Antti Rannisto

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Antti Rannisto's debut recording for 12k is an anomaly in the recent string of poignant, calm meditations from the label, wasting no time in declaring its different intent courtesy of a two-part, four-minute sine-tone suite (all 11 tracks are untitled) that harks back to the early years of electronic experimentation with analog synthesizers. From there, it's a wild mishmash of influences and sounds (check the shout-out to his fellow countryman Vladislav Delay's Multila on track three) ranging from hip-hop and IDM to the experimental forefathers who preceded him. The most amazing nugget on this disc is track nine, which sounds like a classic Chicago acid track thrown in a washing machine with some of the Raster-Noton camp's more beat-friendly compositions. A solid if erratic full-length that shows Rannisto's versatility and refusal to be pigeonholed into one particular sound or style. Kudos to 12k for taking similar risks.