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Pekka Airaksinen


Progressive Electronic

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4 stars Pekka released himself five albums from his earlier recordings in 2015-17 as a vinyl (three first also in CD). This album was first one of those. Originally it was released as Cdr under name McDullan in 1997. Pekka had four aliases, three others are Ajaraxin, Gandhi-Freud & Xe. McDullan was originally Isä(father)Mc Dullan that he used in the classic Sperm-e.p. "3rd Erection". Although "Works"-box put together all Pekka´s released works from seventies, he recorded then more that he released later. This album was recorded 1978 and least there are "Vitamins"-album recorded in 1975. You can hear these albums were recorded in the same Pekka´s style period. Both of these albums includes the wildest Pekka´s electronic music.

Starter "Snow Rain Of Red Flowers" is really hyperactive piece. It could be described almost really weird, twisting rave. Same mood continues into next "Yellow Sunshine", but it has quite chirping synth sound in it. In the end synths goes softer and there is also repeating sound, like some radar. "Kotka-Rankki" is a little bit softer, but only a little. But in the "Good News From Columbia" the rave continues! Although Pekka was already Buddhist in the time of recording and didn´t use any drugs anymore, I believe this first side of the album describes really well the mad passionate life of a drugaddict!

But the album mood really changes into B-side. It starts with some really strange sound, like some soft elevator or air conditioning -equipment with drums, percussions and sax. I believe Antero Helander is playing sax although there is no information about the musicians in any album version. Soon comes really erotic electric piano. Then rhythm goes faster and stops and this repeat many times. In the second "Eros" there are also weird, a-side sounding synth in the beginning and no drums & percussions. In the last "Eros" there are just electric piano & sax, but in the middle there comes some synth also. This side really could be the music of some erotic film!

All the way this is again very interesting Pekka-album, but not same kind of masterpiece as for example "Afrodipankara". Mood changing between album sides is really great, on the other hand changes in pieces in both sides aren´t very big. Anyway not any boring moment in this! Also there is really great philosophy in the back of this album: there really is a big connection in love and addiction. Both can destroy and you can always try to control both. On the other hand life would be very boring without love at all and any addictions (just drinking coffee when writing this). If this review woke your interest, I recommend to listen first "Afrodipankara".

Mortte | 4/5 |


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