“Man from Hidria” Solo-project album is out:

Clouds and Oceans is compilation of old tracks produced in differrent places during past 15 years or so, before and between Hidria Spacefolk records. Some ideas and themes in these tracks have been used in Hidria Spacefolk songs and vice versa, couple tracks are straight remixes and Gnomen has actually been released before in Spacefolks debut EP.
Most of these tracks have been made with very Lo-Fi equipment: 4 and 8-trackers and Atari ST. Percussion instruments are scavenged from kitchen etc… ;) No software synths or million plugins used… ;)
These songs have been idle on my harddrive forever and wanted them to finally see daylight. I hope some of you can find enjoyment in this! ;)
Peace & Love everybody!

-Sami from Hidria.


Olli Kari from Hidria composed music for Howard Smiths art.

Olli Kari and Sami Wirkkala from Hidria did music for Howard Smiths art exhibition. Howards artwork was used as instruments. Also contemporary instruments and musicians were used in this project. It came out so well that Radio Fiskars made CD out of it.
Check it out:

Music inspired by art of Howard Smith.
Music composed and performed by Olli Kari.
Mixed & Mastered by Sami Virkkala.