Q (UK) - - Review | New Albums - RUPERT HOWE

Cap­ti­vat­ing psych-soul from Ber­lin-based Finn.

A solo artist in the true sense of the word, for­mer Helsinki tram driver Jaakko Eino Kalevi wrote, per­formed and recorded his lat­est al­bum al­most en­tirely on his own. Yet there’s no sense of con­straint about the pi­caresque, vin­tage-hued re­sults. Mod­elled as an an­ti­dote to dig­i­tal burn-out, Out Of Touch has a louche, Euro­pean feel, ow­ing a debt to the lounge ex­per­i­ments of coun­try­man Jimi Tenor and, on the warm-toned Emo­tions In Mo­tion, funk out­lier Shug­gie Otis. Con­cep­tual Mediter­ranean (Part 1) med­i­tates on Balearic chill-out while Peo­ple In The Cen­tre Of The City tracks back to breezy ’ 80s synth-pop, round­ing out an ex­pan­sive jour­ney into a sin­gu­lar imag­i­na­tion.

Lis­ten To: Emo­tions In Mo­tion | Peo­ple In The Cen­tre Of The City

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