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Pekka Airaksinen


Progressive Electronic

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5 stars Pekka was a mystery during his life. I had read somewhere, that he didn't make music in the eighties, instead he concentrated to Buddhism. But now when making some research about this album, it seemed he recorded quite much music in the eighties, but started release it again in the nineties. Editing little bit this old review of mine. Didnīt know then, that Pekka released this as CDr in 2004 under name Ajraxin, but anyway no cover of that original release is available, so no need to make changes in this at the moment in PA`s discography. In 2015 Music On Demand company released a box from Pekka's seventies works and they also released this album same time. I got this as a separete record, but in some boxes it seemed to be as a kind of 'bonus'-album. I believe these four pieces are part of his project to make music about Buddha's 1000 incarnations.

'Khadgadasvara' starts the album with really low & dark, percussion alike keyboards. Soon Pekka starts to make higher sounds to it, guitar is in the back at first. In the middle comes very sharp hits from the keyboard and also guitar become more front. In the end there are very beautiful keyboard chords. This long piece keeps it's interest with it's really hypnotic groove although there isn't happening really much. 'Pradanasura' is the most chaotic piece in this album, but really not as attacking as some Pekka's works. Pekka plays in this really fart sounding synth and guitar makes great discord sounds. 'Prabhutaratna' seems to continue straight from where the previous piece leave, but in the middle Pekka starts to play really God alike chords and guitar follows that atmosphere in a very great way. The last 'Padmasri' starts in a very deep keyboard chord, but soon it changes into church bell sounding base. First Pekka improvises into this base, then Mr. Niemi. What a great ending into this amazing album!

Pekka was a genius that really never got all the respect he would have deserved. We will see will there come a time after he's death he will get it. I really haven't heard all of his massive discography, but what I've heard this is the greatest album of his keyboardmade albums! This is highly recommended to all Eno ambient music fans. When I think Eno's ambient works are at least mostly little bit boring, Pekka's works have always lots of interesting going. Sadly this album is not in spotify or youtube, but it's partly in Soundohm-pages.

Mortte | 5/5 |


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