Finnish musician Juha-Matti Rautiainen released his debut ambient album in December 2016, which has been composed and performed live in its entirety by using only effected bass guitar.
Rautiainen has been working for years as a professional bass player in Finland. He cut the tip of his right index finger in an accident on New year’s Day in 2014 and in afterwards he got the idea of composing ambient music by using his primary instrument exclusively.
”The Endless Now – Music for Stagnation” –album’s music is organic, minimalistic and meditative. Instead of the traditional musical elements the music concentrates on the refinement of slowly evolving moods and various textures. Since the music is originally conceived and performed live, concerts are a vital part of Rautiainen’s artistry. Playing every note alone with a vast array of pedals, he is able to take live-ambient act into a totally new level.
Rautiainen has been playing bass guitar professionally for over 15 years on stage and in studio in various bands of various genres (Captain Cougar, The Surftones, Ville Kangas, etc.). Today he works as an instrument teacher in Kaustinen college of music and tries to be a good father for two daughters.