Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Advanced Art




I recently found out there's a MySpace page for Advanced Art. AA were a pioneering Tampere electronic/EBM/industrial techno act who were together from 1985 to 1995. The line-up consisted of Pasi "Jana" Jantunen (voice & words) and Petja "Vince" Valasvaara (music & machines), and their assorted cohorts. They released a couple of singles and EPs, and one longplay called Product for Poko Records in 1993.

I've had an Advanced Art page at pHinnWeb for some years, featuring a biography written by Jana (with some nice self-ironic touches which you can also find from their MySpace site) and their discography. The page is now updated with some band and record sleeve graphics sent to me by Jana, and the MySpace site tells Advanced Art "is now working on a compilation, possibly with some new remixes and 07 versions". Hats off to these pioneers.