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Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Kevatjuhla
Format: LP
Label: Alter
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Finnish multi-media artist Jan Anderzén under his Tomutonttu guise. Kevätjuhla is his second release for Alter following a split 7" with Oneohtrix Point Never in 2010 (ALT 002EP), and his first vinyl long player since 2011. Lately, Jan has been creating installation work for which the music of Kevätjuhla was initially composed. Inspired by the multitudes of mold and the microbial life, the installation Kevätjuhla was built as a listening station that sought a bond between sound, the earth, and organic matter. Sound was sent to speakers through cables, sprouting like stems from a pile of dirt with a single coleus growing on top. A graphic score of sticks, orange peel, and party debris were hung next to the installation. The score is visualized on the albums cover. Electronic and acoustic instrumentation blends together confidently and more refined than before with a minimal, razor sharp approach to production. Each track is an integral part of the records trippy cut-and-paste narrative, leaving the listener wholly unaware when one bit ends and another begins. A confounding array of musical references, such as folk, hip-hop and Yellow Magic Orchestra could be thrown up here, but with Kevätjuhla, Anderzén has ultimately created a form of music that goes beyond genre classification and fully into the realm of "other"." - Alter.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomuuntuu
Format: One-sided 12"
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $17.00
"The album Tomuuntuu, was conjured based on the omnipresent reinterpretation of the project name Tomutonttu by press, fans and even its publisher. Confused? Well, this one sided 21 minute opus may alieviate some of the pressure youve put on your self for correctly trying to pronounce acts from the Finnish underground. Jan Anderzen was commissioned to make this album by the Aanen Lumo Fesitval for New Sounds. The music debuted at the Orion Theatre in Helsinki 11.10.10. Tomuuntuu conveys dozens of ideas in psychadelic electronic composition. Each short piece shifts into the next as if it was born out of the last one. Fluttering tremolo guitar, percussive hits, manipulated field recordings and electronics all bounce between stereo channels to create a sublime listening experience. LP is pressed as a one sided record, with a direct to vinyl, solvent based high gloss screen print on the blank side. Permanent and archival." -Beniffer.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonttu
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $24.50
"Ed. of 300 copies on 220 gm vinyl. Kemialliset Ystävät member Tomutonttu (Jan Anderzén) plays a bit like Dome to KYs Wire. The Ystävät-ness is there, but stripped down to the frame with a minimal synth breeze blowing through it. Beautifully lyrical in its layered abstractions, there is a sort of finely hewn composite of experimental dada electronics (ala early, early, early Die Todliche Doris or early, early, early P16.D4) and composerly elements (ala Rimarimba, Andrew Poppy or Meredith Monk). A few little Kraut-isms top off the tonic at no extra charge. Oh, and theres a bit that gets all spacey and chirpy like when the Virgin Prunes go completely bonkers (thats sure a helpful reference point... well, we like it). Basically, this is the music that the mothership had in the tape deck just before dropping Kemialliset Ystävät off in the 12th century." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
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Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonto
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"Fonal re-releases Tomutonto, a long sold-out gem by Finlands Tomutonttu (Jan Anderzén), previously released on LP in 2006 by the Ultra Eczema label. Anderzén is a visual artist and the leader of respected avant-garde group Kemialliset Ystävät, whose primitivism and tribal noise inclinations are reflected in these recordings. Echoed, chanting vocals, ethnic flutes, droning or rushing electronics, ritualistic mantras, low intonations, oscillations, ululations, sped-up tape squiggle, blistered bass tones and thudded percussion are just some of what youll encounter here, creating a pastiche of sound of that will accompany you as you delve further and further into the neon cave." - Fonal.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonttu
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"Fonal Recods re-releases this long sold-out debut by Tomutonttu, originally released in 2007 by Beta-lactam Ring and previously only available in a 400 copies-only 220 gram vinyl format. Tomutonttu ("Dust Gnome") is a human called Jan Anderzén, a visual artist and the leader of respected avant-garde sound group Kemialliset Ystävät. Toy reed streams, mutilated vocals and groovy loops of animal noise are some of the colors used to create the whirling mess that is the lonely song of Tomutonttu. It is like a confused and confusing detail of the Kemialliset Ystävät freedom-flow -- a microcosmos of strange sound creatures and dirt flying around in the stereo space, interacting with a logic all of their own. Harkening early electronic experimenters and avant composers of the past such as early Die Tödliche Doris and Meredith Monk, this album is like listening to 500 library records all at once, or walking through a labyrinth of motherboards, or laying on a scientists table with electrodes attached to your body while you are exposed to every noise, light, and color in their various range of spectrums. Tomutonttu has collaborated live with Mike Bernstein (Double Leopards, Religious Knives), Joshua Burkett, Tara Burke (Fursaxa), The Skaters, Glenn Donaldson (Jewelled Antler), Sami Sänpäkkilä (Es) and Clay Ruby (Davenport), and has recently played a series of concerts for school kids at the planetarium in his home town of Tampere, Finland." - Fonal.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonttu
Format: Cass
Label: Huutomerkki
Country: Finland
Price: $4.50
"Ugh! Tomutonttu. A solo project by a member of Kemialliset Ystavat. A one leg frog who has a post as a court jester in a land seen only in wax wings drunken dream. The usual basement boogie, sound of the kind of solitude felt when walking on the bottom of a lake. As foggy as the autumn which lasted several infinities. The project of filling the world with an endless stream of plinkity plonk continues. (The artist claimed this statement to be too true.)" -Ralf Normaali.
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Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Triplapuisto
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Jan Anderzen, Finland Syd Barrett. this is his universe of the strange. sounds like a Morrocan amusement park. with creepy lumberjacks behind the Arcade games." - Imvated.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Elavana Planeetalla
Format: LP
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Latest from Jan Anderzen of Kemialliset Ystavat, released on Matt Mondaniles (Ducktails, Real Estate, etc) new label. "Jan Anderzen is a�Tampere based artist who rearranges images and sounds and makes the� music of Tomutonttu audible. Read streams, mutilated voices, groovy� animal noises and records other people have made are some of the� ingredients Anderzen uses to mold his ecstatic music. Someone described� it like this: a confusing close-up of music, a microcosmos� of strange sound events and dirt flying around in stereo space,� interacting with a logic all of their own.�Elavana Planeetall is his newest work and �his most accessible to date." - New Images.

Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: S/T
Format: 10"
Label: Peippo
Country: Finland
Price: $21.00
"Where does Tomutonttu begin? From here. We have re-released the hunchbacks first tape (Tomutonttu, Huutomerkki!, 2003) on 10 inch vinyl that works as a gateway from Kemialliset Ystavat to the melted seduction song world of Tomutonttu. He is one of the most important characters in new music, and even though they say you should avoid looking towards him, everybodys a bit sweeter when being born." - Peippo.
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Artist: TOMUTONTTU
Title: Tomutonto
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $28.00
"aka jan anderzen of kemialliset ystavat and avarus, this is the dudes first solo lp, beautyful collages of layered sounds, toy instruments, choir chanting, pianos, tape loops, millions of tape loops and a general typical bizar finnish feeling. cover design is a colaborative drawing of dennis tyfus and jan anderzen made during his stay in antwerp/belgium.." - Ultra Eczema.
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