two new Vauva releases, two old Vauva releases.
Vauva? That's Kemialliset ystävät lost in the world of record business.
VAUVA-07 Tsembla - Tuplafiesta 7"EP
Decay and copulation rites flourish around a trash raft that fish take for a coral reef. The sun blinds your eyes, but you can see a figure there... And in the desert, wind, erosion and echoes work the surroundings of Poly Styrene’s ex-hang-out, an oasis filled with lively people and empty beer cans. Ornamental carpets and fresh water, too. There it is again! It’s Tsembla playing her modified samples, strings, reeds, percussion and the whole range of modern psych instruments to create fiestas with strong twists of pop music. Sounds old and new and like nothing you’ve ever heard before. – N-M
VAUVA-06 The Puke Eaters - "Y. M. I. Dead?" / "Flesh Descending" 7"
Two tracks by the Puke Eaters, the A side was originally conceived as a theme for an album dealing with Deihoma, the man who wandered inside "the Worm that ate the world" in order to slay it. Strictly Steen & Rusty, as inept as ever. B side has Rusty involved in the act of synthesizer desecration with some nameless slave. Steen Guru vocals were added later via the method of overdubbing. – Ralf Normaali
VAUVA-05 Fricara Pacchu - Lucy 7"EP
Fricara Pacchu is a man whose quest is the 'real'. The same quest that made him quit his profession as a photographer and become a welder. This Maniacs Dream member's sixth solo release 'Lucy' contains five tracks recorded on his four tracker, using electronic keyboards, presets, guitar, stylophone and effects. Hard driving psychedelic synthesizer music. - Ralf Normaali
VAUVA-04 Stone Breath - Green Shrouds for Dead Gods, Green Swaddling for Gods Reborn 7"EP
Stone Breath, from the wilds of rural Pennsylvania, have long been at the forefront of the contemporary acid folk scene, combining dark ancient sounding folk drones with the pure light generated by the post-Incredible String Band generation. Anyway, they have a new single, Green Shrouds for Dead Gods / Green Swaddling for Gods Reborn, and it is gorgeous. Using banjo, harmonium, jaw harp, glasstamboura, bull fiddle, and vocals, the duo create more moss-draped mystery than you'd need to hide an army of Clive Palmer robots. And even though there is a distinct Christly content at times, the way these guys roll out their sound just about obliterates that move's inherent discomfort for atheist listeners. - Byron Coley / The Wire Magazine
NEXT: Kemialliset ystävät. AFTER THAT: Lauhkeat lampaat, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Dylan Nyoukis, The Monopoly Child Star Searchers Nightlife Band...