Cover artwork realised by Roope Eronen.
Professionally duplicated and imprinted CrO2 cassettes.
Edition of 100 (black ink on yellow shells).
Released August 2013.
Roope Eronen is a Finnish visual artist who has been working with sound and experimental music since the late 90's, specializing in synthesizers. He is one of the founding members of Pylon, Maniacs Dream and the psychedelic free-improv group Avarus. He also perfoms in the long-running, free-improvisation ensembles, Kemialliset Ystävät and The Anaksimandros. In 2001, Eronen, along with two friends from Avarus, established the small independent label Lalalal in order to release music and sound compositions of their own work as well as others. An academically trained visual artist, Roope continues to draw and release visual pieces and comic books. His comic books and graphic novels have been issued by the Finnish publishers Huuda Huuda and Kuti magazine.
"The recordings on Ede Merco are made with a tuned Bontempi chord organ attached to two WSG oscillators. All potentiometers of the WSGs and some potentiometers of the chord organ are connected randomly with cables in three glasses of water. By moving the cables and trying different combinations it's possible to find very interesting and surprising sounds. It also makes the playing exciting since it's difficult to tell what sound will be emitted. In this way it's almost like improvising with other players. There are a few additional excerpts of live perfomances mixed in as well." - Roope Eronen