‘Simple Music For Complicated People’ is Jori Hulkkonen’s 21st artist album and it comes in his 25th year of making music. The album lands on his current home, My Favorite Robot Records, and is another spellbinding synth odyssey across 12 terrific tracks.
The Finnish artist has long been a master of cinematic and absorbing, synth heavy house and techno styles. He has made music under a wide range of aliases and has worked with other legendary labels like F Communications and Turbo making him one of the most vital yet enigmatic producers in the global electronic scene over the course of the last quarter century.
Our pick of the album is the cavernous, reverb drenched ‘6n Jaakaappi’ which opens things in an icy dub chamber with whispered vocals. Other highlights include dub groove ‘Black Rainbow’, ‘I’d Never Hurt You (permanently)’ which ripples with harmonic keys and celestial pads and ‘On The Road To Miero’ (feat Leeko) which has heavy piano chords with wordless vocals that hang in the air above. The rest of the album is propelled by various deep, dubby drums, but continues to offer hyper emotional moods through a series of vocals and chords that hark back to an 80s heyday without ever sounding retro.
Release Date – 28/09/18
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