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Absoluuttinen Nollapiste


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2 stars Absoluuttinen Nollapiste came fifth into Finnish Rock SM-competition in 1993. They achieved so much attention there that Finnish small magazine Vinylmania decided to release their e.p. and first full lengt cd. Lyricist vocalist Tommi Liimatta got with these first releases a lot of attention. He´s style then was to make clever verbal nonsense that easily starts to irritate. He even sing in the album "I was going to make some rock lyrics, instead I wrote sentences that don´t mean nothing". To me lyrics haven´t ever been the main thing, so the problem in this first one is not lyrics, it´s music. Abso members have said, they are highly influenced in Wigwam. Music in this album really isn´t prog or Wigwam at all, it reminds mostly much more one Finnish singer-songerwriter "Juice Leskinen". Tommi´s voice is very near of him. In this review I concentrate on albums songs that have at least something prog or something else to say.

"Matkustajakoti Lintukoto" = "guesthouse safe heaven" is quite boring piece, but has some prog rhytmic greatness. "Kivoja Kansioita" = "nice folders" has great melodic prog middle part. Album tittle song is really boring, but it has great guitar solo and ending. In "Laatikkohevonen" = "a boxhorse" they rock quite great way at the begin. "Paikallinen nimikauhu tulee ellei maissi lopu" = "local namehorror comes if corn isn´t ending" is one of the greatest songs in this album, it also has some Wigwam influences. "Ehdokkaat" = "candidates" is also quite good piece with little prog rhythms and funk. "Hallitsevien piirien vaatimukset" = "requirements of the dominant circuits" is really boring. Only think that makes it a little interesting, is that band members has told the strange vocal style in it´s chorus is borrowed from Wigwam´s Jim Pembroke in Being album. "Siibu Diibu..." is really horrible. In Finland these kind of "jokes" are called "teekkarihuumori", that means humor of the students of technical school that mostly nobody else understand. I am really happy Abso haven´t done this kind of "humour" after this album. "Pimeässä vietetty aika minuuteissa" = "time spend in the dark in minutes" is also one of the albums highlights, it includes progmelodies and -rhythms and has really many changes. But almost the last are albums two best songs: "Rarmos Ybrehtar" and "Valtani Viimeinen Päivä" = "the last day of my power". The first one is really catchy pop tune and the second one reminds Wigwam´s "Grass For Blades" from it´s atmosphere. It´s also the only one, where text support really great way the music, although Tommi is still mostly singing nonsense.

I am glad I didn´t hear this album first from Absoluuttinen Nollapiste, because I propably wouldn´t want to hear them more. My first Abso-album was the next "Muovi Antaa periksi". It has a lot of common with this first one, but their compositions just have become a lot better, also there are much more prog. I think Abso succeed much better with their first e.p. "Ei Ilmestynyt" than this first full cd. If this had been also e.p with just the good songs, it would have been much better. I remembered before today´s listening that this album deserves three stars, but not even the greatness of "Valtani Viimeinen Päivä" can make me to give it. Really hope, nobody listens this at first Abso album. So it is two stars.

Mortte | 2/5 |


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