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Finnish “artic-house” producer Ukkonen - released his second album, ‘The Isolated Rhythms Of..’ through No Pain In Pop in late 2013. The ‘Aika’ EP marks a further progression of his sound; a pair of twelve mins plus tracks centred around themes of growth and decay. In the words of the producer..:
"Luomus takes a chord sequence and deconstructs it, whilst slowly constructing a rhythmic grid around it. Both elements then break down further before settling into a complex texture with multiple elements all working at different speeds and on different paths. This track also moves from synthetic sounds to acoustic ones.
Aikomus starts with a lonely call that receives no reply. An uneven groove kicks in, contrasting harmonies with the call, but it slowly decomposes. Out of the darkness, a distant reply is received and the beat kicks back in, before calming to warm tranquility and finally cold silence."
In the 'Luomus' video, Sim Hutchins interprets the original work as a soundtrack to a multifacted narrative, contemplating tradgedy, bigamy, jealousy, perdition, salvation, rebirth and retribution through processed VHS visuals and digital manipulation
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