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ARTIST
TITLE
Lumottu Karkkipurkki (Vapaa Systeemi)
FORMAT
CD

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FR 038CD FR 038CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/15/2005

Originally Lumottu Karkkipurkki was released on cassette on the Huutomerkki label, and re-released on double 8" lathe-cut on the Celebrate Psi Phenomenom label. Now finally available on CD, remastered and remixed, originally released by Fonal in 2005. Notes from Ralf Normaali: "Lumottu Karkkipurkki ("the enchanted candy jar") is a musical work with two concepts: a song cycle based on an obscure Finnish children's book of the same name. The plot is simple; a boy buys a candy jar from an old, witchy shopkeepress. Every time the boy takes a colorful drop, his surroundings change unexpectedly and completely. He meets strange beings in the nearby forest. The atmosphere is exciting and slightly scary. Ville eats all the drops and craves more, but the woman with the shiny green ring is gone and so are the candies. The other concept, 'Vapaa Systeemi' ('free system') has something to do with plucking stringed instruments." Lumottu Karkkipurkki is for the creepy, late hours of the night.