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 Röntgen & Kvantti  album cover Ø Röntgen & Kvantti(12", EP, RE + 12", EP, RE + Comp) Sähkö Recordings 1 + 2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
13 Tulkinta  album cover Ø Tulkinta(CD, Comp, RE) Sähkö Recordings 13 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
13 CD Tulkinta  album cover Ø Tulkinta (Comp) 13 CD Finland 1997 Sell This Version
14 Kolmio EP  album cover Philus Kolmio EP (EP) 14 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
15 CD Tetra  album cover Philus Tetra (Album) 15 CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
16 Come To Dance  album cover 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 Groove #114 / CD 23  album cover Various Groove #114 / CD 23(CD, Comp) Groove #114 / CD 23 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
537 367-2 RaveBase Phase 8  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
678.0085.22 Take Me Baby  album cover Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(CD, Maxi) PIAS Benelux, PIAS France 678.0085.22 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
094634 45962 4 Sunny Side Up 5  album cover Various Sunny Side Up 5(CD, Comp) EMI Austria, Radio FM4 094634 45962 4 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
724384840426 Sähkömies  album cover Jimi Tenor Sähkömies(CD, Album, RE) Source 724384840426 France 1997 Sell This Version
ATAK012 Oleva  album cover Ø, Mika Vainio Ø, Mika Vainio - Oleva(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Atak ATAK012 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BFFP118CD Vakio  album cover Panasonic* Vakio(CD, Album, Promo) Blast First, Sähkö Recordings BFFP118CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
BKEDIT013 Kantamoinen  album cover Ø Kantamoinen (Album) BKEDIT013 UK 2016 Sell This Version
F171W All I See Is Shadows (Acid Kings Remix)  album cover Jori Hulkkonen All I See Is Shadows (Acid Kings Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) F Communications F171W France 2002 Sell This Version
GROOVE20 20 Years Of Groove - Miss Kittin Mix  album cover Miss Kittin 20 Years Of Groove - Miss Kittin Mix(CD, Mixed) Groove GROOVE20 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
HT3RMX Heaven Taste (Remixes)  album cover No-man Heaven Taste (Remixes)(12") Sähkö Recordings HT3RMX Finland 2016 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-1 Puutarhassa / In The Garden  album cover Pekka Streng Puutarhassa / In The Garden(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-1 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-3 458 R.T. / 60 Winslow  album cover 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 & Heikki Sarmanto Trio  album cover Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio - Carola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio(CD, Album) Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-8CD Finland 2004 Sell This Version
LIFE12IN-6 Acid Kings  album cover Acid Kings Acid Kings(12", EP) Keys Of Life LIFE12IN-6 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
MP 3CD 61 Modulation & Transformation 4  album cover Various Modulation & Transformation 4(3xCD, Comp) Mille Plateaux MP 3CD 61 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
none Sähkö - The Movie Soundtrack EP  album cover Ø And Panasonic* Ø And Panasonic* - Sähkö - The Movie Soundtrack EP(6xFile, WAV, EP, 24-) Sähkö Recordings none Europe 2018
none LP  album cover Itäväylä LP(CD, Album) Rikos Records, Monsp Records none Finland 2005 Sell This Version
PT 97 002 Warp XtraZoom  album cover Various Warp XtraZoom(CD, Comp, Promo) Ptюch PT 97 002 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-03 Untitled  album cover Freestyle Man Untitled(2x12") Puu PUU-03 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
PUU-4  Sirkus   album cover Tekonivel Sirkus (12", Maxi, W/Lbl, Sta) Puu, Sähkö Recordings PUU-4 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
PUU-6CD Le Mutant  album cover Brandi Ifgray Le Mutant(CD, Album) Puu, Puu PUU-6CD UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-7 Que Domingo Inquieto  album cover Freestyle Man Que Domingo Inquieto(12") Puu PUU-7 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-8 Pula Dub  album cover Peikko & Lassi Pula Dub(12") Puu PUU-8 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-13 Joy In My Life  album cover RWJ Joy In My Life PUU-13 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-15LP Around And Round  album cover Cat & Mouse Around And Round(LP) Puu PUU-15LP Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-16CD Stargazer  album cover Brandi Ifgray Stargazer(CD, Album) Puu PUU-16CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
PUU-17CD Strangeworld  album cover Martin Rev Strangeworld(CD, Album) Puu PUU-17CD Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-17LP Strangeworld  album cover Martin Rev Strangeworld(LP, Album) Puu PUU-17LP Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-18 City Of Women I.  album cover City Of Women City Of Women I.(12", EP) Puu, Puu PUU-18 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-18 X City Of Women 1  album cover City Of Women City Of Women 1(12", EP, TP) Sähkö Recordings PUU-18 X Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-19 Heliopause  album cover Impostor Orchestra Heliopause(CD, Album) Puu PUU-19 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-21 Soul Makeover  album cover Nicole Willis Soul Makeover(CD, Album) Puu PUU-21 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-24 Que Domingo Remixes  album cover Freestyle Man Feat. Wanda Felicia Freestyle Man Feat. Wanda Felicia - Que Domingo Remixes(12") Puu PUU-24 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
PUU-26CD Utopian Dream  album cover Jimi Tenor Utopian Dream (Album) PUU-26CD Finland 2001 Sell This Version
PUU-27 Kukin Kaappiaan Selässään Kantaa  album cover Kuusumun Profeetta Kukin Kaappiaan Selässään Kantaa(LP, Album) Puu, 3TB PUU-27 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
Puu-30 Say It  album cover Nicole Willis Say It Puu-30 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
PUU-35CD 4th Dimension  album cover Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - 4th Dimension(CD, Album) Puu PUU-35CD Finland 2009 Sell This Version
PUU-36 Cycling Trivialities  album cover José González Cycling Trivialities(12") Puu PUU-36 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
PUU-37 Soft Focus  album cover Soft Focus Soft Focus(LP, Album) Puu PUU-37 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
PUU-39 Modern Feelings  album cover Modern Feelings Modern Feelings (Album) PUU-39 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
PUU40 Take Me Baby  album cover Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(12", Single, RE) Sähkö Recordings PUU40 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
PUU-43 Heaven Taste  album cover No-Man Heaven Taste (Maxi) PUU-43 Finland 2016 Sell This Version
PUU 43D Heaven Taste  album cover No-Man Heaven Taste(2xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43D 2016
PUU 43RMX Heaven Taste Remixes  album cover No-Man Heaven Taste Remixes(4xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43RMX 2016
PUU44 EP  album cover R Vincenzo* EP (EP) PUU44 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
PUU46 E123  album cover Various E123 (EP, Comp) PUU46 Finland 2018 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3134.2 Intervision  album cover 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 Take Me Baby  album cover Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(CD, Single) Warp Records, Rough Trade rtd 126.3194.3 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SAHCO-003 All For You  album cover 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
SAHKO005 pH  album cover Philus pH(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO005 Finland 2017
SAHKO-014 Kolmio  album cover Philus Kolmio(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-014 Finland 2011
SAHKO-020 Kantamoinen  album cover Ø Kantamoinen(16xFile, FLAC, Album) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-020 Finland 2005
SAHKO-023 Oleva  album cover Ø Oleva(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-023 Finland Unknown
SAHKO024 Elmsfeuer  album cover Bastian Wegner Elmsfeuer(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO024 Finland 2010
SAHKO026 Cold Memories  album cover Atom™ Cold Memories(2xFile, FLAC) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO026 UK 2012
SAHKO027DIGI Noi No  album cover Madteo Noi No(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO027DIGI Finland 2012
SAHKO612 Syväys  album cover Ø Syväys(3xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO612 Finland 2015
SÄHKÖ 001 Röntgen  album cover Ø Röntgen (EP) SÄHKÖ 001 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ 002 Kvantti  album cover Ø Kvantti (EP) SÄHKÖ 002 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-003 SAAB 96  album cover Orchestra Guacamole SAAB 96 (EP) SÄHKÖ-003 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-004 Kohina  album cover Hertsi Kohina SÄHKÖ-004 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-005 pH  album cover Philus pH (EP) SÄHKÖ-005 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-006 Metri  album cover Ø Metri (Album) SÄHKÖ-006 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-007 Panasonic EP  album cover Panasonic* Panasonic EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-007 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-008 Rosenkranz  album cover Mike Ink Rosenkranz SÄHKÖ-008 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-009 Porzellangasse Grooves Pt. 1  album cover Kirlian Porzellangasse Grooves Pt. 1(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-009 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-010 Tal-S  album cover Sil Electronics Tal-S(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-010 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Sähkö-011 Telepathic Romance  album cover Fred Giannelli Telepathic Romance(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-011 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-012 Olento  album cover Ø Olento(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-012 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
Sähkö-012CD Kantamoinen  album cover Ø Kantamoinen(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-012CD Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-012-CD Olento  album cover Ø Olento(CD, Album, RP) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-012-CD Finland 1996 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-014 Kolmio EP  album cover Philus Kolmio EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-014 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-001.5 Eetteri EP  album cover Ø Eetteri EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-001.5 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-015 Tetra  album cover Philus Tetra(CD, Album, RP) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-015 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-016 Come To Dance  album cover 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 Frequency Variation  album cover Bruce Gilbert / Ron West Bruce Gilbert / Ron West - Frequency Variation SÄHKÖ-017 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-017 Bruce Gilbert / Ron West Bruce Gilbert / Ron West - Frequency Variation(File, MP3, Album, RE) Sähkö Recordings, Puu SÄHKÖ-017 Finland 1998
SÄHKÖ-018 Rus  album cover Die Blutleuchte* Rus(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-018 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-019 Happi EP  album cover Ø Happi EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-019 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-021 Ikuinen  album cover Ø Ikuinen SÄHKÖ-021 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
Sähkö-022CD Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards  album cover nsi.* Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-022CD Finland 2007 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-023 Oleva  album cover Ø Oleva(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-023 Finland 2008
Sähkö-023CD Oleva  album cover Ø Oleva(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-023CD Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Sähkö-023LP Oleva  album cover Ø Oleva (Album) Sähkö-023LP Finland 2008 Sell This Version
Sähkö-024 Elmsfeuer  album cover Bastian Wegner Elmsfeuer(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-024 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-002.5 Aste  album cover Ø Aste (Album) SÄHKÖ-002.5 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
Sähkö-025 Heijastuva  album cover Ø Heijastuva (Comp) Sähkö-025 Finland 2011 Sell This Version
Sähkö-026 Cold Memories  album cover Atom™ Cold Memories(2xCD) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-026 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
Sähkö-027 Noi No  album cover Madteo Noi No (Album) Sähkö-027 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
Sähkö-028 Konstellaatio  album cover Ø Konstellaatio (Album) Sähkö-028 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-28DJ Konstellaatio  album cover Ø Konstellaatio(2xLP, Album) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-28DJ Finland 2014 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-006 2LP Metri  album cover Ø Metri(2x12", Album, RE, S/Edition) Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-006 2LP Finland 2005 Sell This Version
Sähkö 6-12 Syväys  album cover Ø Syväys (EP) Sähkö 6-12 Finland 2012 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)