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May 2005

Photo: Chris GurneyJimi Tenor is busy working on a film score for Simon Cathcart's Stagknight, a UK low-budget horror-comedy:

"I've been making the music for a while now. We had sessions at Didier's studio in Helsinki, laying down some rhythm tracks, some months ago. Now I've been arranging horns and orchestra-percussion to go with the rhythm tracks. That will be played by Kymi Wind Band. The recording of that will happen in end of May, so now we're having a rehearsal period."

"Stagknight is the thing I have to concentrate on now. It's a big project for me. I want the music to be very good. I'm not so familiar with the movie world, what the problems will be. I guess normally there are a lot of rejections and frustration. But so far in this project all has gone really well."

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Out this month will be the Tone of Finland, a 2CD collection of remixes, remakes and other interpretations of the Tom of Finland - Daddy and the Muscle Academy soundtrack. Jimi Tenor is on it with a track called Helliä tunteita (Tender Feelings):

"Remix/remakers could use sounds from Tom of Finland documentary film. One could have also remixed the original Elliot Sharp music from the film. I chose some sentences from Tom of Finland's interviews. His art is quite humorous, so I thought I'll make a 'fun' remix."

Tone Of Finland is published by Crystal Eye / Kristallisilmä and comes with ten different cover designs. Also available is a limited leatherbound edition which includes a book with Tom of Finland press photo remix drawings from the 50's to 80's published for the first time ever.


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Another interesting release to look out for is Astrid Swan's debut album Poverina for which Jimi did some arrangements:

"I was asked to do some string and horn arranging for Astrid's record. It was quite a bit of work. I don't find arranging other people's music very easy at all. But I think it worked out quite well."

 

 

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