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Huminoida was founded in 2007 by K-K- ( formerly a vocalist of electropop band Neuroactive) and AugM (ex-This Empty Flow). "Huminoida" is an odd, poetic Finnish word meaning "to hum","to make a humming noise", which seemed appropriate and original enough for a band name.

First 7" single was released at the end of 2007. A-side, called "Self-titled", was a dark instrumental drone, which wouldn't be far off on some John Carpenter soundtrack. The b-side was hand-carved by the band!

Second single "A/B" was released early 2009, and had some kind of "Minimal Wave" theme with it's obscure Ballardian car-crash lyrics, and the b-side being one of the most minimalistic synth tracks ever! AugM has his own record label to run, and it became apparent that he couldn't find the time to contribute, so he left the band after the second single. K-K- started to write the first full-length album, and released 3-track "Huminoida Loves You" 7" EP in the spring 2010 as a taster of the album in the making.

The colossal electropop / darkwave hybrid "Whiter Album" was released March 2011 introducing an highly original interpretation of synthesizer pop with it's linking of catchy pop tunes (Time and Space, the Sound of Synthesizers, 1000 Light Years) to dark soundscapes and experimentation (Bygone Wars - Whiter Noise, Folk of the Twilight Counties, Part-time isolation).

"I'm not a big fan of the strict "song formula" thinking, the idea that every track on the record should be nice and easy and exactly alike to please the ear of a casual listener... The most important records to me have been the ones where the artists have had the guts to do whatever they had wanted, to offer surprises and show emotions, both beautiful and disturbing."

 

 

 

Huminoida releases are rather works of art than products, handicraft as much as a records can be. The debut single with its hand carved b-side is literally Unique, second single was pressed on clear vinyl and came with a transparent sleeve. The sleeve of the third 7" was painted by K-K-. The vinyl version of Whiter Album came with an "obi" strip, two white vinyls with unusual labels, CD, lyric sheet, inserts...

"I've got nothing against the downloading as such, it's a handy way to distribute music, but I'm a music addict, it has to be something more than just a string of bytes used as a background noise for jogging or something..

Records made with care and soul are indeed a work of art. That's why I like to make an effort with the sleeves, try to offer something special and release vinyl as well, although from the financial point of view it's insanity."

A 5-track "Mystic Summer EP was released 2013 followed by 7-track "Intoxicating Spring EP" on 2014. This "Seasons" series will continue after the second full-length Huminoida album (Scheduled for 2017)

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