the art lover's guide to Some Place Else

Some Place Else (1997–2013)

SOME PLACE ELSE was an independent record label established 1997 by the Finnish artist Niko Skorpio. The label’s history (under the name Demonosound) reaches back to 1992. Some Place Else released over 50 records of experimental, electronic, ambient and industrial music that were distributed worldwide by an underground network of record stores, mailorders and dealers.

Audio releases

Some Place Else and its sublabels released music and audio works by these artists:

A\H, Anapthergal, Aprox., Augustus M, Bardoseneticcube, Clop Neplat, Cold Once Turning Dust, Cosine Nomine, Darkstyle, Gelsomina, Herb Mullin, Hæretici 7o74, Ibrahim Terzic, Igor Bardo, Janko Krul’ Albanskaj, Kaaos in Eccentris, Kadotus 609, Lasse Marhaug, Lavra, Leif Elggren, Liddikoatight, Lost Weight, Metaorganism, Mnem, Mockingwyrd, Moljebka Pvlse, Niko Skorpio, Noises of Russia, No Xivic, Ovro, Rajapïnta, Reptiljan, Sine Nomine, The Delta Amoeba Group, Y’Malah Kornukopf.

Live events in Turku

From 2004 to 2007 Some Place Else ran a record store in Turku where they also organised concerts (as joint operation by Niko Skorpio & Ovro) for local and international artists.

Artists who performed at Some Place Else events:
Aeoga, Anla Courtis (arg), Bardoseneticcube (rus), Company Fuck (aus), Cosine Nomine, E.coli K-15, Fred Arana (fra), Gelsomina, Hæretici 7o74, Ibrahim Terzic (bos/fin), Ihokas, Jukka Hautamäki, Kaaos in Eccentris, Koray Tahiroglu, Kouhei Matsunaga (jpn), Lihaksisto, Mockingwyrd, Montage (jpn), Mow, Niko Skorpio, Noises of Russia (rus), Nosfe, No Xivic, Oktapi (sin), Ovro, Rajapinta, Rene Kita, Reptiljan, Rulla (aka Keränen), Silmu, Sine Nomine, Skoliosis, Skorp-i-Ovro, Squamata, Squid Raw, The Butt Plugs, Troum, Verhaverbeke Krzyzoziak (bel/fin).


In 2007, Some Place Else left the city of Turku and relocated to the countryside. The new premises enabled the crew to focus on production of sound and visual arts without distractions. The label remained active until the end of 2013.

Subsequently Niko Skorpio founded the PARAFERAL Creative Research Facility that operates at the crossroads of cutting edge audiovisual art and consciousness research. Paraferal also maintains the Some Place Else media archive.

Some Place Else Archive
The online archive documents the label’s history and related activities – currently work in progress.

Some Place Else catalogue
The label’s back catalogue is available selectively via Bandcamp.

Niko Skorpio : Psilocybe Necrophila (artwork detail)

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