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3.92 | 5 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sisältäni Portin Löysin
2. Selvä Näkijä

Line-up / Musicians

- Jukka Tolonen / guitar
- Eero Raittinen / vocals
- Pekka Pöyry / saxophone, flute
- Måns Groundstroem / bass
- Vesa Aaltonen / drums

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Love Records LRS 2001

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TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI Sisältäni Portin Löysin / Selvä Näkijä ratings distribution

(5 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
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TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI Sisältäni Portin Löysin / Selvä Näkijä reviews

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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars For me this version of Pekka Streng's anthem for consciousness expansion process is the most precious I have yet heard. The band played also on his "Magneettimiehen Kuolema" album, but here Pekka Streng is replaced with Eero Raittinen on vocals; A solution which first might not sound as an appealing choice. However I feel Eero managed to reach here a really touching level to the vocal interpretation, shimmering with divine prophetic power. Also as the determined calm guitar chord progressions of Jukka's slighlty echoed electric guitar mingle with celestial melodic lines of Pekka Pöyry's flute, a transcendental tonal poem for these masterful lyrics is borne. Vesa Aaltonen creates tender waves supporting this wind of change, and the whole piece stands concrete and convincing as an obelisk of truth larger than life. I think the theme of finding gates within one's mind is universal, free from restrictions of values or cultural backgrounds. I believe it can be achieved with many methods, most optimally via healthy lifestyle, will of understanding the world from larger perspective, and will to evolve as a human being to grander direction. The B-side of the single "Selvä Näkijä" is more casual jazzy lounging in vein of the tracks from "Milky Way Moses" LP, and though the lyrical content has mystic themes, it deviates in my opinion from the concept of sacred revelation of the A-side's masterpiece. I believe this version of "Sisältäni Portin Löysin" is available from some Pressa's compilations, and I would be curious to hear other opinions about this song and version. Most possibly there are various insights to question what is most successfully performed, this choice being just my own sincere insight, and not being more than one truth among all cicra seven milliard truths on this planet; an amount which is constantly increasing with alarming pace.

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