Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anti/Uton - These Rains Were Tales Before (2003)

/Psych-folk, Drone folk, Forest folk, New Weird Finland, Improvised noise, Avant-garde, Improvised music, Experimental folk/

Comment: this set of nine improvised compositions comes out of Porvoo, Finland by the duo Anti/Uton later also known as Hunton Quintet. The issue consists of strained drone progressions and galvanized noisy basses, and rattling drum kits, and over amplified yet quite static guitar noises subordinated to stoned noise ideology and radical sonic aesthetics. Of course, it is kind of a folk music because of being designated by raw plucked guitar chords around. It might be you would think of it as an appearance to depict your very obsessive thoughts you are being hinged on. Indeed, emotionally the result seems to be highly labile ready either to attack you or caress you. The album could be considered a part of the so-called Finnish forest folk movement, however, representing the most extreme branch of it (Kemialliset Ystävät, Vierivä Viiksiportieeri, Jamabansku). By listening to it you can discern monotonous developments and rough sonic bits which are obviously as resulting goals as creating process on its own. Such sort of improvised music was born in 1967 when AMM issued their two-track issue Ammmusic (Elektra). The issue is part of Uton-led imprint  OM HA SVA HA KSHA MA LA VA RA YAM. Could you repeat it?
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