As with almost any of the Fonal stable, Paavoharju are entrenched in a dissonant experimentalism. Unlike the rest though, they do have shining moments of Pop amongst the clatter of bells and hiss of static. The band's second album, Laulu Laakson Kukista continues on the same track they'd blazed with their debut; an equally varied collection of otherworldly Finnish folkisms and stuttered electronic charm. The collective weave classical, almost religious orchestral pieces, humid leftfield beats and intangible world music together like the northern shadows of Sun City Girls. Looping like lost broadcasts echoed off wayward weather patterns, the album seems bound by neither by time nor sense of genre and yet it plays as seamless as if all this were the pop standard. Though in reality standard is too benign a word for an album whose music feels stitched from the dreams of fevered children. The packaging for this is as high quality as most of the Fonal releases, pick it up on vinyl if you can.
[MP3] Paavoharju - Tyttö Tanssii
[MP3] Paavoharju - Kevätrumpu
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