Here?s some new Nordic fruit in case you?ve been missing some serious Finnish weirdo action this year. Not a lot of information to be found, besides the names on the cover, on this (presumably) new outfit but the sounds are all too familiar. It?s a freerockin? stomp we?ve come to known from similar forest dwellers like Avarus, Kemialliset Yst?v?t, Kiila and a load of others including U.S. folk like Sunburned Hand Of The Man and the Jewelled Antler Collective.
A good score as far as references go but Boris Morgana add the magic of the saxophone to the whole shebang which enhances the already miraculous, wide eyed jams like ?Ikuiseen Rauhaan?. The snakelike sax-patterns crawl over and behind focused tribal percussion and a ringing mixture of weird vocal effects and electronic bubble. ?Ikuiseen Rauhaan? makes it hard for the rest of the album to catch up but they do manage to come close.
Following tracks boast a more minimal, down to earth vibe. ?T?m? On Maailma'? starts out with drilling noise and tense saxophone playing that barely stands out amidst the electronic rubble. The first part of ?Y? Autiossa Porealtaassa? rocks a core of underwater-like percussion, a trail of organ/piano/keyboard playing and lots of cymbal finales before the track moves into more silent territory with lots of random sounds that come across as amplified fieldrecordings from a nightly Finnish swamp.
The final piece, ?Sylikoiran Aika?, is a great one and it?s the saxophone again that takes it to another level. Spacious, post-fire withdrawals and threatening climaxes that never really happen alongside jittery percussion and buzzing thrusts of hot air. Think Graveyards, Mel?e and all of Hans Buetow and Ben Hall?s disguises, in a rough mood.
Boris Morgana have succeeded in putting a selection of extremely surprising and awe inspiring tracks on this album and ?Rotti Frutti? is one of the best albums to come out of Finland this year. No doubt. 9/10 -- Joris Heemskerk (7 August, 2007)