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KUKKIVA POLIISI - Ilola

Tagged by Audibot as their gentlest release yet, Kukkiva Poliisis Ilola testifies to the labels extreme output. Calm and acoustic, Ilola nonetheless frightens with its eerie silence, jangly guitars, and backwoods-at-night vibe. Led by Johanna Lonka-¢??whose releases as Kuupuu are a safer bet for those looking for soothing fare-¢??this all-female quintet strips their music of all excess, leaving only stark lines for the listener to follow. A thin trail of blood snaking to a closed closet, a chunk of old bone jutting from the soil-¢??minimal reminders of grisly scenes. The twelve-minute closer -¢??Pahasuo-¢?¬ù occupies over a quarter of the half-an-hour-and-change of Ilola, and in it, one can hear the hallmarks of Kukkiva Poliisi. Opening with lost, out-of-tune strumming and a creaky clock chime, the track builds into timid, terrified guitar squeaks and insistent, human-sacrifice hand drums. With human howls and the Pied Pipers very own death-flute, -¢??Pahasuo-¢?¬ù reaches a climax that abruptly ends. No resolution, no denouement. The players simply vanish into the fog of their haunted atmosphere. The remaining tracks are brief sketches, in which threatening rhythms and spiderweb guitars coax a singular sound-¢??horror-movie violins, whirling synthesizer squiggles, ungodly chants-¢??to a quiet death. Lasting long enough to evoke and exhaust a fragile, gloomy mood, these tracks are potent enough that their ending is both lamented and longed for. - Bryan Berge, Stylus Magazine. 2005 release.

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This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

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So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.



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