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Blectum from Blechdom, Kuupuu @ Luminaire

Blectum from Blechdom, Kuupuu
Kilburn Luminaire. 10sep08.

On record, Jonna Karanka alone is Kuupuu, but to flesh out the live possibilities Jakko Tolvi of Kemialliset Ystävät joins her on stage. They face off over a table like chess grand-masters, each knowing what the other is going to do many moves ahead. Their bells toll like that of a church two towns over on a peaceful autumnal Sunday, whilst they scritch, scratch, shuffle and sweep for thirty minutes of naturalistic and becalmed green-field music.

In 2002, Kevin Blechdom and Blevin Blectum went their separate ways after four years of collaboration. Six years on and they have reunited once more to combine Blechdom’s frenzied lo-fi technocrash sounds with Blectum’s benevolently nightmarish DaDa-bounce visuals. The two ladies sit to the side of the screen hunched over their lap-tops (see above), call-centre headsets capturing their private giggly banter, which proves just as beguiling as the hamsters with clapper boards and other recurring motifs that appear behind them.

Their glitch-pop has a skippy daytime dance at its core that occasionally collapses over its own legs. The sonic motifs and rhythms here are hooped, as though spinning around a torso. As it goes on they weave in their warped baritone version of ‘Private Dancer’, yelp-punkish harmonies and gradually warp it up to a neon barrage of jerk-pop sturm und drang.

Blectum from Blechdom @ MySpace
Kuupuu @ MySpace

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September 11, 2008 - Posted by | new reviews | ,

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