Kebu is an artist who creates new instrumental, melodic synthesizer music using analogue synthesizers only. His music is distinguished not only by a skillful treatment of analogue synthesis but also of an audience- captivating live performance – his YouTube channel has attracted over twenty million views and a lot of appraisal. Kebu recently won the “Best Artist” award in the German Schallwelle Music Awards.
Kebu’s debut album from 2012, To Jupiter and Back, was a tribute to the great synthesizer music that he grew up with. The album was well received – it went straight to Top 30 on the Finnish Album Chart and it was nominated for “Best International Album” in the Schallwelle Music Awards.
With his latest release, Perplexagon, Kebu has honed his craft and produced a two-sided album, which mixes influences from both 70’s and 80’s music as well as from modern electro in a distinct manner. The album debuted as number 6 on the Finnish Album Chart and was nominated for “Best International Album” in the Schallwelle Music Awards.
In 2017, Kebu gave 50 concerts around Europe. One of the concerts (Oslo) was recorded for an upcoming live-album & DVD release this year. His concerts are surrounded by warmth and joy, as well as a huge arsenal of analogue synths.
Kebu also does soundtracks. His latest work was for the science radio program Kvanthopp, airing each week on YLE Radio Vega. Kebu also plays keyboards with Kouzin Bedlam, a prog metal band whose debut album was released in 2014.