Which brings me to this album, because here you have six musical adventures. Hailing from Finland, this ensemble seems to take rock music as a foundation and explore the possibilities and boundaries of the genre. The band members have had some experience before, but all in different musical styles, from jazz to black metal, and that is also quite audible here. So it is probably pretty obvious that this is a complex, well varied and interesting album.
Other acts that come to mind, include Frank Zappa, Monomyth, Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Monkey 3, Sonic Youth, Melvins, Hawkwind and Jimi Hendrix, not a bad bunch of acts to be compared with I think. The experimental nature of the music is the most striking, certainly in opener 'Juuvaara'. 'Kuuhanka' delves deeper into a psychedelic rock atmosphere while 'HK7' builds on something between post-rock and noise-rock.
Like I said, these tracks are adventures, highlighting in the title track 'Awalaï', driving on an immersive bass and hypnotic soundscapes. This is a massive, cinematic track, a journey on its own and definitely my favorite on this album. In fact, this whole album is pretty damn interesting, certainly after a few consecutive listens. It grows on the listener, which is always a good aspect. So yes, this comes highly recommended. Check it out, now...