"Laugh Vivid Often Adore Unity" is the second single of debut artist VUOLA: a Finnish drummer, producer and studio manager, Jussi Vuola. In his music, there's a shimmer in darkness, a touch in space, beauty in distortion and aspiration in despair. A history of growing with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the like is being shaped with low tunings, vibration and chanting on his concept album based both on geometrics and syntax.
The new single paints a picture of an unearthly reunion beyond life and gives hope to this one. It is dedicated to Vuola's sister having lost her husband to cancer recently, way too early. Musically, the single is an inter textual salute to the giants of the past. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, as well as Tom Scholz of Boston are being credited, too. All proceeds of the single as well as the anticipated, esoteric, heavy hitting May album 'Alouv' will be donated to the victims of the Ukraine war via UNICEF.
ABOUT JUSSI VUOLA: Jussi Vuola has played drums since his teenage years in a variety of acts, including the Finnish bands The Grammers, Mystons, Willie & The Goodsouls and Achiote, to name a few. In 2010 he put together an analog recording studio in Turku, Finland that has become a home for a lot of acts. Hundreds of gigs around the globe, tens of albums he has played on, and hundreds of releases he has taken part of production on, have shaped him to the person he is today. Over the years, it became clear it was time for him to make a move downstage. In 2022, he is leading a talented five-piece under his own name to venues, with himself on vocals & guitar.
All music, lyrics, instruments & production by Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio (Sammal, The Grammers, Michael Monroe)
Mixed by Jaime Gomez Arellano, Orgone Studios (Ghost, Opeth, Paradise Lost)
Mastered by Svante ForsbÃ¤ck, Chartmakers (Rammstein, Volbeat, Entombed)
Recorded by Jori Saloranta & Jussi Vuola, V.R. Studio, August 2021
Tape Operator: Joel Kinnunen