One of the most outlandish and experimental artists to feature on Kahvi returns with a small exerpt of his full length album 'Perserverance'.
Aleksi is, as I probably said before, verging on the genius with his out of tune, apparently random melodies, but yet.. they actually work quite well.
The tracks featured here are a small personally selected bunch of the more mellow and chilled tracks, still with the 'randomness', still with the completely original construction. Download the full album here: http://www.cncd.fi/aeeben/music/perseverance/ Track of choice: "Satellites" - Enjoy!
"verging on the genius"? Come on. The man *is* a genius. If he's verging on anything then yes, he is verging on complete and utter barking insanity. But no musician can put a smile on my face like Aleksi Eeben can, he owns a unique place in the musical universe.
If you're looking for something slightly more accessible try his monotonik release "Three Times the Music" (MTK183) - its marginally less mindblowing for the average human, although still unmistakably Eeben.
As for this release: pure unadulterated joy from start to finish.
zombie wrote on 05/07/08, 5:14 am
Wasn't really into this, too random
JRice wrote on 04/07/08, 11:02 pm
Reminds me of some of the 8bit stuff you can find out there these days... but with high-quality sounds. ...It's the strange musical playfulness (and lack of seriousness) that hearkens.
Definitely not my cuppa... and not something I would recommend to anyone who isn't extremely daring. ...And enjoys silly music. : )
die_z wrote on 04/07/08, 8:28 pm
wow! since the first listening I've been feeling an incredible spatial sensation, never knowing where I'd land, still having the grip to find my way inside the sound stream.
Cliche wrote on 04/07/08, 6:05 pm
Its almost as if he has taken concepts, and morphed them into something almost cartoonish and at times, comical. All of the tracks have a very unique style, I cant decide whether to call it primitive or extremely complex. All that said, it is a very enjoyable release with constant twists and turns and the more you listen to it, the more the tracks begin to grow on you.