Run Away With Me
is Hannu Lepisto's solo debut EP : His first solo personal and emotionally direct songs released in 2011. The EP is available digitally via iTunes, Spotify, amd Amazon
and in CD format from CD Baby and Record Shop X.
Featuring the legendary Michael Blair (Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello) and Ulf Rockis Ivarsson (Thåström, Nicolai Dunger) on percussion and bass. Produced, recorded and lead guitar by Petteri Mård., Michael Blair & Ulf Rockis Ivarsson
Executive Producers Michael Blair and Markku J. Lepistö.
Mixed by Ollie Olson (Ice-T, Coolio, Teddybears STHLM, Robyn, Christian Falk, Christian Walz....), Michael Blair and Ulf Rockis Ivarsson.
Mastered by The Man himself, Howie Weinberg (Nirvana: Nevermind, Beastie Boys,:Licensed to Ill, Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2: Pop, Jeff Buckley: Grace, Tom Waits: Rain Dogs....) with Matt Agoglia at Masterdisk studios New York.
Hannu wrote songs about his journey from divorce to his addictions, to his knocks on heaven’s door and finding new love in his life. Then he decided to let go of the band. It was time to fulfill his biggest dream and go solo. So he started working in the studio with his ever-loyal companion Petteri Mård, recording acoustic based tracks and soundscapes. Later in 2009 he signed to a newly formed Helsinki based family label Homeward Records Oy. For the drums, percussion and bass Hannu wanted the best and got the best. The legendary Michael Blair (Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello...) came back on board, as well as Ulf Rockis Ivarsson (Thåström, Nicolai Dunger, Thea Gilmore...). They jumped on the wagon as rhythm section and producers for this new batch of personal and emotionally direct songs.
The Helsinki-Stockholm-New York connection strengthened already when Ollie Olson (Ice-T, Coolio, Robyn) took a mixing engineer’s hard job. The process of these two years of making Hannu’s debut was pure delight in it’s ups and downs and heavens and hells.
And as a climax Howie Weinberg (Nirvana: Nevermind, RHCP: Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Jeff Buckley: Grace...) has mastered the tracks at the legendary Masterdisk, N.Y.C., U.S.A. (with Matthew Agoglia).
Hannu's dream has come true.