We got some booty in this week on Time Lag which has been one of my favourite labels for ages now. There's not too much on the label that hasn't taken me off to a special place. Do you have a special place? I like to touch mine sometimes but then people shout at me. So here's a new Kuupuu CD/LP to do some special place touching up then. Her last 2 albums on Dekorder were completely ace so I was well excited about hearing this. Her brand of weird Finnish forest folk which sounds like it's been made by aliens is always utterly beguiling. I'm only on the 1st track as I write and I'm thinking it's the best thing I've heard by her. Her vocals are alien like and distant sounding, they're surrounded by wierd tribal rhythms, strange tinkles and noises, looping effects and general oddness. It's possibly unlike anything else I've heard... there's some hauntingly beautiful moments on here. The closest 'what does it sound like' comparison I can come to is 'Grouper on acid being mauled by wolves' and that will have to do. From start to end Lumen Tahden is a brilliant record... you need to check this woman out!
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