Whats the go with the saunas? Mitch said when we was there you guys jumped in a frozen lake, that sounds hectic. Do you guys do that all the time?
Lol It was a good time! I am stoked I got to show Mitch and Singo how proper sauna & ice swimming session is done. I actually have really gotten into the ice swimming thing this winter. I mean I’ve done it before every now and then but this season I’ve been going three to four times a week. There is this really nice public sauna in Tampere called Rauhaniemi. It’s super hot, 120 celsius, and it will get you steaming hot. The sauna is located right at this big lake, and they keep a hole in the ice even when the lake freezes. So when you get too hot in the sauna, you go to the frozen lake (the water is 1 or 2 degrees), and stay there for as long as you can. It’s so cold it hurts haha. I stay in the sauna for like 10-15 minutes and 30 to 60 seconds in the ice. Then when you get up, you feel really warm and nice even though it’s minus degrees and you are naked. If you feel like it you can have a beer. Then you go for another round and repeat the steps as long as you like. When you do that like three times your skin goes all red and you get a little light headed when the blood is really pumping in your veins. It’s really good for the circulation and relaxes the muscles and helps your immune system. Haven’t been sick in a long time!
So you and your girflriend made the track for your clip!? What can't you do haha. How long have you guys been playing music for?
I have been playing guitar or bass in bands for maybe 15 years and so has Heini. Two years ago I decided to buy a synth, a drum machine and a looper. And of course we also have our old electric guitars and bass guitars and microphones and amps. With that equipment you can basically play all the instruments of the band yourself. When we moved to Tampere a bit over a year ago we haven’t joined or started any bands yet, so we have started to play more together at home, making our own songs. We are both into post punk and different kinds of dark and minimal electronic music. Maybe you might expect to hear something along those influences in the future. We want to keep our music pretty minimal, plus the all-analog equipment has its own limits. We both play all the instruments, and we take turns. We haven’t really recorded anything yet, but decided to make a quick song for this little Ruka clip.
Cheers for your time legend! Are there any last words you like to add?
2020 has kind of sucked but trust me, better times are ahead!