The twelve tracks on guitarist Kalle Kalima’s latest album are derived from the somewhat twisted visual outings of David Lynch. The record is a follow-up on the first cinematic adventure of the group, Some Kubricks of Blood (TUM, 2009). Most of the pieces are picture portraits of the main characters from the flicks, such as Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks or Frank Booth from Blue Velvet.
K-18 refers to the rating used in Finland for films that are not suitable for people under 18. The servings of the band K-18, featuring Teppo Hauta-Aho (bass), Mikko Innanen (woodwinds) and Veli Kujala (quarter-tone accordion) are not for the lighthearted.
You will not hear versions, or even fragments from the original soundtracks, but completely new impressions of the visual moods. Kalima’s music contains only few pieces that can be hummed or even memorized. Rather, we are talking of a rich sound palette within an intricate weave of intertwined sounds. The focal points will often be the outlandish sounds of Kujala’s unique quarter-tone accordion, and Kalima’s, at times effect-laden, electric guitar.
While not being easy or entertaining on the listener for any number of bars, this music is strangely fascinating, often hitting crooked nails spot-on in-between the celluloid frames.
KALLE KALIMA & K-18: Out To Lynch
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