Laulu Laakson Kukista is the stunning new LP from Finland's Paavoharju. I've only begun to digest this thing, but like their last album, it's pretty out there. Much of it sounds like a distant AM radio transmission, fading in and out from some hazy, psychedelic ether. Here's what the band has to say about it (presumably translated from Finnish):
"Sounds of raindrops falling on sheet metal roof melted together with old television's random-dot-pattern-noise. Leena Uotila's soft voice echoes in empty, dusty rooms. Catowls gathered to the sky, appletrees were blooming and waves rocked a barrell against the pier. Suddenly all this started to form esoteric mildew to cassette's magnetic tape. I finished our work with prayer only a moment before the cold winds rose from Saimaa."
paavoharju :: kevätrumpu
Laulu laakson kukista is now an official early frontrunner for best cover art of the year. Buy the LP here.