If Caroliner Rainbow had recorded The Faust Tapes
in Finland and in the future
, the result probably would not have sounded like the work of Kemialliset YstÃ¤vÃ¤t. But when it comes to music as individualistic and unbound by genre as that created over the past decade by Finnish freak Jan AnderzÃ©n, any sort of sonic reference point ' no matter how strained ' should be utilized. AnderzÃ©n is the central figure behind Kemialliset YstÃ¤vÃ¤t; often he's the sole member, at other times he's the core of a fluctuating roster. (There are 16 'guestsâ?� on this disc.) A prolific noise-tinkerer, AnderzÃ©n has generated more than 20 full-length Kemialliset YstÃ¤vÃ¤t works since 1995, along with a prodigious number of singles, EPs and compilation appearances. His latest self-titled (or untitled) work maintains the approach to digital reconstruction that has marked that discography. Comfortable with the vocabulary of the avant-garde, AnderzÃ©n's use of collagism, atonality and effects-heavy noise produces some unusual collisions; for instance, when a plucked koto, distortion-fried violins and bubbling analog synths meet on 'Kokki, Leipuri, KylvettÃ¤jÃ¤ Ja Taikuri (Enna 132 Eaa.).â?� But rather than sounding like the product of an academic, the music AnderzÃ©n creates is playful and improvisational, making it less an exercise in endurance than an enjoyable foray into pure weirdness.