Hypnosis by The Atomic Blast (Helsinki, Finland)
There is nothing I love more than feeling like a spy. Still, those childlike ambitions of having THE tool belt from Harriet The Spy still creep up on me and make me wonder if it’s to late to start investing. Maybe I’m a bit past my spy prime, but thanks to Hypnosis my dreams have not been crushed. So I may not be as great as Harriet M. Welsch, but I can pretend to be and now I have a soundtrack–I’m halfway there. @LeahLovecat
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Tagged DIY, DIY Recording, Finland, Garage, helsinki, hypnophobia, hypnosis, noise, surf, the atomic blast
Golden Chain by Fotoshop (Finland)
I find myself hypnotized by Fotoshop. ‘Golden Chain‘ is a song that has a way of transporting you between different colors and scenes. I see myself wandering the city streets at twilight, just before people start to wake, Fotoshop echoing through my ears. Even though I’m just picturing this in my head, it’s so vivid and real that I am starting to believe it already happened. I’ve talked myself into a memory that I have yet to make, and it’s quite a pleasant moment. It’s a moment fueled by a Finnish electro-pop band. @LeahLovecat
Sisään-ulos by Vain Muutama Pisamasi (Finland)
Garage rock from Finland isn’t really something I have ever experienced. Now that I got a little taste, I can honestly say, I rather enjoy it. ‘Sisään-ulos’ is so stripped down but still holds a strong sense of rock. I tried my best to translate and decipher the lyrics and from what I gather, it’s a song about someone scorned by another. The minimal garage sound makes the subject seem even more magnetic. You don’t seem to care that you don’t understand the lyrics, in one way or another you know the feeling and you’re just happy you can find a song to express it in another language. Lovecat @LeahLovecat
‘The Burial of the Dead’ by Axel Thesleff (November 14, 2011)
Like a closed circuit, ‘The Burial of the Dead’ always has an interesting way of feeding back into itself. Aligning traditional acoustics in a manner more suited for midi trip hop synths, Axel Thesleff creates a warming track that picks you up with its beats while contextualizing the melody beautifully.
- Big Boss
‘Flotant Sobre l’Aigua’ by Violeta Päivänkakkara
Violeta goes against some of the more commonly held conventions of ambience and uses a pop saturated guitar tone in a flutter to create the atmosphere, ultimately, resolving itself melodically. Perfect for a sun cycle and deserving of more than just one two and a half minute track, we hope the artist keeps it up.
The Waste Land by Alex Thesleff (November 14, 2011) *
A good friend of mine recently said “This is the tits” when I put this on, and I completely agree. Everything from the recording quality of the audio to the scattered compositional structure to the beautiful integration of electronics into a mostly acoustic work begs for it, and deserves it. So here it is, you’re Best New Music for the week. I challenge anyone to do better.