H-M O – Weird & Proud

When working on Weird & Proud, H-M O let improvisation and intuition be her guide. She wanted to try and create music that would be both ‘far out there‘ and ‘deep in here‘, in other words something that the listener would not only feel deep in their body but also get fuel from for their mind and spirit.

As a passionate lover of space sounds and beats to move one’s feet to, H-M O combined both of those elements, letting the tracks take their shape very naturally. To her, dashes of poetry felt like just the right ingredient to add in the mix to make Weird & Proud into music she’d personally love to dance to. The album is almost like a journey to outer space and back to the feet on the floor. It can be described as ‘avant-garde club music‘ or ‘dance music with an artistic twist‘.

H-M O, is a self-taught artist and poet from Oulu, Finland, who especially enjoys creating experimental electronic music because of the freedom of it. She loves conjuring up worlds with sounds, much like painting with vibes or translating energies into tunes.
– I am an artist who loves to surprise herself by combining elements which when put together comprise something completely unexpected. I call it ‘a divine coincidence’ when two or more seemingly separate things complement each other in a way that they form a whole new entity larger and more complex than its parts. Because I started making music from a place of childlike curiosity and a desire to play, I think my sound is quite free and expressive in essence. I hope and believe my spirit for inquiry converts into tones, beats and lyrics which together compose a rather original delight, says H-M O.

Releas: May 5 2023
Cat nr: lamour177dig
Composer & producer: Hanna Ojala
Mastered by: Joakim Westlund


Nordic Music Central
“I like music which can evoke such images and the more I listened to the track the more I recalled an event I went to five years ago at the Manchester International Festival, namely a virtual reality experience created by Laurie Anderson which took you to the Moon and beyond from the comfort of your seat courtesy of your little headset.”
Read full postat: https://www.nordicmusiccentral.com/hanna-mari-ojala-a-k-a-h-m-o-finland-hello-sample-track-from-recently-released-ep-weird-and-proud/

African Paper
“Lamour Records bringen in den nächsten Tagen das Langspieldebüt der auf experimentelle Elektronik – in den Worten des Labels “avant-garde club music” oder “dance music with an artistic twist” – spezialisierte finnische Producerin und wohl auch Dichterin H-MO unter dem Titel “Weird & Proud” heraus, das eine Menge an Traditionen elektronischer Musik und auch spezifisch eigenes unter einen Hut bringt. Das Album erscheint digital.”
Read full post at: http://africanpaper.com/2023/05/02/weird-proud-tanzbares-fur-artisten-auf-lamour-records/

MD Eksperiment
“– I am an artist who loves to surprise herself by combining elements which when put together comprise something completely unexpected.”
Read full post at: https://md-eksperiment.org/en/post/20230605-h-m-o-weird-proud-dl


FSK 93.00 Hamburg – Ausflug, 31.07.2023, 23.00 – 24.00
rptd. next day in the morning
Played: The Mamba
www.fsk-hh.org + mixcloud.com/jetzmann

CiTR – 101.9FM Vancouver – Bepi Crespan Presents
Played: The Mamba

Byte FM – Hamburg 91.7 & 104.0 – Knuspern – 14.05.2023 – 22:00 – 23:00
Played: Queen Colossus

Eldoradio – Dortmund 93.00 – Klangwelten #449 – 09.05.2023, 20:00
Played: To Come Back
Listen: www.eldoradio.dekuhzunft.com/radioshow.html

Freies Radio Neumünster 100,8 – Doctore Xyramat – 08.05.2023
Played: The Mamba
Listen: mixcloud.com/DocXyrhttps://freiesradio-nms.de

Radio Mercure 93.00 – Electronic Therapy – 28.04.2023, 21.00
Played: Shadow Blip
Listen: www.radiomercure.frhttp://electronic-therapy.over-blog.com

Paranoise Radio – Doctore Xramat – 01.05.2023
Played: Queen Colossus
Listen: mixcloud.com/DocXyrwww.paranoiseradio.com