JAAKKO EINO K KALEVI
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