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Various Artists / Pölyä - Experimental New Wave And Art Punk From Finland 1979-1984
Album:Pölyä - Experimental New Wave And Art Punk From Finland 1979-1984 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2019
Label:Svart 

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Album Review
DeVoss
Reviewed 2019-06-10 
– General Description: Pölyä [poh-LUU-ah] translates as “dust”. These Finnish rarity recordings are available on Black vinyl, with a 44 page booklet that reveals the background of the 22 artists and bands. This music varies from pop to rock and from “mod revival to synthesizer bliss to distorted noise”. This music at times follows traditional song structures – and at other times is all over the place. Play a few at a time. They are supposedly in a chronological order based on the individual songs.

Play “Stuttgart” and “Dallas” back-to-back as some fun fake tourist audio impressions of the two cities.

All songs (when needed) in this review are followed by simplified phonetic pronunciation guides for the Finnish song titles and their translation into English bracketed by double-colons. Finnish isn’t that hard to pronounce; double vowels are mostly held longer and stressed more.

– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 1, 5, 6, 9, 15, 21, 22, 23
– Track Reviews:

1. (2:16) ***Sari - Oodi junalle :: [OOH-dee yuu-NAH-leh] Ode to the train :: starts really soft then builds
2. (1:33) Sari - Puol' enkeli :: [POHL EHN-keh-leh] Half an angel :: like a skewed rock song
3. (1:58) Muovimiehet/Jorma Arto - Huomisesta tuulee :: [HOH-mee-seh-stah TUU-leh] Tomorrow winds :: punk-like song
4. (1:29) Vihan Muna - Kokoomus :: [koh-KOOH-muus] Coalition :: punk-like instrumental
5. ***(3:08) Lola Ego - Eedenistä itään / Kaikki nuoret modit :: [EE-deh-nee-stah ee-TAHN] East of Eden / [KAH-EE-kee nuu-OHR-eht MOH-deet] All the young mods :: fun punk-like song
6. ***(3:33) Kadotetut - Nicaraqua (Live1984) :: has an island feel
7. (2:35) Vessel Umpio - Lips-Läps :: off-key and funky
8. (2:19) Päät - Vihaan ja rakastan :: [vee-HAHN yah RAH-KAH-stan] I hate and love :: X-like sound
9. ***(2:40) Swissair - Stuttgart :: electronic experiment with bass guitar
10. (1:28) Akisister - Jos maailmansota syttyy :: [YOHS MAAH-EEL-mahn-SOH-tah SUUT-tsuu] If the world war comes on :: children singing
11. (1:23) Jaakko Kangosjärvi - 50 koirankoppia :: [50 koh-ee-rahn-KOHP-pee-ahh] 50 dog houses :: recitative over percussion
12. (1:26) R-Polkupyöräytetty - Taskisen radio :: angry? bored?
13. (2:29) Jürgenhaus - Emmä tajuu miks en mä vois viedä sua täältä kauas pois :: [too long for pronunciation help] Mommy realizes why I can’t take the swamp away from here :: off-kilter and funky
14. (5:17) Xböö - Pyörävarasto :: [PUU-rah-vah-rah-stoh] Bicycle storage :: banging and yelling
15. ***(3:57) Sleeping & The Beds - Tuhannet sylit :: [tuu-HAH-neht SUUR-leet] Thousands of saliva :: early Beck-like
16. (4:31) Musiikkivyöry - Miksei :: [MEEK-seh-ee] Why not :: electronic experiment
17. (3:43) The Silver - Absolutely Dark :: gloomy banging on pipes
18. (2:45) Uusi Laine - Eksyneet koneet :: [EHK-suu-neht KOH-neht] Lost machines :: experimental electronics with elephants
19. (4:11) Swissair - We Must Develop Some Kind Of A Notation/Harmonising/Lettering/Numbering System :: tuning all their instruments
20. (5:39) Kilgore Trout - Kysyntä, tarve, vaatimus :: [kee-SUUN-tah TAHR-veh VAH-tee-muhs] Demand, need, requirement :: more instrument tuning
21. ***(5:00) Vaaralliset Lelut - Läpinäkyvä valkoinen / Näemme hänet taas :: [LAH-pee-NAH-kee-vah VAHL-koh-ee-nehn] Transparent white / [NAH-EE-meh HAH-neht tahs] We see him again :: spacey and mellow
22. ***(2:11) Otso - Dallas :: electronic horses
23. ***(9:15) H.S. Tuominen - Taloni löysin veden alta :: [tah-LOH-nee LOHY-seen VEH-dehn AHL-tah] I found my house underwater :: off-kilter and weirdly pleasant
24. (3:18) Ferricjohnsson - Decca :: grungy

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sari Oodi Junalle
2.Sari Puol' Enkeli
3.Muovimiehet/jorma Arto Huomisesta Tuulee
4.Vihan Muna Kokoomus
5.Lola Ego Eedenistä Itään / Kaikki Nuoret Modit
6.Kadotetut Nicaraqua (Live1984)
7.Vessel Umpio Lips-Läps
8.Päät Vihaan Ja Rakastan
9.Swissair Stuttgart
10.Akisister Jos Maailmansota Syttyy
11.Jaakko Kangosjärvi 50 Koirankoppia
12.R-Polkupyöräytetty Taskisen Radio
13.Jürgenhaus Emmä Tajuu Miks En Mä Vois Viedä Sua Täältä Kauas Pois
14.Xböö Pyörävarasto
15.Sleeping & The Beds Tuhannet Sylit
16.Musiikkivyöry Miksei
17.Silver, The Absolutely Dark
18.Uusi Laine Eksyneet Koneet
19.Swissair We Must Develop Some Kind Of A Notation/harmonising/lettering/numbering System
20.Kilgore Trout Kysyntä, Tarve, Vaatimus
21.Vaaralliset Lelut Äpinäkyvä Valkoinen / Näemme Hänet Taas
22.Otso Dallas
23.H.S. Tuominen Taloni Löysin Veden Alta
24.Ferricjohnsson Decca