Finland «Lo», and «Fi»

Norient Quote by Ali Sayah

A reinforcement of outmoded and stereotypical ideas about Finnish-ness, without even the slightest hints towards nostalgic irony? Another commentary on the music video «Jukka-Pekka» by Finnish underground punk band Olimpia Splendid.

Author: Antti-Ville Kärjä
share
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

The One-Dimensional Cashier

Norient Snap by Arlene

A lonely and sad man, sitting on a conveyor belt, scanning fizzy drinks and marshmallows. That's (almost) all you see in the video «Jukka-Pekka» by Olimpia Splendid. A critique of the capitalist labor system: that's how our author reads it.

Author: Giacomo Bottà
share
Design: Arlene
Sound: Junn

Lonely Helsinki

Norient Snap by Ali Sayah

In this photo series we get an insight into the musical underground of Finlands capital Helsinki. Here, the photographer captures a – in his own words – «positive side» of loneliness.

Author: Antti Ahonen
share
Design: Ali Sayah
Sound: Ali Sayah

Splendid Isolationists

Norient Snap by Csenge Csato

Olimpia Splendid transcend Finland’s tight-knit free folk scene with giddy punk recklessness. This year they released their debut album. With their video clip «Jukka-Pekka» they are part of the Norient book and exhibition «Seismographic Sounds».

Author: Britt Brown
share
Quote: Britt Brown
Design: Csenge Csato
Photo: Antti Ahonen
Sound: Roland Nagy

The Power of Pleasure

Norient Snap by fertig design

Dances such as perreo in reggaeton receive much criticism for being sexist. But what do women who actually dance to them think? Our author sheds a different light on reggaeton’s sexual politics.

Author: Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
share
Quote: Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Design: fertig design
Sound: Daniel Jakob

Mit Pop an unserer Seite

Norient Snap by Apollonia

M.I.A. choreografiert Flüchtlinge, Antony erwärmt das Klima im Club, und Kate Tempest ruft schon mal den Aufstand aus: Drei spektakuläre neue Songs schliessen das politischste Popjahr seit langem ab.

Author: Christoph Fellmann
share
Quote: Christoph Fellmann
Design: Apollonia
Sound: Kate Tempest
Remix: Miss Auto

Norient Keyphrase: Vision

Norient Snap by Akaliko Records

A keyphrase from the Norient project «Seismographic Sounds» designed by Shonegrad O'Connor (Serbia/Canada).

Author: Norient
share
Quote: Norient
Design: Akaliko Records
Photo: Shonegrad O'Connor
Sound: The B Regiment

Norient Keyphrase: Digitalization

Norient Snap by Ben Aqua

A keyphrase from the Norient project «Seismographic Sounds» designed by Ben Aqua (USA).

Author: Norient
share
Quote: Norient
Design: Ben Aqua
Sound: Des Flor de Fuego

Norient Keyphrase: Place II

Norient Snap by

A keyphrase from the Norient project «Seismographic Sounds» designed by Tomasz Jurecki (Poland).

Author: Norient
share
Quote: Norient
Design: Tomasz Jurecki
Sound: Woo

Norient Keyphrase: Place I

Norient Snap by Javier Lourenço

A keyphrase from the Norient project «Seismographic Sounds» designed by Javier Lourenço (Argentina).

Author: Norient
share
Quote: Norient
Design: Javier Lourenço
Sound: Woo

A Satire of Digital Culture?

The cultural content of the digital age is an endless permutation of the same

Dux Content is one of the less well known but arguably most interesting acts under the umbrella of the controversial new London-based label PC Music. The first of two commentaries on their colorful music video «Life Style».

Author: Adam Harper
share
Quote: Adam Harper
Design: Safwan Subzwari
Sound: Aam Taateel