lauantai 27. huhtikuuta 2013

Cheesy Asian pop

Here is a virtual mixtape I made by request. Oh God, I love Asian pop in all it's cheesyness. All tracks ripped from original vinyl releases, not from some fancy remastered re-releases. Expect some crackles and pops here and there. The most enjoyable mix I've made.


lauantai 16. helmikuuta 2013

KUUDES SILMÄ

Here is a Finnish post-punk band I've been excited about lately. I think they have been playing together for some time but in late 2012 they released a debut 7" vinyl with three tracks. Imagine mid-80's Cure with a punk sound. On gigs they've played a Finnish language version of "The fire" by The Sound... extra points for that. I expect a lot from these boys and girls in the future.
Get their self-titled EP from Combat Rock Shop / Helsinki.
http://kuudessilma.bandcamp.com/



sunnuntai 27. tammikuuta 2013

MOTORAMA


Now here is something to look out for... fuckin' seriously. In my honest opinion: one of the best indie pop acts out there. Motorama fall into category of post-Joy Division melancholic pop groups. They sound melancholic but not suicidal or overtly gloomy. I also like their cover designs which have a certain "old" feeling. Two surprises: A) Motorama is Russian (they sound quite 'un-Russian', whether it is a good or bad thing is up to the listener), and B) they offer their releases for free download at their website!!!
I recommend expecially the full-length album Alps. One of the good examples when I downloaded the release first and then found it to be such a good release I purchased it second-hand from some Ukrainian seller (I think). Official Alps CDr is not something you can find very easily. Grab it if you' re lucky enough to find for a reasonable price. I just found out that they teamed up with a french label Taritles Records and released a new album Calendar last year. Hope to get my hands on that soon.
They've released also an album under different name 'Ytro' in Russian language. You can get that here (slightly confusing web page, click the right side little boy to download their album). It is bit harder to digest in one listen but after few listens it begins to open up.

Here are two excellent tunes from Alps:

Motorama: Letter home


Motorama: Wind in her hair

torstai 27. joulukuuta 2012

Compilation of Finnish post-punk

Hello everyone. I´ve been listening lately a lot of Finnish new wave, synth pop, post-punk and punk from late 70´s - early 80´s. If anybody out there is interested in early Finnish post-punk you should get your hands on this particular compilation: "Eilisen jälkeen - Suomalaista postpunkia 1981-1987". I am not going to post it... do not ask me. But I am offering you an alternate version of that compilation called "Eilisen Jälkeen - Suomalaista postpunkia 1981-1987 - Varjokuva". Same bands in same order with different songs or versions. NOTE 1: I am not 100% sure about the time range 81-87 in this new version but it is pretty close to that. NOTE 2: tracks are mixed together just like in my other shows.
Get part A --- get part B


EILISEN JÄLKEEN: SUOMALAISTA POSTPUNKKIA 1981-1987 - "VARJOKUVA"

1.     Ratsia: Blow up
2.     Musta Paraati: Toinen puoli (demo)
3.     Belaboris: Yö vanhassa talossa
4.     Silmät: Valot
5.     Syyskuu: Dracula
6.     Musta Paraati: Johtaja (live lapua 83)
7.     Geisha: Kesä (dub)
8.     Après Demain: Dans la nuit
9.     Kolme Seisoo Vinossa: Hymyilet
10.     Kuudes Tunti: Levoton
11.     Musta Paraati: Myrsky nousee 2

12.     Ret Marut: Surusilmä
13.     Psyyke: Noidat
14.     Hexenhaus: Jumalan kosto
15.     Kuolleet Kukat: Elämänkerta (demo)
16.     Hiljaa: Kissa kissa kissa
17.     Päät: Marssi
18.     Alaston Lounas: Cowboy-Bill
19.     Burundi: Siivet
20.     Liikkuvat Lapset: Varjokuvat
21.     Jumalainen Näytelmä: Suu
22.     Tiistai: Millainen olin enää en

maanantai 30. heinäkuuta 2012

KAAMOSHOW 21 - Flow festival 2012 special

Soon it is time for Flow Festival in Helsinki, the annual hipster gathering party extravaganza (I know I´ll take a lot of shit for this but to hell with that). Expect a lot of fashionable youngsters making apearances and poppers searching for coolest new indie acts. I am glad there is also some decent music involved. If Fennesz and The Swans were not there I would have skipped the whole event.

JOOSE KESKITALO & KOLMAS MAAILMANPALO: Tavataan pohjassa
SAINT ETIENNE: Nothing can stop us
BOBBY WOMACK: Stylo (radio edit)
HUORATRON: Bug party
MOTELLI SKRONKLE: ???
TAMIKREST: Addektegh
WAR ON DRUGS: Taking the farm
THE SWANS: My birth
BJÖRK: Comet song
FENNESZ: Paint it black
PEKKA AIRAKSINEN: Pieni sienikonsertto

get it here

By the way, there is another Flow set at soundcloud

KAAMOSHOW 20 - weird electronic generation


Long time since the last show. No particular reason for this, just been busy with other activities. This time I present you some random collection of electric and electroacoustic stuff from dark ambient to plain noise. In this companion even Cabaret Voltaire sound radio friendly and easy.

PURE: Pelt [from Noonbugs]
THE HAFLER TRIO: Seven hours [from Seven Hours Sleep]
IRMOLOGION: Irmos 4 [from Irmologion]
BASTARD NOISE: Tyranny beyond earth (epilogue) [from Rogue Astronaut]
DOSH: Bury the ghost [from Wolves and Wishes]
CABARET VOLTAIRE: Loosen the clamp [from Johnny Yesno Redux]
ARANOS: Light [from Transfixiation]
SUNCHARIOT: Пост-колдовство, Часть II Exzorcism, Pt.II [from compilation Звуколань Атмосфера, Ландшафты, Стратегия]
DOU WEI & FM3: untitled 7 [from Hou Guan Yin]
MARTIN TETREAULT & LE QUATOUR DE TOURNE-DISQUES: Materiaux 9-10-11-12 [from Points, Lignes Avec Haut-Parleurs]

get it here

maanantai 7. toukokuuta 2012

RAOUL SINIER: Covers

Want to hear some excellent electronic cover songs? I am not talking about some lame ass dance versions I am talking about seriously good cover versions which you can enjoy while sitting comfortable in your couch sipping your favorite drink while a drop dead gorgeous Hawaiian miss bikini gives you... a neck and shoulder massage. Ok, I admit I got lost somewhere in a middle, but videoartist-painter-musician Raoul Sinier has released an album full of cover versions of such artists as Radiohead, Hendrix, Doors, Portishead, Bauhaus etc. And here is the gimmick: it is totally free.
Get it here.

While we are at it, here is a video for excellent track "She Is a Lord" from Raoul Sinier´s album "Guilty Cloaks". Imagine a mixture of 90´s IDM, some latter day Radiohead and some 80´s proto-goth guitar sound. Gotta love those singing black smoke mouths which look like satan´s socks.

THE POST RIOT ERA: Schism

Here is some excellent dark and haunting ambient. Album is called "Schism" and it has been made by The Post Riot Era. Man behind this project Dean Hinds describes "Schism" as 'a slow building, 5 track album of distorted electronic swells and waves, presented as the backdrop to a 1970's documentary on the socio-economic struggles of a middle-class American family'. I cannot describe it any more accurately. It contains five tracks but it should be listened as a whole because it basically sounds like one piece of work divided into five separate tracks. "Schism" sounds positively old-ish (meaning it resembles the early 70' s ambient without being self-conscious academic bore) but still sounding quite modern.
You can download it for free at TPRE home page. You can also purchase it as very limited edition CD.
But wait! That´s not all. You can find there four other free downloads by TPRE which you should take a listen to. Advice: listen them all at hassle-free enviroment.

Leaves me wondering how much more excellent free legally downloadable experimental music is out there which I do not know anything about???

perjantai 13. tammikuuta 2012

TWENTY KNIVES: Royal Invitation EP

This sounds like Walter/Wendy Carlos dropped some acid and started doing ADHD-breakcore. Free EP at their website.

tiistai 15. marraskuuta 2011

Rapidshare files deleted

Rapidshare has announced that most of my files will be deleted since I did not extend my RapidPro and some files have not been downloaded for 30 days. That means I have to upload some older stuff at mediafire and megaupload. That is going to take some time. If there is some specific files you´re after, just let me know.