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Pekka Airaksinen


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 1 ratings

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4 stars This was the first album Pekka released after his eighties masterpiece "Buddhas Of Golden Light". He had recorded more music in the eighties, but released it later. There is no record date information, but I believe this was made quite near of the releasing just because sounds are really nineties style. Pekka released this and next "Inner Galaxies" as CD, after these will come tens of CDr:s. Only musician in the album is Pekka with synths. All the way there are much lesser rhythmic elements than before.

Donīt know is starting piece "Vajrasattva" one of his Buddha-compositions, but it really sounds different as his eighties Buddha-compositons. There is a synthpath sounding quite serene, but sad, no rhythm at all. "Hidden Treasure" is more typical, little bit chaotic Pekka music. Still chaos doesnīt hit you into face like in some other his pieces. Iīve got a feeling like I am in the cab of some spaceship. "Milk Sea" is quite dramatic, repeating much two chords. "Mirror" has very positive feeling, there is also synth path where Pekka improvises in a great way. "Palace" is the most prog piece here with many parts that really fit together. "Purified" has low sounds that reminds the ones that come from the womb. "Waves (Vajrasattva)" is as it says longer reprise of the first piece. "Invisible Forest" is together with "Palace" the most greatest composition in this album. Pekka tells in the cover about this: "the bells chime in the blowing wind". Itīs really gentle ending of this very great album!

This album is all the way softer than many other Pekka-albums. It is almost New Age-music, but there are contradictions typical to Pekka in many pieces that makes this album much more interesting than most of the N.A.-music. Pekka got his own cosmos, but I believe Tangerine Dream-fans would like the album.

Mortte | 4/5 |


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