Artist: ylikulju & kyllönen
Title: yllinkyllin EP
Catalog #: ep/lp release #5
Release Date: 1999/07/25
The EP starts with crazy “twotwo” with it’s complex beats and rhythmic effects. This track has no melody. And if it doesn’t have it then it doesn’t need it. This is probably the fastest and weirdest of Kyllönen’s tunes I’ve heard.
You can hear some jungle influences in Ylikulju’s “—“. The drums and percussions play the main role in this tune. Occasionally there come little pauses for some sine bleeps. A quite simple bass plays the melody. Not very much more instruments playing any tunes here. Some little effects and sounds are dropped in at times (without them this song could be a little boring).
“Karu” starts with spooky pads and occasional percussive hits. The beat is very much effected and distorted. A quite weird the beat is too. I know it isn’t stick to 4/4 and it’s changing all the time. There is so much happening all the time in this tune. Hear Kyllönen at his best in this crazy chaotic piece of art (though I still think that “no xivic – no pherm” and “bags 2 and 4” are his best works ever).
“lehtone” has probably the most understandable rhythm of the tracks on this EP along with “—” but that’s not a bad thing. I especially love the paranoid melodies.
The drums on “metsäserla” remind me of Autechre’s work. This tune again is mostly based on the drums and speeches and vocals of Ylikulju.
“durum” has a very bouncy beat with lots and lots (yllinkyllin in finish) of crazy tricks. I’d call it dark ambient with a vanilla twist on a hot icy day with a bikini goin afe+++78e some hot dogs we don’t know it do we?4w0.
This isn’t quite as good work as I would have expected from Kyösti and Henkka but defeneately worth a listen (or two) and it really isn’t a pain to download. And don’t you get me wrong, I like the album.
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01. Kyllönen – twotwo [IT / AIFF / MP3]
02. Ylikulju – — [IT / AIFF / MP3]
03. Kyllönen – karu [IT / AIFF / MP3]
04. Ylikulju – lehtone [IT / AIFF / MP3]
05. Kyllönen, Ylikulju – metsäserla [IT / AIFF / MP3]
06. Ylikulju, Kyllönen – durum [IT / AIFF / MP3]