Label: One Point Life
漸く再入荷！！ 60年代末から活動、近年はThe Spermを含む幾つかの関連音源が次々と再発され、とにかくその活動全てが濃すぎるフィンランド・アヴァン界重要人物の一人Pekka Airaksinen。制作自体は1978年に完了、その後一度プライベートCD-Rで1997年に出回った[Love And Addiction]の正規盤。官能的且つフニャフニャとダラけまくりの音が浮遊する脱力系意味不明インスト集。本当に素晴らしいセンス。自国フィンランドのレーベルOne Point Lifeからのリリース。マスト。
For the best part of his career, spanning some forty years, Pekka Airaksinen's music can be said to have been ahead of its time. His current plans, too, reach far into the future. In the 80's he initiated a series of albums and compositions, each of which is dedicated to one of the thousand Buddhas in the Buddhist mythology. Probably the most prolific recording artist in Finland, at the moment he is "only" about a hundred Buddhas down.
Airaksinen is still mainly known for the controversial underground/performance group The Sperm, formed in 1967. He was responsible for the musical side of things of the collective, whose recordings mostly resemble the noise and industrial music of some ten years later rather than any of their contemporaries or Airaksinen's influences - who were mostly the classics of 50's and 60's electronic music, such as Cage and Stockhausen. Much like the revolution-minded students all over Europe in the late 60's, members of The Sperm were eager to be influenced by American free jazz, underground rock, and anarchist elements of the counter-culture like Yippies. After The Sperm disbanded in 1970, Airaksinen continued making experimental music, but this time he stayed in his recording studio. Together with a few ex-Sperm members he also participated in the exhibitions of the artist group Elonkorjaajat ("The Harvesters") with his psychedelic paintings.