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Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Unilintu
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Unilintu" is the second of two vinyl-only LPs on the Dekorder label compiling the best material from Kuupuus first four CD-R and cassette releases, this time presenting a slightly darker and even more coherent sonic vision compared to last years gorgeous "Yökehrä" LP.." - Dekorder. "Of all the many travellers in the Finnish psychedelia scene, Kuupuu is surely one of the most enigmatic.(.....) Among the Finnish leftfield, Yökehrä is second only to Ess Sateenkaarisuudelma in its meditative intensity." - The Wire, September 2006.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Yakehrau
Format: LP
Label: Dekorder
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Jonna Karanka aka Kuupuu is one of the main movers of the (deservedly) much hyped Finnish Psychedelic Free Folk scene. Originally hailing from Tampere she is known as a core member of Avarus, Anaksimandros, Kukkkiva Poliisi and Maniacs Dream. Additionally, she has recently started Hertta Lussu ssä with Lau Nau and Islaja and has collaborated with Tomutonttu (aka Jan Anderzen of Kemialliset Ystävät) and Paavi (as Lussu ja Paavi). "Yökehrä" is the first of two vinyl-only LPs on the Dekorder label compiling the best material from her first four CD-R and cassette releases, all of which immediately became much sought after collectors items, fetching ridicolous prices on the eBay market. This LP is a beautifull collection of haunting (sometimes spooky) home baked freeform folk songs, strange lo-fi loops, vocal drones and psychedelic cut-ups, made using weirdly tuned plucked and strummed strings, bells, clattery percussion, unidentifiable wind instruments, backwards tape loops and a ton of other noisemakers all played and recorded by herself; accompanied by her distinctive voice (often looped and layered) with vocals sung and whispered in her native Finnish language making the whole atmosphere even more haunting and mysterious. Jonna Karanka creates an intimate space where the listener feels like sitting next to her in a small chamber or outside in the woods where Kuupuu sings a lullaby just for him. Were proud to say that this has to be one of the most exciting debut albums of the year. Housed in a full colour sleeve with beautifull design / drawings / collage artwork by Jonna Karanka herself." - Dekorder.
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Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Sisar
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"EM Records is pleased to present Sisar ("Sister" in English), from Finlands Kuupuu, a multi-talented musician and visual artist. This vinyl-only release shows her continued evolution, a developing style, more electronic, but still full of her charm, whimsy and unique sense of contrast and layering. Dreamy pop tones blend with abstract sound works, menace with mesmerism, loops and beats anchor otherworldy etheric excursions, electronic sound melds with acoustic warmth and is earthed by folksy colors. Kuupuus fans will be intrigued but not upset by these latest developments, and new listeners will be converted." -EM.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Sous Juju
Format: Double CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"A collection of darkly shining northern diamonds, Sous Juju is a 2CD compilation of the musical work of Kuupuu from her first releases in 2003 up to previously-unreleased material from 2012. Kuupuu, known by her parents as Jonna Karanka, is a self-taught musician and visual artist from Finland who inhabits a semi-magical world where the mundane and the mysterious meet and make wonderful music together. Using tapes and loops, instruments both traditional and modern, Kuupuus blend of low-tech electro-acoustics and high-north songcraft is charming, surprising and unique. Sous Juju gathers her self-released material, plus pieces culled from vinyl, cassette, and CDR on American and European labels, as well as an unreleased piece and a 2012 vinyl remix from EM Records. This is a fine opportunity to hear the early work of an artist who promises to continue to enchant us well into the future. Housed in a cardboard gatefold paper cover, including archival pictures of her previously-issued items and liner notes written by the artist in English." -EM.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Kulta Sulka
Format: CDR
Label: Kuupuu
Country: Finland
Price: $10.00
"Its been well documented that something weird and wonderful is afoot in Finland, with legions of free folk experimenters emerging from the forests clutching recordings of handstiched psychedelia. Kuupuu is the work of Jonna Karanka, who has spent time in Avarus and The Anaksimandros, and her self-released solo outing Kulta Sulka is one of the many gems to hail from the Finnish scene. Her sound kaleidoscopes indicate a tenuous grip on the art of songwriting, often meandering into eerie loops of breathy woodwinds trapped in cyclonic infinitude, or murky collages distorted with cheaply rendered, sci-fi laser pings. Yet Karankas dreamily cracked songs are her strenght, and they ache with the melancholy of the best acid folk chanteuses the 70s had to offer. The elegant simplicity of her acoustic guitar and haunted toy box melodies shroud the album in dark, earthy spiritualism." - Jim Haynes / The Wire 268.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Tinakenkalurtta
Format: Cass
Label: Scumbag Relations
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
"New Lady Garden secretions from Jonna!  Two live sets...one recorded at home and the other on John Cavanaghs Soundwave." - Scumbag Relations.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Illusia
Format: 7"
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"vinyl debut from finlands finest fairy goddess, kuupuu (aka jonna karanka). beautiful extended tracks featuring piles of instruments and noisemakers all played by jonna. side one chugs along like a shimmering cosmic freight train, rippling with layers of hovering drones, looped and layered vocals, pitch ebb & flow, and loose tinkling percussion a disorienting & lifted vibration frozen in space. side two begins with sparse moaning vocals, klang, & bells, and slowly shifts into a stunning melancholy lo-fi folk/psych downer, with slow and beautiful vocals and plucked acoustic guitar. very sweet. plays at 33.3rpms... packaged in a lovely tri-fold heavy stock textured art paper cover, with beautiful full color art by jonna, and slick full color sunset label art. numbered edition of 600 copies." - Time-Lag.
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Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Lumen Tähden
Format: LP
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Although Finlander Jonna Karanka has been slowly leaking out little Kuupuu jewels for six years now, somehow its taken just that long to materialize her first proper album. Maybe it has something to do with the time shes devoted to her beautiful artwork, or her time spent in a highly impressive string of other bands, including Hertta Lussu Assa (with Islaja and Lau Nau), Anaksimandos, Avarus, and many others. But, you know, I always figured Kuupuu music didnt have much to do with time anyway. Its music from another reality, to put it bluntly. A beautiful place no doubt, but somehow totally other. You could call this music a lot of things, all without really saying much. Post-everything? Pre-birth folk? Bedtime acid-art? Naive avant-garde loop witchcraft? Maybe something like a thousand memories & vague images folded into each other and spooled out infinitely like a sloppy film loop. The sound of tiny bioluminescent insects systematically devouring an urban cityscape in hyper-speed, while just as quickly slithering neon flora entwine the metallic gray remains, only to then be gobbled themselves by a leaderless army of pulsating micro-robots. Got that? Now play backwards in slow motion. Surreal might just be an understatement. Packaged in a stunning ultra-heavy laminated full color gatefold cover with full color art labels, all created by Jonna. Pressed on audiophile 180gm vinyl. Limited edition of 750 copies." - Time-Lag.

Artist: KUUPUU
Title: Lumen Tähden
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Although Finlander Jonna Karanka has been slowly leaking out little Kuupuu jewels for six years now, somehow its taken just that long to materialize her first proper album. Maybe it has something to do with the time shes devoted to her beautiful artwork, or her time spent in a highly impressive string of other bands, including Hertta Lussu Assa (with Islaja and Lau Nau), Anaksimandos, Avarus, and many others. But, you know, I always figured Kuupuu music didnt have much to do with time anyway. Its music from another reality, to put it bluntly. A beautiful place no doubt, but somehow totally other. You could call this music a lot of things, all without really saying much. Post-everything? Pre-birth folk? Bedtime acid-art? Naive avant-garde loop witchcraft? Maybe something like a thousand memories & vague images folded into each other and spooled out infinitely like a sloppy film loop. The sound of tiny bioluminescent insects systematically devouring an urban cityscape in hyper-speed, while just as quickly slithering neon flora entwine the metallic gray remains, only to then be gobbled themselves by a leaderless army of pulsating micro-robots. Got that? Now play backwards in slow motion. Surreal might just be an understatement." - Time-Lag.

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