Boomkat Product Review:
*Long-awaited remastered reissue of this 'Holy Grail' of primitive and experimental concrete psychedelia from 1972 - originally pressed up in an edition of just 120 copies and known to fetch crazy sums on the second hand market* Faithful sleeve recreation includes insert with liner notes translated to English* Reissue of a Finnish holy grail of primitive and experimental concrete psychedelia from 1972. Pekka Airaksinen is perhaps best known for his 1970 LP 'Shh !' as Sperm which is regarded as a "priceless avant-garde artefact" by the likes of Keith Fullerton Whitman, but his solo follow-up 'One Point Music' should be held in similarly high regard by followers of Finnish, or indeed, any form of '70s psych experimentalism. Operating through the '60s and early '70s, Pekka was obviously informed and inspired by the Parisian and Cologne schools of concrete and avant-garde composition which preceded his work, building on concepts hatched by Pierre Schaeffer, John Cage, Yannis Xenakis, and Terry Riley, but with a sense of detached, individual, and almost alien expression which it could be said is unique to the Finnish character and can be heard today in the music of Uton, Mika Vainio, Es, Circle and many more. The first side breaks down to three main parts, roving across rolling, repetitive rhythms and shut-eyed guitar strokes thru patches of marshy, primitive dissonance to a stunning conclusion of icy, electro-acoustically treated strings composed in 1968 and quite possibly the main reason you need to hear this record. The other side is the awesomely blasted 'Music For Sisyfos', also composed in 1968. It was originally composed for a dramatic production but heard alone it's a marvel of spiked, slow and untethered minimalist experimentalism evoking wide blue landscapes and delirious states through a mixture of Syd Barrett-esque guitar meditations and Vainio-esque electronic control. If you got a good haul of psilocybic edibles in recently, we'd strongly recommend cracking them out and checking this.