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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Johdatus salatieteisiin (4:00)
2. Sika ja perkele (2:24)
3. Nahkaparturi (1:48)
4. Kaikki nämä kädet (2:30)
5. Götterdämmerung (2:02)
6. Kuolemattomuuden ääni (2:00)
7. Pyydä mahdotonta (2:55)
8. Pyörivät sähkökoneet (3:24)
9. Taivas ja helvetti (2:18)
10. Voittamaton (2:05)
11. Suuri äiti (3:46)
12. Kolmas Johannes (1:50)
13. Hiljaisuuden pelko (1:33)
14. Liekkisusi ja sulkakäärme (5:51)

Total Time 38:26

Bonus tracks on 1993 & 2002 CD releases:
15. Lintu (2:10)
16. Rituaali (0:54)
17. Syvä Vesi (0:48)
18. Jumalan Ruoska (1:01)
19. Raivo (1:23)
20. Hiki (2:04)
21. Kolme Näkyä (1:16)
22. Anathema (1:15)
23. Maailmoiden Välissä (1:57)

Extra bonus tracks on 2002 CD release:
24. Mielipuolinen Rakkaus (1:27)
25. Lapsi (1:42)
26. Siunattu Otsa (1:56)
27. My Tribe (0:53)
28. On The Wing (0:56)
29. Shaman's Prayer (2:58)

Line-up / Musicians

- A. W. Yrjänä / vocals, bass, composer, arranger
- Kimmo Suomalainen / guitar
- Pekka Kanniainen / drums

- Kari / piano (7)
- Teuvo Lukkarinen "Tepa" / guitar solo (8)

Releases information

Artwork: P. Laakso

LP Bad Vugum ‎- BAD-10 (1990, Finland)

CD Bad Vugum ‎- BAD-10CD (1993, Finland) With 9 bonus tracks from 1989 "Raivo" EP
CD Bad Vugum ‎- BAD-10X (2002, Finland) Six extra bonus tracks from 1987 "Johannes Kastaja" EP

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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This first long player album of CMX is suggested to be born "From consciousness and power" according the album cover note, and I fully agree with that statement. I think the most significant musical value in the album is implementing both intelligent musical elements to quite primitive hardcore punk sound basis, and creating something unique and original, mystical and enchanting.

The album starts with tribal evocation "Johdatus salatieteisiin", underlining the occult thematics dominating the album. This introduction is followed with the band's general sonic characteristics, constructed from contrasts of aggression and emotionally calm sequences. There are some very pleasant rhythmic details and compositional solutions realized, enrichening the listening experience of the more primitivelly atavistic raw rock basis' flow. These qualities are maybe most strongly present on song "Hiljaisuuden pelko", which though isn't my biggest personal favourites from the album tracks. The bass guitar is also very powerfully present with treble tones upfronted. Yrjänä's texts reveal his certain intelligence, shimmering with mysteriousness and blended with humor. Now later as I read his books, I think it is evident that he has matured even yet more higher levels. I however admit I felt some of his lyrics in the later albums of his career compromized. But I can't claim I could see directly to anybody's mind, and thus judge what would be totally sincere, and what made on purpose for achieving any calculated goals - A factor which I yet try always to analyze, and which means much for me due ideal of artists and audiences communication. The lyrics are neatly tied together thematically, and along with the musical solutions they create a really pleasant and solid semi-conceptual feeling. Especially as the album closer is also a shamanistic experimentation in line of the opening track, a circle of reference is conjured to this vinyl.

About the individual tracks, I would mention "Kaikki nämä kädet", containing somehow similar power and sound as the most amazing Sielun Veljet songs. "Pyörivät sähkökoneet" combines neatly rolling riffs and surrealistic lyrics, and following punk anthem "Taivas ja helvetti" is very good melodically, delivering pleasantly arranged alteration to the album's compositinal progression. "Suuri äiti" shimmers with melancholic ethereal pastoral calmness, and along with lovely lyrics it strenghtens the musical pallette of the album most perfectly. None of the compositions are displeasing, though maybe some of the humoristic and vulgar themes didn't appeal to me totally. But however I consider these ingredients as a part of these fellows honest self-expression, and the vinyl spins from start to end really painlessly, giving some kick to the ass and sharing the impressions from these lads. Also in the very fine song "Kuolemattomuuden ääni" these mentioned elements managed to amuse me seriously. The album releaser, record label Bad Vugum, is also one of my own favourite local labels, conducting good taste in their artistic line and voice out independent values. This album has also strong nostalghic values for myself, being one strong element on the soundtrack of my own youthhood.

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4 stars Kolmikärki (the title translates to 'Trident') is the first and, one might argue, the most experimental CMX album - though perhaps not in the most obvious sense of the word. Basically it's a hardcore punk album, but it's the only hardcore punk album I know of whose lyrics deal mostly with mytholog ... (read more)

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