Svart Records (label)
10 September 2018 (released)
10 September 2018
Multi-axed frenzied Finnish collective Teksti-TV 666 offer up this bunch of fives, a heavy-metal rock-blockin’ knuckle sandwich that’ll veer between a jovial slap and a tender thwack to the inner psyche.
These five songs paint broad, brush strokes of texture, colour and depth, divining inspiration from aural architects like Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü and My Bloody Valentine, doom-rock doyens Earth, but also sculpting softer structures like The Wedding Present and fellow Finns French Films.
Opener ‘Turbo-Mondeo’ is musical onomatopoeia, a breakneck neck-breaking assaulting guitar symphony, the indecipherable Finnish words making perfect sense amongst the cacophonic sonics, an all-out blitzkrieg of the senses that forcibly locks the listener in, a revolutionary mantra for an altered state of mind. Once prised open the third ear can never ‘un-hear’.
WARNING: Indie dancefloors be aware ‘Aidattu Tulevaisuus ('Fenced Future)’, will induce men-mania and instigate uncontrollable urges to push, pull and perform jerky movements that embody this marmalising jam-rock.
‘Rauhankone’ ('Peace Machine) seemingly starts with an ending as an outro builds to the bassline from Bowie’s ‘Station to Station’ before settling into a trancelike motorik groove proving there is such a thing as ‘Neu!-Can-Dü’.
‘Serverny’ confounds by using arcane 80s computer game bleeps before erupting and irrupting into a chorus of chaos, screeching and beseeching riffs and licks akin to The Stooges ‘I wanna be your dog’.
The closing magnum opus ‘Katko’ is a 10 minute hypnotic cavalcade of dashing thrashing effects, all worlds collide as the noise builds and grows to an eventual incremental breakdown, they’re coming to take you away, ha ha, ho ho …
The ensuing experience is a dazzling, daze-inducing onslaught of sonar subjugation eardrum-fuzz that’ll have you closing your eyes and floating on down a dream doing St Vitus’s dance-spasms.