Boomkat Product Review:
Sähkö's impeccable sublabel, Keys Of Life, presents an especially engaging release from Acid King's Tuomas Toivonen. With some shades of the awesome Tin Man releases, 'Urbanism In The House' tailors melancholy Electro-House productions to Tuomas' distinctively, steadily urgent delivery of intelligent lyrics covering modern urban utopias, artificial realities and quite possibly the only use of the line "the super smooth surface of a cartesian monolith is so unlike nature that early men understand it's alienness" that you'll ever come across. That line crops up in '2001', which bears no small aesthetic resemblance to Arpanet's 'Wireless Internet' classic, while 'Masterplan' smoothes the sharp edges with a warmer Electro-House vibe and the couplet of 'New Utopia' and 'Less=More' grooves with gruffer raw acid beats and a unique (read:not unsuccessful) Finnish rap attempt. Constantly shifting his own boundaries, on 'Business and Pleasure' he could be reading from some corporate textbook, but the effete, popp-y falsetto keeps it entirely entertaining, and 'My House' drops the vox almost entriely for a killer piece of squidgy, acid-rubbed Deep House and 'Teachers' puts his own spin on the Daft Punk classic, namechecking Norman Foster, among others . Trust us, you've probably not heard a record quite like this all year. Highly recommended to fans of Tin Man or Heinrich Mueller.