Ektroverde - "Ukkossalam"
(Ektro Records 014)

Uploaded to Aural Innovations: September 2003

This CD was slated for release a long time ago and I had received at least one of these tracks from Jussi some years back I think. Anyway, it is here and 4 tracks spanning 72 minutes of mostly instrumental space rock. This is the bands third CD over the years. The opening track is really excellent and sort of jazzy with great sax, keyboards and bass lines. Fantastic stuff. The next track (there are no song titles on the CD) has a great bass line and opens with some vocals, while the band builds up a killer groove for 9 minutes. The last two tracks are 26 minutes each and are long trips. They take a while to build but then you fly out into Finnish outerspace. Amazing stuff, for those that have patience!

For more information you can visit the Ektro Records web site at: http://www.ektrorecords.com.

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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