Hannu Karjalainen lives in Helsinki, Finland. His surname is unpronouncable to non Finno-ugric language speakers so prefers to simply be known as Hannu. His musical background includes a free-grindcore band Abyss at the age of 11 plus lots of teenage experiments with four-track recorders and synthesizers. His source of inspiration is nature, landscape, weather, light, places, friends.. etc. His music captures a mood or a feeling of a place, to take the listener somewhere for a moment.