Boomkat Product Review:
The fact that German label Dekorder are here and ready to put some of the worlds most obscure music on vinyl (and high quality vinyl at that... no surface noise baby) makes me just that little bit happier to be alive. With labels like this out there it feels like music might be in safe hands, and with any luck they'll have the sales to justify the outlay, and certainly this latest record from Finnish psychedelic dronester Uton is well worth spending your hard-earned on. Following on nicely from his killer releases on Digitalis, 'Alitaju Ylimina' (don't ask me to translate that, please!) is a simply shocking dictat in all that is faded and tape saturated. It almost sounds like your brain has melted through the grates into a world of wood shavings and burnt polystyrene, a world where every sound is filtered through ten feet of fibreglass so your ears can only pick up traces of the melodic subtlety. I'm a big fan of Uton so it's hardly fair to comment but I think this might be his most coherent record yet, blending the more electronic, ambient sounds with the plucked folk instrumentation you might expect to hear on a Kemialliset Ystavat record. Fonal fans, Digitalis fans and Jewelled Antler aficionados - you can't miss this!
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