Haltya - Japan Anime Punk Sessions EP
Old school suomisaundi and Finnish funkedelic disco electronica pioneers Haltya are back with yet another release for your pleasure.
Better known for their trademark scandinavian funky psychedelia, this one-off concept EP shows that the band takes having fun very seriously.
Like the title of the EP suggests, the release is nothing short of a playful sound-kiss full of youth and influences from Japanese anime punk, 70s funk leads, heavy radio compression and video games, bringing back some long lost innocence with a fun naiv approach to childlike psychedelic sound-scapes.
Japan Anime Punk Sessions is Haltya's 4th studio EP and was recorded in the spring of 2012, toying around with the idea of an imaginary virtual band consisting of imaginary anime band members.
Kick-off tracks ‘Överture’ & ‘Hiro In The Sky With Diamonds’ were recorded shortly after the departure of Japanese suomi-sound main-man Hiro-san aka DJ Sharaku into the great unknown. A few years back, while Tommi was staying at his house near mount Fuji as a guest, Hiro had given Tommi some Japanese vocal acapella samples and asked, "Maybe possible make track?"
These two tracks are the result and are dedicated to our beloved friend Hiro-san may he rest in peace.
The track ‘Breakfast In Japan’ features influences from Japanese food, 8bit style game sounds and Amiga era chip music with a fast steady neo-punkish riddim-grip.
To make it extra punk-ish and colorful, the release tops it off with an unexpected out-of-this-release experimental free-jazz jam titled ‘Kazu's Freeride - Part 1’ featuring Tommi on the grand piano.
released June 1, 2012
All tracks written, amateur-duced & must-heard by Tommi Sirkiä @ on the road & Haltya Sound Studio in Helsinki Finland 2012.
Meet the band:
Vocals / brass: Ryoko
Art Work by : Shusuke Mitsuyoshi, Wod5525 & Vesa Pasanen
Thank yous :
Everybody involved along the way, producers, friends, dancers, travelers, party people, the sound guy, the stage manager, management, promotors, hosts, ride-givers, care takers, flight stewardesses, collaborators, publishers, sponsors, remixers, artists, collegues, dj's, buyers, payers, prayers, players and love-hers.
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