Freak Animal Records is proud to present debut full length CD of JUNKYARD SHAMAN titled ”Flesh Hole”.
Packaged in full color digipak, this Finnish artists album represents highly unique material in contemporary Finnish scene. While using many of the traditional methods, of junk metal percussion, screeching and scraping sounds, cassette walkman manipulations and so forth, result is unlike anyone else is doing in Finland. Imagine odd mixture of industrial percussions on found objects like Z’ev, monologues captured on tapes with eerie sound, like Eric Lunde. Mixture of things bordering noise and improvisations like Dislocation.
Artists working under different names, exploring noise, drone and junkyard industrial has been active in Finnish live scene for years. His work has mainly existed separate from the well known Finnish power electronics and harsh noise realms. As sort of outsider artists, his work has been distributed often by self made recycled tapes and (Finnish language) outsider poetry books, reeking angst towards industrial society. After hearing multiple works by artists, Freak Animal felt his work is too good and too important to remain only to be known by random locals and people who meet the artist at the gigs or hear his works via internet steams.
In spirit, Junkyard Shaman reminds of the 80’s experimental/industrial. It is not overtly noisy, loud or aggressive. It is not vulgar and vile like harsh noise / power electronics. Yet, this is not nostalgia. It represents artists state of mind and his vision and lifestyle. Certainly album worth to give a try!