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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Alkuhärkä
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $24.50
"Ed. of 400 copies on 220 gm vinyl. KYs medieval ministrations make the Weird America movement seem like a furry load of Clay Aikens. This latest opus plots out like a secret musical map through a Bosch painting. It is not a horror show by any means. It is the sound of losing time and of losing bearings. A microverse full of familiar landmarks, populated by improbably strange shapes and beings. This could be Heaven; this could be Hell. Who are we to say which is weirder? What if Ilhan Mimaroglu traveled with Chaucer? What if Parmegianni was in the David Monroe Consort? What if In Gowan Ring got busy with Volcano The Bear? KYs psychedelic fusion of folk and musique concrete could almost be a sketch of the birth of music itself." - Beta-Lactam Ring.
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Kellari Juniversumi
Format: LP
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
""At last, a chemical spill good enough to eat. KEMIALLISET YST�?V�?T ("Chemical Friends") have previously spread their royal jelly in small doses with a number of micro-pressings. KY, besides being, like, totally rad, are one the best working proponents of acid folk today. The band display a natural knack for creating organic and moving musics out of what could by all rights be a pile of instrumental compost. Their sensibilities can be traced to classic forebears such as Emtidi, Comus, Broeselmaschine etc., while their skewed and rather awkward sense of harmony also owes some small debt to The Residents, mid-period Nocturnal Emmissions (World Is My Womb) and Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast. Medieval meets Appalachan mountain music whilst still reeling from the effects of that strange moldy bread."
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Saija
Format: 7"
Label: Beta-Lactam Ring
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Latvasta Laho
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $14.00
"Goodness gracious. Them freaky Finns that got the whole Finnish thing a-rollin, roll on in with this warm pool of clatter-bash, strum-n-clunk, and electro-forest ya-ya. There aint many acts sharp enough to go whittlin with this gang and Latvasta Laho (literally rotten in the head) shows just why you shouldnt go foolin with what you dont know nuthin about. Monophonic wood goblins wiggle trees and a retarded werewolf banjo orchestra leaves cute piles of stones outside your tent. Comes complete with fleeting hip-hop stomp-a-tronics, and freefallin spookified blast-athons... huh?. Quite possibly the most fascinating/frightening night of 2005. Cuppa tea anyone?" - C/Psi/P.
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Alkuhärkä
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"After recovering from a long illness I started searching through the shores and woods. I finally managed to locate Mr. Anderzén in the middle of an arctic desert. He sat there cross legged, eyes closed, calm as if on top of a mountain or in the bottom of the sea. No trees nor any other objects apart from ourselves interrupted the plain white landscape. Sun dragged itself slowly over the horizon. The air was still. My retreat will soon be over. His husky voice seemed to emerge from the field of snow itself. I didnt see his lips moving. As I asked about the last nine months he had been away he mumbled something about contemplation. Remember what Cocteau wrote in Opium about revealing the essence of plants? - I have gained sights of that different kind of speed of vegetation and I have heard the screams of plants he talked about. After six long days of silence spent mostly eating drought reindeers meat Mr A. talked again: I had this strangest of dreams. There was no space, no people, no traces of action, just this plasmoid machine out of which erupted sounds. And then as I was receiving those aural secretions of an ultra physical automaton from the seventh uppermost world, I woke up due to a butterfly itching in my ear. There I was all covered with sweat, heart beating furiously, yet the ear was empty. It took a long time to be able to sleep after that night. Heed my words dear friends; that butterfly preserved to the ears of ours which werent there is Alkuhärkä." - Ralf Normaali. Highly recommended!

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Kellari Juniversumi
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"Many are the rumors that revolve round the Tamperean tribe called Kemialliset Ystävät (Chemical Friends), regarding for instance the recipe for their brand of magic potion and their ethnic background. Contradicting the common beliefs, this group, which is now, depending on how you count, releasing its first or tenth album, does not consist of elves, gnomes or some lesser known folk of the forest, but is mainly the product of one human risen from the rotten ditch of Nekala (a Tampere suburb). With his vast set of allies he has by the power of his spirit carved a whole multitude of caves into the cellar of an otherwise unsuspect looking house. From that Cellar Yuniversum (a rough translation of the discs name) originates this record, which I myself regard rather as the first, as its many predecessors have been either halves of a long player, virtually unobtainable or partial rereleases. Now, at last, as we venture deeper into the cellar than ever before, we see the aforementioned elves and gnomes in their festivities, as the urbanization process has cut down the Tampere backwoods and has thus forced them to flee into the caves of Kemialliset Ystävät, who naturally are in good terms with all tiny earthlings with pointed ears. (Allow me to return to the subject magic potion: Ive heard that in order to compensate the Lebensraum, the forest tribes have provided for Kemialliset Ystävät an unlimited supply of bottled fairys pee, which is the strongest nordic hallucinogen known to man. Whether it ends up being sold at schoolyards and potato markets or to inspire this music, to that information Ive got no access.) By the time one has sunk deep enough into the world of the record, it isnt any more a question of seeing, but knowing in the sense of Platos anamnesis, re-remembering. The same bearded chap, the Fostex left to the cave by higher powers and a varied selection of nearly broken instruments guarantee that this certainly psychedelic avant folk which stutters just as much as it should makes me remember myself once more at the mountains, naked, as the only human in the whole world. Alone, but still in unity with the world. A mysteriously long trip across the stars too, and the smell of a Lettish fish factory and, yes, the Cellar Yuniversum is foggy." - Fonal.

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Kemialliset Ysavat
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.50
"Please receive this carefully cooked porridge, the new untitled Kemialliset Ystävät full length album. Pulsating, radiant and turbo-charged, this music shares the groove of a junk pile AND a wild foal. It comes with the lovely smell of the chemical they spray on apple trees. Its a highly ambitious effort originally planned to become a defying message in a bottle, limited edition of one, addressed to the Man. Kemialliset Ystävät has been rocking out for some time now and there is no end in sight. Without all the experiments of the past, this record would not exist while theres still plenty of fresh perspective in the mix, too. Listen to Roope drum his belly, Laura play tambura and Jaakko go berserk on a Chinese flute. Listen carefully. Lots of energy went into the mixing: a million voices from friends are twisted into one hypnotic over-the-top sound textile that vibrates and grows to every direction resembling a living organism, a merry beast. Give it a hug and you will gain power, it is like shooting up echinacea. Wrap it around you and tune in to the blizzard. Sit down and blast as loud as possible!" -Fonal Records

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Kemialliset Ysävät
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"This is the fourth full-length album by Kemialliset Ystävät on the Fonal label, originally released in 2007. Pulsating, radiant and turbo-charged, this music shares the groove of a junk pile AND a wild foal. It comes with the lovely smell of the chemical they spray on apple trees. Its a highly ambitious effort originally planned to become a defiant message in a bottle, limited edition of one, addressed to the Man. Kemialliset Ystävät has been rocking out for some time now and there is no end in sight. Without all the experiments of the past, this record would not exist, and theres still plenty of fresh perspective in the mix, too. Listen to Roope drum his belly, Laura play tambura and Jaakko go berserk on a Chinese flute. Lots of energy went into the mixing: a million voices from friends are twisted into one hypnotic, over-the-top sound textile that vibrates and grows in every direction, resembling a living organism, a merry beast. Give it a hug and you will gain power -- it is like shooting up echinacea. Wrap it around you and tune in to the blizzard. Sit down and blast as loud as possible." -Fonal

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Lumottu Karkkipurkki (Vapaa Systeemi)
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"Originally Lumottu Karkkipurkki was released on cassette on Huutomerkki label, re-released on double 8 inch lathe cut on the Celebrate Psi Phenomenom label. Now finally available on CD remastered and remixed." - Fonal.

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Ullakkopalo
Format: LP
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"LP version with full-color printed innersleeve and 24-page CD booklet. Includes MP3 download coupon. This is the first release from Finlands Kemialliset Ystävät since 2007. Kemialliset Ystävät equals Jan Anderzén. He is one of the few Finnish musicians to have achieved renown in the international experimental circuit. In the case of Anderzén -- who also plies a trade as a visual artist -- this is not a matter of juxtaposition between experimental and mainstream, or a calculated career choice. Using music and images, he is busy creating a world that is a law unto itself, a world of exceptional freedom and beauty. Earlier KY albums have been peppered with contributions by individuals such as Islaja, the members of Avarus and Sami Sänpäkkilä. It is not easy to distinguish who plays what on Kemialliset Ystävät recordings. Rather than a side project consisting of solo parts, the band is an ecosystem within Anderzéns reality. One of the essential techniques applied by Anderzén is collage, in sound as well as image. He is no conventional instrumental virtuoso; his music is created with a fluctuating array of instruments and equipment. The focus is less on instrumental prowess and more on the overall sound and impression as well as the tension between the various materials. As a manipulator of these elements, Anderzén is in a league of his own. His sampler-based solo performances as Tomutonttu have left no doubt about that. A close listening of Anderzéns music reveals its near-architectonic precision. He is known for an exceptionally painstaking approach to creating his music. All this hard work is readily evident in the finished product, not as an accentuated complexity but rather as a clear, independent vision. Kemialliset Ystävät is like a natural phenomenon. It is difficult to imagine anyone having consciously constructed it, such is the ease with which it presents itself to us. To be in the presence of Anderzéns work is captivating in the same way, simple yet inexplicable, as it is to stare into fire. It truly takes a master to create such an experience, but listening to this Kemialliset Ystävät album evokes just that: a feeling of lightness." -Fonal

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Ullakkopalo
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"This is the first release from Finlands Kemialliset Ystävät since 2007. Kemialliset Ystävät equals Jan Anderzén. He is one of the few Finnish musicians to have achieved renown in the international experimental circuit. In the case of Anderzén -- who also plies a trade as a visual artist -- this is not a matter of juxtaposition between experimental and mainstream, or a calculated career choice. Using music and images, he is busy creating a world that is a law unto itself, a world of exceptional freedom and beauty. Earlier KY albums have been peppered with contributions by individuals such as Islaja, the members of Avarus and Sami Sänpäkkilä. It is not easy to distinguish who plays what on Kemialliset Ystävät recordings. Rather than a side project consisting of solo parts, the band is an ecosystem within Anderzéns reality. One of the essential techniques applied by Anderzén is collage, in sound as well as image. He is no conventional instrumental virtuoso; his music is created with a fluctuating array of instruments and equipment. The focus is less on instrumental prowess and more on the overall sound and impression as well as the tension between the various materials. As a manipulator of these elements, Anderzén is in a league of his own. His sampler-based solo performances as Tomutonttu have left no doubt about that. A close listening of Anderzéns music reveals its near-architectonic precision. He is known for an exceptionally painstaking approach to creating his music. All this hard work is readily evident in the finished product, not as an accentuated complexity but rather as a clear, independent vision. Kemialliset Ystävät is like a natural phenomenon. It is difficult to imagine anyone having consciously constructed it, such is the ease with which it presents itself to us. To be in the presence of Anderzéns work is captivating in the same way, simple yet inexplicable, as it is to stare into fire. It truly takes a master to create such an experience, but listening to this Kemialliset Ystävät album evokes just that: a feeling of lightness." -Fonal

Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Varisevien Tanssi/Silmujen Marssi
Format: LP
Label: Kevyt Nostalgia
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"Another great release from Kemialliset Ystavat after such mind-blowing works like Suurempi Pieni Palatsi and Kellari Juniversumi. Originally Varisevien tanssi(side A) was released by Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers(2001), but it was VERY limited edition. Silmujen marssi(side B) was released by Lal Lal Lal(cdr edition of 100 copies, 2002) but it«s sold out also. Now, first time ever, this two-parted, ass-kicking folk-masterpiece is availeble on VINYL with totaly new covers drawn by the chemical master, Jan Anderzen himself!" - Kevyt Nostalgia.
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Artist: KEMIALLISET YSTAVAT
Title: Taju Live
Format: Cass
Label: POK
Country: Finland
Price: $8.50
"Have you ever wondered what would happen if the incestuous beasts known as Kemialliset Ystävät would go and improvise in Hyvinkää, the town known for the pyramid and satanic ritual slaughter??? We think you should. The blood stained are: Jan Anderzén, Niko-Matti Ahti, Tomas Regan, Merja Kokkonen and Sami Sänpäkkilä. 4-colour sleeves." - Pok.
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