Hey, it's me. Kurtis Kanttila, 24 year old One Man Band guy from Northern Ontario. I make Rock 'n Roll music, simple as that. I play guitar, drums, bass and had to become a vocalist to make music. I started recording music in the summer of 2016 and I've so far made 21 albums. My idea is prolific over perfect. In my songs I express what I'm interested in and feeling at the time of recording.
My musical journey began almost 12 years ago when I listened to KISS' Psycho Circus album for the first time. My passion for music and obsession over bands was set off. Malcolm Young is the most important guitarist to me and I aimed to have a powerful rhythm style like him. Ace Frehley, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Marr and Johnny Ramone are other great inspirations. Bruce Springsteen is my ultimate musical hero who's songs are the most meaningful to my life.
Two albums that got me to actually make music were Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited and Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Both showed me what artistic expression through music could be and it was enough to get me writing lyrics and doing my own recordings. I love J-Pop also, which is the majority of what I listen to day to day. Seiko Oomori is one of my great music idols and I also love Utada Hikaru, BiSH, BAND-MAID, Yui, Perfume, miwa, the peggies, SCANDAL etc. I love anime, especially Slice of Life & Mecha and I take a lot of inspiration from that also.
This is an 18 song playlist that best showcases my work up to this point.
|1||Stuck Outta Time||25||10 months 1 week|
|2||Tonttu Forest||15||10 months 1 week|
|3||Midnight Lost Child||14||10 months 1 week|
|4||Psycho-Frame||11||10 months 1 week|
|5||Liokaiser||10||10 months 1 week|
|6||Prowler Alien (Creature Of The Night)||13||10 months 1 week|
|7||One Fine Day (Anaheim 1976)||12||10 months 4 days|
|8||Oh! My Sky||12||10 months 3 days|
|9||Dull Day Casual||8||10 months 2 days|
|10||First Kiss In Hell||9||10 months 3 hours|
|11||Endless Waltz||Technicolor Gramophone||14||9 months 3 weeks|
|12||Bald Guys Are KGB Spies||G3 Darnell||10||9 months 3 weeks|
|13||'Sing With Me'||
Kristi, Kurtis Kanttila
|17||9 months 3 weeks|
|14||I Dream Of Valkyries||8||9 months 3 weeks|
|15||My Little Demon||9||9 months 2 weeks|
|16||Tattooed Tina||Technicolor Gramophone||10||9 months 2 weeks|
|17||Days Of Fire||
||cola||14||9 months 2 weeks|
|18||Full Burner||13||9 months 2 weeks|
|19||Race To The End Credits||9||9 months 1 week|
|20||Atmosphere Re: Entry (Outro)||6||9 months 5 days|
|21||New York Superstar||Technicolor Gramophone||5||9 months 8 hours|
|22||Mystic Hour||cola||13||8 months 1 week|