Music – Avalkis: The Fall (2020 Ambient Remix)

music_avalkis_the-fallTheme music for our upcoming Sci-Fi platform computer game RoboScorp. Epic slow ambient/trance with symphonic elements:

This is a 2020 remix of my electronic ambient/hard trance medley from 1999: “The Fall / The River” that originally appeared in the album “Psychic*: Belief” (2000). This new rendition has a 1980s/1990s nostalgia style mixed with a modern sound and feel, suitable for the retro and epic movie-like feel of the game. I’ve always loved classical music and you can probably hear the influence and the way it combines in my electronic, ambient and trance songs too.

The song image cover depicts a flying alien plant from outer space. I see the eerie voice at the beginning (first heard at 0:11) and through the song as the sounds of a robotic eagle flying through an underworld metal and concrete labyrinth, trying to find its way back to the surface. Finally, the Sun starts to reflect from it’s metallic feathers…

Special love and thanks to Sanni for inspiration loving so much this music piece that I had already almost forgotten about. 🙂 <3

As of 2020, I’m working on many projects, my own music, retro computer games (RoboScorp and a fantasy platform adventure!) and a rare book about my grandmother’s childhood in the 1930s Caribbean as an utopian settler. More about these later. Feel free to contact and mail!

*Psychic of Synchronic was my music artist name in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Music: Avalkis – The Arrival (Piano Improvisation, 2011)

ed_seiler_piano_1955A completely improvised piece from 2011 on my grandparents’ Ed. Seiler piano from 1952. The piano has never been toned since September 30th 1955, making the sound, melodies and music quite haunting.

This piece, “Luona” in Finnish, is from the upcoming Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth film’s Soundtrack fitting its eery atmosphere.

PS. The actual piano is up for sale! Located in Hamina, Finland. Here’s the auction for this piano: https://www.huuto.net/kohteet/vanha-vintage-piano-ed-seiler-tanska-1952/470573146

Mail me for more information / offers at jto.eronen@gmail.com

Happy 100th Birthday Finland!

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olavi_eronen_2007We are celebrating our great loving home country’s 100th independence birthday today! On this occasion I want to share my personal enormous thank you to all the Finnish war veterans and women of Lotta Svärd who saved us and kept our independence in World War ][.

I will specially send my gratitude and loving thanks to my dear grandfather and veteran Tarmo Kaarlo Olavi Eronen (1922–2017) who passed away this Fall, and to my dear late grandmother Tellervo Eronen. I miss you and dedicate this day to You. The oil painting to the right is from 2007. I painted it as a gift to my grandpa for his 85th birthday.

In honoring and celebrating this special day, here is my classical symphony Anima Dea featuring our national instrument kantele in a special way.

  • Avalkis: Anima Dea – Soulweaver Symphony (2013) [download or play the mp3, if the player above doesn’t show up] (3:31)

Whooper swan is our national bird and it is one of my great sources of inspiration. In the above national-romantic work (that is originally a fine art etching-aquatint, 2008) the bird also has a wing of kantele.

Here, here Finland for another 100 years – and a thousand more! kieli_suomi

Music Video: Avalkis – Scorpion (2017)

A post-apocalyptic ballad music video about end of the world. Footage from the poetic Sci-Fi film Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth (2017). I wish it will enlighten you. Read the lyrics here.

Check out all the music currently available for listening by Avalkis here.

About Soulweaver film and world of art:

Soulweaver at Hanko Film Festival – October 2017!

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Next Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth (2017) the film will be shown daily at Hanko Film Festival 2017 (Hangon Elokuvajuhlat 2017) – from October 19th – 22nd!

Kino Komissar – Hotel Bulevard. Address: Bulevardi 8, 10900 Hanko, Finland (at the same street as the Hanko’s Statue of Liberty of lions shown in the poster above).

– Free entry, bar is open! Film length is 36 minutes. PG-13.

SCHEDULE   *small changes can happen!*
Thursday: October 19th 17:00 – 22:00
       17:00  Rakkautta & anarkiaa Shorts     18:30  Soulweaver     19:30  R&A Shorts     21:00 Soulweaver
Friday: October 20th 16:30 – 22:00
       16:30  Soulweaver     17:30  R&A Shorts     19:00 Soulweaver     20:00  R&A Shorts
Saturday: October 21st 17:00 – 22:00
       17:00  R&A Shorts     18:30  Soulweaver     19:30  R&A Shorts     21:00 Soulweaver
Sunday: October 22nd 14:00 – 18:00
       14:00  Soulweaver     15:00  R&A Shorts     17:00 Soulweaver
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Read more about Hanko Film Festival at: https://www.facebook.com/hangonelokuvajuhlat/

“Animals of the future awaken in a memory of tomorrow”
Soulweaver (Sielunkehrääjä) is a poetic Finnish post-apocalyptic science fiction film of epic proportions. It is set in future Finland following the years 2839 – 3153. Cities of Earth are in ruins. Man is no more. New species have evolved. These are the last days of once flourishing blue Earth when an alien vessel arrives in the proximity of Earth…
Genres: Sci-Fi/fantasy/mystery/nature/drama.

Here is the Final 2017 Trailer at Youtube (2:47).

See you there, and stay tuned about Soulweaver news with this blog and:


kieli_suomiSuomeksi:

Sielunkehrääjä-tieteiselokuva esitetään päivittäin Hangon Elokuvajuhlilla 2017 lokakuun 19.–22.

  • Vapaa pääsy, baari auki! Kino Komissar – Hotelli Bulevard, Bulevardi 8, 10900 Hanko.
  • Elokuvan kesto 36 minuuttia. Kielletty alle 13 vuotiailta. Ylempänä esitysaikataulu.

Vuonna 2839 alkava tarina sijoittuu tulevaisuuden Hankoon ja Etelä-Suomeen. Itämeri on kuivunut. Tutut maamerkit kuten Vapaudenpatsaan leijonat ovat hiekan peitossa ja obeliski on kaatunut aikaa sitten. Tulevaisuuden eläimet ja uudet kehittyneet olennot elävät Maan viimeisillä elinkelpoisilla paikoilla. Kaupunkien rauniot toimivat nyt eläinten elinpaikkoina ja muistona menneestä, kun ihmistä ei enää ole. Tapahtumat alkavat kun vieras esine avaruudesta saapuu Maan läheisyyteen… Elokuvan traileri.

Thanks Worldcon 75 visitors! (Soulweaver)

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Photo: Artturi Salmela.

Many thanks to all of you viewers at the premiere of Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth (2017) and visitors in my Soulweaver exhibition booth at Worldcon 75! It was a blast. Special warm thanks for the heartful comments and questions at the premiere and at the exhibition. I appreciate it a lot and it makes me feel the 8 years spent in the project was something worthwhile and makes me want to continue making art and music.

Youtuber Evil GM interviewed me (Jukka Eronen) at Worldcon:


Visit this blog on news about other film festival presentations of Soulweaver to come, and wait for the upcoming DVD and Soundtrack CD.

Soulweaver Sci-Fi Film at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki – August 2017!

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After 8 years, Soulweaver: Requiem for Earth (2009–17) the film is now finally finished!

World premiere will be at this planet’s greatest Sci-Fi convention Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland, Messukeskus – Thursday, August 10th 2017 at 5:15 PM. Warmly welcome!

Also a multi-art exhibition will be held at at Worldcon 75 on every day in the Exhbitions Hall; August 9th–13th 2017.

See you there, and stay tuned with this blog and:

“Animals of the future awaken in a memory of tomorrow”
Soulweaver (Sielunkehrääjä) is a poetic Finnish post-apocalyptic science fiction film of epic proportions. It is set in future Finland following the years 2839 – 3153. Cities of Earth are in ruins. Man is no more. New species have evolved. These are the last days of once flourishing blue Earth when an alien vessel arrives in the proximity of Earth…
Genres: Sci-Fi/fantasy/mystery/nature/drama.

Here is the Final 2017 Trailer, Style A (2:47):


kieli_suomi Suomeksi:

Tulevaisuuden eläimet ja uudet olennot elävät Maan uudessa todellisuudessa. Kaupunkien rauniot toimivat nyt eläinten elinpaikkoina ja muistona menneestä, kun ihmistä ei enää ole. Tapahtumat alkavat kun vieras esine saapuu Maan läheisyyteen vuonna 2839. Yllä elokuvan Trailer A 2017.

8 vuotta tekeillä ollut post-apokalyptinen tieteiselokuva Sielunkehrääjä (2009–17) on viimein valmistunut! Elokuvan ensi-ilta on maailman suurimassa Sci-Fi-tapahtumassa Worldcon 75:ssä Helsingin Messukeskuksessa 10. elokuuta 2017 klo 17:15. Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

Elokuvan taidenäyttely pidetään myös Worldconissa joka päivä näyttelysalissa 9.–13. elokuuta 2017.

Nähdään siellä – seuraa uutisia täällä blogissa ja:

Elokuva on tehty nollabudjetilla. Se on rakkauden ja omistautumisen kunnianosoitus luonnolle, eläimille, elämän monimuotoisuudelle, kasveille, taiteelle, universumille ja tieteisfiktiolle. Tämän elokuvan lajityypit lukeutuvat scifistä fantasiaan, kauhusta runolliseen draamaan ja luontoelokuvaan. Sitä voisi myös luonnehtia uudeksi genreksi, luonto-scifiksi.

Music teaser: Grand Prix Circuit (Trance Remix) by Avalkis

For celebrating the soon starting Formula 1 season 2017, here is a sneak preview teaser from my upcoming trance / 80s & 90s style remix of Kris Hatlelid‘s awesome music soundtrack from the 1987 computer game classic Grand Prix Circuit by Accolade.

The final piece will have f.ex. 1980s style lyrics :). Stay tuned!

Drawing: A Stream of Tears (2007)

jukkaeronen-stream_of_tears jukkaeronen_kyyneltenvirtaHappy Women’s Day! <3

A Stream of Tears (2007). Above is a version colorized with computer. Next to it here is the whole original pencil drawing also, 74×46 cm.

A sad yet gentle and hopeful image of a  girl sleeping in a stream of her own tears, surrounded by a misty forest. A white pigeon   her soul  flies away.

  • Girl with a pigeon seems to be one of my many reoccurring motifs also see the ending of Venus and the Dream Machine comic.
  • The image was used as a cover of my 2CD ambient album collection Kyynelten virta (2008).
  • Also used as a stamp.