Some ideas for the near-ish future


First of all, sorry about the relative silence on this website lately. Truth is, I haven’t really been working on anything worth mentioning since releasing Devil Ex Machina. Not until now anyway.

Now, in case you follow The Santtu Pesonen Project, you should be aware that I was writing some new songs for an upcoming album a while ago. Things have quieted down a little since, though, and there hasn’t been much progress on that front over the past month or so. Yesterday, however, I announced that I’ll be releasing some new music in December in celebration of The Project’s 5th anniversary. I have yet to decide whether it’s going to be a single or an EP, but do keep your eyes open for updates on that.

As for the next album… Well, time will tell how soon that one happens.

I’ve also been toying around with the idea of taking some old MFG38 tunes and remixing them. Primarily, the idea would be to grab a select few songs off of the Gallery of Harmonies compilation albums and, well, remix them in new styles. In fact, I already have one idea for one of the tracks. So that may or may not become a thing.

Finally, I’ve gotten a plethora of game-related ideas lately. Sadly I can’t describe them in detail, if only because none of the ideas have been fleshed out at all, but trust me when I say that I have a lot of ideas. And given that I’ve had an increasing interest in game development, chances are I’ll start executing one of them in practice soon enough.

I can say, however, that the game ideas I have are split between two genres: FPS and 2D platformer. Feel free to let me know which genre you’d like to see me tackle first – because I do want to tackle both, but my stupid indecisiveness keeps jumping back and forth between them.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Bye!

The Making of Devil Ex Machina: Part 1 – Gear and Software



So yesterday, I had the idea to start a mini-series documenting the creation process of the upcoming Devil Ex Machina EP on The Santtu Pesonen Project’s YouTube channel. This is the first episode of the series where I discuss the gear and software used in the making of the album. I also give a brief description of the recording setup I used for each instrument.

Currently, the series is intended to be a 5-part mini-documentary. The topics covered in each episode are planned to be as follows:

  1. Gear and Software
  2. Drums
  3. Bass and Guitars
  4. Vocals
  5. Mixing and Mastering

Stay tuned for the rest of it!

The SP Project album #8 title reveal + teaser


So I’ve been meaning to make a post about this here, and now that I finally took it upon myself to do so… well, here we are.

Anyway, chances are you already caught it on either Facebook or Twitter, but I released a little teaser video of the upcoming The Santtu Pesonen Project EP. I also gave the title of the album: Devil Ex Machina.

Speaking of the new EP, the production stage of it is now finished. The album will be ready for release as soon as my commissionee gets the cover art done. I’ll also be doing a limited-edition physical run of the EP, so keep an eye peeled for details on that in the near future!

And in case you didn’t see the teaser, the link to it is right here:

Bye for now!