Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?)
from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts
out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released
on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition,
and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet.
So basically, we're looking at everything from the headnodding organ jam of 'Nebulae
Herb', through the incredible skank of 'Whirlwind Pistols Dub', even up to the end-theme
beauty of 'Princess Melodiae'. Isn't it almost unseemly that this is a valiant attempt to
snatch album of the year, and it's only January 1st? Cheeky, that's what we call it. In
the meantime, you can read the helpful information which came in the CDR packaging:
'Our interstellar secret agent superhero rids the world of the evil curse of the
misunderstood vicious madman (yet again) - starring: Aleksi Virta as the heroic
secret agent extravaganza, Gavrila Nebula as the beautiful action heroine, Torsti as the
misunderstood evil scientist madman, Carolina as the mysterious space gypsy princess.'
..and, indeed, you can learn more about Aleksi Virta's spacecapades via his twisted
chroniclings - and long may they continue.
[Thanks to Tony @ Kinglux for the excellent EP cover.]