Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Lauri Ainala - Orpokotijuhlat Saarella [Svart Records - 2015]

Lauri Ainala is know as the man behind the group Paavoharju. For his debut solo this Finnish artist has drawn on the 2015 Pietistic convention held at Saari in Eastern Finland. This has been held annually since 1916 and consists of Eucharist, prayers, sermons, bible lessons and hymns.

Whilst at the 2015 convention, with his family, Ainala recorded the hymns and has subsequently mixed and molded these into this album of ambient soundscape pieces.

This album, consisting of 10 untitled tracks, begins with the only audible bass / tenor voice and quickly becomes a wall of ambience and washes of white noise with occasional female voice drifting in and out. It’s gorgeously haunting track that immediately captivates you before ending abruptly. This sets the scene for the remains of the album, however the subsequent tracks are all a subtly different experiences.

Each track is a beautiful exploration of the zeal and fervour found in religion. The call to prayer and and repetition of such celebrations all apparent in each track. However the nature of the album ensures you are not listening to any one persons prayer but a beautiful cacophony of voices, organs and atmospheres as each vies subtly for centre stage. The whole becomes exponential, as with all religions, the experience of this album is greater than the sum of its parts.

In conclusion, this is a beautiful piece of audio artwork. Its a cathedral of peace and tranquility, serenity and piety. A wonderous representation.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Adam Skyes
Latest Reviews

Lauri Ainala - Orpokotijuhlat Sa...
Lauri Ainala is know as the man behind the group Paavoharju. For his debut solo this Finnish artist has drawn on the 2015 Pietistic convention held at Saari ...
170822   Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dr...
160822   Elsinore - Slow Murk Façade
160822   RJ Myato - Itchy Blood
160822   Den Sorte Dĝd - Undergangen
150822   Layman/godNOISEgod - No Name
150822   Rafael Anton Irisarri - Agit...
150822   Worship - The Stare
120822   Whiplash - The Roadrunner Years
120822   The Last Son - The Last Son( ...
120822   Columbia Noir #5:Humphrey Bog...
Latest Articles

The Night Porter & Slowgurn proje...
The walled noise scene, within the UK, is sadly rather small, but it’s certainly growing. And one of the key figures in this growth is Hertfordshire-ba...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
230322   The Residents - Fifty Years ...
170222   Dave Phillips - The Humanimal...
270122   Glemt - Dark and Deranged Spi...
211221   Best Of 2021 - Music, Sound &...
211221   Koobaatoo Asparagus - Califor...
011221   Anti-Worlds Releasing - Cinem...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom