Arttu Silvast – On the Nightline (Spotify)

“Beautiful, emotional and very unusual work. The symbiosis of Ambient and Neoclassical always creates a strong vibration in the mind. Almost 6 minutes of peaceful sound, which are able to attract ones attention. Calm down and feel free of any painful weights.”

“Красиво, эмоционально и очень необычно. Симбиоз эмбиента и неоклассики всегда создаёт сильную вибрацию в душе. Практически 6 минут умиротворения, которые способны удержать на себе внимание. Успокоить, убаюкать и растворить в невесомости.”

This ambient piece represents the feeling of staying up all night and listening to a night talk show on the radio somewhere in the late eighties in Helsinki. It’s raining, it’s dark outside but you get a warm and comforting feeling of listening to the familiar voice on the radio.

ÜUCE, Arttu Silvast – sea / boat / water (Spotify)

“Where the sea meets an altar and waves embrace the crystal cathedrals is where this takes place. A romance with sound of synths and strings telling the tale. ”

'sea / boat / water' is the first single that’s flourished from a collaboration between two neo-classical composers; ÜUCE (USA) and Arttu Silvast (FIN).

The project started to come together after the two musicians found each other through shared digital spaces and started exchanging musical ideas online. It turned out that they both had a similar taste in music, sounds, and textures.

I grew up spending my summers in the sand on the east coast of the USA. Naturally while there, I had life-giving experiences, fell in love with the ocean, and fell in love with the women who ended up becoming my wife. As the years moved on and I finally got to enjoy the sea with my son, a melody broke onto the shore in front of us. After sharing the concept with Arttu, he thoughtfully observed the notes to find the meaning for me… not to mention expand profoundly on it. - ÜUCE

I’m originally from a very small seaside town in Southern Finland and the sea has always made me feel at home and offered an endless source of inspiration. ‘sea / boat / water’ came together as ÜUCE sent me one of his piano ideas that I started to build on. Turned out that we have a very similar taste in aesthetics and music but also, we are both fascinated by the sea. - Arttu Silvast

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