Packaged in a sturdy brown 100% recycled cardboard jacket with custom red text decals and an in-house duplicated/printed white disc. CD-R contains the three exclusive bonus tracks Avdo / Lyeme / Maailm [Live]
Includes unlimited streaming of Giehkirnjarga
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Mustatunturi is a mysterious artist who hails from Russia, and has been producing music for a very long time - this is nearly all we know. He informed us of his being inspired by living in the Far North, snow, ice and the polar lights of the Rybachy Peninsula, from which the title of this work is derived. Sometimes, however, as many other RP releases have proven, knowing less about the artist and their intentions only serves to place the focus completely on the music. So, on BC58, what do we hear?
Deep, dimly lit soundfields that seem to recall minimal electronic works from Robert Hood, Plastikman and certain Chain Reaction wax. Driving grooves anchor a glistening, lonely city filled with silhouettes of industrial structures and streetlamps that only seem to illuminate the lazily falling slanted rain and detritus. There is a cold distance at play here, between artist and listener - a deliberate wall, beyond which sits a void that longs for human touch but never quite knows how to accomplish it.
Many elements of Giehkirnjarga are classic drum machine and synthesizer sounds from all eras of techno records, and in this way, the album feels as if it is not quite modern, but a recently unearthed archival recording from twenty years ago. A perfect passenger for night drives and oily neon sign-lit bar windows, leather seats and voyeuristic Polaroids...longing and self-imposed exile.
released August 29, 2017
W/P by Mustatunturi. Mastering by Mustatunturi. This album is dedicated to the Saami people of northern Finland, Russia and Norway. This is Recycled Plastics number BC58, and 58th in the ongoing Bedroom Compost catalog.
Astonishingly good electronic tunes for a tenner and for a good cause. As well as titans 808 State, Autechre, Plaid, B12, etc... the lesser known artists shine. Get and enjoy! Played Quandary Wand at my wedding after Halcyon by Orbital. :) Egg Wizard