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Ihmettelenp???? Sanoi Kampela Jos Lahana On Pliisu [coll] – [267 Lattajjaa]

Thurston Hunger   7/29/2008   A Library, CD

Plenty of songs on here that will stick to your ears like
consonants and vowels stick together in Finnish. It’s not all
Lo-Fin, many other continents are squeezed into the 19 tracks
here. Our own Loachfillet provides an insect amusement park
of sorts, and South America’s Reynols wrapper Anla Couris
is part of a five-flush of droney communication with machines
set. The best of that lot is the opener, a “Noiseful Meditiation”
(great title) it sort of rises from a light clanking concrete
piece into a shimmering tower of electronica with this organic
whistle as the secret ingredient. Ville Moskiitto has an
accordion and muted guitar that seems to hint at “Peter Gunn”
Voice of the Seven Woods (from the UK) have a great meadow
gallop of an acoustic piece. Emerald Cloud Cobra (Emanuel
Cote from Montreal) has sympathetic strings dreaming of an
imaginary Taj Royale. A similar great KFJC debut from
United Bible Studies: largely acaplla ascension into the
depths of the human condition! A quilt of voices. More from
both of those two, please! Rene Kita’s “Saxtante” is a
welcome wacko here (and he’s a pretty cool painter too fwiw).
The track I didn’t mention is probably your favorite.
Hats off to Hannu Haahti! How ’bout a Lattahhaaloopa!

-Thurston Hunger

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