UTON & VALERIO COSI - KÄÄRMEENKÄÄNTÖPIIRI (FM 14)
Perhaps this collaboration was destined to happen, and we’re overjoyed that it is happening here! Tampere, Finland’s Uton (Jani Hirvonen) and Taranto, Italy’s Valerio Cosi (who is ½ of Pulga after all) are two of the most creative and most prolific musicians working in experimental music at the moment, and on Käärmeenkääntopiiri, Uton and Valerio have mastered a sound that combines elements of psychedelia, free jazz, krautrock, environmental sounds, drones and more for an ecstatic listening experience.
A mélange of electronic and acoustic instrumentation, sounds here collide and join together as naturally as the coming of the tides. By turns meditative and forceful, introspective and extroverted, all the while commanding undivided attention from the listener. This is experimentation that remains inviting even in its darker passages.
2007 has been a banner year for both of these musicians, and this release finds them in top form, creating a work that shows exactly why they are in such high demand. Käärmeenkääntopiiri will leave you hoping this is the beginning of many more collaborations between these two.
Alitaju Yliminä (Dekorder 2007)
Whispers From The Woods (Last Visible Dog 2005)
Ay Um Au Lam (Jewelled Antler 2003)
Freedom Meditation Music vol. I (Students of Decay 2007)
Freedom Meditation Music vol. II (Oneiros 2007)
Freedom Meditation Music vol. III (Ruby Red Editora 2007)
Valerio Cosi's webpage