A prodigy of Finnish experimental music, Veli-Matti “Läjä” Äijälä (b. 1958, the mastermind behind the bands Terveet Kädet, Death Trip, Aavikon Kone ja Moottori, Billy Boys, The Sultans, and The Leo Bugariloves) kicked off his pioneering project, The Kolmas, in the late 1970s. Combining early synthesizers and drum machines to create monotonic and primitive electronic music, The Kolmas is driven by a compulsion to transform nonexistent realms into highly idiosyncratic and personal art.