On their fourth album Pakasteet operate at the apoplectic end of the avant hip hop spectrum. The duo project of Ektro-entrepreneur Jussi Lehtisalo and filmmaker Mika Taanila collaborate this time with the rapper Draama-Helmi. Tyhjä risteys (”Empty Crossing”) expands to wildly intimate, isolated surroundings. With echo location set to a cooling mode, Draama-Helmi’s no-nonsense recitals scan dense emotional landscapes with spot-on conviction while the experimental electronics give way to field recordings of squeaky hinges, a floating jetty, an approaching metro and restless bird calls. Tyhjä Risteys is among the most insightful and exciting albums to come out on Ektro Records in 2019.
Release date 29th November 2019
100 X transparent orange LP
200 X black LP