RIP Pekka Airaksinen (21 August 1945 – 6 May 2019)

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RIP Pekka Airaksinen (21 August 1945 – 6 May 2019)

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 May 2019, 17:08

Ok, I must admit I'd never heard of the fella till Kemialliset Ystavat's twitter account announced his untimely death, but this is a prog-heavy board, and if I can help bring Finnish psychedelia to the masses, I'll feel I've accomplished something. Founder of the notoriously controversial band The Sperm, Pekka than headed off in a more enlightened mode to investigate electronics, psychedelia, and Buddhism, and apparently influenced much of the Finnish psyche-folk underground. Which is a hell of a lot of good people.

Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.