Last time updated: 2 May, 2007
i n t r o d u c t i o n :
"Electro is not foreplay, but mechanical copulation, the in-out trick of music business.
Electro, it's men's music."
- Randy B, Imatran Voima
news & further info:
The Official Imatran Voima Site!
Randy Barracuda of Imatran Voima @ MySpace
Imatran Voima @ Wikipedia
Imatran Voima @ Discogs.com
Imatran Voima @ pHinnWeb's blog
Forthcoming gigs - see the official site or the MySpace page!
p a s t
20.12. 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark
25.1. 2003 Kokkola, Finland
14.2. 2003 Imatran voima vs. Velcro Fastener vs. Mono Junk, Jyväskylä, Ilokivi
21.2. 2003 Stella Star Club, Hellsinki
22.3. 2003 Bergen, Norway (tbc?)
26.3. 2003 Stockholm, Sweden
18.4. 2003 Beatformers, Yo-Talo, Tampere
9.5. 2003 Päiväkoti, Turku
Imatran Voima and V.U.L.V.A. (an IVO side project) tracks out on Bunker Records' (Holland) compilation Sound of Suomi - The Electro Sound of Finland (Bunker 3031, January 2004)!
Imatran Voima vs. Bass Junkie collaboration, Quad City, coming in 2004!
New Imatran Voima material has been and will be released on Tellektro, a new sublabel of Tellé Records, Norway! The full-length album The Church of the Latter Day Maggots (2-LP/CD) will be out 17 June 2004, on Tellektro... And the next IVO 12" will be called Group Sex, out 16 May 2004...
Ääninen Records is a IVO-run label of old Finnish pre-World War II dance music (not disco, but jenka, foxtrot, etc.!); a 7" out now...
Imatran Voima interview (in Finnish) @ Aktivist! Imatran Voima interview (in Finnish) from Rumba!
Imatran Voima are Fresh O Lex and Randy B. They release their music on their own Kostamus Kombinaat label.
Their first mini-LP has been pressed in the Czech Republic on heavy-duty 220 grams vinyl.
Imatran Voima hail to Kraftwerk, Egyptian Lover, 2 Live Crew, Newcleus, Dynamix II; also MC5, Stooges, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash (RIP) and the Phantom (a comics character created by Lee Falk)!
They consider Miami's booty-shaking bass scene their wonderland.
(source: Rumba 14/00, August 2000)
More info @ Kostamus page
d i s c o g r a p h y :
Imatran Voima (12")
NOTE: Experimental freaky 80's flavoured electro with Battlestar Galactica & MC5 samples by new Finnish talents. 220 grams vinyl, limited edition 500.
Ghetto Bass Archives Vol.1 (8")
A. In And Out (7:32)
B. Ghetto Bass Mega Mix (7:56)
NOTE: Slammin' old school electro/ghetto bass grooves. Dedicated to Eazy-E! Limited to 200 numbered copies.
In/Out / Kurvi (12")
A2. In/Out - Luke Eargoggle Mixxx
B2. Kurvi - Mr Velcro Fastener Mixxx
All shit made by Imatran Voima Helsinki.
NOTE: 'In/Out' released previously on a 8", December 2001 (see above).
Techno Slut (12")
A1. Techno Slut
B1. We Love Science
B2. Do Dat
Imatran Voima / Bass Junkie
Group Sex / Quad City (12")
17 May 2004 A. Group Sex
B. Imatran Voima vs. Bass Junkie: Quad City
The Church of Latterday Maggots (2-LP/CD)
12 July 2004
A2. Group Sex
B1. Looking 4 A Phreak
B2. Computer Booty
B3. Der Aufklärung
C1. Give Me My Money
C2. Techno Slut
D1. The End Is Nigh
Dominance Electricity (Germany)
A1. Commando (7:13)
A2. Commando [Bonus Beat] (1:45)
B1. Commando [SBASSSHIP Remix] (4:15)
B2. On Speed (4:55)
"Commando" & "On Speed" produced by Imatran Voima, Helsinki, 2000.
Imatran Voima is Randy Barracura & Fresh Lexxx.
Additional keyboards on "Commando" by Gameboy.
Shoutouts: DJ Häkä, Mista Tibbz.
Thanxxx to GOD.
Pimeyden Jousi - Remixed (12")
kos005 / Kostamus Records
A1. Pimeyden Jousi (original demo by Two Witches)
A2. Pimeyden Jousi (1992 remix)
B1. Pimeyden Jousi (remix by Polytron)
B2. Pimeyden Jousi (Mr Velcro Fastener vs. Imatran Voima live at Kipsari)
The new versions of 1988's 'Pimeyden Jousi' ("Fiddle-Bow of Darkness") by Finnish gothic rock band Two Witches.
Joystick Pop (CD)
13 October 2003
* 12. Secret of the Saltmine (6:23)
NOTE: this is a "bass ambient" remix by Imatran Voima.
Fabric Live 08 (CD)
6 January 2003
* Imatran Voima: In/Out
NOTE: mixed together by Keith Tenniswood (of Two Lone Swordsmen); features also tracks from Anthony Rother, Depth Charge, Disco D, 2 Lone Swordsmen & Dot Allison.
Stilleben Records (Sweden)
* V.U.L.V.A.: Lovespeed
NOTE: with also tracks from Monkeyshop, Luke Eargoggle and Polytron.
Powerslaves: An Electro Tribute to Iron Maiden (CD)
AMCD 00:012, Angelmaker Records (NL)
* 4. Imatran Voima: Aces High
Sound of Suomi - The Electro Sound of Finland (2x12"/CD)
Bunker 3031, Bunker Records (NL)
* B2./5. Imatran Voima: We Love Science (5:57)
* D1./10. V.U.L.V.A.: MJ (7:55)
i m a g e s :
Imatran Voima live @ Helsinki Turbo 5, with I-f
c o n t a c t :
l i n k s :
Imatran Voima @ Discogs
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