POHJANTAHTI - SAME (Finland)
Your at once thrown into some North Eurasian shamanistic
mindfeck, beating your great keure elk-skin drum, yelping chants,
singing runes,casting incantations up onto the Aurora Borealised Lapp
6 members - bassist and psychedelic guitar from Piirpauke, churchy
organ (doesnt come in till halfway into lp), piano, percussion, sax,
clarinet, Irish harp , what sounds very much like trad Finn kantele,
you even get a short bit of kazoo played as if it were trumpet!
its a '86 release -although it sounds very seventies.
This lp is balls to the ground all the way,at the flip of a coin
turning from somber almost Accadian folk music to wild, irreverent
psych (where they are obviously enjoying themselves).
Just what is this? Wyrd psychfolk? World music?-but from some ancient
level, music totally desensitized to trhe modern age.
Think Atman, or the weird imp-ish vocal histrionics of that Latvian
(Estonian?) group that starts with the letter "I".(yeah, you have no idea cos your an audiofool.)
Parts of this have yours truely feeling like he is drugged and sleepily,
slowly falling down some demon-faced shaft -or have I been
playing too much Tomb Raider game on the PC of late?
Get savage. Get pagan.
You NEED to hear this.
Get down boy!