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Fricara Pacchu: Waydom
Wow, a first solo recording from the lines of Maniacs Dream! Nasty and blasty Fricara is the coolest. Does this tell about Tao Tao's mutation with a carcass? No, this has nothing to do with problems. It goes over everything, it's the best, all the rest is wiped away. When Paavi heard this he said it was the best thing he had heard after hearing the Faust Tapes in 1995. The salesman was drunk and told the young pope to watch out for mushrooms starting to grow in his head.
Edition of 200.
"If there’s any contemporary label that could pull off the difficult task of promoting the cassette format it’s probably the amazing Finnish Lal Lal Lal imprint. To tell you the truth I couldn’t care less about the format of Fricara Pacchu’s Waydom though, as it’s such an impressive slab of primitive folk clatter, deranged psychedelia, motorik krautrock and feedback-riddled ceremonies. Waydom is like an uncontrollable volcano of instrumentation floating together to an impressive and majestic lava flow, initially interesting for its power more than the mind-puzzling polyrhythmic structures laying beneath, that doesn't strike me until much later. It’s like a pulsating tangle of the styles mentioned above and it’s all repeated till it invokes a sinister aural nightmare. Waydom has the shamanic and somewhat tribal feel of Avarus and Siamese Temple Ball but is still sounds modern in a Sunroof! meets Dead C kind of way. Essential."
- Mats Gustafsson / Broken Face
"Another killer hit from the Pfinland psych pscene. A lot of the music coming from this camp sounds like a bunch of people shaking things and blowing other things like crazy, which is usually pretty cool, but I like it even better when they use an electric guitar or two, lock in on some circular riffs, fall into a heavy backbeat, and make the whole thing shine like glowing embers. That's exactly what's going on here with Fricara Pacchu's Waydom cassette. We're talking LOCKED in -- hell yeah, these are grooves. Like all the best Finland stuff, it sounds like droned-out Sun Ra-meets-Dead C ethnic music that you can worship pagan concepts to with no persecution complex whatsoever. Apparently Fricara Pacchu is just one person, from the band Maniacs Dream, but he or she sounds like a band to me -- one of the best in Finland!"
- Larry "Fuzz-O" Dolman / Blastitude
"Fricara Pacchu (reminds me of Pucchi Carat?!) 'Waydom' cassette on LalLalLal. Fuzzy, druggy monster. Hints of eastern/wholetone melody in the guitars a sort of mantra develops trancey looping and looping. The drums are like thugs to my head. Random reference Noxagt in one track, you'll know which one- thick violin buzzing like audio tar. So good. Multiple rhythms spin my mind out. Still a delicateness to texture, somehow....Float away in an acid haze I can't wait for more by this artist."
- The Guinea Pig
"Maniacs Dreamin Fricara Pacchun soololevy Waydom muistuttaa monilta osin MD:n mainiota Die Learn No Way -lp:tä (HP Cycle, 2004): hapossa uitettua kraut-henkistä motorik-kurnutusta. Vapaampaa kolinaa ja pulputustakin kasetilta löytyy, mutta parhaiten mieleen jäävät juuri napakat groove-biisit, kuten "Per Milles Up" ja "Deep House". Tao Tao -teemaa varioiva "Bella is a Beast" omaa sekin melkoista hittipotentiaalia.
Pääasiallisesti kitaran ja kosketinsoitinten (oletettavasti, ota näistä nyt aina selvää) muodostama äänivalli on kasettimuotoon sopivan tuhnuinen ja jollain tapaa "vedenalainen". Tylsiä hetkiä tai suvantokohtia ei tältä kassulta löydy, sen verta kompaktin mittainen se on. Kyl maar sitä turuus osataan."
- Ville Moskiitto / Shortcuts to enlightenment