Huminoida was founded in 2007 by K-K- ( formerly a vocalist of electropop band Neuroactive) and AugM (ex-This Empty Flow). "Huminoida" is an odd, poetic Finnish word meaning "to hum","to make a humming noise", which seemed appropriate and original enough for a band name.
First 7" single was released at the end of 2007. A-side, called "Self-titled", was a dark instrumental drone, which wouldn't be far off on some John Carpenter soundtrack. The b-side was hand-carved by the band!
Second single "A/B" was released early 2009, and had some kind of "Minimal Wave" theme with it's obscure Ballardian car-crash lyrics, and the b-side being one of the most minimalistic synth tracks ever! AugM has his own record label to run, and it became apparent that he couldn't find the time to contribute, so he left the band after the second single. K-K- started to write the first full-length album, and released 3-track "Huminoida Loves You" 7" EP in the spring 2010 as a taster of the album in the making.
Colossal electropop / darkwave / experimental hybrid "Whiter Album" was released March 2011. Not shying away from extremities, Whiter Album offered diverse soundscapes from catchy synthpop (Time and Space, the Sound of Synthesizers) mixed with unusually dark tones and heavy instrumentation (Part-time isolation, Folk of the Twilight Counties).
"I'm not a big fan of the strict "song formula" thinking, the idea that every track on the record should be nice and easy and exactly alike to make it sell
truckloads... The most important records to me have been the ones where the artists have had the guts to do whatever they had wanted, to offer surprises and show emotions, both beautiful and disturbing."
Huminoida releases are rather works of art than products, handicraft as much as a records can be. The debut single with its hand carved b-side is literally Unique, second single was pressed on clear vinyl and came with a transparent sleeve. The sleeve of the third 7" was painted by K-K-. The vinyl version of Whiter Album came with an "obi" strip, two white vinyls with unusual labels, CD, lyric sheet, inserts...
"I've got nothing against the downloading as such, it's a handy way to distribute music, but I'm a music addict, it has to be something more than just a string of bytes used as a background noise for jogging or something..
Records made with care and soul are indeed a work of art. That's why I like to make an effort with the sleeves, try to offer something special and release vinyl as well, although from the financial point of view it's insanity."
During the slow process of writing and recording the second full-length album there's going to be a string of EP releases. 5 track "Mystic Summer" EP is the first one of these and it is released as 10"vinyl+CDR set.