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~ New YouTube Channel - Edge of Night (Pippin's Song) Arrangement ~ 


✵ Music Announcement ✵ 

To those of whom that have been following my music over the years, 

Music is something that has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I've dabbled on YouTube since I was 13, and I created my main YouTube channel in 2011 a week before my 18th birthday. It's been a wonderful experience having the freedom to explore my creativity, to collaborate with some incredibly musicians around the world, as well as my transition to creating and releasing original music properly over the years too. 

Through this exploration, the YouTube channel that has been home to my experiments and releases for ten years is a bit of an amalgamation of many different creations of varying age and quality. I learned that there is so much that I could create with just one laptop, one microphone and a few instruments in my bedroom. It's been so much fun and I'm very proud of the journey, and I'm certainly not ashamed of anything I've created earlier in my youth. It is just that much of the content on this channel is by now quite outdated, and not representative of the level of music that I am creating now, which is wonderful in its own way as it shows how far I've come! 

Now, aged 27, I am committed to focusing on music. I have always worked on music alongside my degree, my work, and everything else I have done in life. I've been transitioning to a point where my music is shifted gradually more to the forefront and while I'm not quite there yet, I feel that it is time to create a new space for my recent music. I will be committing to uploading more regularly, and putting a lot of effort and energy into the music that I upload. 

So, ten years after creating my first channel, I am starting with my new "first video" - a cover of Edge of Night from The Lord of the Rings, in which I've performed and recorded all the accompanying instruments. Coincidentally, the first video on my last channel was also a cover of this song performed by 17 year old Jordi. Onwards and upwards! 

Of course, I'll still keep my old channel up to retain all the content that I've created over the years... consider it now a "legacy" channel in a way. 

So I'm jumping from 2.7k subscribers down to 0 again. If you want to follow my newest music, please subscribe! It takes a lot of time and effort to start from the ground up again, and I'll be putting all my energy into making sure you won't regret it 

Everybody's support over the years has played a part in this decision, so thank you all of you so much for your love and encouragement. It's not the first time I've thanked you for it, and it certainly won't be the last. In the meantime, please enjoy this release!

~ "The Road Ahead" - I released a new album! ~ 

2020 has been such an intensive year for me, which I suppose isn't necessarily a bad thing. It had been getting on a bit since I had been able to actively work properly on music though, which for most musicians I know, leaves this sort of empty, unfulfilled feeling inside. I'm really pleased to say that I was able to release an album! 

Alex was kind enough to fund the manufacturing of a physical version of this album too, which marks my first physical release in my music career. With music mostly going digital and moving away from physical versions, it never really felt like a wise investment to make. I have always personally preferred having a physical copy of music that I own... there's nothing quite like holding it in your hands and being able to touch it... something tangible. 

✶ You can listen to the album trailer here

✶ The entire digital release is able to be listened to and/or be purchased here on my website, as well as through all the usual digital services 

✶ You can buy a physical CD from my website's music store or from my Bandcamp, which includes 2 extra bonus tracks I made together with the wonderful Alexander Nyman

Feel free to stream it or listen to it in full to your heart's content without purchasing it if you like - I know it's been a tough year for many and funds are a bit tight. I appreciate all the support in any form it takes, and I feel fulfilled to have released this album. I'd love to know what you guys think, and as I occasionally upload songs when I complete them to Newgrounds (for which I always have had a soft spot), some of you may recognise a song here and there. 

I hope you've all had a pleasant festive season, and that you'll also have a brilliant New Year. I hope to be more active here in 2021, but we'll see how that goes!

~ Jordi

~ New Vlog Channel | Uusi Vlogi-kanava ~ 

Hey hey! What's up?

This year, I've been mostly focused on learning Finnish, as you probably already know. I wanted to put what I've learned to good use, so I decided to make a Vlog channel on YouTube! It's called, Lordi with a J 
Here is my first video.

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Terve terve! Mitä kuuluu? 

Tänä vuonna olen keskittynyt enimmäkseen suomen kielen oppimiseen, kuten luultavasti jo tiedätte. Halusin hyödyntää oppimani hyvin, joten päätin tehdä Vlogi-kanavan YouTubeen! Sen nimi on Lordi with a J 
Tämä on mun ensimmäinen videoni.

 

~ Jordi

~ New Website ~ 

Hello folks!

I'm very pleased to announce and unveil my new website. Ever since I moved to Finland a little over a year ago now, I've put a lot of my time and my energy into integrating. I've been studying Finnish full-time on an intensive integration course since January, which means that I've not had as much time as I'd have liked to focus on my musical projects. My move to Finland has also inspired me greatly, personally and creatively. I wanted to create a website that reflected these changes within me, while also giving those that are interested in my music their own digital space to find it, listen to it and/or download it. To celebrate this new website, please feel free to get your hands on my album The Brightest Star, as well as my EP To the Clouds for free.

So a very warm welcome to you, and thank you for your support over the years! 

 

~ Jordi