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sfp11 bad loop “Fragments”

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Bad Loop is finnish artist Petteri Karjalainen, who’s been making music since the early 90’s.
During all these years, he have established his very own, recognizable style where melodies
collide with lush pads in subtle ways, driven by the layered rhythms, all these blended together
form the Bad Loop sound. And close to five years have passed since the last release “Luo“,
which appeared on the One netlabel.

At the time being, the focus was on the idm flavored melodic downtempo material, while
the new EP titled “Fragments” takes a new, more edgy and slightly darker direction. Being
a more beat oriented and occasionally even hectic in tempo, compiled from tracks originally
designed for live performances. Developed and mangled further into a piece that captures
the essential vibe of a Bad Loop gig.

Additional credits: track 6 remixed by Planet Boelex.

download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Sinner” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Nth” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Sometimesrmx” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “Pinta” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “En sure sinua” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
06 “Nth” (Planet Boelex remix) [download] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in MP3 format, 63 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 210 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.

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27 Responses to “sfp11 bad loop “Fragments””

  1. January 17th, 2010 at 10:41

    moonove says:

    What a great release… Really enjoyed it. Greetings to you both.
    Cheers from Paris ;)

  2. January 17th, 2010 at 18:30

    from Estonia says:

    I’m just listening to it! It’s Bad Loop in its best! Thank you for the release.
    Actually past year was shitty for me as well as for lots of my friends.
    Let’s hope that this new release will open up all the good energy I already feel coming from it!


  3. January 17th, 2010 at 20:36

    Mosaik says:

    Great beats! :)
    My favourite release in a long time!

  4. January 17th, 2010 at 21:08

    dan says:

    Keep up the great work badloop. I remember the first time I heard my favorite track (lumme) i was SIXTEEN, I am 23 now. Love from Canada, I make all my friends listen to badloop everytime we are in my car smoking a joint or coming back from a rave. I hope this year is great for you and as always don’t stop turning out the great tunes.


  5. January 18th, 2010 at 4:59

    Christopher Werronen says:

    Hello Petteri,

    Glad you are back…and glad your music came with you!

    Cheers to a New Year,

  6. January 18th, 2010 at 12:36

    net-trax says:

    superb release!!! Greetings from Ireland.see here>>>(http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1440466604)

  7. January 19th, 2010 at 20:54

    Michael says:

    Fresh yet vintage — your work is an inspiration, Petteri. In a nod to the commenter above me, Lumme remains a sentimental favorite. All the best!

  8. January 23rd, 2010 at 8:45

    MrSpiral says:

    Great to see this new release is out! At the start of January, Soft Phase became the featured netlabel of the month on StillStream.com, and every Sunday night (USA time) I have been playing albums from the label in their entirety, three a week. This Sunday I’ll do releases 7, 8, and 9, and on the 31st I’ll get to add this new Bad Loop release to fill out the catalog!

    Thanks for all the great music, it’s an honor to play it on StillStream.

    — Mike Metlay (“Spiral”)

  9. January 25th, 2010 at 2:15

    coax says:

    Beautiful stuff man. Love it.

  10. January 31st, 2010 at 19:46

    Matthias says:

    Great stuff Petteri! I was waiting patiently for a new release and it was worth it.

    You are one of my favourite artists. There is not much music that is able to make me feel like i’m high and tripping without using any drugs and your music falls into that category.

    Keep up the good work!

    Greetings from Germany.


  11. February 10th, 2010 at 3:32

    Mike Swanson says:

    Excellent, and thank You!!!

  12. February 11th, 2010 at 14:43

    Suecae says:

    Oh, how I have looked forward to this!

  13. February 15th, 2010 at 16:41

    Suecae says:

    I have reviewed this for the swedish paper ASP-Bladet, which is targeted at muncipal social-workers in the city Karlstad. Might be of interest to you guys.

    And yes. It was a rave review. I love Fragments! :)

  14. February 24th, 2010 at 18:00

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  16. March 3rd, 2010 at 18:41

    SXS says:

    Amazing!!! A very unique sound indeed!!!! Keep them coming!!!!

    ( an old friend ;) )

  17. March 3rd, 2010 at 19:14

    JoaCHIP says:

    What a splendid release. Anyone who likes IDM / electronica should check this stuff out immediately.

  18. March 7th, 2010 at 11:17

    Hans Dampf says:

    Yeah great IDM on sfp11! Thanks for sharing

  19. March 17th, 2010 at 23:26

    Mokota says:

    Great Release. Thank You!

  20. March 26th, 2010 at 10:25

    Maikol Monrou says:

    Your beats explode my panties even if they are still in the closet. O well, I´m used to be Commando.


  21. March 30th, 2010 at 2:22

    Rekall says:

    thx so much for this. love your music and really appreciate the release. living proof that music shouldn’t be a commodity

  22. May 2nd, 2010 at 15:33

    Mike says:

    Very nice, great work on the remix too Ossie

  23. May 13th, 2010 at 16:01

    Rags says:

    What a great release, thank you! personal favourite: “En sure sinua”.

  24. May 23rd, 2010 at 2:37

    Abdullah says:

    miraculous! i love your music.. thank you from germany!

  25. August 30th, 2010 at 4:51

    flowjow says:

    love your music. always creates beautiful images in my dreams :-)

  26. October 10th, 2010 at 23:16

    Barry Forbes says:

    Fantastic,just going to give this another listen right now,thank you,Barry.

  27. November 4th, 2010 at 8:20

    sense says:

    Lovely music here Peter , great to hear it and a nice lovely remix from the planet boelex too :D great thanks

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