Our current plan is to release a new Mr. Fastfinger EP this spring.
It will be a mini 3 song digital release. It will include song Awaki-Waki (check our posts here: https://www.facebook.com/MrFastfinger).
Most of the guitars are already recorded, bass will be next. Drum session set to the middle of Februray.
The EP is an extended soundtrack to a special game Mr. Fastfinger will be featuring soon. Soon more about this cool game thing, once we can announch it offically. This bunch of songs has a glorious good wibe!
Oh and this box isn’t the EP cover by the way;) But the color will likely be in a great role in the cover. I feel positively orange about the music.
We’re so proud to announch our second Jam Track Central package. This time it’s very special. 5 new songs / jams were composed for the package.
Mika Tyyskä – Mr. Fastfinger – Expressive Modes
EARTH GROOVES – Mixolydian (2:25)
SPIRIT HUNT – Dorian (2:50)
IN CIRCLES – Lydian (2:57)
INVISIBLE WHIP – Aeolian / Minor (2:58)
GREAT BLUE WAVE – Ionian (2:37)
Jam Track Central package includes:
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
The mode exploration.
I wanted to create a set of jams that are enjoyable to jam along. Nothing too difficult, but rather something that is inspirational for the leads in everypossible way. I also decided to focus on the major scale modes. You will find each track always focusing one main mode. But there’s always more than one mode applied in each jam. Master the modes, as Mr. Fastfinger would say here!
The guitar solos were played in Mr. Fastfinger style ofcourse. There’s plenty of melodies, cool licks, riffs, exposions, rhythmic playfulness, chase scenes, mystical feelings, emotions, fun and all sort of technical challenges for you to check out and study!
The package available at Jam Track Central:
19.11. 2012 maanantai
Mr. Fastfinger Band & XL
Legendary XL (feat. Marzi Nyman) is on their 20 anniversary tour. We serve as their support act for their show in Porvoo.
Mr. Fastfinger band lämmittelee XL bändiä. Speciaali show, vuoden viimeinen Fästis -keikka.
Mr. Fastfinger klo 19. >
XL klo 20. >
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