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Pekka Pohjola - Keesojen Lehto [Aka: The Mathematician's Air Display; The Consequences Of Indecisions] CD (album) cover


Pekka Pohjola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.72 | 111 ratings

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4 stars So one day I was trying to find a CD version of this Mike Oldfield album on the internet. Having no luck I finally said the heck with it and copied my LP onto CD. As it turns out, it was released in the United States as a Mike Oldfield album. I didn't find out it wasn't actually an Oldfield album until someone on PA told me in the forum. I just got a CD copy of the properly labeled Pekka Pohjola album (24 bit re-mastered, yay!) and now that I've listened to it, it's apparent that Mike isn't the dominant element on this album. Pekka is definitely the one behind the tunes. The keyboards are the dominant element. Great, another artist I need to get to know better.

While Mike is second fiddle, so to speak, he still makes a prominent enough contribution that it could be passed off as a Mike Oldfield album. And, after all, I would not have bought a Pekka Pohjola album those many years ago unless I had heard it in a record shop first. Sister Sally shows up too, as well as Pierre Moerlen. I don't recall him being in the credits, but then again it's been many years since I read them. Sorry to say I am not any more acquainted with the other musicians on here because they all provide a valuable contribution to an excellent album.

It was rather interesting comparing the titles as translated to English in this edition with those that were on the LP. Keesojen Lehto does not appear to translate into The Mathematician's Air Display, nor The Consequences Of Indecisions. I rather prefer the titles of my old LP to the English translations offered here, the old modifications were much better. The cover art of the LP was completely different. It shows a bird about to fly into something that looks like a water tower or nuclear plant cooling tower or something. Maybe a sneaky play on Pohjola's first name.

Anyway, if you're a Mike Oldfield fan you won't be disappointed and I suspect I'm going to enjoy exploring other work by Pohjola.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |


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