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People in front of the speakers are not gonna know what's happening on stage - they can't see me. So if a record skips, it's my problem. nothing connected to techno anyway. Then I discovered that the word came from "voix de ville" which means "voices of the city" in

just like with music making with hardware,

sounds like that.

photography is incredible, it's a revolution, but it's nice to know all the technical stuff.

That's true. And what about the artwork? What's the story behind that? I actually do quite a lot of photography as well, so when it came to the artwork I sent Kris some of my favorite pictures I took. There was one we both totally loved. It was pretty abstract, and I couldn't remember where it was from. I

teaches you a lot more about light and

I noticed that throughout your career you've had many aliases, that sound very country Helki Tรถrsnum. Yeah, that was pretty weird, 'cause I made that up when I didn't know anything about Finland.

took that shot in a science museum in London of a wooden sculpture by this artist Thomas Heatherwick - the same guy who designed

I've got really good friends there, and I go for a visit almost every year. It's not a grammatically correct Finnish name, but it's pretty close.

London. He's done huge projects, so there was a copyright problem. We asked his studio if we could use it, they responded and said no. So we just took the same idea of wavey lines, contours and organic layers that were in that picture. We had a designer working on it and that's what it became.

And Tomito Satori?

It looks quite unusual for a techno record, I think it looks more like an old jazz record. So it plays well with the old school entertainment vaudeville idea.

What was the worst corruption of your name?

So tell me more about your photography. How did you get into it? I inherited that from my dad. He was really into photography. He was developing his own remember as a kid he had this red light on and tanks full of chemicals. He died back in 1996. It was a big year for me. I just graduated and international gig. It was a huge turning point

I made that up because I really wanted to get some gigs in Japan. But that didn't happen yet, maybe it's an insult in Japanese. But "satori" in Japanese has something to do with "understanding" and "comprehension."

It's not unusual for me to be called Indigo, but the worst corruption of my name was way back in the '90s in Manchester, when I was

going out to a lot of indie and industrial clubs in my late teens, and then got more into what techno was then, which is acid trance and techno combined. out. But at the moment I'm in the middle of ten on the way back. I'm still a bit upside down. Australia is an interesting place. What was the show like? Melbourne. It's very British, everyone drives on the left, like we do in the UK, and the Queen is on the money... I played in a small warehouse in Sydney, it was basically at the Those kinds of events outside of clubs almost always guarantee a good time. easier. I was having trouble on Saturday, because people were hitting the decks constantly and falling on the stage. There was a guy who literally fell on the stage a few times, and the whole thing was shaking. I couldn't play any vinyl, 'cause it was skipping. It was a bit frustrating for me, because there's so much stuff on vinyl I want to play, but I was the vibe for about half an hour, and I had to

I can't even imagine how many hardcore raves you have been to/played at since being in the game... To be honest, I'm not the most hedonistic person. I went to a lot of parties, but I was always more into the clubs than dancing in the

atmosphere, but it can get frustrating for a minute, because you just want to do what you're there for. Especially when I've gone a really long distance. I just want to do my best. People in front of the speakers are not gonna know what's happening - they can't see me. So if a record skips, it's my problem.

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Seventeen: Elusive Issue  

Featuring interviews with the elusive Beneath, Gantz, Lucy, Inigo Kennedy, Rrose, C L N K, and ghostly artwork by Hernan Marin, Silvia Grav...

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