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Boomkat Product Review:
Space-lounge-jazz supremo Jimi Tenor attends the keyboards, drum machines and syn-flutes for a choice retro-futurist jag with Hamburg’s Bureau B
‘Multiversum’ weighs in as the Finnish cat’s first album since 2020, and umpteenth since riddling the ‘90s with a free-spirited but classically stylized run of albums on Sähkö’s Puu and Warp Records. To be fair, he’s not really fucked with the formula since those classic sides , and nobody's complaining, as far as we can hear.
This time he continues to find new veins of energy in tried and tested aesthetics, variously balancing his cosmic exotic jazz chops with deep house and no wave NYC punk a la Suicide on the standout ‘Baby Free Spirit’, and giving us chuckles with lyrics about “hugging the trees / shooting the breeze / what are friends for” on the ‘60s pop rocket ‘Life Hugger’, whilst ‘Birthday Magic’ almost feels like Pekka Airaksinen gone pop, the lysergic sound craft of ‘Gare du Noir’ should surely seduce lovers of Stereolab and Broadcast, and there’s some impressive deep blue jazz fusion flex in ‘The Way to Kuusijärvi’.