October 21, 2010

Magneettimiehen Kuolema [Death of Magnet Man] - Pekka Streng & Tasavallan Presidentti (1970)


Presiding spirit of Fonal label, Pekka Streng's sole two albums of mystic, humanist psychedelia and acid-folk have enduring appeal and ensure continuing cult status. His first record Magneettimiehen Kuolema is the more lysergically euphoric of the two and prog band Tasavallan Presidentti along for the ride.

From the magical, intimate opener Gilgamesh Pekka engages ears and heart. Language is no barrier. A sense of yearning, transcendence and hymnal celebration underpinned by Pekka's keening vocals. He's really saying something, you don't know exactly what and it matters not a whit.

He died in 1975 at the age of 26. You need some Pekka in your life.

Oddi wrth y brawd
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