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MUSTAT KALSARIT - Yö TAPE

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A letter to the future fans of Mustat Kalsarit from Juuso Paaso:

You folks in distant regions might not know anything about our weird little band from Finland that has their new album out on tape in the US. The language is incomprehensible, the music is quite rough around the edges, and it doesn’t really fit in an easy format.

We play DIY rock music and have been going on for quite a long time, during which we have put out one early tape, two 7”’s, and finally an LP - ”Juhlat” (”A party”) - three years ago (or is it four already?). So we work quite slowly. Also, people in the band have changed over the years. I have been the only constant member since I write the songs. I’m not a rock’n’roll dude. The first 10 years I spent in groups, we played intensely free music and I was a bit embarrassed by the few songs I had secretly written. But when I started playing rock music around 2009, we often played the first song I had ever written, ”Maailma” (”World”). It’s a song I wrote in my bedroom when I was 19 years old and living in a rotten house in central Amsterdam, trying to take in the wildness of the world. It was a story about a one-sided love affair that got some fans when we finally recorded it on our first EP in 2011. At that time, we were only learning to play this simple music - maybe that’s why it sounds so honest and nice.