Sähkö Recordings

Sähkö Recordings

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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: [email protected]
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1 + 2 Ø - Röntgen & Kvantti Ø Röntgen & Kvantti(12", EP, RE + 12", EP, RE + Comp) Sähkö Recordings 1 + 2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
13 Ø - Tulkinta Ø Tulkinta(CD, Comp, RE) Sähkö Recordings 13 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
13 CD Ø - Tulkinta Ø Tulkinta (Comp) 13 CD Finland 1997 Sell This Version
14 Philus - Kolmio EP Philus Kolmio EP (EP) 14 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
15 CD Philus - Tetra Philus Tetra (Album) 15 CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
16 Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg - Come To Dance Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg Freestyle Man Featuring Irwin Berg - Come To Dance(12") Sähkö Recordings 16 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
017 Bruce Gilbert - Ron West - Frequency Variation Bruce Gilbert - Ron West Bruce Gilbert - Ron West - Frequency Variation(LP) Sähkö Recordings 017 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
#114 / CD 23 Various - Groove #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 Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
678.0085.22 Jimi Tenor - Take Me Baby 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 Various Sunny Side Up 5(CD, Comp) EMI 094634 45962 4 Austria 2005 Sell This Version
724384840426 Jimi Tenor - Sähkömies Jimi Tenor Sähkömies(CD, Album, RE) Source 724384840426 France 1997 Sell This Version
ARC 2 Ø - Kiteet Ø Kiteet(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings ARC 2 Finland 2020 Sell This Version
ATAK012 Ø, Mika Vainio - Oleva Ø, Mika Vainio Ø, Mika Vainio - Oleva(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Atak ATAK012 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BFFP118CD Panasonic* - Vakio Panasonic* Vakio(CD, Album, Promo) Blast First, Sähkö Recordings BFFP118CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
BKEDIT013 Ø - Kantamoinen Ø Kantamoinen (Album) BKEDIT013 UK 2016 Sell This Version
CYM001 Various - Helsinki Cooler Vol. 1 Various Helsinki Cooler Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Cymbidium Records CYM001 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
F171W Jori Hulkkonen - All I See Is Shadows (Acid Kings Remix) Jori Hulkkonen All I See Is Shadows (Acid Kings Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) F Communications F171W France 2002 Sell This Version
GAP40031-2 Nicole Willis - Be It Nicole Willis Be It(CD, Album) Puu, Puu, Sähkö Recordings GAP40031-2 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
GROOVE20 Miss Kittin - 20 Years Of Groove - Miss Kittin Mix Miss Kittin 20 Years Of Groove - Miss Kittin Mix(CD, Mixed) Groove GROOVE20 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
HT3RMX No-man - Heaven Taste (Remixes) No-man Heaven Taste (Remixes)(12") Sähkö Recordings HT3RMX Finland 2016 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-1 Pekka Streng - Puutarhassa / In The Garden Pekka Streng Puutarhassa / In The Garden(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-1 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-3 Day Is Over / Mike Koskinen - 458 R.T. / 60 Winslow 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 & Heikki Sarmanto Trio Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio Carola (2) & Heikki Sarmanto Trio - Carola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio (Album) JAZZPUU-8CD Finland 2004 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-10 Eero Koivistoinen Kvintetti & Sekstetti - Odysseus Eero Koivistoinen Kvintetti & Sekstetti Odysseus (Album) JAZZPUU-10 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-11 Eero Koivistoinen - For Children Eero Koivistoinen For Children(LP, Album, RE) Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-11 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
LIFE12IN5 Step Time Orchestra - Fancy Robots Step Time Orchestra Fancy Robots(5xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings LIFE12IN5 Finland Unknown
LIFE12IN-6 Acid Kings - Acid Kings Acid Kings Acid Kings(12", EP) Keys Of Life LIFE12IN-6 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
MVARC1 Ø - ARC 1 Ø ARC 1 MVARC1 Finland 2019 Sell This Version
none Itäväylä - LP Itäväylä LP(CD, Album) Rikos Records, Monsp Records none Finland 2005 Sell This Version
none Bruce Gilbert / Ron West Bruce Gilbert / Ron West - Frequency Variation(File, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Sähkö Recordings none Unknown
PT 97 002 Various - XtraZoom Various XtraZoom(CD, Comp) Ptuch Sound System PT 97 002 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-2 Jimi Tenor - Europa Jimi Tenor Europa(LP, Album) Sähkö Recordings PUU-2 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
PUU-03 Freestyle Man - Untitled Freestyle Man Untitled(2x12") Puu PUU-03 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
PUU-4 Tekonivel -  Sirkus Tekonivel Sirkus PUU-4 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
PUU5 Kocmoc (Kosmos)* - Kocmoc (Kosmos) Kocmoc (Kosmos)* Kocmoc (Kosmos)(4xFile, FLAC, RE) Sähkö Recordings PUU5 Finland 2000
PUU-6CD Brandi Ifgray - Le Mutant Brandi Ifgray Le Mutant(CD, Album) Puu, Puu PUU-6CD UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-7 Freestyle Man - Que Domingo Inquieto Freestyle Man Que Domingo Inquieto(12") Puu PUU-7 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-8 Peikko & Lassi - Pula Dub Peikko & Lassi Pula Dub PUU-8 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
PUU-13 RWJ* - Joy In My Life RWJ* Joy In My Life PUU-13 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-15 Cat & Mouse - Around And Round Cat & Mouse Around And Round(LP, Promo, W/Lbl) Puu PUU-15 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-15LP Cat & Mouse - Around And Round Cat & Mouse Around And Round(LP) Puu PUU-15LP Finland 1998 Sell This Version
PUU-16CD Brandi Ifgray - Stargazer Brandi Ifgray Stargazer(CD, Album) Puu PUU-16CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
PUU-17CD Martin Rev - Strangeworld Martin Rev Strangeworld(CD, Album) Puu PUU-17CD Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-17LP Martin Rev - Strangeworld Martin Rev Strangeworld(LP, Album) Puu PUU-17LP Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-18 City Of Women - City Of Women I. City Of Women City Of Women I.(12", EP) Puu, Puu PUU-18 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-18 X City Of Women - City Of Women 1 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 Impostor Orchestra Heliopause(CD, Album) Puu PUU-19 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-20 Nicole Willis - All The Time Nicole Willis All The Time(12") Puu, Puu PUU-20 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU 21 Nicole Willis - Soul Makeover Nicole Willis Soul Makeover(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings, Puu PUU 21 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
PUU-24 Freestyle Man Feat. Wanda Felicia - Que Domingo Remixes Freestyle Man Feat. Wanda Felicia Freestyle Man Feat. Wanda Felicia - Que Domingo Remixes(12") Puu PUU-24 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
PUU-26CD Jimi Tenor - Utopian Dream Jimi Tenor Utopian Dream (Album) PUU-26CD Europe 2001 Sell This Version
PUU 26 MC Jimi Tenor - Utopian Dream Jimi Tenor Utopian Dream(Cass, Album) Outside Media, Sähkö Recordings PUU 26 MC Poland 2001 Sell This Version
PUU-27 Kuusumun Profeetta - Kukin Kaappiaan Selässään Kantaa Kuusumun Profeetta Kukin Kaappiaan Selässään Kantaa(LP, Album) Puu, 3TB PUU-27 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
PUU-34 Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Joystone Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Joystone(CD, Album) Puu PUU-34 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
PUU-35CD Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - 4th Dimension 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 José González Cycling Trivialities(12") Puu PUU-36 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
PUU-37 Soft Focus - Soft Focus Soft Focus Soft Focus(LP, Album) Puu PUU-37 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
PUU-40 Jimi Tenor - Take Me Baby Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(12", Single, RE) Puu PUU-40 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
PUU-43 No-Man - Heaven Taste No-Man Heaven Taste(12") Puu PUU-43 Finland 2016 Sell This Version
PUU 43D No-Man - Heaven Taste No-Man Heaven Taste(2xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43D 2016
PUU 43RMX No-Man - Heaven Taste Remixes No-Man Heaven Taste Remixes(4xFile, WAV, Single) Sähkö Recordings PUU 43RMX 2016
PUU44 R Vincenzo* - EP R Vincenzo* EP (EP) PUU44 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
PUU46 Various - E123EP Various E123EP (EP, Comp) PUU46 Finland 2018 Sell This Version
Puu-47 City Of Women II* - City of Women II City Of Women II* City of Women II(LP, Album) Sähkö Recordings Puu-47 Finland 2019 Sell This Version
PUU-48 Nick Araguay - EP Nick Araguay EP (EP) PUU-48 Finland 2020 Sell This Version
PUU53 Various - Les Interlocuteurs Fictifs Various Les Interlocuteurs Fictifs (Comp) PUU53 Finland 2022 Sell This Version
RTD 126.3134.2 Jimi Tenor - Intervision 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 Jimi Tenor Take Me Baby(CD, Single) Warp Records, Rough Trade rtd 126.3194.3 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SAHCO-003 Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor Feat Tony Allen - All For You 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 Philus - pH Philus pH (EP) SAHKO005 Finland 2017
SAHKO-014 Philus - Kolmio Philus Kolmio(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-014 Finland 2011
SAHKO-020 Ø - Kantamoinen Ø Kantamoinen (Album) SAHKO-020 Finland 2005
SAHKO-023 Ø - Oleva Ø Oleva(12xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO-023 Finland Unknown
SAHKO024 Bastian Wegner - Elmsfeuer Bastian Wegner Elmsfeuer(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO024 Finland 2010
SAHKO026 Atom™ - Cold Memories Atom™ Cold Memories(2xFile, FLAC) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO026 UK 2012
SAHKO027DIGI Madteo - Noi No Madteo Noi No(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO027DIGI Finland 2012
SAHKO029 Ø And Panasonic* - Sähkö - The Movie Soundtrack EP Ø And Panasonic* Ø And Panasonic* - Sähkö - The Movie Soundtrack EP(6xFile, WAV, EP, 24-) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO029 Europe 2018
sahko-030 ... (12) - No Title ... (12) No Title(12", Album, TP, W/Lbl, Sta) Sähkö Recordings sahko-030 Finland 2019 Sell This Version
SAHKO031 Carl Michael Von Hausswolff - Addressing The Fallen Angel Carl Michael Von Hausswolff Addressing The Fallen Angel(2xFile, FLAC, Album) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO031 Finland 2019
SAHKO-032 Panasonic* - Remixes Panasonic* Remixes (EP) SAHKO-032 Finland 2020 Sell This Version
Sahko-033 Ryoji Ikeda - Ryoji Ikeda EP Ryoji Ikeda Ryoji Ikeda EP(12", EP, Comp, Ltd) Sähkö Recordings Sahko-033 Finland 2021 Sell This Version
SAHKO612 Ø - Syväys Ø Syväys(3xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Sähkö Recordings SAHKO612 Finland 2015
SÄHKÖ 001 Ø - Röntgen Ø Röntgen (EP) SÄHKÖ 001 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ 002 Ø - Kvantti Ø Kvantti (EP) SÄHKÖ 002 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-003 Orchestra Guacamole - SAAB 96 Orchestra Guacamole SAAB 96 (EP) SÄHKÖ-003 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-004 Hertsi - Kohina Hertsi Kohina SÄHKÖ-004 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-005 Philus - pH Philus pH (EP) SÄHKÖ-005 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-006 Ø - Metri Ø Metri (Album) SÄHKÖ-006 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-007 Panasonic* - Panasonic EP Panasonic* Panasonic EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-007 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-008 Mike Ink - Rosenkranz Mike Ink Rosenkranz SÄHKÖ-008 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
Sähkö 08 D Mike Ink - Rosenkranz Mike Ink Rosenkranz(2xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö 08 D Finland 2019
SÄHKÖ-009 Kirlian - Porzellangasse Grooves Pt. 1 Kirlian Porzellangasse Grooves Pt. 1(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-009 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-010 Sil Electronics - Tal-S Sil Electronics Tal-S(12") Sähkö Recordings SÄHKÖ-010 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Sähkö-011 Fred Giannelli - Telepathic Romance Fred Giannelli Telepathic Romance(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-011 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-012 Ø - Olento Ø Olento (Album) SÄHKÖ-012 Finland 2019 Sell This Version
Sähkö-012CD Ø - Kantamoinen Ø Kantamoinen(CD, Album) Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings, Sähkö Recordings Sähkö-012CD Finland 2005 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-012-CD Ø - Olento Ø Olento (Album) SÄHKÖ-012-CD Finland 1996 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-014 Philus - Kolmio EP Philus Kolmio EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-014 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
SÄHKÖ-001.5 Ø - Eetteri EP Ø Eetteri EP (EP) SÄHKÖ-001.5 Finland 2005 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)