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Boomkat Product Review:
Captivating kNew Age "Gnomic" no-fi psychedelia from a Finnish supergroup including Jonna Karanka (Kuupuu), Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau), and Merja Kokkonen (Islaja). It appears on the excellent De Stijl records, which should be triggering lights in your head already, while the music within is like the sound of a dream within a dream. The trio have been touring together as Hertta Lussu ÄssÄ since 2005 with a playfully improvised live show, releasing micro-runs of tour only albums with names such as 'The Butterfly Fart Album', and 'You Are Such An [sic] Pretty Sucker', but unless you were at those shows and copped one, you've liekly not heard owt quite like this album. A description might be futile, so we'll let the label give a strongly worded brief. "This is CONTEMPORARY music. In the new age whose keynote is the destruction of old forms and the birth of new spirit our ears are still constantly insulted with the musical establishment's attempts to "hold on" to the old traditions whatever the cost. Music is neat and clean and void of real life. We say fuck those people, we just want to blow. Folk music is dead, it got too fond of itself. Jazz is dead, it got too lost in itself. Rock is screaming its brains out trying to make up for the loss. But there is a new sound known only to a few, a sound of death and conflict and reconciliation and fresh air. It fits no categories, it just IS. And that is what we are presenting you with, a whole sound. Not clever parts, no individual achievement, this is the sound of a GROUP SOUL being born." Recommended.