KEIJO -WHOSE DREAM WE LIVE IN? (FM 11)
Finland’s master of psychfolkdroneblues music emerges with what may well be his most engaging release yet!
Considered by many to be the forefather of the much lauded Finnish musical underground, “Whose Dream We Live In” serves as Keijo’s sonic calling card - bringing together many of the diverse elements that his music has been celebrated for into a joyous whole. From blues (by way of Jyväskylä) meditations to spaceship lullabyes to psychedelic rave ups and beyond, Keijo has opened the door into his musical universe for all to enter. Don’t miss your chance, accept his invitation or it’s your loss, friend…
For the most part a solo outing (although he is assisted by Leila on four of the eleven tracks here) “Whose Dream We Live In” assuredly answers the question it poses. For the duration of the disc, enjoy living in the dream that Keijo has conjured up for you. We will not be held liable if, upon awakening, your world never looks the same again.
“(Keijo) compares the way the way he builds his pieces to Wittgenstein’s conceptual rope, where no one strand is continuous: Instead, all strands overlap to express a whole. His music, then, becomes a negotiation between seemingly opposed elements – the organic and the ‘artificial’, the acoustic and the electronic – the goal being to expose the common roots and mutable nature of all sound”
–Matthew Wuethrich, The Wire
Keijo (Lal Lal Lal 2003)
Soon With The Sun (267 lattajjaa 2004)
Palla, Blown From Here (Digitalis Recordings 2005 )
For A While (Last Visible Dog 2006)
Under The Stars
Never Been There