Neuroactive

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Neuroactive
Origin Finland
Genres Synthpop, futurepop, EBM
Years active 1991–present
Labels A Different Drum
Website Neuroactive
Members Jarkko Tuohimma
Past members Kimmo Karjalainen
Vesa Rainne
Ville Brusi

Neuroactive is a Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM music group from Finland. Jarkko Tuohimaa is the sole founding member.

History[edit]

Neuroactive was formed in 1991 by Jarkko Tuohimaa, Ville Brusi, and Vesa Rainne. Signing their first album, Morphology, in 1994 with Cyberware Productions, the group went on to produce Phonic Trace in 1997. Shortly thereafter, Brusi and Rainne left the group, and Kimmo Karjalainen came on board to sing for the next two albums Fiber Optic Rhythm and Transients. Fiber Optic Rhythm also featured Geoff Pickney of The Nine on guest vocals.

Fiber Optic Rhythm was a huge breakthrough for Neuroactive, and they gained new fans worldwide. The album's popularity also attracted the attention of U.S. Synthpop record label A Different Drum who signed them, and released "Transients" in 2001, "N-Gin" in 2005, "Antidote" in 2009; and "Electra" in 2014.

Transients was the final album to feature Kimmo Karjalainen as vocalist for the band. The albums "N-Gin" and "Antidote" both included several guest singers, including Christopher Anton (Information Society), Kirk Taylor (The Dignity of Labour), Marcus Fellechner (Rename), and Albert Martinez (Neuropa) just to name a few. "Electra" features all female vocals by Sonja Myers.

Neuroactive remains as a one-man project led by Jarkko Tuohimaa. Neuroactive has remixed several bands during his career including: Alphaville, B! Machine, Iris, Neuropa, The Nine, Cesium 137... Neuroactive is still active and planning a new album.

Neuroactive signed with A Different Drum in 1998, and continued to release material under that label until it's closing in 2014.

Discography[edit]

  • Albums
    • Morphology (1994)
    • Phonic Trace (1997)
    • Fiber-Optic Rhythm (1999)
    • Neurology 1994-2000 (2000)
    • Transients (2001)
    • N-gin (2005)
    • Antidote (2009)
    • Electra (2015)
  • Singles
    • Neuron (1995)
    • Parallel Lifeforms (1998)
    • Put Your Trust In Me (1999)
    • Visualise Mixes (1999)
    • Play (2002)
    • Wonders of the World (2002)
    • Space Divider (2004)

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