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The Santtu Pesonen Project is my longest-running solo project. Started in December of 2012, it has essentially served as my primary solo music outlet since its inception. The project’s sound originated in a style reminiscent of alternative metal/heavy rock, with the sound steadily evolving towards a more prog-influenced direction with every release. Influences from many different styles can be heard across the project’s 10-album catalog, including thrash metal, groove metal, a cappella music and even dark ambient.
In a lot of ways, The Santtu Pesonen Project is a representation of my evolution, not only as a musician/songwriter but also as a producer. Since I’ve done almost everything solo under the project since its early days, including the mixing and mastering, I’ve had to learn a lot of new things on my own. And in some cases, The Santtu Pesonen Project has also been the first place where I tested out new gear whenever I got it. The importance of this particular outlet in my musical misadventures can’t be understated.