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JAAKKO VANHALA (FIN)
Jaakko Vanhala comes from Oulu in Finland. The definig characteristic of his music, released since 2011, is an extreme degree of metal elements exploitation. The music is based on skillfully composed and preserved unprocessed, acoustic sound of sheet metal. The original sound comes from raw, unfiltered, shredded and razor-sharp clash of metal. Not without importance is also the acoustics of the room where the sound is recorded. The distinctive feature is lack of elaborate production and sophisticated studio processing. All the electronic accounterment (tape delay, analog echoes, filters etc.), usually applied in such cases, even enhances the experience of roughness. The effect is striking – violent, sharp, relatively un/pleasant to hear.