Hey hey, it's Kanttila
I'm a 24 year old musical dude from Northern Ontario who makes One Man Band music in the basement. I play guitar, drums & bass and...someone had to sing and write lyrics for my music so I do that also. I started recording music in the summer of 2016 and I've so far made 19 albums. My idea is prolific over perfect. I started recording with a PS2 Rockband mic, which I used for far too long, and finally upgraded to a Blue Yeti recently. I keep it fairly simple, I'm about making stuff and expressing my life in music more than making something that sounds great.
I'm happy with my output for this 50/90. I got my goal of my 20th album done and matured a bit in my music. I indeed to do a couple songs this Rocktober also. This is the first year I did multiple collabs as well, which was a great experience.
My musical journey began 11 years ago when I listened to KISS' Psycho Circus album and my extreme passion for music and obsession over bands was set off. AC/DC songs taught me guitar, Metallica leveled it up and everything came together when I learnt what the Blues Scale was 4 years into playing guitar. I'm a guy that learnt to play from TABs after all. Two albums that got me to make music were Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Both showed me what music and expression could be and it was enough to get me writing lyrics and then figuring out I can do my own recordings. I take very heavy inspiration from J-Pop also, which is the majority of what I normally listen to day to day. I love Utada Hikaru, Seiko Oomori, BiSH, BAND-MAID, Yui, Perfume, DAOKO, anime songs etc. I wish I could bring that into my music more but my inspiration in that regard is more abstract. Anime is a great inspiration and with getting into Gundam this year I'm in a new phase of watching shows again so that's sure to reflect on my music.
My idea is to make fast, urgent and fun Rock 'n Roll. Message me if you want a guitar solo on your track, I love to play them. and I'm down for collabs where we sing together on the track or something. I like that sort of collab instead of turning lyrics to music or vise versa.
|1||Stuck Outta Time||25||2 months 2 weeks|
|2||Tonttu Forest||15||2 months 2 weeks|
|3||Midnight Lost Child||14||2 months 1 week|
|4||Psycho-Frame||11||2 months 1 week|
|5||Liokaiser||11||2 months 1 week|
|6||Prowler Alien (Creature Of The Night)||14||2 months 1 week|
|7||One Fine Day (Anaheim 1976)||12||2 months 1 week|
|8||Oh! My Sky||12||2 months 5 days|
|9||Dull Day Casual||8||2 months 5 days|
|10||First Kiss In Hell||10||2 months 2 days|
|11||Endless Waltz||Technicolor Gramophone||14||1 month 4 weeks|
|12||Bald Guys Are KGB Spies||G3 Darnell||10||1 month 3 weeks|
|13||'Sing With Me'||
Kristi, Kurtis Kanttila
|17||1 month 3 weeks|
|14||I Dream Of Valkyries||8||1 month 3 weeks|
|15||My Little Demon||9||1 month 3 weeks|
|16||Tattooed Tina||Technicolor Gramophone||9||1 month 2 weeks|
|17||Days Of Fire||
||cola||14||1 month 2 weeks|
|18||Full Burner||11||1 month 2 weeks|
|19||Race To The End Credits||8||1 month 1 week|
|20||Atmosphere Re: Entry (Outro)||6||1 month 1 week|
|21||New York Superstar||Technicolor Gramophone||4||1 month 3 days|
|22||Mystic Hour||cola||12||2 weeks 1 hour|