Kemialliset Ystävät -­ Lumottu Karkkipurkki

Lumottu Karkkipurkki means ‘The Enchanted Candy Jar’, which is a very psychedelic title for a very psychedelic record. The songs and sound collages on this album are built around vague electronic sounds, loops and melodies and dissonant plucked strings.

Don’t let yourself be discouraged by this description, as the record is a great piece of work, strange but wonderful and charming. The mood is warm and friendly. Musically this album seems to be from another planet but one with an interesting culture and music tradition.

Lumottu Karkkipurkki is one of the weirdest releases I have heard form Fonal so far but worth listening to, just as all the other ones from the label.

artist: Kemialliset Ystävät
label: Fonal Records
details: cd, 15 tracks [FR-38]