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ARTIST
TITLE
Apocalypso
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RUNE 156CD RUNE 156CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/17/2001

"Finnish guitarist Raoul Björkenheim first came to international attention with Edward Vesala's Sound & Fury band. Concurrently, he formed his own group Krakatau as an offshoot Sound & Fury. The well-known German ECM label signed Björkenheim & Krakatau (who are a quartet of guitar, sax, bass & drums on both of their ECM CDs), and released their 3rd (Volition) and 4th (Matinale) releases internationally. Since that time, Raoul's energizing, furious playing has been featured with a wide array of well known international artists, including Mats Gustavsson, Henry Kaiser, Mike Keneally, Bill Laswell, Michael Manring, Paul Schütze, Nicky Skopelitis, Jah Wobble and many others. Apocalypso is a galvanizing & exciting work that features the massed power of 30 guitarists, 8 bassists and 4 percussionists. This version, recorded in 2000, features Raoul performing all of the parts himself in a tour-de-force of virtual ensemble playing."