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Solo debut record by Jaakko Tolvi (Pymathon, Rauhanorkesteri, Lauhkeat lampaat, Kemialliset ystävät)! Mostly sample-based partybeats for children and adults, probably not for teenagers. Call it emotional, adult-oriented beat (EMO-AOB).
"Lal Lal Lal week continues here at Blogstitude with another new CD, this one by a totally unknown band called...spell that for me again?....Semimuumio. I'm telling you, it's getting to where I just put the disc in the player with one hand and start scratching my head with the other...of course the artwork always keeps it goofy, the usual seemingly random hodgepodge of inscrutably domestic photographs and pop-art collage, a photo of a snow-covered car on the back (looks exactly like Chicago this morning), a close-up of really green plants on the inside, the usual dayglo/boho knicknacks/shelves snapshot, a close-up of a bed of straw with an owl in a sailor's cap collaged on top, okay, and the only text is like some excerpted internet chat in English about what to do in Helsinki... I give up, especially after hearing the music - it's like a goofy sampling album, stumbling pop-culture techno weirdness. It might be crude, but then it actually might be quite deft, I honestly can't tell even when listening closely. LLL website tells me that this is a solo project by one of the Tolvi brothers of free jazzish combos Lauhkeat Lampaat and Rauhan Orkesteri - wouldn't have guessed - and as usual they do the best (only?) possible job of describing this stuff: "Mostly sample-based partybeats for children and adults, probably not for teenagers. Call it emotional, adult-oriented beat (EMO-AOB)"...."
- Larry Dolman / BLOGSTITUDE