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Band:   Mäkkelä's Trash Lounge | CD-EP (2005) Download:   The Penguins of Notting.. Download
Release:   the penguin ep      
Bestell-Nr.:   Broken Silence CD 03447 / 9pm034 Infos:    Press info JPG downloadPDF download
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Mäkkeläs Trash Lounge CoverMÄKKELÄ'S TRASH LOUNGE
- the penguin ep



Two years ago the highly acclaimed debut-album of singer/songwriter martti mäkkelä aka mäkkelä’s trash lounge has been released on 9pm Records in Germany/Austria/Switzer- land. The following months mäkkelä spent constantly touring all over Europe either solo or with the English-German touring-collective Anglo German Low Stars Means: hundreds of miles on motorways throughout Europe, playing shows, meeting people, making friends, writing songs…
As a result here is finally the second release of mäkkelä on 9pm Records. Another exceptional one indeed. A 6-Track ep featuring again surprising collaborations with fellow musicians mäkkelä met while touring between Finland, UK, Germany and Switzerland. The Penguin-ep in the first place is meant as a preview on the forthcoming album scheduled for 2006/2007 featuring two of it’s tracks plus four “extra-tracks”. These four tracks are a deep bow to both mäkkelä’s touring-partners ErichA and. Matt Everett (right, the viola player on Will Oldham’s “Ease Down The Road” album and of Fern Knight) as to two of mäkkelä’s big influences, Mr. John Cale and Thomas Pynchon.

The first two tracks are featuring smashing guest appearances of reknown British cockney-vaudeville lunatics Bidgie Reef With No Gas (Pete Brookes & Roger Winslet) from Reading/UK (currently getting some serious media-attention in the UK due to their just released new album), who are in fact one of the inspirations for the song and Finland’s internationally acclaimed 8-bit space-punk-popsters Desert Planet. Both titles once again providing solid evidence of mäkkelä’s headstrong songwriting abilities. Remarkable also the charming chansonesque coverversion of John Cale’s “Paris 1919” (originally released as the title track of Cale’s 1971 album) with extraordinary German accordionist ErichA. Furthermore there is a remixed/rerecorded version of “Pop City” from the “angelgold pike’s jaw” album and with “Floozy With An Uzi” an odd alt.country rip-off based on words by Thomas Pynchon. There will be a one week tour of Finland in early September 2005 and a two week tour of Germany/Austria/Switzerland in mid November this year to support the release of the ep.

   
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