Praktika ‎– Playing The Presets

8 × File, WAV, Album


1 Kierron Rajoilla 7:32
2 Hairahdus 7:45
3 Rahat Pois! 8:38
4 Donkey Kong 7:33
5 RooTest 6:54
6 Tuskien Taival 8:37
7 Fail Safe 8:09
8 Sea Of Mud (Mutameri Reggae) 6:09



Playing The Presets is the long-lost debut album of Finnish goa/psy dub band Praktika (Heba & Ripa). The group formed during the recording sessions for Sörkkä Sonic, a collaborative album released in 1996 and attributed to Flippin’ Bixies, the original Finnish goa trance super-group. Included on that album was Praktika’s earliest song, "Out Of Phase". Playing The Presets was recorded during the Mutameri Sessions at the legendary Ääniasema Studios (also the home of GAD, Midiliitto, O*Men, and Squaremeat) between 1997-1999. This album was scheduled for release in autumn of 1999 on Exogenic Records but all master tapes were lost only to be rediscovered in the vaults of Johtoääni Studios in the summer of 2016.

All music is from pre-VSTi era when instruments were still made of red and silver plastic. Musically it goes from goa trance to psy dub to psychedelic world music and Finnish forest funk. Gear used on this album: Roland SH-101, Roland Juno-106, Roland JV-1080, Korg Prophecy, Kurzweil K-2500 with sampling option, Peavey analog delay, Lexicon MPX1, Digitech Multifx, Mackie 2408 Mixer, Roland Alpha Juno 2, PC with Cubase, Sound Forge and Waves native Power Pack cracked by Radium.
Original 3DMAX rendered cover art from 1997 by Mika.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Praktika Playing The Presets(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Trance Bum Productions none Finland 2016


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January 9, 2017
edited 10 months ago
This is a truly delicious album, a few tracks on this album are worth mentioning. Hairahdus is a very good track with an accent on deep basslines. But it's Tuskien Taival that will probably make you fall in love with the album, with some very nice hypnotizing vocals and a very interesting combination of acid and melody notes. This realease ends with Sea of Mud, a nice downtempo track with some nice electric guitar melodies at the end. We have here an album that tries to combine the best of energetic melodic goa and the best of acid goa from the mid nineties, along with a couple of experimental tracks certainly worthy of a listen.

PS: It's worth noting that the album was produced between 1997 and 1999 but the files were recovered only in 2016.