One Point Music
No Label No Cat
Amazing unlikely limited edition reissue of this legendary obscure private press LP that remains one of the most elusive and highly sought-after recordings ever to escape the Nurse With Wound list. Pekka Airaksinen was a member of the equally elusive Sperm, whose amazing 1970 Shh! LP on O Records recently got the reissue treatment. One Point Music goes even further than that outré side with a series of heavily rhythmic/percussive electro/primitive jams that almost comes over like a Cromagnon take on the afro-futurism of Craig Leon’s Nommos LP. Airaksinen works euphoric cultic magic with the barest of set-ups, with single flashing beats/rhythms illuminated by nothing but cracks of solitary electronics or a sudden woosh of phantom brass. Imagine the original Amon Duul let loose in Saturn studios with Suicide’s set-up circa 1975. The LP has two almost-distinct sides to it, with the first a heavier, more overtly modern/primitive Industrial style with electronics and metal percussion that’s somewhere between early SPK/TG at their most minimally repetitive and some of the more bloody-minded of the Vanity acts, Tolerance et al. But it’s cut up with a killer wild man of the mountains feel that is pure Finish freak folk, albeit more amphetamine than hallucinogen. The second side gets even more kosmische, with a use of crude F/X and a fidelity that is as out there as early-60s Sun Ra complete with cosmo-electronics and wild phasing rhythms and alarm code beats that vibrate the speakers like a more DIY Maryanne Amacher before being overwhelmed by great paeans to fuzz and fury that speak in walls of ululating death-tone. Incredible to think this was released in 1972 (!!?) when there was little parallel for this kind of hermetically personal DIY cosmo-minimalism. Originally issued in a run of only 120 copies, this is the first time it has even been remotely available in its entirety. Highest possible recommendation!