Julian Lahdesmaki

From the West Coast of the USA to Helsinki, Julian Lahdesmaki joins the Soliti label.
Julian has a storied musical career, releasing music under different guises in the USA ( Moose & the Elephant, Julian Jones) – a move back to his native Finland last year brought Julian into Soliti’s orbit. Julian presented the Young Jupiter EP to Soliti and instant feelings of wellbeing ensued. Analog synths mixed with Eno-ambience merely enhances the songwriting prowess Lahdesmaki displays with Young Jupiter. A four part symphony, today Lahdesmaki shares “Part One” from the EP; a fine distillation of the themes and general moods found on Young Jupiter.

Julian Lahesmaki was born in Helsinki and moved to California when he was 6. He grew up between Los Angeles and Finland. Julian began writing music and recording in high school, and toured the west coast of America until he decided to move to Nashville. In Nashville he honed his craft as a songwriter and performer, co-writing 3-4 songs a week and gigging nightly. Along with playing in songwriter rounds in Nashville, Julian continued to perform in Los Angeles and Helsinki, even sharing the stage with some of his heroes like J. Karjalainen and Jonathan Wilson. After Nashville Julian explored various cities in the United States, embedding himself in each location’s music scene and soaking in each city’s unique sounds. Each city and town helped to add new depth to his work and a greater understanding of his artistic self. In 2023 he decided to move back to Finland hoping to connect with his homeland and continue his sonic journey. “I am such a combination of the places I have lived, but ultimately I want to really understand where I am from.” Julian tells us