Art First Records


Helsinki based independent music label focusing on local underground culture.  Physical copies or digital downloads of most of the works could be asked by sending e-mail to the label in which case Art First Records forwards you directly to deal with author of any given artwork.

Composer Ville Vokkolainen currently operates outside of the market but some selected works might occasionally appear also in physical formats in which case those could be ordered straight by sending e-mail to All of these works will be handmade by visual artist Johanna Torkkola or Ville Vokkolainen. Besides these works Art First Records does not operate with money so everything will go directly to artists of any given artwork.


Ville Vokkolainen – Slowing Down Stuff (50 CD box set)

-Featuring: Ville Vokkolainen – Production

-There’s only one physical copy of the piece and could be found from Digelius Music shortly.

Usva – Folder

-Featuring: Jone Takamäki – Woodwinds, Lauri Hyvärinen – Electric guitar, preparations, objects, Naoto Yamagishi – Snare drum, symbal, objects.

Eero Tikkanen – Sweatin’ at Studio 1

-Featuring: Eero Tikkanen – Double Bass

-Streaming only (for now)

Jukka Kääriäinen – Demoiselle

-Featuring: Jukka Kääriäinen – Electric guitars

-CDs coming shortly

Ville Vokkolainen – Post-Colonial Love Affair

-Featuring: Ville Vokkolainen – Electric guitars, keyboards, piano, electric drums, midi, programming, production, recording, mix/master, Seppo Kantonen – Keyboards (V Synth), Eero Tikkanen – Bass, Veikki Virkajärvi – Classical lead guitar, Tuomas J Turunen – Piano (solo sections), Jesse Ojajärvi – Spoons, Lauri Hyvärinen – Prepared electric guitar (Also composition ”Trukki” has been featured at the second to last section of this piece),
Linda Fredriksson – Baritone saxophone, Johannes Sarjasto – Alto sax & rhythm guitar,
Jussi Reijonen – Rhythm guitar

-Double CD 20€ (inlcuding Piano Concerto)

Sergio Castrillón – Chamber and Electronic Works I (2008-2010 FULL ALBUM)

-Digital download: 8€

-CD (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

Ville Vokkolainen: House Music

-Featuring: Ville Vokkolainen – Instruments, Electronics, Programming, Production, Johannes Sarjasto – Saxophone

-YouTube only

LAKI & Roomet Jakapi: Hot Night In Tallinn

Featuring: Johannes Sarjasto – Electronics, Objects, Saxophone, Keijo Koskenharju – Objects & Percussions, Roomet Jakapi – Voice & Electronics

-Digital download 5€

Johannes Sarjasto: Divine Madness

Featuring: Johannes Sarjasto – Flutes, Samples, Drum Maxhine, Fart Whistle, Percussions, Synths, Piano, Lauri Kallio – Electric Guitar, Percussions, Kalle Timonen – Keyboards, Percussions, Keijo Koskenharju – Percussions, Ilmari Heikinheimo – Percussions, Flute Otto Eskelinen – Alto Saxophone, Roomet Jakapi – Voice

-Digital download 5€

Sandy Ewen & Lauri Hyvärinen: Finnish Dinner

Featuring: Sandy Ewen: Electric Guitar/Objects, Lauri Hyvärinen: Acoustic Guitar/Objects

-CD 5€

Laponia Improvisations Ensemble: Saving HMS Honesty

Featuring: Sirpa Jokinen: electronics, Vesa Lehko: tenor saxophone, Otso Björklund: bass, Michael Sagulin: viola, Ari Lehtinen: double bass, Sergio Castrillon: cello

-YouTube only

Korno: Saanan Aala

Featuring: Pauli Lyytinen: woodwinds & objects, Jukka Kääriäinen: acoustic and prepared guitars, Teppo Hauta-aho: basses, cello and objects

-CD 15€

Harri Kuusijärvi: A Live

-Digital download 5€

Ricardo Arias & Sergio Castrillón Live at Studio 1

Featuring: Ricardo Arias: balloons, sponges, electronics and crackle box & Sergio Castrillón: cello.

-Prices TBA

Maximilian Latva: Kuboaa

-Prices TBA

Lauri Hyvärinen: Trukki

Physical copies of the album (CD or cassette) could be ordered straight from:

-Digital Download: 4€

-Cassette: 5€

-CD-R: 5€

Sergio Castrillón: Solo Improv Project

-Prices TBA

Ville Vokkolainen: Piano Concerto ”How To Become An Individual”

Featuring: Ville Vokkolainen: electric guitar, piano, keyboards, synths, programming, mix/master, Eero Tikkanen: electric bass, Johannes Sarjasto: alto saxophone and Seppo Kantonen: piano

-Double CD 20€ (including Post-Colonial Love Affair)

The Jazzburgers: (+358)400845304

Musicians of this ensemble are unknown for the label.

-Voluntary donation for digital download

-CD 6€

Johannes Sarjasto: Patvi

-Digital download 5€

-CD 5€

Sergio Castrillón: Chamber and Electronic Works II (2011-2013)

Featuring: Sergio Castrillón: cello, electronics and compositions, Natalia Castrillón: harp, Clara Petrozzi: viola

-Digital download: 8€

-CD (handmade with recycled materials): 15€

Experts from the Underground: Idiomatic Music

Featuring: Ville Vokkolainen: keyboards & composition, Keijo Koskenharju: percussions, Ella Tahkolahti: drums, piano & pump organ, Maximilian Latva: electric guitar, Johannes Sarjasto: keyboards, Eero Tikkanen: electric bass

-YouTube only

Ville Vokkolainen & Kusipäät: I (osa 2)

featuring: Roomet Jakapi: voice, Pauli Lyytinen: tenor saxophone, Johannes Sarjasto: alto saxophone, Seppo Kantonen: electric piano, Joonas Kasurinen: keyboards, Eero Tikkanen: electric and double bass, Eeti Nieminen: drums, Nicolas Rehn: rhythm guitar, Lauri Hyvärinen: prepared electric guitar, slide guitar & objects, Juhani Grönroos: lead guitar, Ville Vokkolainen: rhythm guitar, piano, keyboard, compositions, mix/master and Arttu Kurttila: narrator (Rodion Raskolnikov)

All the related information concerning this release could be found from the text portion of this youtube link.



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Ville Vokkolainen: Chamber Works

Featuring: Harri Kuusijärvi: accordion, Aleksi Santavuori: violin, Sergio Castrillon: cello, Natalia Castrillon: harp, Sebastian Castrillon: cello

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Lauri Hyvärinen: Ipso Kuutala:

featuring: Lauri Hyvärinen: acoustic guitar, objects and electronics

Physical copies of the album (CD or cassette) could be ordered straight from:

-Digital Download: 4€

-Cassette: 5€

-CD-R: 5€

Jörn Bielfeldt: JBXDR – EP No1:

featuring: Jörn Bielfeldt: drums and electronics

Ville Vokkolainen: EDM Superstar:

featuring: Ville Vokkolainen: piano, keyboards, electric guitar, mix/master


-Sold out/YouTube only

First Art First Records release is Ville Vokkolainen & Kusipäät: I and features:

Pauli Lyytinen, Johannes Sarjasto: saxophones, Panu Luukkonen: trombone, Juhani Grönroos: guitar, Harri Kuusijärvi: accordion, Eero Tikkanen: bass, Joonas Kasurinen: piano, Tatu Rönkkö, Jesse Ojajärvi, Tomi Saikkonen: drums, James Andean: objects, electronics and transitions between different sections, Reetta Haavisto: soprano, Arttu Kurttila: narration and text arrangements, Ville Vokkolainen guitar & compositions.

Recording: Joonas Saikkonen & Juhani Grönroos. Mixing: Ville Vokkolainen & Joonas Saikkonen.

All the related information concerning this release could be found from the text portion of this youtube link.


-Sold Out/YouTube only