Artist: SHOGUN KUNITOKI
Label: Fonal Records
Format/Barcode: CD (FR-62) / 7332181025736
Picture vinyl LP (FR-62LP) / 7332181025743
Release: March 11th 2009 (Finland)
March 16th 2009 (Rest of the world)
Fonal web: http://www.fonal.com
Band web: http://www.myspace.com/shogunkunitoki
With their second album Shogun Kunitoki expand the boundaries of their self-created sonic universe with a wider array of sounds and rhythms. Where their debut, Tasankokaiku, squeezed cosmic dust into fiery balls of molten lava with gravitational push and pull and followed the planets whirring through the void on looping trajectories, Vinonaamakasio zooms in to explore the surface of newfound heavenly bodies, outlines the jagged shapes of exploding volcanoes, rolls with the moonlit waves through the cracks of sleeping, phosphorescent coral reefs, and marches in step with the six-legged insect armies making their trails through the steaming jungle. Every atom of this newborn planet of sound vibrates synchronous to the seething psychedelic stew that throbs under the surface and burns your feet if you let them stop moving.
EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION SHOGUN KUNITOKI STROBE LIGHT!
For those looking for the ultimate psychedelic experience, the album will be available as a picture vinyl LP featuring two animation loops that can be viewed using a magical Shogun Kunitoki strobe light. Please inquire for price and availability as this is a very limited edition product!
Product code: FR-62SL
ABOUT SHOGUN KUNITOKI:
Shogun Kunitoki is an instrumental quartet from Helsinki, Finland. Their debut album, Tasankokaiku, released by Fonal in early 2006 came out of nowhere and established the previously unknown band as one of the most original instrumental groups to have emerged after the post rock boom. Tasankokaiku's psychedelic mix of minimalist form and
maximalist sound that draws equally from the academic avant-garde and the left-field rock canon from the 60s to the present day has won the group a small but fervent fan base.
After its release Tasankokaiku was immediately recognized by reviewers and music fans as a compelling cocktail of accessibility and ambitious aspirations, a kaleidoscopic mix of edgy 8-bit bleepiness and soft-focus psychedelia. The record received favourable reviews from, among others, such established publications and websites as Wire Magazine, PopMatters, Stylus Magazine, Exclaim!, Dusted Magazine, and Pitchforkmedia, where it was awarded a coveted 'recommended' tag. Tasankokaiku also won the favor of numerous music bloggers and underground radio DJs around the world, even hitting the number one position on New York station WNYU’s weekly chart.
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