Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kiila: Finnish folky spacy rock

Really liking this new album from Finnish group Kiila.

Just to give you an idea, one writer sums it up nicely thusly: "Different traditions of folk, psych and pop music intermingle with electronic music and improvisation, tones and sounds."

I hear some overlap with current-day Phila. band Espers and with 1969 Fairport Convention... Others have dropped Vetiver and Incredible String Band onto their comparison lists.

Best listen for yerself. Go to Fonal Records website (Finnish DIY label). Click on either of the songs marked "listen" -- especially my fave, the 8-min.-plus Portaissa. Clicking will take you to the Fonal Jukebox where all manner of other label offerings can be streamed.

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