Audio interview at La Chaine Guitare.com. Check out the site for many, many great guitarist interviews.
Thanks to Pierre Journel for this one.
Great interview with Mika at Pavillion 666. In french and english (scroll down the page).
Thanks Florian Claude and Roo for this one.
Also a very nice review on In Motion:
11.10.2012 thursday torstai @
Karatalo, Espoo, Finland.
Mr. Fastfinger Band & Samuli Federley Band
Special double attack show with 8-string master Samuli Federley and his band.
Huom! Mr. Fastfinger show alkaa jo kello 18.00. Samuli Federley 19.00 Huom!
Latest details / viimeisimmät tiedot keikasta:
28.10.2012 sunday sunnuntai
Bar Soho, Porvoo, Finland
Same group as Mr. Fastfinger band. All improvised show.
Lasse, Kalle, Thomas ja Mika. Samat naamat kuin Fästiksen bändissä. Täysin improvisoitu show. Mitä tahansa voi sattua. Ja sattuukin.
19.11. 2012 maanantai
Mr. Fastfinger Band & XL
Legendary XL (w/ Jarmo Saari on guitar) on tour. We serve as their support act for their show in Porvoo.
XL bändi tekee juhlakiertueen. Porvoon Taidetehtaalla Mr. Fastfinge band on siis lämmitys hommissa. Tästä tulee speciaali show.
More details later!
Realised I totally forgot to promote this album earlier this year. My apologiessss!!!
Chris Catharsis, a fine guitarist, producer and composer invited Mr. Fastfinger to participate on his instrumental guitar album. Sensei recorded his solo part in the middle of summer 2011. In April 2012 the album was released. Soul Cycle is strongly a collaboration project. What a list of fine musicians on board, we’re proud to have sensei part of this. If you dig Metal and like it Instrumental (I’m sure you do) please check this album out. It’s available from BandCamp and you can name the price of the download yourself.
This is the way to go: http://soulcyclemetal.bandcamp.com/album/soul-cycle-ii
released 24 April 2012
1) Instar / Soul: Reborn (feat. David Maxim Micic and Sacha Laskow)
2) Against the Iron (feat. George Richman and Roma Ivakov)
3) Reject Humanity (feat. Kevin Suter and Paul Wardingham)
4) Ethereal (feat. Alan Nagelberg and Mr. Fastfinger)
5) Transcendence (feat. Vishal J. Singh and Keshav Dhar)
6) Unphased (feat. JT Bruce and Martin Buus)
7) Cast Down (feat. Adam Nolly Getgood and Ben Robson)
8) One Fleeting Moment (feat. Breeze and Bryant Crawford)
9) Distant Skies (feat. Jordan Miles and Reece Fullwood)
10) Evolutia (feat. Jake Linder, Francesco Filigoi and Jakub Zytecki)
11) Break the Cycle (feat. Nate Vennarucci, Keith Merrow and Mathieu Marcotte)
Chris Catharsis-Songwriting, Production, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Lead Guitar, Drum Programming
Mark Hawkins-Lead Guitar, Additional layers
Mike C. Bauer-Artwork
Mika is proud to enter Bendnote.com as a new artist. Last summer Mika shot some improvisations and lessons for new Bendnote.com. Here’s the first one now online: “Lydian Feeling”. When you pay the monthly fee you get to see the video lesson explaining the improvisation and full solo transcibtion. Bendnote is still quite new service, but they already got an amazing bunch of artists on board making the lessons: Christophe Godin, Mattias Eklundh, Gutherie Govan, Patrik Rondat, Jean Fontanille and more. Check out Bendnote here:
Franck Karmattitude produced a jam video to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the “Guitar Addiction” album. Some incredible musicians on board.
Guitar leads in alphabetical order: Charly Sahona, Cyril Achard, Fabrizio Bicio Leo, Jean Fontanille, Joop Wolters, Karl Kb, Kenny Serane, Marcel Coenen, Mika Tyyskä, Milan Polak, Theodore Ziras, Victor Lafuente. Enrico Galetta on bass, Atma Anur on drums. Music composed and all rythm & melodic guitars recorded by Franck Karmattitude.
We're very proud and happy to annouch our debut package for Jam Track Central. JamTrackCentral.com is world known as the mecca of jam tracks. Jam tracks and video solos are created by many of todays best and most respected musicians.
Our package: "The Mr. Fastfinger sessions" is something special for all fans of Mr. Fastfinger's guitar playing. Hear, watch, jam and enjoy 5 songs in a brand new exciting way. You will recognise sections of the backings which have been remixed, tweaked, added too and dissected, yet the solos and leads are very different. Mixing original bits and parts from the solos with totally new ideas and improvised parts. This is a great way to better understand and get deep with the way of the exploding guitar!
The jam songs: Thunder (based on Thunderpants), Lost (Lost World), Wind (Little Wind), Zing (Zing Zing) and Motion (Motion Beat)
5 full length solo tracks in MP3
5 full length backing tracks in MP3
5 extended jam tracks in MP3
5 full length video performances by Mika in MP4
Complete TAB and notation in PDF and Powertab format