Matti Paalanen is a finnish hobbyist composer who has produced music in his home studio for a few years now. His musical background is quite traditional - he played classical piano between ages 4-14 but switched to guitar and self-learning at the age of 12. In the year 2000 he began building a PC based home studio and producing various musical pieces, styles ranging from orchestral soundtracks to electronic ambient. After a few years he published the material freely on the net via his music homepage at a finnish mp3 site mikseri.net.
Currently he is a lead composer in a computer game project Ultima IX Redemption
Axial Ensemble - Spectrial
Axial Ensemble is a two man project of Matti Paalanen and Arttu Kataja. Ambient, drifting soundscapes produced by simultaneous, almost improvisation like process, where two young men sit in front of two Ableton Lives and compose and mix their own structures without exactly knowing what the other one is coming up with. End results hopefully sound refreshing and dynamic in comparison to more traditional techniques.
Check out other projects as well:
Celestial Aeon Project
Similar music: Biosphere, Boards of Canada, Global Communication, Steve Roach, Jonn Serrie, Cliff Martinez and Hyperborea