Höyry-Kone - Huono Parturi (1997)

Höyry-Kone is an avant-garde progressive rock band that is affectionately called "Finn Crimson" by fans, and for good reason. Huono Parturi is an album for the adventurous: listeners can expect to hear incredible, yet tasteful operatic vocals (unlike, say, Diablo Swing Orchestra); soaring strings that aren't afraid chug along with the guitars when some gnarly riffage is in order; and a folky aesthetic made possible in part by the variety of instruments present on the album (everything from violin to pump organs). Think of it as the product of a three-way between King Crimson, Mr. Bungle, and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Except that the result isn't nearly as terrifying as it might seem on paper.

3 Responses so far.

  1. This is pretty fucking awesome, cheers

  2. didn't this get posted already, a long time ago? if not i must have just got it from /mu/. great album anyway.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Awesome band, this record is one of my favorites of the band.

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