Haltya ‎– Book Of Nature

Exogenic Records ‎– EXOCD36
CD, Album

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1 Nature's Secret 0:23
2 Rainbow Funkster
Written-By, Producer – Calamar Audio, Neuron Compost
3 Finny Funny Finished 6:12
4 Kawaii Bushido 0:35
5 Borboleta Purpura 3:45
6 Daisy Chain 4:03
7 Between The Notes 1:05
8 Mean Green Monster Theme 5:30
9 Firecracker
Written-By [Original Track By] – Yellow Magic Orchestra
10 Make It Look Like An Accident 0:22
11 Fry
Written-By, Producer – Markku Louhio
12 Mothership 6:46
13 Walking On Sunshine 6:39

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Published by Oy Gesges Ab 2007/TEOSTO
Made in EU.
℗ & © Exogenic Records 2007.

All tracks written and produced @ Haltya's on the road studio & mothership space station (Helsinki/Vantaa/Sao Paolo/Florianópolis/Fujiyoshida/Brisbane) except track 2, track 9, track 11

Design & coloring: BF/AK

Issued in 4-panel digipack with clear tray.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 420611 263603
  • Barcode (String): 6420611263603
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production A713991-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L571
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9712
  • Rights Society: TEOSTO / n©b



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June 19, 2009

Track 1 is just a quick spoken intro of the album, the music really starts with next track.

2 => We've got typical Funkadelik music here : bouncy, bracing with some funny sounds embellishing the whole & a nice deep purring bassline. The rhythmic is somehow sounding Tribal-Housey to me in a midtempo mode.

3 => We gain in speed now , still Funkadelik but with a robotic break from 3''00. The atmosphere is more shaking with a more classical rhythmic.

Track 4 is an experimental transition (which indeed announces a style evolution or the next song).

5 => Borboleta Purpura is an alchemy of 2 main influences : Samba & Jazz, the whole packed with Suomi spirit. Concretely, the rhythmic is definitively Brazilian. The piano's melody is at first in Samba mode but the second time is Jazzy & finally comes back in its initial way. The bass resonates Jazzy all along. Remain a flood of tones which are common to Suomisound, . The result is unexpected but truly a success.

6 => I need to use my 'Jump o' meter' tool to measure the amplitude of the groove in Daisy Chain : Daisy my little froggie (represented in the top left on the cover of the album). According to Daisy wearing a big smile & climbing at the top of its ladder, all sounds very good. But beware the song could reveal also an aquatic & mischievous universe...

Like every 2 songs, now you understood that ... No... It's not the time to go pissing, at least not yet!

It's another sonic transition, weirder & longer than previous one & it's highly probable that the musical direction (clue) will evolve again.

8 => Orchestral opening for Mean Green Monster Machine, which doesn't constitutes not the more classical influenced production but the more psychedelic stuff of the album. Sometimes the orchestral pattern can occur again, in an impromptu way.

Question: Is there still a slice of Funk here?


Answer: no slices of Funk as it was eaten by the Mean Green Monster Machine.

Indeed the atmosphere is like being inside a factory with an all robotized equipment & no single presence of human beings, you visit the different parts of the factory with different machines.

9 => We're keep going on Psychedelic but back in Suomisound & spirit. Firecracker is a short tune, very happy & raving. There's something of a Japanese video game musical thema, with peaceful, amusing sides & some rush/tense periods.

Do i really need to introduce this new transition track?

I will only mention a sample sound, which is normally famous to every Psytrance fans who respects himself, the grinding door, that our dear beloved GMS (Shrek tune) have contributed to its notoriety.

11 => Question (from the same person about T8) : It's 2 tracks without any Funk inside, how about this one?

Let's simply say about Make it look like an accident, it's the Funkadelic climax of this album, a fast vigorous, nervous tune with a catchy melody & an avalanche of tones under which you're tottering.

12 => We're going fatter now & the bassline is still nervous. There's a freak atmosphere starting with the break at 3'40 & progressing up to a strong level of musical rave standing. Hopefully the last 1''30 comes back to 'normal'.

13 => A fat production again, that i'd qualify Funky-Jazzy. I enjoy especially how Haltya proceeds here to escape from the break thanks to the creeping bass. The final apotheosis consists in a multi-layered melodic part, a thick one.

If you're already an Haltya's fan, this new album is for you without any restrictions.

For the others, if you're into melodic psychedelic music or have nothing against Funk & Suomisound:

Go,Go,Go, Try it,

Buy It,

enjoy it!

Mark : 9/10