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24-07-2012 // EP: Violeta Päivänkakkara - Kuu

If there ever was an award for "The Greatest Midnight Record of the Year", the winner is without a doubt Violeta Päivänkakkara with her 5-track EP Kuu.

This Finnish spectacle of darkness is best enjoyed with all the lights out. Maybe a few little candles, but surely not too much. It would spoil the experience. This is an EP that I enjoy a lot several times a day, but is impossible to listen to when I'm already in bed, on my way to dreamland. It is as interesting as it is frightening. At least to me.

Imagine yourself in a dark forest. Alone. With this playing in your headphones. Over and over again. By the time the ghosts that you are so afraid off get to you, you've already shit yourself. Or worse. Usually that is a bad thing, but the fantastic music of Violeta Päivänkakkara is worth all that. And more. There's a nightmare hidden inside this music. But like all nightmares, this will end, you will wake up & all will be well. And here, with this EP, you don't just wake up, you'll feel alive like never before. If you let her take you on a 18-minute trip, it might just change your life. Or at least the way you listen to music.

I'm fairly sure there is no other EP out there so far (this year) or is being released later this year, that will come any close to this. Masterpiece is an understatement. I'm so in love, all my (ex-)girlfriends are gettin' jealous. 12 out of 10.

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