. This project, which started taking shape in my mind already during the 1990’s, is deeply characterised by my gratitude to all old and new friends who have given their best in helping me to put this album together. Dear friends, now it’s your time to help us take the next step.

Click here to watch the first video “One Thousand Names of God”

One approaches making music in the same way I approach life: A musician is an explorer on a quest across unknown territory in order to find something new, which hasn’t been heard before. I seek to express the constant state of flux so evident in life. The perfect moment appears and then quickly disappears. But the music captured in the moment remains.

The Group

I have played all of the instruments on this album myself, excluding the following:

Verneri Pohjola, trumpet (track 2, 3, 6), Ilmari Pohjola, trombone (2, 3, 6), Kari Hulkkonen, bass (1), Linda Fredriksson, saxophone (4), Jukka Orma, guitar (5).

I am honoured to have the following vocalists on board on the album:

Ismo Alanko, Ville Valo, Johanna Kurkela, Karri Miettinen, Hossni Boudali, Stina Koistinen, Linda Fredriksson, Jenia Lubich, Salla Luhtala, Kanata Okijima, Antonio “El Fofo” Salazar Heredia, Niillas Holmberg and Ulla Pirttijärvi.

Also including the following irreplaceable group of professional talent:

Editing: Tuomas Norvio

Co-writing: Samuli Laiho

Arranging: Okke Komulainen and Verneri Pohjola

Post-production: Samuli Kosminen

Mixing: Riku Mattila, Tuomas Norvio and Samuli Kosminen

Graphic design: Jussi Karjalainen

The stories heard in this music are a result of the various spontaneous encounters during my travels. They are love letters to the places, people and moments I have been lucky enough to meet. I think the most important thing in encounters between people is not its longevity but rather the sincerity and the genuine nature of the situation in that precise moment. It all comes down to the willingness to share something. I have a strong feeling that music is all around us, all the time. We can hear it if we only stop and listen. There has never been a need for a shared verbal language in these moments of creating music. Music is the very language understood and shared by all.

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I very much wish that this music filled with the talent of many musicians dear to me would be made available for you and everybody else willing to listen. By listening my Travelogue album, you too can join me on a journey into a clay hut in a small village called Ifakara in Tanzania, onto a wooden pier in Lapland to heir the Sami art of “joiku”, into the Japanese suburb echoing the bright and joyous shouts of small children, into a temple filled with sacred mantras in India, and into the subtropic rainforests of Australia.

Every one of you can be part of this journey.

 

THANK YOU

Teho Majamäki

ps. You can follow the rest of the journey through my Facebook page and on the internet.


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210 Funders

6252 € Goal 15 000 €
Minimum goal 5000 €

 Campaign has ended 31.03.2016

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TEHO MAJAMÄKI’S DEBUT ALBUM TRAVELOGUE

My debut album "Travelogue" is a musical travel journal spanning 15 years. Its origins are in various impromptu encounters and the creative energy of many a charismatic professional musicians from all corners of the globe. Different cultures, languages and people are bound together with music.

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LEVYN LATAUS+kansien digiprintti / ALBUM DOWNLOAD+digital cover
15.00 €

Albumin latauslinkki, jonka saat oston yhteydessä. Mukana kansien digiprintti / Download the album straight after buying, with the digital cover.

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CD OMISTUSKIRJOITUKSELLA / CD WITH AKCNOWLEDGMENT
25.00 €

Lähetetään haluamaasi osoitteeseen. Itselle tai lahjaksi. Ensimmäinen postituserä ennen joulua, toinen ennen levyn virallista julkaisua 13.1.2016. The CD will be sent to your address before offical album release date 13.01.2016. For yourself or as a present.

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LP OMISTUSKIRJOITUKSELLA / LP WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENT
32.00 €

Lähetetään haluamaasi osoitteeseen. Itselle tai lahjaksi. Postitus ennen vinyylipainoksen virallista julkaisua. The Your copy will be sent to your address before the offical LP release. For yourself or as a present

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Yrityksesi logo nettisivuilleni/ Your logo at my webpage
350.00 €

Saat yrityksesi logon kiitoksiin uusille nettisivuilleni. Lähetämme myös 2 x CD+LP -levyä antamiinne osoitteisiin omistuskirjoituksilla varustettuna. You get your company's logo at my webpage. We also send you 2 x CD+LP records with acknowledgments.

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Yksityiskonsertti soolona / Private solo concert
500.00 €

Tulen soolokeikalle olohuoneeseesi tai juhliisi. Saat nimesi myös kiitoksiin uusille nettisivuilleni. Matkakulut sovitaan tapauskohtaisesti. I come to perform to a place you choose. You also get your name at my new webpage. Travelling expenses are agreed on occation.

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Yksityiskonsertti bändillä / Private concert with band
2500.00 €

Tulemme bändin kanssa soittamaan valitsemaasi tilaisuuteen. Mukana myös yksi levyni solisti, joka kyseisenä ajankohtana on vapaa. Saat nimesi myös kiitoksiin uusille nettisivuilleni. Matkakulut sovitaan tapauskohtaisesti. We come to perform to a place you choose with one of my available vocalists. You also get your name at my new webpage. Travelling expenses are agreed on occation.

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