Agregaator Finished!

Last November I released a video of Agregaator intro riffs. After that I've been busy working on the full track. Agregaator started from an idea that I had recorded while experimenting sticking various objects between Stick strings. The main idea is prominent at various places in the piece: among othes, right at the start played [...]

Agregaator Intro Riffs Video

Chapman Stick as an instrument is divided into two sides with different tunings. With this track I'm trying to reunite the sides by freely crossing over from one side of the instrument to the other. The sides are processed separately with identical effect chains, blending cleaner sound with the distorted. This allows to play distorted [...]

New track: Sliced and Prepared

Initially I wasn't even trying to compose, I was just experimenting with preparing the Chapman Stick with various items that I found around the house and could fit under the strings. There were rubber and plastic tubes, springs, cable-ties, sheet metal, magnets, felt etc. Listening to the recordings next day, I felt that some of [...]

Projektorn at Hard Rock Laager 2023

We had a great opportunity to play live at the HRL festival in Vana Vigala. Leading up to the day of the performance, there was a rigorous period of preparation. At Vana Vigala the weather was wonderful, audience enthusiastic and sound excellent.Among the usual setlist was a new track "Delayed Gratification". Photo: Erlend Štaub Photo: [...]

Tycho – Awake (Chapman Stick Cover)

This is my attempt at playing my all time favourite song from Tycho on the Chapman Stick.It's a minimal arrangement with just the Stick and drums, with a bit of help from 16th note delay. The original:

Topufall Arpeggios

I started this song during the summer vacation on a laptop with, using a limited selection of plugins and a computer keyboard. Later during the fall at my home studio it kept growing and eventually I got to recording the Stick parts as well. The middle long-note melodies are the Stick with e-bow and additional [...]

Delayed Gratification Etude

I've always been drawn to rhythms that have you tapping your head with one hand and rubbing your belly with the other. Here's I'm doing just that with 5/8 in one hand and 6/8 in the other. With a little help from the delay for tremolo-tapping the 16ths.

Slayer on the Chapman Stick

Had a go playing a riff from one of my favourite Slayer albums: Divine Intervention.I think this arrangement fits the Chapman Stick really well.Drums are made with Superior 3.

New KaarLeek Video with Projektorn

Met up with Projektorn at an ancient hall, played, acted and shot everything for this video - KaarLeek: Projektorn is: Jaan Liinat – drums and electronic percussion Kristian Sülluste – keyboards Risto Sülluste – bass Kaspar Torn (me) – Chapman Stick You can listen to the long version of the song here:

O3oon Available at Bandcamp and Record Stores

Peaceful non-Cristmas music, also featuring in the Estonian Television nature program Osoon - for a present or personal enjoyment. Available for download and in vintage compact disc format 😉 at Bandcamp: CD is also available from these stores:Apollo bookstores Biit Me Recordstore: