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Kemialliset Ystävät  I  Siipi Empii LP

Kemialliset Ystävät I Siipi Empii LP


Kemialliset Ystävät

Siipi Empii



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    Kemialliset Ystävät is a long running musical collective headed by
    Finnish multimedia artist Jan Anderzén. The groups rotating
    contributors include virtuosic musicians, sound artists, mad
    electronic music professors, field recorders, singers, amateurs and
    professionals. Ikuisuus presents the projects latest LP,
    entitled Siipi Empii (loosely translated from Finnish to A Wing
    Hesitates.) Anderzén explains, "The English translation
    unfortunately loses all the music and rhyme of the Finnish title but
    the meanings still there, kind of. The title is aiming to describe
    the movements of a butterfly and the weight/heat of the idea that
    every single flap of the wing can cause a storm/revolution." He has
    described the groups sound as sometimes "like an orchestra flying
    around in a tornado." These themes embody Siipi Empii, a wildly
    weird dose of electronic folk music crafted through sheer force of
    nature, an abstract organism guided gently by Anderzéns deft
    artistic touch.

    Siipi Empii's compelling arrangements do contain a playful edge
    that softens its more experimental tendencies. Unpredicability is
    the order of the day, as dogs bark, springs boing, and electronic
    woodwind sections deconstruct themselves over beds of contemplative
    marimbas. Disembodied voices recite touching poetry, just more
    instruments playing freely in the endlessly mutating stream of
    sound. Every element feels perfectly weighed and expertly arranged,
    as if by gravity itself. Anderzén says: "Battles with gravity are a
    recurring theme in my work, something to do with changing
    perceptions of normal." Siipi Empii is a joyous and playful
    paradox, beckoning you to embrace its loopy strain of intensely
    original expression.

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