Monday, November 14, 2005

More Arctic Hysteria / Son of Arctic Hysteria / Love Records History



More Arctic Hysteria / Son of Arctic Hysteria is a new 2-CD compilation on Siboney label about the history of Finnish avantgarde music of the 1970s and 80s, which is a continuation to the 2001 CD Arktinen hysteria - Suomi-avantgarden esipuutarhureita (which I reviewed here). Featuring Jimi Tenor, Läjä Äijälä and early Mika Vainio (Pan sonic), The Sperm activists Mattijuhani Koponen and Pekka Airaksinen, Edward Vesala at his wildest, Kari Peitsamo, Kauko Röyhkä and Sleepy Sleepers at their most experimental and many other musical alchemists from Pekka Streng to Reinin Myrkky -- as a bonus some no-holds-barred sound experiments of Kaj Chydenius and M.A. Numminen from the 60s.

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[Love Records: their logo was somehow suggestive, eh?]

There is also a new book on the history of the legendary Finnish label Love Records -- Siboney is the label which re-releases on CD the works of this label which went bankrupt in 1979. The author, Miska Rantanen, has his own blog (in Finnish) concerning the book here.