Traditional Melodies Decomposed by Aïr

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In 1998 Aïr became a quartet. The following year we made this, our first studio recording. It was meant to be an album, but we never got around to making it. We were heavily influenced by Japanese underground psychedelic rock and krautrock, but the songs were completely improvised, and we tried to create our own thing.


released January 27, 2017

Recoded and mixed in 1999 at Funny Farm studios, Kouvola by J.J. Nippala, except track 2 recorded in 1998 live at Can't Kick Ass Weekend Festival, Oranssi, Katajanokka, Helsinki. Digital transfer from a compiled cd-r by Juri Puhakka in 2016.

Juho Pätäri - guitar, kantele on track 3
Saku Kiviharju - guitar, toy saxophone on track 2
Kari Karlsson - bass
Juho Viljanen - drums & percussion, didgeridoo on track 2

Young Werther-san - Harmonica on track 2

All titles by Aïr (1998-1999), except title 3 originally by Guru Guru (1970).



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Aïr Kouvola, Finland

Aïr started as a guitar & drums freeform experimental & noise duo in 1996, publishing a 7" (aareton-label) in the process. Gradually it evolved into a quartet, taking influence from Japanese psychedelic underground free rock and krautrock among other styles, made some gigs and recorded sounds around the millenium. At some point other things took over, and the band graduallly came to a halt. ... more

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