Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This new record from Finland's Ous Mal sounds waterlogged & weatherbeaten & partially decomposed. But only partially, fortunately for us - you can still hear the plink-plonk piano playing around the searing buzz of the broken down tape and ambient noise and weird electronic references. It's an enchanting combination of some pretty disparate influences; it doesn't take long for the dubstep and hip-hop elements to push through the warped-out folktronica, and the result is surprisingly organic. It crowds you in, but never feels claustrophobic; I don't know how they did that.

[Ous Mal MySpace]

[Buy Nuojuva Halava from Preservation]

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