Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys

Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys

Es

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Description

Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys

"This album has been in the making for two years. While touring with Es between 2001 and 2003 the concerts were orientated on ambient and drony guitar sounds. Some of these songs were heard on the Dutch VPRO radio stations De Avonden's 45 minute special on Es and will be recorded later for a release. I record all the time. But because I could not find a way to record the songs I had been playing live I recorded something else. I think it was no sooner than august of 2003 that I realised that I had almost two hours of new material. Recorded on various locations and with equipment varying from the most hi-fi studio to a small Onkyo dictaphone. These songs were different from what I had been playing live. They are more poppy, melodic and the structures are somewhat more conventional. Most importantly they have lyrics. I am still puzzled with this album. It still feels fresh. The songs are almost like thoughts I have mistakenly spoken out aloud, extremely personal and strangely fragile.

There are many sources of sound that can be interpreted as music concrete, pulsars and noise culled from my SETI-at-home processes, hammering in the apartment downstairs, c-vitamins wheeze and scissors cutting my hair. I also used many conventional instruments on this album. One of the most important was a piano which is heard on most of the songs. I do not have a piano so I had to go to my friends to record all the piano parts. This also resulted in many collaborations. All of them my friends and some with no previous musical background. One of the most important collaborations is with my friend and colleague Ville Leinonen with whom I share a similar romantic ideology. Ville sings and has also written the lyrics to the title track of the album with me. Other guests include members from Kemialliset Ystävät and Avarus on various instruments and vocals heard all through the album.

The songs on this album explore the same themes heard on the previous two Es records; melancholy, pathos and hope. The overall mood is darker, gloomier and more ominous. The album is self reflection. It is about trying to create a better place to live in instead of explicitly judging or criticizing the world that we live in.

The paintings, drawings and photographs on the covers, all of them made and given to me by my friends, are an extension to the sound and an essential part of the album. They further explore the music and give an idea of how I see the sound visually. An almost lost shimmer of hope somewhere in the dark corners of the world. A rainbow on every black and white page.

This album is a dedication for the sad, the depressed, the insomniacs, the strayed, the fearful and the lonely. Today, tomorrow."

Sami Sänpäkkilä

Reviews

The Wire July 2004
ES is Experimental Songcycles, a cover for the solo workings of Sami Sänpäkkilä, hub of the Fonal universe and prime mover in the contemporary Finnish free folk scene. This is his third album and the title translates as The beauty And Inconceivableness Of Everything, a suitably breathless piece of hyberbole that primes you for the slack jawed, ecstatic charge of the music. es works from short spooling loops - hypnotic piano, shortwave chatter, bowed guitars and music boxes - overlaid with variously degenerated recordings culled from everything from spurts of dictaphone sound to lush studio blasts. Despite the predominantly female vocals being in Finnish, the lyrics all make immeadiate phonetic sense, vibrating like atavistic vowels and consonants freed from the weight of words and rhymes. [...] Just Fantastic.
David Keenan


Dusted Magazine
Marshall McLuhan was right: the nervous system of our world has expanded exponentially. All of us are connected in a chain of thought and emotion, whether we want to be or not. Es's third album manifests this global nervous system with a bright palette of subtle aural detail, haunting melodies and tangible texture.
Matthew Wuethrich

Tracklisting

Download Album (FR-28)
  1. Es - Surullisille, masentuneille...
  2. Es - Hamuavia
  3. Es - Pehmeä iho
  4. Es - Huumaava ikuisuus
  5. Es - Puutarhaan laskeutuu höyhen
  6. Es - Juhlat
  7. Es - Sädekellot
  8. Es - Sadepäivät
  9. Es - Aavehuminaa (Katjalle)
  10. Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys

mp3 downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Surullisille, masentuneille... 57s £0.75
2 Hamuavia 1m 16s £0.75
3 Pehmeä iho 4m 30s £0.75
4 Huumaava ikuisuus 8m 58s £0.75
5 Puutarhaan laskeutuu höyhen 3m 16s £0.75
6 Juhlat 1m 33s £0.75
7 Sädekellot 7m 8s £0.75
8 Sadepäivät 3m 29s £0.75
9 Aavehuminaa (Katjalle) 4m 47s £0.75
10 Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys 9m 24s N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.99
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Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

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wav downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Surullisille, masentuneille... 57s £0.75
2 Hamuavia 1m 16s £0.75
3 Pehmeä iho 4m 30s £0.75
4 Huumaava ikuisuus 8m 58s £0.75
5 Puutarhaan laskeutuu höyhen 3m 16s £0.75
6 Juhlat 1m 33s £0.75
7 Sädekellot 7m 8s £0.75
8 Sadepäivät 3m 29s £0.75
9 Aavehuminaa (Katjalle) 4m 47s £0.75
10 Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys 9m 24s N/A N/A
Entire WAV Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.

flac downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Surullisille, masentuneille... 57s £0.75
2 Hamuavia 1m 16s £0.75
3 Pehmeä iho 4m 30s £0.75
4 Huumaava ikuisuus 8m 58s £0.75
5 Puutarhaan laskeutuu höyhen 3m 16s £0.75
6 Juhlat 1m 33s £0.75
7 Sädekellot 7m 8s £0.75
8 Sadepäivät 3m 29s £0.75
9 Aavehuminaa (Katjalle) 4m 47s £0.75
10 Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys 9m 24s N/A N/A
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the Es - Kaikkeuden kauneus ja käsittämättömyys tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.