VAPAA-JANNITTIVAT ASIAT OLEMME JO KAUAN KERTONEET TOISILLEMME SALAISISSA KIRJEISSA, 3" CDR, 2005, FINLAND
This instantly deleted 100-copy Finnish underground treasure (which follows my post of their self titled CDR a short while back) manages to dissolve whatever distinction exists between Vapaa and Keijo And The Free Players, the line-up now being essentially identical. Whatever the case, to these ears the results are easily the finest product yet produced under either guise. Less diffuse than The Free Players and more assertively composerly than prior Vapaa missives, this unwieldily titled release dramatically reorients their modus operandi, with a degree of musical maturation and a certain elusive elan present here that edges this toward the territory of Norway's Supersilent and that'd almost qualify this for release on Rune Grammofon, if the country of origin were Norway rather than Finland. One of the current peaks of the Finnish scene.
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