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One of our fave Finnish loons, Jan Anderzen a.k.a. Tomutonttu offers a most absorbing episode of melting electronic exotica, in the process doubling his tally for Luke Younger’s Alter label some seven years since his 7” split with 0PN.
Kevätjuhla was created as the soundtrack to a visual, sculptural installation of the same name, “a listening station that sought a bound between sound, the earth and organic matter”, and mirrors that installation’s make-up of wires poking from dirt, and scores made of organs peel and party debris, in a a typically warped, bittersweet and off-centre selection of sounds which flow into one another with a sort of supernatural, organic form.
For anyone familiar with Tomutonttu’s work pre-2012, it’s very easy to hear how well he’s consolidated the visual and aural aspects of his art within Kevätjuhla. Where previous pieces were prone to delirious fractal crystallisation that maybe required a modicum of concentration or a deeply altered state to comprehend, these pieces flow in uniquely resolved and strange quantum paradoxes, as though he’s merging tracks from multiple, discreet dimensions into para-dimensional delta of psilocybic folk, digi-dancehall and tropical lounge jazz.
Imagine Mike Cooper meeting SKRS Intl at Spencer Clark’s imaginary beach hut and you’ve got almost got the measure of Operaatio satamassa, whilst Tinhentyvästä harpusta - Tarjous sounds like magick lagoon of frolicking merfolk and the exquisite Kuinka voin auttaa feels out a hyaline dreamspace between K. Leimer and Visible Cloaks, and Kuteen salon I - Lukin jack pursues that vibe between the contrail coattails of Yellow Magic Orchestra and the endearing messes of Eric Copeland.