Juha-Matti Rautiainen creates otherworldly ambient soundscapes live, using only effected bass guitar.
He has been playing bass guitar professionally in various bands and genres in Finland for over 16 years. In 2014 he cut the tip of his right index finger in an accident and his perception of music changed. He started to experiment on new territories with his instrument.
Playing intensely slow and concentrating on the minimalistic movements in music he found his own unique style, that encompasses ambient, experimental and Berlin school of electronic music. His music is sensitive, organic and minimalistic and it focuses on textures and moods mixed with open impressionistic harmonies.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen released his debut album “The Endless Now – Music for Stagnation” in December 2016 and regularly performs his music live in various underground clubs and festivals. His music has been featured in radioshows focusing on ambient and electronic music, such as The Hearts of Space, Star’s End Radio, Avaruusromua and Timo Kaukolampi.
Currently he is working on a new album which is going to be released in 2018.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen performs on saturday, August 4.