Consume & Popfrenzy Presents Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Finland)

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Date: Sunday 11th october, 2015.
Doors: 7:30pm
Pre-Sale Cost: $25
Door Price: $22
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CONSUME & POPFRENZY PRESENTS JAAKKO EINO KALEVI (FINLAND) with special guests – Seja & Ben Ely

“A free spirit capable of turning his hand to any broadly electronic style and making it his own… Kalevi is naturally funky.” – Uncut

Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s dreamy soundscapes come effortlessly, likely to have been encouraged from his upbringing in the remote Finnish lakeland city of Jyväskylä. Today, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has collected cult status within his home country and abroad after prolifically churning out numerous pop oddities and his breakthrough release, Dreamzone EP in 2013.

Exposure from an early age to music popular amongst his friends in life and online, Jaakko’s music stems from a vast range of influence (including indulgence in US prog rockers, Dream Theatre). Now, blending interest in dub, reggae, metal, disco and jazz, Jaakko compiles elements of these diverse genres into lucid dream-like, utterly alluring, pop music easily worth vast and regular consumption.

In his self-titled album (released on Weird World/Domino), Jaakko further explores obscured reality focusing on cruising repetition, building depth with synth rhythms and danceable melodies all secured with blurred vocals. Remove the often gaudy harshness of Ariel Pink, defuse the rhythms of Sebastien Tellier, and meet Connan Mockasin for augmented vocal aid and you’ll find Jaakko somewhere through dank layers of circling audio haze.

Post release of the abum Jaakko the voyager hopes to capture the interest of fans further south, with his debut visit and tour of Australia.

Also special guests featured on this show are local luminaries…

SEJA with her own special euro synth zone out pop. With album from recent past All Our Wires that she recorded with brother Mirko… Seja has collected a fine array of dream ridden pop that rivals the collection of old synthesizers she has amassed over her extended time playing with Sekiden and Regurgitator as well as her solo work.

...and BEN ELY (Regurgitator) who has a new solo album coming out just over the horizon - Goodbye Machine. Recorded straight to 2 inch with Jamie Trevakis at Wild Mountain Sound just outside of Brisbane these new tunes wind a twisted path through the strange world of human beings and confronting state we currently exist in.
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By: the zoo