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VITAE TENNIS NEST

Pekka Airaksinen

 

Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 1 ratings

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Mortte
3 stars Pekka had really rush-year in 2003, when releasing 3 CDr:s under his own name and even 10 Cdr:s under name Ajraxin! He had released really many also in 1997 & 1998, but I think this was his peak year. When he always wanted to go into new directions this album really includes something I haven't heard in any other Pekka records I have. This release has really weird electric piano pieces. I haven't got any information, but I believe Pekka has composed these to programming some electric piano, because these pieces are so fast & difficult that I can't imagine anybody can really play them. In this year he also seemed to fascinate about palindromes and anagrams. His compilation 'Madam I'm Adam' came this year, also there are two anagrams in this album from it's name. I am reviewing here 2015-vinyl edition, that lacks 7 pieces from the original Cdr-release and has instead two pieces on that are not in the original version. Also the track order is different.

'Vienna Estes Tint' is in the originally one piece, but in this album it has cut into three pieces. Not sure, is it exactly the same piece, because haven't heard the original Cdr at all, but in this vinyl pieces end in fading. Two first pieces starts in really melodic electric piano runs, but changes soon more chaotic. Next in the middle of these three pieces comes 'Visa Tense Intent' that sounds like two, talented children have fun with electric piano. Third part of 'Vienna Estes Tint' is quite melodic from begin to end. 'Acme Con Lent', 'Bell Eunice' & 'Lam Ice' are the most chaotic pieces in this album. 'Stress Graff No 11' is the most interesting piece in this album: with the piano it has also interesting sound effects made from the synth, sounds of breaking glass, whooshes and some percussion sounds. It really could be the music of some thriller movie. Two last pieces in the 2015 edition are from Nyks-CDr from the same year. They're both made from synths and are also really interesting. 'Hairstreak Annoyer' has distorted sounding synth playing solos, in the end there comes striking sounds, just like thunder. 'Reinsman Earthshaker' continues with those striking sounds and has in the end really winter alike synth parts.

I believe in this album Pekka comes closer to contemporary classical music than any other his records. So if you 're a friend of that music, this might be your album. But others I really don't recommend this to be a starter of Pekka's music. I believe it's a good thing this is a shorter version of the original album, hard to believe Pekka would have left great pieces like 'Stress Graff No 11' outside this edition. Anyway first electric piano pieces and great second side rise this album into three stars.

Mortte | 3/5 |

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