Helsinki eccentric-cum-tram conductor Jaakko Eino Kalevi has doubtless painted the internet a more vibrant place these past few weeks, with the slinky No End enough to brighten even the dampest of November days. And its follow-up, When You Walk Through Them All, is all the more sprightly still, Manifesto-era Roxy Music guitars combining with wacko MJ bass and Kalevi’s beguiling falsetto. “You open the door, see them all standing there/ They want your time; they want your money, to theirselves [sic]” he forewarns, his words themselves the sort of snicker Finnish passport controllers must emit internally every time a Brit approaches the desk. For if Scandinavia may these days be almost impossibly pricey, then the work of Kalevi suggests it’s culturally rich as well. Certainly, were Ariel Pink to release anything anywhere near this cohesive any time soon, we’d be swooning ’til kingdom come, covered with garish Haunted Graffiti spat from a sax.
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- A wonderfully muddy romp, stream Del Rio – the B-side to @st_vincent's #DigitalWitness http://t.co/xNbijfJ1vN about 27 minutes ago from web
- Out Monday via @piasrecordings, #TheClassic can be heard in full here: http://t.co/3LWZ3o3C6L about 52 minutes ago from web
- The Classic? @TomMcMinigal reviews @JOANPOLICEWOMAN's latest – 'a fine addition to a fine back catalogue': http://t.co/LetdWGlX0p about 57 minutes ago from web
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