Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Avarus - Jättiläisrotta (2004)

I ran out of steam for posting Finnish experimental folk for a bit after I shared it almost exclusively for a week. However, time heals all wounds as they say. Avarus is a band intimately connected to many of the previously posted bands like Kemialliset Ystävät and Anaksimandros, which in fact so commonly have the same members that they're hardly different bands at all. Perhaps the most notable difference between this and the "other" bands is the more acoustic feel. Much in the way of clanging and clinking to be found herein. The rhythm and percussion of the album reminds me of the music I've heard from monasteries of Asia and North Africa. All this stuff needs is some chanting of Buddhist or Islamic prayers or whatever the men are singing about to be a reasonable match. However, this is anything but a bad thing, as Jättiläisrotta is a highly enjoyable album if you're looking to relax to something unusual.

To be had here:
Avarus - Jättiläisrotta [192 VBR kbps]

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