Kemialliset Ystävät and Sunroof! - Splinter Series
The good people over at FatCat have resuscitated their long lingering split series, now dubbed the Splinter Series. First up in the new series sees Jan Anderzén's wily band of Fins, Kemialliset Ystävät pitted against the harsh soundscapes from Matthew Bower of Skullflower, here in his Sunroof! guise. As could be well expected, both sides of this platter are chock full of chaos; but somehow each band's eccentricities nicely counterpoint the other's. KY is lighthearted and experimental where Sunroof! is dark and foreboding, likewise Sunroof! cuts straight and deep, focusing steady with his singular weapon of modified static force; while the Fins as usual grab anything with strings or mallets or wires within reach to achieve their effect. If it were a tossup I'd have to, of course, give the edge here to Kemialliset Ystävät, but then again I always was a sucker for the Finnish underground. All in all an eclectic though and a damn good return to the label's classic pairings with surely more to come in the near future.
(*ed note* - The Split Series and Splinter Series are actually two different entities. The split series has ended but will soon be available digitally from the FatCat site. The Splinter series is released on FatCat's sub-division Splinter)
[MP3] Kemialliset Ystävät - Tässä Maassa Kun Näin Makailen
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