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ARTIST
TITLE
Madam I'm Adam
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LXCD 642CD LXCD 642CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/5/2004

Intense double CD from this avant-garde underground icon from Finland, who recorded solo and with groups like The Sperm (who released one legendary freak out LP, Shh! in 1970), Gandhi-Freud, Ajraxin, etc. Disc one is a historical compilation, featuring mostly the first CD issue of original tracks from 1968-2002. Disc 2 is all new previously unreleased remixes from: Nurse With Wound, Simon Wickham-Smith, Es, Mira Calix, Curd Duca, Anton Nikkila etc. If you were impressed by the Love Records compilation Arktinen Hysteria, this is the next step. "The music of Petta Airaksinen (b. 1945) has been far ahead of its time for most of his 40 year long career. His finest recordings from the 60's are more reminiscent of industrial music and noise (which would emerge ten years later) than of the music of his precursors and contemporaries. In the early 80's few people, if any, were mixing mechanic beats and free jazz like he did -- favourable conditions for this kind of music didn't really exist until the turn of the century. His latest genre-hopping work will also probably take a long time to become fully appreciated. This compilation is a fairly subjective selection of his works from each of these periods. The selection of remixes commissioned for the second disc of the compilation aims to find a contemporary context for his work and to expand connections, some of which already existed. For example Nurse With Wound namechecked Airaksinen on their famous list of influences that came with their debut LP Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella (1979), while Finland's Es played together with Airaksinen in his first live performance since 1987 at Avanto Helsinki Media Art Festival in 2001."