Mäntsälä, Finland-based experimental artist Perttu Leinonen released a new composition a week ago. Happiness Is Meeting An Old Friend is the first single this year that comes right after Mind Open, a recently released second full-length album. This single serves as an ode to a friend and sonically cherishes happiness. It possesses all the vital elements of the best experimental, avant-garde, ambient compositions but also hides plenty of hidden ingredients, accentuations, movements, and enhancements. Unlike many other contemporary experimental artists who nurture more aggressive sonic forms, Perttu Leinonen builts soundscaoes upon more calmy, soothing, relaxing sounds followed by complex electronic beats and percussions.
The beauty of Happiness Is Meeting An Old Friend lies in countless layers of cathartic melodies and harmonies skillfully assembled to offer a divine listening experience. Besides the vividly hearable dominance of calmy ambient sound, Perttu Leinonen incorporates other ingredients like cinematic ambient, drone, glitch, downtempo, trip-hop, traditional Nordic music, field recordings, and musique concrete. Each of these additional elements defines the direction of this track even more and enhances the listening experience on an entirely new level. You can listen to Happiness Is Meeting An Old Friend on all streaming services.