There was a long pause in my music making in the 80′s when I concentrated mainly in the gardering, record collectioning, hunting and fishing. Northern nature has always been close to my heart which can be heard through my music also today. At the end of the decade I moved to Central Finland and started to make music again. Since then I have played various instruments in several local bands, varying genres from the Finnish folkmusic to classic jazz.
The feedbacks from my electronic trials was encouraging, enough to give birth to the project called ”Old Man Motel” (2007-2012). The name was inspired by an old photograph but it also described well the overall project. Under this project name I have published on my web pages music that moves in the borderland of ambient and experimental, spiced up with ethnic tones. Music includes elements and inspirations from the fourty years of experience as a musician and as a music listener, mixing different styles, without paying attention to scales. This project has resulted in many co-operation projects. In the last few years I have become more and more interested in the production, listening and especially learning ambient music.
Producer & composer: Ari Porki
Mastering: Studio Watercastle
Cover photo: Shutterstock Inc.
Old Man Motel: www.myspace.com/oldmanmotel
released May 1, 2010