James Reipas is hailing from Helsinki, Finland and is a group of talented young electronic...
...musicians who could easily be considered as one of the pioneers of Finnish psychedelic dance music. The group consists of Kolmas Vasemmalta (guitar, vocals), Oskari Olevainen (percussion, vocals), and Himasen Aki (trumpet). James Reipas' debut album 'This Is Not In Fashion' was released on the Australian experimental trance label Demon Tea Recordings in 2001 and it received wide appraisal within the trance scene and outside it as well. The second James Reipas album 'Uwaga' was released in december 2005 by a Finnish label Freakdance Records. Their third album 'Personal Trainer' was released in 2008 on Hong Kong's finest Faerie Dragon label.
The current album 'Super Life' takes James Reipas into new territory. The sound has morphed into their own distinct nu-disco sound. 'Super Life' combines electro and psychedelic dance music with recorded live instruments such as flamenco guitars, live drums and percussion, etc. This is definitely not your average soft synth music with boring presets, as the group uses mainly hardware synthesizers and equipment to create their tracks, trusting in the good old Midi. James Reipas doesn't believe in genre limitations either and they are not ashamed to send the same message to their listeners.
They have been performing extensively in Finland and their wild live performances have gained tremendous popularity. In spring 2007 the trio toured Germany and after that James Reipas has also played in Ukraine, Russia and Japan. The live sets of James Reipas are more based on improvisation and free flow than sticking to the original structures of the songs.