WASTEMENT: Oranssi Pazuzu, Dark Buddha Rising and Waste Of Space Orchestra

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In a Tampere dungeon lurks the best rock music of our time. And now it has its own thread. Let us celebrate two most excellent bands, and their supreme combination - dare you risk your mind in the Syntheosis?

https://wasteofspaceorchestra.bandcamp.com/album/syntheosis

(it's on Spotify as well)

imago, Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:42 (one year ago) link

A friend of mine was obsessed with the ‘zuzu for a while a couple of years ago. I have ‘Valonielu’ but not listened to it for ages.

I do quite like Kairon; IRSE! however.

michaellambert, Saturday, 6 April 2019 23:10 (one year ago) link

Kairon are amazing as well, yes :) but they're not part of this collective I think. Happy to broaden this to all (good) Finnish psych-metal though...

imago, Saturday, 6 April 2019 23:23 (one year ago) link

Kairon Irse share a guitarist with OP I believe

I'm bumping this because this is my album of the year, and because I want to talk about Marko Neuman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCR-OrN41E0

So this^ is probably my SONG of the year, a furious synthesis of vocal styles and coruscating guitars. Imagine my surprise to learn that Marko Neuman is responsible for EVERY vocal on the track! Look, here's its original live incarnation from Roadburn, who commissioned the piece (starts about 9/10 minutes into the video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMw6iIxDEmE

It's all one guy! A quite unbelievable performance!

Not a surprise when you hear him talk about his favourite records though:

I met this girl at a bar and we ended up in my apartment. This was also back in the​ late 90s. It was late at night and we were sitting in the living room on the couch and I​ decided to put some music on. I turned off all the lights and put The Litanies of Satan in the player and turned the volume as loud as possible. After a while the girl started to freak out because of the vocals on the record and asked if I​ could change the music. I suggested that we s​hould listen​ to​ the whole album and she started freaking out more and left. At that moment I​ realis​ed that through art I​ want to have a similar impact on​ people like Litanies of Satan had on​ that girl.

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:14 (one year ago) link

i don't understand guys who bring girls they don't like back to their apartment, shit man it's ok to go home alone!

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:21 (one year ago) link

he liked her until she failed the Diamanda Test tbf

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:23 (one year ago) link

if you take a girl you've just met home from a bar and your idea of a good time is listening to the litanies of satan with her you don't really like her

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:41 (one year ago) link

if you listen to his performance on Wake Up The Possessor it's hard to argue he hasn't some of Galas' spirit, though...

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:43 (one year ago) link

that's cool, i'm still not going out with him

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 April 2019 17:55 (one year ago) link

Been listening to DBR, especially Ritual IX. Enneargy has to be one of the best doom songs of all time, right? It's next-level. Such depth and lightness amongst the heft. Will be ploughing through the rest of the Dark Trilogy soon...great sunshine music

imago, Monday, 22 April 2019 12:13 (one year ago) link

Yeah, that quote makes him sound like a massive dick

Duke, Monday, 22 April 2019 16:11 (one year ago) link

But I'll still pick up this album

Duke, Monday, 22 April 2019 16:11 (one year ago) link

Yeah, that quote makes him sound like a massive dick
― Duke, Monday, April 22, 2019 12:11 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fortunately the other quote in the interview makes him sound way cooler:


I remember listening to​ this album on Sunday nights back in late 90s. Lying in my bed having a cigarette in one hand and a knife in​ the ​other hand. Those were beautiful moments.

"Wake Up The Possessor" is definitely the standout on the album so far.

enochroot, Monday, 22 April 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

DBR are SO satisfying, they're like a nine-course meal. Enneathan hits similar pleasure centres as GY!BE used to, except this is much better, at least to me now. The first part is just the most amazing rangy monster of a song, building to quite incredible intensity and then pushing on, further and further, as the guitarist gradually sets fire to the world.

I'm now listening to Entheomorphosis and finding it equally substantial. Most other modern doom can't hold a candle to this, for me. This is deeper, wilder and crazier, and it knows how to mix light and space with the heavy darkness in order to accentuate it

imago, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:56 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

UPDATE

Vesperith! A female solo artist has been added to the Wastement circle! And it's good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDmVEHWBFlI

Also, there's an OP live album now! I'm listening to VKH! It kicks ass!

imago, Friday, 4 October 2019 09:24 (eleven months ago) link

Her 2015 EP, Esoteros, is stunning. I have high hopes for her upcoming album.

pomenitul, Friday, 4 October 2019 09:25 (eleven months ago) link

I see you added it to RYM the other week and are hitherto the sole voter! Will have to check it out...

imago, Friday, 4 October 2019 09:32 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Listening to the Vesperith now! Feels like it's a slow burner. Not a bad thing

imago, Sunday, 24 November 2019 12:13 (nine months ago) link

It's more atmo than BM, which suits me just fine. I'm all for selenic Lisa Gerrard-esque Finns.

pomenitul, Sunday, 24 November 2019 12:30 (nine months ago) link

the preview track appears to have been a fake-out yes. but the atmospheres are good!

imago, Sunday, 24 November 2019 12:30 (nine months ago) link

actually this album is throwing me slightly - every track is very distinct! fourth track is absolutely where it's at, wow

imago, Sunday, 24 November 2019 12:38 (nine months ago) link

& in fact the whole second half of this appears to be magnificent

imago, Sunday, 24 November 2019 12:46 (nine months ago) link

I'm actually into this. This is quite good

the oxford book of chaos (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 08:20 (nine months ago) link

It's a little bloated though. Multishiva EP has a lot of the same vibes but is way leaner and more ferocious

the oxford book of chaos (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 9 December 2019 12:53 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

I've finally got this almost a year after making a mental note to buy it. Great stuff. I must check out DBR...

Duke, Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:08 (six months ago) link

Let us know how you get on with Ritual IX! Amazing album

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:36 (six months ago) link

Right folks

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 13 March 2020 19:56 (six months ago) link

Hail the new technocrat! Righteous maelstrom! Fin Land!

https://open.spotify.com/album/6sAC6T34FoxU5uC1huLv6k

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 13 March 2020 20:10 (six months ago) link

Or if it's Youtube you want

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhXjwg8zOmk

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 13 March 2020 23:06 (six months ago) link

hell yeah

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 March 2020 10:29 (six months ago) link

I didn't want to get prematurely giddy over the teaser but fuxk yes.

Not a dancer by any traditional definition (Noel Emits), Saturday, 14 March 2020 11:08 (six months ago) link

if you asked me to name the best band in the world, this would be my snap answer

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Saturday, 14 March 2020 12:27 (six months ago) link

Ooooh

Duke, Saturday, 14 March 2020 14:24 (six months ago) link

great to confirm they go further that psych kinetic tip

synth dude must've had a blast recording this; disquieting oscillations on next level

gaudio, Thursday, 19 March 2020 18:11 (six months ago) link

heard an interview where they confirmed this was their 'most electro' album yet. excited doesn't even cover it

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 19 March 2020 18:15 (six months ago) link

think i found the interview. same

(ha, this is were you guys talked about the vesperith record. had no idea, until now by reading the whole thread, that Jun-His was involved. still stand by my initial impression that vesperith's album is uplifting and radiating. a grower, too)

gaudio, Friday, 20 March 2020 12:41 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

five minutes into the opening track: they've done it. they've actually fucking done it

when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Thursday, 16 April 2020 23:13 (five months ago) link

Listened through a couple times this morning - seems like more of a refinement/streamlining than an escalation of any kind to me but still very very good.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 April 2020 23:33 (five months ago) link

nah this is a leap forward imo

when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Friday, 17 April 2020 11:23 (five months ago) link

i don't know what it is yet but it's very good

can we somehow force them to come back and tour again on this album and maybe bring Circle and Demilich

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 April 2020 11:33 (five months ago) link

Loving this new one so far, there's a new clarity that helps elevate it.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 17 April 2020 19:45 (five months ago) link

liking this a lot. I think i still dig the last 2 lps more but I love the direction they've gone. these synths are great

gman59, Friday, 17 April 2020 23:33 (five months ago) link

if this isn't my aoty then it's been quite a year. it's like they've hacked into my head and optimised the contents

when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Saturday, 18 April 2020 14:27 (five months ago) link

Just put this on, it's definitely less metal (though still too metal for, say, my parents) but it's doing some cool hypnotic droney stuff that I enjoy.

Revolutionary Girl Utrenja (Tom Violence), Saturday, 18 April 2020 18:47 (five months ago) link

Track five sounds like a KMFDM tribute or something.

Revolutionary Girl Utrenja (Tom Violence), Saturday, 18 April 2020 19:19 (five months ago) link

Uusi teknokratia is cool as hell

jmm, Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:03 (five months ago) link

With a bit of luck this will top next week's RYM chart instead of [redacted].

pomenitul, Sunday, 19 April 2020 22:50 (five months ago) link

apples and oranges m8

when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:06 (five months ago) link

'Appelsiini' iirc.

pomenitul, Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:18 (five months ago) link

Its good but not a patch on their last 2 imo (opinion may change obviously after more listens)

Oor Neechy, Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:34 (five months ago) link

Cool album, yeah.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Sunday, 19 April 2020 23:48 (five months ago) link

apples and oranges m8

― when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago)

'Appelsiini' iirc.

― pomenitul

irl lol

a quick listening assured they're already on another spectrum. Uusi just keeps on giving

will listen to this on headphones tonight

that it departs with a track called Revelation to arrive at the The Gates of Heaven -that's a closer!- might justify its lyrics existence unfolding

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Monday, 20 April 2020 13:01 (five months ago) link

apples and oranges m8
― when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago)

i envy the sense of satisfaction that must've come with thinking up that response.

Anyway, the first few songs feel like a bit of a re-tread of Värähtelijä, though I do appreciate the increased prominence of synths.

enochroot, Monday, 20 April 2020 14:46 (five months ago) link

five minutes into the opening track: they've done it. they've actually fucking done it

― when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Friday, April 17, 2020 1:13 AM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

yes but the two minutes after those five minutes too, whoa...

First Oranssi album that 100% resonates w/ me, and how! Mind-bending stuff.

yeah I posted that and then the synth came in :D

when I come out, can you introduce me as Jagger (imago), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 15:25 (four months ago) link

Okay, I love this album. It seems noisier and denser than Värähtelijä; fewer slow-building trances, more of an apocalyptic industrial sci-fi vibe.

jmm, Friday, 24 April 2020 00:40 (four months ago) link

Some of it is die krupps-ish a definite 90s industrial vibe from it. Dont think its as great as the previous two albums

Oor Neechy, Friday, 24 April 2020 01:10 (four months ago) link

It has done away with some of the slow-burning epics, but the counterpoint is that it is now just wall-to-wall bangers. There really is not a wasted second either

imago, Friday, 24 April 2020 09:19 (four months ago) link

am i crazy or are the harsh vocals on this some of the harshest they've done? like the first track just sounds demented.

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 24 April 2020 09:36 (four months ago) link

Okay, I absolutely love this. Way more industrial, esp in the second half, and intense than I expected, but it works. I also hear a ton of Circle influence, especially in "Taivaan portti" with all of that repetition.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 21:18 (four months ago) link

lol when you bumped the Circle thread the other day I had to hold my tongue not to mention this

imago, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 21:55 (four months ago) link

Ha, yeah, that NWOFHM influence is certainly a big part of why I like this one as much as I do.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

If you've not yet heard @Oranssi_Pazuzu's 'Mestarin kynsi' then we suggest you spend the time between now and Friday (May 15th) getting familiar, as they'll be live streaming a full play through of the album at 9pm CEST / 8pm BST / 3pm EDT / Noon PDT.https://t.co/UYxYVooUdF

— Roadburn Festival (@roadburnfest) May 12, 2020

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:16 (four months ago) link

Looking forward to this

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:42 (four months ago) link

Gotta learn all the lyrics so I can sing along

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:43 (four months ago) link

Also might swallow some razor blades to get the right tone

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:44 (four months ago) link

Live in thirty minutes!

jmm, Friday, 15 May 2020 18:33 (four months ago) link

We're in

imago, Friday, 15 May 2020 18:56 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfANRKPnC8M

imago, Friday, 15 May 2020 19:03 (four months ago) link

Kuulen ääniä maan alta is now my favourite thing

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Friday, 15 May 2020 19:46 (four months ago) link

sort of realised during this that the second half might be the godlier half yeah

imago, Friday, 15 May 2020 19:59 (four months ago) link

re: the industrial n' electronic bits. yeah, they're very much pushed upfront. after this streaming though, i can't unlisten to some kind of Olof Dreijer/Oni-ish influence. more subtle, but crucial

knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Friday, 15 May 2020 20:46 (four months ago) link

Wasn't able to watch the stream, but I'm totally sold on the second half being better.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 15 May 2020 20:53 (four months ago) link

Kuulen ääniä maan alta is now my favourite thing

― knife sharpening tips (gaudio), Friday, May 15, 2020 9:46 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

sort of realised during this that the second half might be the godlier half yeah

― imago, Friday, May 15, 2020 9:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Both otm. Thanks for posting the link lj!

two weeks pass...

I'm discovering the record as I type, finding it really good, I like the spectrum of sound and the hypnotic quality, the way the synths and chimes sound as the rest is buried, creating this orchestral atmosphere.
Not a big fan of his growls but that's alright.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 15:11 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

The hits keep coming!

https://kaironirse.bandcamp.com/album/polysomn-2

imago, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 02:15 (six days ago) link

Lots of Oranssi Pazuzu popping up on my playlist tonight. Still one of the best albums of the year.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:16 (six days ago) link

Indeed. Now behold the light flipside to OP's dark!

imago, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 06:20 (six days ago) link

In this year of no shows I’m so glad I made the last-minute decision to see them with Insect Ark last year, I had never even listened to either band before and it was exhilarating.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 06:30 (six days ago) link

New Kairon; IRSE! is really good imo.

michaellambert, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:04 (six days ago) link

ah i'm so psyched gotta dl it

last two Kairon albums were outstanding

Splack Packath (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 02:59 (five days ago) link

Yeah, digging it

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:35 (five days ago) link

ty lj, loving this "light flipside", never heard of these guys.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 08:32 (five days ago) link

How exactly does this tie back to Oranssi Pazuzu?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:21 (five days ago) link

They share a guitarist I think

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:32 (five days ago) link

THEY'RE FINNISH

Splack Packath (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:48 (five days ago) link

Is this the thread where I share links to Moomin music?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:00 (five days ago) link

I think there's some sort of Oranssi Pazuzu production connection on this one. It's really good - fun listen!

https://polymoon.bandcamp.com/releases

BlackIronPrison, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 13:46 (five days ago) link


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