Hot on the sold-out heels of the three previous Svart-issued early 80’s synth pop and underground electronic music compilations (Satan in Love, Dance for Your Life, Cold War On The Rocks) comes the last part of the quadrilogy: Black Holethat reaches the final frontier of collectable cult synth disco music: privately released and completely unreleased music from 40 years ago.
Black Hole has been again compiled by Mikko Mattlarwhose encyclopedic knowledge in the field of Finnish electronic music produces 20 cuts of electro-cult has helped him dig up 20 cuts of rare groove from obscure regional compilation records, seven inches of which only a test pressing exists, demo tapes and privately financed singles. Stylistically the compilation moves from 1979 disco funk as performed by peak function on their unreleased record to homebrewed synth visions by late 80’s bedroom wizards.
Interesting curiosities among the 20 tracks include the riveting dance number by Jarkko Väljä, who received some fame back in the day as a Michael Jackson impersonator, and released one 7” single, that has become an expensive rarity. Another thing you wouldn’t believe existed at all if it wasn’t included here is “Israel Is Real” by Wea short-lived gospel vocal quartet, accompanied here by a drum machine and a synthesizer, which makes for an unforgettable and surprisingly catchy four-minute piece of underground gospel disco from 1983.
The Compilation Black Hole – Finnish Disco and Electronic Music From Private Pressings and Unreleased Tapes 1979-1991 will be released by Black Records on double vinyl and CD on October 14th.
14.10. Black Hole – Finnish Disco and Electronic Music from Private Pressings and Unreleased Tapes 1980–1991 LP/CD pre-order:
Black Hole – Finnish Disco and Electronic Music Sampler (Soundcloud)
Black Hole – Finnish Disco and Electronic Music from Private Pressings and Unreleased Tapes 1980–1991
A1. Peak Funktion: Untitled A-side (2:29) 1979
A2. Peak Funktion: Untitled B-side (3:19) 1979
A3. Free Feeling Band: In An Other Time (3:38) 1982
A4. Free Feeling Band: Keep Your Soul Alive (3:02) 1983
A5. The Groove Night: Mabellene (4:16) 1983
B1. Kim Kuusi: SMO (2:20) 1980
B2. Syntax: Black Hole (3:32) 1983
B3. Syntax: Jump Off (5:15) 1983
B4. Jarkko Välä: I feel (5:01) 1990
B5. Helena Miller: Hot Lava (3:25) 1986
C1. Pxies: I’m So Fool (5:06) 1984
C2. Pxies: Guilty Of The Crime (3:39) 1984
C3. We: Israel Is Real (3:06) 1983
C4. Romance: …The stars tell? (2:17) 1983
C5. Celestial Sounds: A Vision (3:13) 1990
C6. Tanjalotta Räikkä: Tomorrow’s Europe (2:45) 1989
D1. Otso: From the south flew (2:23) 1981
D2. Hto: Movement 7 (7:35) 1985
D3. Otto A: Sun Behind The Radar Part 3: Waiting For The Future (6:51) 1988
D4. Anssi Timo: Fantasy (3:20) 1991
(Could be translated from Finnish)