It seems that 2007 has been a year for the odd and strange and Five Fish Fingers is probably one of the strangest you're likely to hear from the Kahvi fold. Truly bizarre springs to mind for a couple of the tracks but there is a mark of true genius in there as well. 'Ground fish' is a prime example of craziness but then it jumps into a purely excellent piece of semi-game/semi-idm styled music, interesting, refreshing and exciting. A hint of inspiration of the hippy 60s in there if I`m not mistaken? Northwest Passage is a beautiful mellow piece, where Block Shaped Heart is a C64 styled piece from the old days with a modern IDM slant. Oh, and Aleksi Eeben? Well, of course, he was also known as Heatbeat from the good old Amiga scene days; often classed as a musical genius of the 90's, now made good in the days of mp3. Listen carefully for the nuances and subtleties that make these tracks a rarity.
You know, I really think this release (and all of Eeben's work) stands the test of time. I first found this release when I was younger and thought it was quirky and a bit odd, but strangely catchy in away. Now, listening to it again, I can safely say that I've never heard anything quite like it.
His work is certainly quirky, with a blend of happy, free- moving melodies and some rather unsettling dissonances thrown in. I think this man deserves more exposure.
Cliche wrote on 03/07/08, 4:47 pm
For some reason it reminds me of those infamous salad fingers cartoons, its up- beat but kinda creepy, I love it!
Coax wrote on 01/05/08, 4:08 pm
well, i love it actually.
the waltz is amazing..
i like the odd harmonies and melodies too :)
Rubicante wrote on 01/05/08, 4:08 pm
Yup, This is a very interesting release...no idea why it had to have a "fried food theme", but some things are best left unknown I guess.
The tracks themselves are quite nice though and very very bizarre. Overall though this whole ep is worth a listen because otherwise you would just be missing out on something totally different.
Brioskj wrote on 01/05/08, 4:08 pm
That release is a great piece of work indeed.
Mr Aleksi Eeben is an all-round artist: it is enough to compare the first track with the last for understanding what I mean...
My favourite track is just "block shaped heart(u&k remix)", I like the steady growth of his tune and how drum goes out.
The only "little" fault is cover art..I don't like fried food :D
Micksam wrote on 01/05/08, 4:08 pm
When I started listening to this release, I was like "is this a joke".
The tracks end up sounding fairly nice though. Interesting release.