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Lal Lal Lal presents Paavi, a LP of piano ecstasy recorded on the roof of Luola Studios in Tampere. In the featured three original compositions Paavi explores the movement in static sound – stasis in moving sound duality. This onetime Puke Eater and Munuaissymposium 1960 member's frankfurters dance on the ivories and the piano sings a song of a very long and free fall. Complete with song titles like "Healthy Body, Healthy Cosmos" and a beautiful color print insert.
Edition of 525.
"With its latest batch of releases, preeminent Finland record label Lal Lal Lal seems to be moving away, in several different directions at once, from the communal forest whiff it's been handed. Such as: teenage industrial punk and dark ambient (the MWM/Maryfist split cassette), techno-kitsch (the Kompleksi 7-inch), and killer solo works like the Fricara Pacchu cassette and this vinyl LP, from a member of Munuaissymposium 1960 (split 7-inch with Maniacs Dream ruled) and The Puke Eaters (that's an act I haven't heard yet), known here only as Paavi. The graphics on here are typical Finland-style head-scratchers, such as the paste-on cover photo of two suburban 90s girls wearing goofy masks and sweatshirts (one of which says "Hockey Club Original Sportswear"!), and on the insert a super-glossy color photo of a topless mama and her baby (turns out she's the artist's sister). As for the center labels on the record itself, one features an extreme close-up on the bikini-clad ass of a person of unverifiable gender, and the other says "FUCK THE COPZ" in gothic writing! The music, on the other hand, is pure serious solo-thought mind-stream zone-out drone, and it's all played on an acoustic piano. Two side-long tracks, just like in the old days. You could bring up Charlemagne Palestine, because this is indeed "strumming music" played on pianoforte, but this is slower and weirder. The first side-long actually strikes me like Jandek recording speed-metal demos, the way its one note goes from walking to jogging to sprinting and back down again. The second side drone-out is more lush but still has a pretty rich dark edge. Top ten of '05......?"
-Larry "Fuzz-O" Dolman / Blastitude