Ø: Olento 2xLP

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 This record has nothing to do with comfortable music, rock or nearly anything you usually like to listen. It’s electronic, minimal and abstract. Olento is an album that has shaped my music taste more than any other record. Sähkö Recordings released this album by late Mika Vainio first time in 1996 only on CD format (I can still remember where I bought my copy). A few months ago I got a note that this has been pressed on vinyl (finally) and I bought this copy without hesitation. Available for example via Hard Wax, Further Records, Norman Records, and Record Shop X if you are interested. And yes, the domain name of Vinyl Diaries is taken from this album.



 

Insect Ark: Marrow Hymns LP

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Actually I bought this album months ago but just recently I have been listening it with thought (while warming a sauna in these early morning hours). Instrumental, doomed drone could be near the truth when talking about this latest from Insect Ark. Beautiful release from these two ladies. One more addition to my “Best of Fall 2018 Soundtrack”. Check out this one, it’s totally worth it. Available via Profound Lore’s MerchTable .



 

Lingua Ignota: All Bitches Die LP (clear with pink orb)

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Little different album has been spinning today. This is very powerful, intense & emotional release from Lingua Ignota. Experimental, industrial, electronics mixed together and the result sounds dark & insane, even frightening. Listening this album through can be very exhaustive experience, it will leave you empty and still you want some more. Released on vinyl via Profound Lore and you can pick a copy of this haunting record from the source of course or for example from Profound’s EU Store. Note that there’s only black wax available any more. Recommended one.



 

Portal: Ion LP (silver/black mix)

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Hmm.. this is frightening record, like their previous ones. This Australian group takes you on the journey between dimensions, leaving you to float alone in the void just to tear you back to their chaotic realm. Still remember watching their video of  “Swarth” years ago and I was just… wow! And with this new one the reaction is still that same. Like I said, frightening record. Ordered this copy (ltd.100) from Profound Lore when it was announced and it’s no surprise that all those colored variations are long gone by now.. But hey, it’s not about the color of the vinyl, it’s all about the music. Still you can purchase this one on regular blackened wax for example from the source, Profound Lore or for example from HR Records.. choice is yours. Excellent album.



 

Necro Deathmort: Overland LP (transparent blue)

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Haaa.. It’s the latest full-length from mighty Necro Deathmort. It’s damn nice to see how far this band has reached. I remember ordering their CD years ago (actually it was between 2011-2012) called “Music Of Bleak Origin”.. Still that album sounds amazing like this new one. Overland is like apocalyptic soundtrack to some sci-fi movie, hmmm.. like this new Blade Runner. Great record and those who are interested of electronic/experimental soundscapes should certainly check this out. Vinyl available on four different colors (three colored versions, each limited to 100 copies) clear, blue, red & regular black. EU customers can purchase this brilliant album from Profound’s EU store, others might want to check this via Profound’s MerchTable store.



 

Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux: Peau froide, léger soleil 2xLP

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Got this one months ago and it has taken some time to check this trough.. Beautiful record this surely is. I really hard to recommend these kind of records because if you are not into minimalistic/electronic music. For me these records and soundscapes are the best way to escape this hectic world we are living. I can imagine myself staring at the distance headphones on allowing thse soundwaves took over. Great record from late Mika Vainio & Franck Vigroux.  Available from Cosmo Rhythmatic (few copies left though)



 

 

Mika Vainio: Kilo 2xLP

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One more addition to my Vainio collection, little different just because here you can almost hear some rhythmic elements on this one. It’s a pity that time wasn’t by Mika Vaino’s side and there must be a huge amount of unreleased material no one will ever never hear. As a fan I still wait some past records to be released on vinyl.. even though I have few of those on CD-format. Beautiful record this is and hunting continues for those I still miss. For those who are interested, Kilo is still available from various stores so do not hesitate buying this beauty, it’s worth every penny.



 

 

Haare: Apocalypse LP

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Let’s start this morning with some experimental drone from Finland. Bought this without hearing and because local record store owner recommended it. When it comes to drone/experimental music it’s way too hard to explain what is the thing here, is it these ethereal soundscapes or is just something we can’t understand and that fascinate us. This record surely has its place & time and for me it’s right now. Limited to 100 copies and if you are interested you can pick this up for example from Ektro Records. Nice.



 

Oranssi Pazuzu: Farmakologinen 12″ (blue)

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Don’t even know why I purchased this one because this is just a re-issue of Oranssi Pazuzu’s material from split release with Candy Cane from 2010. Maybe I just wanted to own these tunes on individual twelve-inch. This blue colored vinyl version is limited to 200 copies and there’s also 350 copies on green and 300 copies on black vinyl. Oranssi Pazuzu is fascinating group, their way of performing avantgardish space-psychedelic-blackened metal.. Both Svart Records & 20 Buck Spin has some variations left so you know what to do.



 

Richard Houghten: All Guitars 2 LP (lathe-cut)

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Woah!! Latest recording by Richard Houghten, album titled “All Guitars 2”. If you haven’t ever heard of this artist, I suggest you to check out his works. I already have several of Houghten’s albums & 7-inches (few seven-inches still missing) and with every new release he manages to surprise me. Folktronica, instrumental, experimental, acoustic guitars.. and this time we can hear some cover versions from Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow, Bonobo etc. Damn, I love his records. Managed to grab a copy even though it was nearly impossible to decide what version to choose.. I chose lathe-cut version, limited to 50 copies. There were few other variations available too but this one felt most interesting.  As you can see on the picture above, I got something extra with the album, seven-inch “On / Lifting Away” with holographic etchings.. didn’t see this coming and I really appreciate this, I really do!

All versions of this latest one are sadly sold out by now..



 

Pan Sonic: Aaltopiiri 2xLP

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Those who have visited this blog of mine earlier surely know my fixation about Pan Sonic (perviously known as Panasonic) & Mika Vainio with all his aliases. Here’s “Aaltopiiri”, Pan Sonic’s fourth album from the year 2000. I bought this treasure via Discogs few months ago and the seller was kind enough adding some extra with the album, “Selections From Aaltopiiri” twelve-inch promo.

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Minimal, electronic, abstract is the field we are playing here and this surely ain’t music for everybody’s ears. Damn I love these tunes, now and forever.



 

Hashshashin: nihsahshsaH LP

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Actually I’m not that big fan of math/prog rock but after hearing few songs from this album I just had to give this one a chance. And yes, I really like this album by Hashshashin (whatever that name means) and I’m more than happy purchasing this. I came across with this (Australian) band via Art As Catharsis Records few months ago and even though I call this math/prog rock, there’s much more flavours on this album. We can clearly hear some oriental, world music nuances mixed here on these tunes. Great album in my opinion. Limited to 250 copies and still available from the source, Art As Catharsis Records. Just check out, you might like it!