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Finnish musician Juho Hietala began recording music beneath the Blamstrain moniker in 2001, following previously recording beneath the name Otwo. Blamstrain’s undertake IDM was an all natural suit on Gabe Koch’s Merck label, which released Blamstrain’s debut record, Ensi, in 2003. The discharge garnered positive evaluations to Autechre and Aphex Twin, and was accompanied by Blamstrain Remixed (offering reworkings from the album’s materials by performers including Gridlock, Funckarma, Proem, and Lackluster) in 2005. Blamstrain collaborated with fellow Finnish IDM musician Brothomstates on the 2006 EP, Brothomstrain vs Blamstates, that was somewhat more dancefloor-oriented than either artist’s prior work. The next Blamstrain full-length, Disfold, found its way to 2006 in the Mailing Orbs label, and discovered Hietala pressing his sound into an ambient dub-techno path. Hietala began his Erotus label in 2008, and started a prolific operate of albums and singles, you start with Lowblow and Exosphere in 2008. Hietala also explored several aliases, including Varia (in cooperation with Jari Pitkänen), Invisible Hands, and OSC. Carrying out a proceed to Amsterdam, Blamstrain’s first vinyl fabric discharge since 2006, the Weekend Dub EP, came on Erotus in 2013, accompanied by the 2014 full-length For all your Dreamers In.

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