Lola Kumtus - Lola Kumtus
Minimal, EBM It's always a glorious day when you come home from a hard day's work to find a few packages shuffled in between the junk mail and the bills resting on the couch or coffee table. The thrill of tearing the package open to see what's inside is just as fun now as it was 30 years ago. With great anticipation I proceeded to open my mysterious package that became not so mysterious when I looked at the return address stating it arrived from Finland. I knew it had to be the Lola Kumtus cassette. I was glad to get this as all 30 copies are completely sold out. In the prior days I had another moment of excitement when the Lola Kumtus CD arrived.

Yes, Lola Kumtus is from Finland, Helsinki to be exact. Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of reviewing both Mythical Tapes compilations. Both volumes contained strong tracks by Lola Kumtus. The band showcased some wicked minimal electro in the vein of The Normal meets Bakterielle Infektion. The Normal really came to mind immediately with the spoken word style vocals and Bakterielle Infektion came to mind with the minimal beats and fuzzed out synths.

Whether coincidence or flat out influence, Lola Kumtus tip their caps to both the minimal elders, and the current veterans on their way to creating very interesting, short and clever songs. All tracks incorporate some spoken-word style minimal electro with some DIY punk attitude. If you feel somewhat adventurous, head over to Soundcloud to sample more of Lola Kumtus' work. You will find a lot of music. Some of which pushes the boundaries set on the cassette and CD into other interesting directions.

This is a great start for the band! I wish them well and look forward to the next release!

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Brutal Resonance

Lola Kumtus - Lola Kumtus

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Melotrik
It's always a glorious day when you come home from a hard day's work to find a few packages shuffled in between the junk mail and the bills resting on the couch or coffee table. The thrill of tearing the package open to see what's inside is just as fun now as it was 30 years ago. With great anticipation I proceeded to open my mysterious package that became not so mysterious when I looked at the return address stating it arrived from Finland. I knew it had to be the Lola Kumtus cassette. I was glad to get this as all 30 copies are completely sold out. In the prior days I had another moment of excitement when the Lola Kumtus CD arrived.

Yes, Lola Kumtus is from Finland, Helsinki to be exact. Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of reviewing both Mythical Tapes compilations. Both volumes contained strong tracks by Lola Kumtus. The band showcased some wicked minimal electro in the vein of The Normal meets Bakterielle Infektion. The Normal really came to mind immediately with the spoken word style vocals and Bakterielle Infektion came to mind with the minimal beats and fuzzed out synths.

Whether coincidence or flat out influence, Lola Kumtus tip their caps to both the minimal elders, and the current veterans on their way to creating very interesting, short and clever songs. All tracks incorporate some spoken-word style minimal electro with some DIY punk attitude. If you feel somewhat adventurous, head over to Soundcloud to sample more of Lola Kumtus' work. You will find a lot of music. Some of which pushes the boundaries set on the cassette and CD into other interesting directions.

This is a great start for the band! I wish them well and look forward to the next release!

Aug 24 2014

Luke Jacobs

info@brutalresonance.com
Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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