Romans is the collaborative alias of Gunnar Haslam and Tin Man.

Having both accrued considerable praise for their solo work – Haslam for his cerebral contributions to L.I.E.S and Delsin, Tin Man for his romantic acid excursions – the duo decided to link up following a chance meeting at The Bunker in New York. Loosely posited as a machine-music portrayal of their namesake’s empire era, the two Romans EPs to date saw them merge their styles into murky but uniquely emotive offerings.

With a full-length LP entitled Valere Aude due out next month on Bunker’s in-house label, Romans have eschewed the typical promo mix format an instead constructed a tribute to Finnish techno pioneer Mika Vainio, whose work as Ø and as one half of Pan Sonic can be felt in Valere Aude’s rumbling acid lines and sparse atmospherics.

Valere Aude is out on December 2 via The Bunker New York


Ø – Atomit
Philus – pH A1
Philus – Kuvio 3
Ø – Kolmas
Ø – Sähkörausku
Philus – Ionit
Ø – Röntgen
Ø – Cesium
Philus – pH B2
Pan Sonic – Lähetys / Transmission
Ø – Näkinkengät / Shells
Ø – Ensimmäinen Valo / First Light
Ø – Talven Henki / Winter Spirit
Mika Vainio – Onko Parts 1-11 [Is It?]
Ø – Hikari
Mika Vainio – Sub-Atlantic
Mika Vainio – Viher [Green/Cellular]
Ø – U-Bahn
Ø – Otava
Philus – Tele-Ctro
Ø – Syvyydessä Kimallus