Sunday, April 20, 2008
Paavoharju - Yha Hamaraa (2005)
Ambient Finnish music that could have been made in the stretches of uncharted milky ways, but was composed in the darkness of a Finnish winter. The lyrics are indecipherable unless you're a Finnophone, though the proximity is intimate throughout. Upon first listen you can't place the geographic origins of this collective. I thought it was Indian based on the howling archaic soul sung throughout the album and the unfamiliar text of the title. This is easy to feel and get close to. I found myself putting the album on repeat after the first listen. It makes you want to transcend space and time- well, time not space...