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ARTIST
TITLE
Buster Keatonin Ratsutilalla
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KLANGBAD 025CD KLANGBAD 025CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/5/2004

"Have you met Markku Peltola? No?! Well, maybe you have but cannot remember. Peltola played the main character in Aki Kaurismäki's prize-winning film The Man Without A Past. On Buster Keatonin Ratsutilalla, guitarist Peltola and his accompanying musicians play a place- and timeless folk music. One just can't tell if these very laid back yet very cleverly arranged pieces have a set form or if they are excerpts from a jam-session. But then maybe Peltola and his cohorts are not so sure themselves. They probably don't care anyway. Their music oscillates solemnly between queer humour and touching melancholy. This music sounds... well, easy, unobtrusive and sparse. Peltola and his band use their means in an extremely economic way. Most of the time, the main melody is played by the violin. With very few notes, it says all there is to say. All other instruments -- electric and acoustic guitars, piano, brass and drums -- are playing in a very loose formation. Everything remains natural, easy and friendly. Thus the soft percussion grooves and the simple themes and their variations seem almost conclusive. If, in the presence of non-Scandinavians, Peltola claimed that he played traditional Finnish music on this album, he'd probably succeed with it."