It's Easter in the small Finnish town of Karis. There's the delightful, but seasonally empty Larkulla College and a Brazilian (Martin Heuser) ,an Englishman (Edward Ka-Spel) and a Russian (Alena Boykova) all trying to find something worthwhile to do on this auspicious occasion.
It was Alena who suggested a session in the music room. She commanded the drum kit plus a plethora of percussion instruments, EK went for the electronics and classically trained Martin sat at the piano.
This album is a distillation of what came next- in fact the first 2 improvisations ,captured by microphones in the room. Later Beta-Lactam Ring records released these sessions on 2 hyper-limited cds. No remastering here, they sound just fine to these ears....Incidentally,Ulkomaalaiset is Finnish for "foreigners"
released April 18, 2013
Martin Heuser-piano; Edward Ka-Spel-keyboards,devices, acoustic things, broken things; Alena Boykova-drums,percussion electronics.Mixed and edited by EK; mastered by Raymond Steeg
Jean Jacques Birge is an artist with a history so rich with good music, it's possible to forget that there's life outside this submarine. Hours of deep listening await the curious listener. Legendary Pink Dots