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Finland has long had a uniquely progressive underground, with thriving punk, avant, jazz, and rock scenes with oversized output and impact. Jussi Lehtisalo's (Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Mahti, etc) label Ektro has been at the center of this activity for the last three decades, with a stream of excellent and conceptually bonkers releases covering music of all types. Here Lehtisalo joins up with Jan Anderzén (of Kemialliset Ystävät among others) for an album of absolutely fun and unusual miniature duets that sound like alien Library music beamed in from the outerlands. Tracks like "Luukku Yksi" and "Puistossa" use a charmingly retro synth-y sound palate and Cluster-like melodic sensibility to make accessible some deceptively "out" music. Some cuts (like "Kylpy") have a vague hint of early '80s post-punk / new wave vibes, bouncing along in a friendly way with odd interjections of sample debris and electronics jumping out of the mix to keep it weird. The surging "Hymy yössä" could be music for the credits of the world's hippest newscast. Beautiful jacket by renown Helsinki-based artist Dylan Ray Arnold, bringing the die-cut techniques of their gallery pieces like "Growth of the Night Plants" to LP form.
Finland has long had a uniquely progressive underground, with thriving punk, avant, jazz, and rock scenes with oversized output and impact. Jussi Lehtisalo's (Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Mahti, etc) label Ektro has been at the center of this activity for the last three decades, with a stream of excellent and conceptually bonkers releases covering music of all types. Here Lehtisalo joins up with Jan Anderzén (of Kemialliset Ystävät among others) for an album of absolutely fun and unusual miniature duets that sound like alien Library music beamed in from the outerlands. Tracks like "Luukku Yksi" and "Puistossa" use a charmingly retro synth-y sound palate and Cluster-like melodic sensibility to make accessible some deceptively "out" music. Some cuts (like "Kylpy") have a vague hint of early '80s post-punk / new wave vibes, bouncing along in a friendly way with odd interjections of sample debris and electronics jumping out of the mix to keep it weird. The surging "Hymy yössä" could be music for the credits of the world's hippest newscast. Beautiful jacket by renown Helsinki-based artist Dylan Ray Arnold, bringing the die-cut techniques of their gallery pieces like "Growth of the Night Plants" to LP form.
783881016215
Tomutonttu Ja Lehtisalo - Tomutonttu Ja Lehtisalo

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Format: Vinyl
Label: VHF Records
Rel. Date: 07/12/2024
UPC: 783881016215

Tomutonttu Ja Lehtisalo
Artist: Tomutonttu Ja Lehtisalo
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $24.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Track 1
2. Luukku Yksi
3. Track 3
4. Kylpy
5. Track 5
6. Nolla Kärpästä Yhdellä Iskulla
7. Track 7
8. Muinaisten Vitsausten Hylly
9. Track 9
10. Apina Putoaa
11. Track 11
12. Hymy Yössä
13. Track 13
14. Puistossa
15. Track 15
16. Luukku Kahdeksan / Autere

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Finland has long had a uniquely progressive underground, with thriving punk, avant, jazz, and rock scenes with oversized output and impact. Jussi Lehtisalo's (Circle, Pharaoh Overlord, Mahti, etc) label Ektro has been at the center of this activity for the last three decades, with a stream of excellent and conceptually bonkers releases covering music of all types. Here Lehtisalo joins up with Jan Anderzén (of Kemialliset Ystävät among others) for an album of absolutely fun and unusual miniature duets that sound like alien Library music beamed in from the outerlands. Tracks like "Luukku Yksi" and "Puistossa" use a charmingly retro synth-y sound palate and Cluster-like melodic sensibility to make accessible some deceptively "out" music. Some cuts (like "Kylpy") have a vague hint of early '80s post-punk / new wave vibes, bouncing along in a friendly way with odd interjections of sample debris and electronics jumping out of the mix to keep it weird. The surging "Hymy yössä" could be music for the credits of the world's hippest newscast. Beautiful jacket by renown Helsinki-based artist Dylan Ray Arnold, bringing the die-cut techniques of their gallery pieces like "Growth of the Night Plants" to LP form.
        
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