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Sat, Mar. 20th, 2010, 05:23 pm

Could someone explain to me the importance of Villa Nah? Sure, the album is nice enough and good value for money, but to have six DJs at one's album release party (headed by who else but the pinnacle of bland Finnish "cool", Jori Hulkkonen) is surely taking somewhat the piss? I bet the hipster will be having a field day, but I guess I'll be smuggling booze into Lauantai Disko instead tonight

Sat, Mar. 20th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
liekehtivaorava

I would explain if I could.

Sun, Mar. 21st, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
vzio

oh plz it's too obvious. villa nah are these two nerdy analogue fetishists from eastern helsinki. they collect vintage synths and do music for fun. they put it online. in comes jori, a synthpop guy to the bone, and wants to produce their album (actually I don't know how jori found them but anyway). interest is slowly growing but they only play small venues like belly and mbar. they're working on their debut album after releasing the ep which gets some airplay. the record gets finished.

then someone sends the album to maria veitola - who writes a column about it in image, says she loves it, and proves she doesn't know anything about synthpop by comparing it to classix nouveaux.

hipsters think this is the next big thing. and the next thing you know, there is a kilometre long queue outside kuudes linja. all people who don't a thing about synthesizers or synthpop, they just read that maria likes it. I was there at the queue, and you should've seen the expressions on the faces of VN when they came outside to check it out. I think they're the last people to understand what's going on. they're gonna play in berghain next month.

but they deserve it because they make superior synthpop that only analogue lovers can. they sound like everyone because they use classic machinery (I spotted juno-106, jx-8p, ms-10 (i think it was) and poly-800 on their stage set-up), but they have an unique sound. and they're honest, you can hear it in the music.

oh and there weren't six djs: there was maria veitola before the gig (she sucked and had no sense of style), anonymous and jori after it. they both played kick-ass synthpop and jori played me some john foxx because he is nice that way.

lauantaidisko is hell on earth.

Sun, Mar. 21st, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
vzio

so the reason why the loathsome zyntherius was djing is: he produced the album, duh. he loves synthpop, duh. I don't like his own music that much but processory was great and acid symphony orchestra is great and I like his production of VN although I know people who disagree. and he really isn't all that cool, he's a nerd who has a lot of toys..

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
mr_featherbed

Well, all I know is I saw a poster with 6 names for support acts, so I guess I just assumed the worst!

Anyway, Lauantai Disko isn't that bad, except for the idiots (but then again, name me a disco-sort-of-club which doesn't have them!). Belly's crowd and such is hardly any better when they have a disco night... Still, Tavastia doesn't have bad music, actually (I've only been there when Antti Berg was playing, maybe it makes a difference), some 80s, some ska, some 50-60s and the more agreeable new stuff, and none of that hipster's indie nonsense. Easily survivable with the right amounts of booze

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
mr_featherbed

It seems so. I counted "Tiskijukat" towards the list too (thought someone was trying to be supposedly witty, like "Gootti urpot" and the like), so that would've made it 5 still in my defence

Mon, Mar. 22nd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
vzio

you're not familiar with the word tiskijukka? well, now you are :) and you still can't count!

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