Thursday, January 7, 2010

Anaksimandros - River of Finland (2004)

The sojourn through Finland's psychedelic folk scene continues. This is a group that was formed from members of two other Finnish bands of like minds to collaborate free folk sound creation. You guessed it, one of those bands is Kemialliset Ystävät and the other is Avarus, who I will most likely be posting up here soon as well. Perhaps the largest difference between this album and others I have shared or mentioned is that is appears far less structured. The sounds feel like they're simply meandering along as the musicians saw fit to use them, but this is not to say it is without rhythm or reason. They membership feels veteran enough that their various additions flow into a pleasing effect, although it might take a few minutes for it to sink in. I find I enjoy it in the same way that harsh noise is memorizing; out of seemingly random sounds a thread is found and you're ears overwhelmed until surrendering and being content with hearing at all while the mind indulges. The end result is something of a post-rock meets free folk with only winners emerging.

To be had here:
Anaksimandros - River of Finland [192 kbps]


  1. Hello! I can see this blogger is a big fan of Finnish releases :)

    If you dig Anaksimandros, you should definitely buy Kevin's solo project Fricara Pacchu on Fonal. mp3 or flac! The 7inch comes with an amazing booklet too.


  2. link is not working, reupload please