Sähkö Recordings

Sähkö Recordings

Profile:
Sähkö Recordings was founded by Tommi Grönlund and Mika Vainio in 1993. Sähkö is the finnish term for "Electricity". The label became best known for its scarce, ultra-minimalist sound.
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Contact Info:
Sähkö Recordings Oy
Merimiehenkatu 32 V2
00150 Helsinki
Finland
Fax: +358 9 628870
E-mail: tommi.gronlund@sahkorecordings.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 + 2 Ø Röntgen & Kvantti(12", EP, RE + 12", EP, RE + Comp) Sähkö Recordings 1 + 2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
13 Ø Tulkinta(CD, Comp, RE) Sähkö Recordings 13 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
13 CD Ø Tulkinta(CD, Comp) Sähkö Recordings 13 CD Finland 1997 Sell This Version
15 CD Philus Tetra(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings 15 CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
16 Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg - Come To Dance(12") Sähkö Recordings 16 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
#114 / CD 23 Various Groove #114 / CD 23(CD, Comp) Groove #114 / CD 23 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
537 367-2 Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
678.0085.22 Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(CD, Maxi) PIAS Benelux, PIAS France 678.0085.22 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
094634 45962 4 Various Sunny Side Up 5(CD, Comp) EMI Austria, Radio FM4 094634 45962 4 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
724384840426 Jimi Tenor Sähkömies(CD, Album, RE) Source 724384840426 France 1997 Sell This Version
ATAK012 Ø, Mika Vainio Ø, Mika Vainio - Oleva(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Atak ATAK012 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BFFP118CD Panasonic* Vakio(CD, Album, Promo) Blast First, Sähkö Recordings BFFP118CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
BKEDIT013 Ø Kantamoinen (Album) BKEDIT013 UK 2016 Sell This Version
F171W Jori Hulkkonen All I See Is Shadows (Acid Kings Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) F Communications F171W France 2002 Sell This Version
GROOVE20 Miss Kittin 20 Years Of Groove - Miss Kittin Mix(CD, Mixed) Groove GROOVE20 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
HT3RMX No-man Heaven Taste (Remixes)(12") Sähkö Recordings HT3RMX Finland 2016 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-1 Pekka Streng Puutarhassa / In The Garden(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-1 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-3 Day Is Over / Mike Koskinen Day Is Over / Mike Koskinen - 458 R.T. / 60 Winslow(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-3 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-8CD Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio - Carola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio(CD, Album) Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-8CD Finland 2004 Sell This Version
MP 3CD 61 Various Modulation & Transformation 4(3xCD, Comp) Mille Plateaux MP 3CD 61 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Itäväylä LP(CD, Album) Rikos Records, Monsp Records none Finland 2005 Sell This Version
PT 97 002 Various Warp XtraZoom(CD, Comp, Promo) Ptюch PT 97 002 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-4 Tekonivel Sirkus (12", Maxi, W/Lbl, Sta) Puu, Sähkö Recordings PUU-4 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
PUU-6CD Brandi Ifgray Le Mutant(CD, Album) Puu, Puu PUU-6CD UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-8 Peikko & Lassi Pula Dub(12") Puu PUU-8 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-13 RWJ Joy In My Life PUU-13 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-15LP Cat & Mouse Around And Round(LP) Puu PUU-15LP Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-16CD Brandi Ifgray Stargazer(CD, Album) Puu PUU-16CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
PUU-17CD Martin Rev Strangeworld(CD, Album) Puu PUU-17CD Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-17LP Martin Rev Strangeworld(LP, Album) Puu PUU-17LP Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-18 X City Of Women City Of Women 1(12", EP, TP) Sähkö Recordings PUU-18 X Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-19 Impostor Orchestra Heliopause(CD, Album) Puu PUU-19 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-21 Nicole Willis Soul Makeover(CD, Album) Puu PUU-21 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-26CD Jimi Tenor Utopian Dream (Album) PUU-26CD Finland 2001 Sell This Version
Puu-30 Nicole Willis Say It Puu-30 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
PUU-35CD Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - 4th Dimension(CD, Album) Puu PUU-35CD Finland 2009 Sell This Version
PUU-36 José González Cycling Trivialities(12") Puu PUU-36 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
PUU-37 Soft Focus Soft Focus(LP, Album) Puu PUU-37 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
PUU-39 Modern Feelings Modern Feelings (Album) PUU-39 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
PUU40 Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(12", Single, RE) Sähkö Recordings PUU40 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PUU-43 No-Man Heaven Taste (Maxi) PUU-43 Finland 2016 Sell This Version
PUU 43D No-Man Heaven Taste(2xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43D 2016
PUU 43RMX No-Man Heaven Taste Remixes(4xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43RMX 2016
PUU44 R Vincenzo* EP (EP) PUU44 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3134.2 Jimi Tenor Intervision(CD, Album + CD, Album, RE + Ltd) Warp Records, Rough Trade RTD 126.3134.2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
rtd 126.3194.3 Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(CD, Maxi) Warp Records, Rough Trade rtd 126.3194.3 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SAHCO-003 Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor Feat Tony Allen Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor Feat Tony Allen - All For You(7", Single) Sahco Records SAHCO-003 Finland 2015 Sell This Version
SAHKO-020 Ø Kantamoinen(16xFile, FLAC, Album) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-020 Finland 2005
SAHKO024 Bastian Wegner Elmsfeuer(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO024 Finland 2010
SAHKO026 Atom™ Cold Memories(2xFile, FLAC) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO026 UK 2012
SAHKO027DIGI Madteo Noi No(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO027DIGI Finland 2012
SÄHKÖ 001 Ø Röntgen (EP) SÄHKÖ 001 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ 002 Ø Kvantti (EP) SÄHKÖ 002 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-003 Orchestra Guacamole SAAB 96 (EP) SÄHKÖ-003 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-004 Hertsi Kohina SÄHKÖ-004 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-005 Philus pH (EP) SÄHKÖ-005 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-006 Ø Metri (Album) SÄHKÖ-006 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-007 Panasonic* Panasonic EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-007 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-008 Mike Ink Rosenkranz SÄHKÖ-008 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-009 Kirlian Porzellangasse Grooves Pt. 1(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-009 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-010 Sil Electronics Tal-S(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-010 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Sähkö-011 Fred Giannelli Telepathic Romance(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-011 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-012 Ø Olento(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-012 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
Sähkö-012CD Ø Kantamoinen(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-012CD Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-014 Philus Kolmio EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-014 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-001.5 Ø Eetteri EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-001.5 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-015 Philus Tetra(CD, Album, RP) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-015 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-016 Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg - Come To Dance(12", W/Lbl) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-016 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-017 Bruce Gilbert / Ron West Bruce Gilbert / Ron West - Frequency Variation SÄHKÖ-017 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-018 Die Blutleuchte* Rus(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-018 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-019 Ø Happi EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-019 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-021 Ø Ikuinen SÄHKÖ-021 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
Sähkö-022CD nsi.* Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-022CD Finland 2007 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-023 Ø Oleva(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-023 Finland 2008
Sähkö-023CD Ø Oleva(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-023CD Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Sähkö-023LP Ø Oleva (Album) Sähkö-023LP Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Sähkö-024 Bastian Wegner Elmsfeuer(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-024 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-002.5 Ø Aste (Album) SÄHKÖ-002.5 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
Sähkö-025 Ø Heijastuva Sähkö-025 Finland 2011 Sell This Version
Sähkö-026 Atom™ Cold Memories(2xCD) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-026 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
Sähkö-027 Madteo Noi No (Album) Sähkö-027 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
Sähkö-028 Ø Konstellaatio (Album) Sähkö-028 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-28DJ Ø Konstellaatio(2xLP, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-28DJ Finland 2014 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-006 2LP Ø Metri(2x12", Album, RE, S/Edition) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-006 2LP Finland 2005 Sell This Version
Sähkö 6-12 Ø Syväys (EP) Sähkö 6-12 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖPROMO-1 Ø Snowcrash Soundtrack(CD, Ltd) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖPROMO-1 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖSPECIALS-2 Various The North Is Protected(10" + Box) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖSPECIALS-2 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
TB smile 001 Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby TB smile 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
WARPCD 47 Jimi Tenor Sähkömies (Album) WARPCD 47 UK 1994 Sell This Version
WARP CD 71 Jimi Tenor Europa(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] WARP CD 71 Europe 1999 Sell This Version

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darknesstraveller

darknesstraveller

June 3, 2015
It didn’t take more than a handful of releases for Sahko to attain credible international notoriety last year. Aboriginal analogue freakout shining through every 12” release, all deliciously packaged in recycled materials. Sahko is characterised by the unexpected and unconventional. Records released in unmarked silver sleeves, littered with tiny drilled holes, and CDs secluded inside cardboard envelopes with blurred typefaces. Similarly the music itself travels through some recycling process. Transgressing any formal allegiances, audio genres are crushed, mushed and pulverised during the reassembly phase. The result is sound strangulation, noise choked in the throat; an outrageous interpretation of musical minimalism with credit given to both turn of the century composer, Erik Satie and contemporary producer, Dan Bell.

The seventh of Sahko’s releases came from Panasonic. Their copyright infringement foolery proposed two disintegrating mantras: one heavy, one light, both repetitive and endlessly toxic. Performing live at Edinburgh’s ‘Pure’ in April, the three shaven heads left an unsettled audience stretched beyond patience, waiting for bass drums that never kicked in, to drive erratic frequencies. A more cautious repetition is defined the perimeters of the album itself. Dry and taut like the air before a thunderstorm. By turns the tension is both irritating and transfixing.

Panasonic’s album, anonymously discrete, bears no title and nor do the tracks. In the first, the monotone of a single waveform plays for thirty seconds before the atonal drone drops in slow oscillation, fluctuates, gaining speed for thirty seconds, then abruptly stops after another sixty. In the second, little pulses of beats puncture crackling static until a basic rhythm begins. The third track by contrast is just a drone. The fourth moves through softened thuds, backward noises, subdued interference and static emissions. In total the album explores waveforms, oscillation, synthesisers, things of that nature. The connection, electricity; in Finnish, ‘sahko.’

Tiny melodic figuration over fixed rhythmic cycles. Subtle and skeletal, the reiterative, cyclical elements contemplate prolonged intervals of waiting. One to two sounds shifting in speed or pitch. Muted pendulated shades of circuits and modulators. These rudimentary noises emerge from the austere arctic landscape of Finland, a country locked in darkness for many months of each year.

The minimalism, pitch fluctuations and extreme repetition of Panasonic might imply aeons of ear training, to elucidate theories of sound and hearing-related sciences. Yet the semantics of Panasonic’s sound are closer to the clinical phenomenon of alpha waves and brain tuning than to aspects of intonation, harmonic structure or acoustic theory. In both cases, only metaphors can convey a description with any accuracy. By letting sounds be themselves, Panasonic recreate the distant tones and silences of winter electricity.

As yet, music more heard of than heard, Panasonic’s album is released on Blast First. Sahko 9 is ‘Porzellangasse Grooves pt.1’ by Kirlian, whilst Sahko 10 is ‘TaI-s’ by Sil Electronics. A rumoured Sahko CD compilation is eagerly awaited.

(written and published 1995)