Archives


Archives isn’t really a WS-project, but as the name suggests, it’s a collection of early works made by W.T. Salmela. The first release of Archives consists of nine volumes (1-9), of which any one could be an album of it's own. So, the total playing time of all the volumes is approximately a whopping seven hours! That’s 94 tracks.
Music is in MP3 format (320kb/s, 48kHz) and is supplied in a DVD. Archives was released in 2011 and is available only for chosen people...

The volumes 1-9 are:

    •    Band
    •    Classics
    •    Electronic
    •    Ethnic
    •    Instrumental
    •    Originals
    •    Taustat
    •    Tech
    •    TRB

All music in volumes 1-9 are produced with a Korg 01/W fd workstation synth. Yes, I made lots of stuff with it back then… All the pieces were re-recorded from a 01/W Pro synth, and some additional signal processing was applied to each piece to bring out the best of them. The collection is also a very comprehensive demonstration of the sounds of the Korg 01/W series. The music itself is very rich, both in styles and ideas, although it lacks a bit of production quality. You can very clearly hear from the material, that the music of W.T. Salmela wasn’t going to be limited to any specific genre.
The Archives library, however, isn’t a complete collection of the early works. Some pieces were deliberately left out and some are just missing, lost forever... Some of the missing material was later found in C-tapes and they will be added to the collection in future.

The tracks in the nine categories are as follows:

Vol. 1    BAND 44:13 min

    1.    Clean Chorus
    2.    Wah wah
    3.    Long Picking
    4.    Plaintive
    5.    Bass
    6.    Band
    7.    Opus 40
    8.    Unity
    9.    Heavy
    10.    Heavy Metal Demo

Vol. 2    CLASSICS 1h 18 min

    1.    Dynamix Potpourri
    2.    Underworld
    3.    TV II
    4.    Feedbacker III
    5.    Blue Moon III
    6.    Freedom II
    7.    Representation
    8.    Dulcette
    9.    Stratagem II
    10.    Daidalos II
    11.    Dimensia
    12.    Dynamics III
    13.    Whirlybird II
    14.    Synthmusic
    15.    Xanthopia II

Vol. 3    ELECTRONIC 39:29 min

    1.    DanceBiisi
    2.    Jazzy
    3.    Vanha Funk
    4.    Jazzy mood
    5.    Hop
    6.    S.O.S. -unfinished-
    7.    Skitta
    8.    FiveFour -unfinished-
    9.    The Fantasy
    10.    Zombie Dance
    11.    Arrakis

Vol. 4    ETHNIC 26:42 min

    1.    Bambremoro II
    2.    Deep Forest
    3.    Eternia II
    4.    Ethno Techno
    5.    Kesken Ethnic -unfinished-
    6.    Ethno Saga

Vol. 5    INSTRUMENTAL 40:30 min

    1.    Another World
    2.    The Deep
    3.    Midipiano
    4.    Marimba
    5.    Tritonus
    6.    Four Solos
    7.    Dynamics iV
    8.    Pitk√§
    9.    Daidalos III -unfinished-

Vol. 6    ORIGINALS 55:12 min

    1.    Dynamics
    2.    Freedom
    3.    Mute Trumpet
    4.    Whirlybird
    5.    Daidalos
    6.    Bambremoro
    7.    Stratagem
    8.    Blue Moon
    9.    Eternia
    10.    Xanthopia
    11.    TV
    12.    50′s SciFi

Vol. 7    TAUSTAT 31:52 min   (Only arranged by W.T.Salmela, composers vary)

    1.    Sinapinsiemen
    2.    Lupasit tulla
    3.    Rukous on silta
    4.    Jumala maailmaa rakastaa
    5.    Huuda hiljaa
    6.    Turvapaikka
    7.    Kiitos soi – Instrumental
    8.    Vitalis
    9.    Kiltti mies

Vol. 8    TECH 1h 4:34 min

    1.    Zephyr
    2.    IhmeTekno
    3.    Havoc
    4.    Mysterics
    5.    PianoTech
    6.    No Gravity (parts I & II) -unfinished-
    7.    Shuffle Techno
    8.    Pygmies
    9.    Zombie
    10.    Acceleration
    11.    Megazone part I
    12.    Megazone part II
    13.    Megazone part III
    14.    Megazone part IV

Vol. 9    TRB 33:25 min

    1.    Classical
    2.    Primitive
    3.    BB-Trb
    4.    TubaTromb
    5.    Tromb
    6.    Dulcette II (backing)
    7.    Dynamics II
    8.    The End