Dala Horse 1: Kutomo - Lauluja Surun Kaaresta. It's a strange Finnish folk album by Veli-Matti Ikavalko, aka Kutomo, a name you may have come across alongside Kulkija (Uton, Keijo & The Free Players, Vapaa…) under the guise of Tulasi.
There's a religious feeling to this release between the guitar and the wind instrument (does anyone know what that instrument is?). The mystical language which, if I wasn't told could have been anything from Japanese to Latin, all adds to that perception.
The care and attention taken over the packaging of this one - by Lidia, who used to help create some of those Centre of Wood releases - gives the impression that you should take some time with this release. And if you do it becomes a much more rewarding and pleasurable listen.
1. Univelkaisen Varityskirja (3:12)
2. Kauas Vie (3:22)
3. Hautuulehdon Puut (1:56)
4. Runnelma Ja Ruumiin Esto (3:43)
5. Orastava Syksy (2:35)
6. Meidan Varjoinemme (3:45)
7. Kauneudessa Kasvat (3:41)
8. Usvan Runoja (1:45)
Under the Spire (pre-orders): Coldstream - Alarums
Pillowdiver - Tony Rides A Bike
Milieu Music: Milieu - Tidewater Petrol
Pink Space - Let Me Show You Them
Brian Grainger - Noxious Variations
Coppice Halifax - Blackforest Dirt
Vhom - Blackener
905 Tapes: Andrew Coltrane - In dreams we channel the flight of the blind
Tired Trails: A Man & A Guitar - To kill a dead man
Zack Kouns - Peter Denied Our Lord
al Qaeda - Aluminum Lock Smith
Goodwillies - tangerine tape burst
Donato Epiro / throuRoof - Tamandua's gorgeous dream drones
Reverb Worship: The Restless Dead - Live / Dead
Wereju - Fairytale Ending
UFO Zion - Si Music Festival At The Living Room
Boa Melody Bar is having another blow out sale (not on every item). Some extremely low prices.
And Digitalis have a quiet pre-order of the upcoming Elm and Evan Caminiti CDs (both Barn Owl).