Even amongst the Scandinavian nations, Finland stands apart.
It's proximity to Russia - the USSR was for decades their main trading partner - the temperature, the style of government: all these things tend to make the Finns a law unto themselves.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a case in point. Already a cult figure in Finland, the songwriter matches dark, intense songwriting to a taste for pastoral sounds dominated by degraded, neo-psychedelic electronics.
New EP 'Dreamzone' drops on December 2nd via Domino offshoot Weird World. Lead track 'No End' is online now, writhing in dub-driven magnificence.
The clip for 'No End' was shot in the Scottish Highlands, with director Harley Weir returning to the landscape he enjoyed as a childlike. This is far from idyllic, though: the Lynchian like melodrama has a sinister undertone.
Watch it now.
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'Dreamzone' is set to be released on December 2nd.
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