First ever collaboration between these finnich and american soundartists, collaborating by mail, incorporates both of their styles, interwined with some kind of disorienting and intricated attitude. Electroacoustic treatments applied to harsch noise and atonal ambient parts, producing a tapestry of disturbing and psychedelic soundscapes.
Release date is 28th January 2013. Limited edition of 500 copies in jewelcase.
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Since the beginning of the 1990s, irr. app. (ext.) has been the tellurium-plated public megaphone (both particularly and severally) for a displaced Canadian of broadly miscegenated Gaelic-Barbarian ancestry. Following the appearance of 'An Uncertain Animal...' in 1997, a consistent routine of releasing and failing to release recordings in more-or-less equal proportions has been zealously pursued. Public performance remains a dubious prospect and is approached with the same enthusiasm that most people would approach exploratory bowel surgery. An association with Nurse With Wound was established in 2005 and devious collusions with R K Faulhaber, At Jennie Richie, Thomas Carnacki, Andrew Liles and sundry others are periodically undertaken. It is not the sound of the present that is investigated, it is the residual vibration of Mesolithic glacial retreat lingering within the rhizosphere and its influence on vegetative growth. And the satisfying crunch made by shucking away of unnecessary notions, like this one.
Umpio is a finnish word for vacuum, as in a light bulb. Umpio is not "alter ego" or an "artist name" of Pentti Dassum, but more like an isolated place where extreme sound research and experiments take place. The project started in 2006 after building some primitive contact microphones to amplify the junk percussions in used in the bands Astro Can Caravan and Kroko. Later it has gone deeper into noise psychedelia, self-built instruments, and electroacoustic explorations. Pentti slowly arriving at his own style which we could call Junkyard Elektroautistix, because you will find junk noise, electronic overload and autistic contemplation, which might seem calm on top, but is boiling and splintering into a million directions under the surface.