Tuomas Rantanen

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    Tuomas Rantanen comes from Finland and his musical style is dark industrial techno. He has created a very unique music expression where strong driving percussions and rhythms combine with cold, dark atmospheres and ambient textures. Prior to his own music productions he studied classical guitar and theory of music at Tampere Conservatory but in 1995 he began to make his own works. Tuomas Rantanen strives to depict the soundscape of the modern technological society and its change through the medium of electronic music. His aim has been to describe how nature has changed to an industrial nature and to show how radically the soundscapes surrounding us have also changed in a short period of time. In his music Rantanen tries to convey the feeling of how natural sounds have been replaced with different industrial, mechanic and electronic sounds over the course of time. Rantanen has dealt with the theme of change in nature and society in his works such as Rocket Bay EP (2003), Dark Water EP (2008), Gasoline Rainbow EP (2010), Grinding Ground suite (2011), Roaring Dunes suite (2012) and Nychthemeron in Galapagos suite (2013). The theme is continued in Tuomas's 2014/15 Triassic & Jurassic album trilogies, this series continues his artistic investigation of the changes happening in our audible environment and in our feeling of "industrial presence". Tuomas Rantanen has also dealt with the theme of societal change from the perspective of cyberpunk. Rantanen wanted to show how boundaries between man and machine, the nature and the artificial have become blurred. He also wants to reveal how a change in our audible environment might soon be a reality. These cyberpunk themes of societal and audible change are explored in his more chaotic and hectic works such as "Access Denied EP" (1999), "Kaotic EP" (2002), "Memorising Every Phrase EP" (2006), "Robotan Elbows EP" (2009) and Anarchy EP (2011). The goal of his Organisms, Mutations and Corporations album trilogy (2012) and the Biometrics, Robot Construction and Mechanised Incantations album tilogy (2013) was to merge these two leading themes, that is, the change in our audible environment and the blurring of the boundary between the natural and the artificial. Tuomas Rantanen has many, many releases on huge variety of labels including Fresh Grind (England), City Wall Records (England), Elektrax Recordings (Australia), We Call It Hard Records (Germany), Foot Fetish Records (Germany), Audio Assault Records (The Netherlands), Submissions (The Netherlands), Unknown Forces (England), Electracom (England), Planet Rhythm/Template Records (England), Armatura Clandestine (USA), Guilhotina Records (Brasil), Utch Records (Chile), Naked Lunch (Portugal), KK Traxx (Belgium), Extortion Group Recordings (The Netherlands), Definition Records (Germany), Brother Convention (Germany), Fak Records (Germany), Zimmer Records (Germany), Ground Effect Records (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Maracas Records (Sweden), Emergence Records (Sweden) and Contone Audio (Sweden). Tuomas Rantanen also studied Philosophy at Tampere University and wrote his Master's Thesis about the philosophy of Martin Heidegger; especially Heidegger's concept of understanding, language and art.
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    Out Now: Early Cretaceous Part 1 | Released 18th July 2016 | DJ Feedback (1) | DJ Feedback (2)
    Out Now: Late Jurassic | Released 14th December 2015 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Middle Jurassic | Released 28th September 2015 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Early Jurassic | Released 29th June 2015 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Late Triassic | Released 27th April 2015 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Roaring Dunes Suite 2015 Remasters | Released 30th March 2015 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Middle Triassic | Released 13th October 2014 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Grinding Ground Suite 2014 Remasters | Released 9th June 2014 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Early Triassic | Released 31st March 2014 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Mechanised Incantations | Released 25th November 2013 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Nychthemeron In Madagascar EP | Released 23rd September 2013 | DJ Feedback (1) | DJ Feedback (2)
    Out Now: Robot Construction | Released 1st July 2013 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Nychthemeron In Galapagos EP | Released 20th May 2013 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Biometrics | Released 25th March 2013 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Gladiator (inc. remixes) | Released 28th January 2013 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Rumbling Ocean Floor EP | Released 17th December 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Mammoth Cave EP | Released 26th November 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Organisms, Mutations & Corporations - DJ Mix by Mark Anxious | Released 24th Sept 2012
    Out Now: Corporations | Released 24th September 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Empire EP | Released 30th July 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Mutations | Released 28th May 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Roaring Dunes EP | Released 19th March 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Organisms | Released 30th January 2012 | DJ Feedback
    Out Now: Magnetic EP | Released 12th December 2011
    Out Now: Triangulum EP | Released 31st October 2011
    Out Now: Umbra EP | Released 25th July 2011
    Out Now: Symmetry EP | Released 23rd May 2011
    Out Now: Grinding Ground EP | Released 21st February 2011