Eraser vs. Yöjalka ‎– Round 1

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1 Reunion 5:30
2 BBQ U 5:45
3 Illalla 6:06
4 Ghost Train 8:10
5 Quosick 6:02
6 Hattivatti 6:21
7 Weekend Warrior 7:39
8 This Level 6:36
9 Rassah Munkabu 6:28
10 Mutual Ritual 6:39
11 Rum And Bases
Flute – Teemu Huunonen
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EXOCD16 Eraser vs. Yöjalka Round 1(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Exogenic Records EXOCD16 Finland 2002 Sell This Version

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fregle

fregle

January 7, 2010

As far as I'm concerned this spugedelic classic is the best thing Eraser and Yojalka have ever let loose on the world. The bubbly, squelchy, very tight and extremely psychedelic sound of the early EvsY is one of the things that drew me to spugedelic and this release together with Tarinat are the only releases to represent that sound. This album contains more great songs, is slightly more inventive, and is older than Tarinat, so this would be the one to get if you only want one. It also aged very well and still sounds fresh today, in fact, its still in the pile of releases that I use when I'm mixing on the fly.

Reunion is the first standout for me, it's a pretty straight track compared to most of the songs on this release, but it works very well both at home and on the dancefloor, with a lot of good themes. Ghost Train is the second standout with its massive breaks that try to disorient you, its strange bubbly bass/lead that drags you along and some great acid melodies at the end. Hattivati at 150 BPM is an absolute stormer and gets even the toughest crowd moving and smiling, and it's still great to listen to at its original - albeit slow - pace. Rassah Munkabu is my favorite, with a spine tingling bassline entering at 4:05 into the song (you'll have to listen to it loud to really appreciate it ;) ), lots of bubbly and squeeky psychedelics and some intriguing themes, and it still gets people moving today... Mutual Ritual is good track with some massive scapes, and Rum And Bases is a very decent jungle/DnB track, if it weren't so psychedelic it would fit in quite well with some LTJ Bukem.

This is one of the spugedelic releases I would advise to anyone. It's wildly imaginative, sometimes funky, sometimes aggressive, sometimes funny, sometimes intelligent, sometimes straightforward, but still homogenous music. A spugedelic classic and even worth it if you are only interested in collecting a broad selection of the best electronic dance music.
goanoah

goanoah

February 19, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Yeah- this is some really crazy shit. A guy in a strawberry suit running around in the forest. I had to listen to it. This is somewhere inbetween neo-Goa, pushing gabber trance and psytrance together. Give it that analog sound, and you'd have an acid trance Cd from the mid- 90's. Can't really put my finger on it, although the breaks sound modern- just listen to "Ghost Train". Those breaks are atomic.
PKS

PKS

October 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Here we get a collaboration between Eraser and Yöjalka. The first thing that hit me was the strange cover art! Some weird person in a strange costume, running around in the Finnish forest! A sign of forest trance.. This painting is taken from a Finnish comic book called Daydreamer. This album really surprised me! These Finnish guys has given us back the crazy sounds and melodies, and mixed it with a modern sound.