Grykë Pyje – Collision And Coalescence

"Jani Hirvonen (Uton) and Johannes Schebler (Baldruin) reconstruct the mesmerizing world of the Grykë Pyje swamp tribe. Vinyl in your hands is a ceremonial sonification of the sacred herbarium, painted myths of the animal kingdom and voices behind the thicket.

A return to the time when the forests, tree crowns, soil, thickets and heaven were full of continuous murmur. Or, on the contrary, a vision of a future in which the chaos of natural noises will reign. Slimy earthworms and phosphorescent bugs crawl out of the holes and gaze toward the sky. Brightly colored birds pick juicy fruits and there is no silence, because it is absorbed by the buzz of a virgin ecosystem. In the caves, marshes and hollows of trees, the most important questions are decided. A polyrhythmic rain falls from the sky and washes the prehistoric mud from mammalian hair. Somewhere to see human footprints, but those who have left them are long hidden under giant leaves. The light, reflected from the vibrant structure of life itself, dances for all, in full color. The feast of photosynthesis. Nothing to see from the top. Plants, moss and mushrooms grow at a tremendous rate. They climb each other to break through the lush green blanket. And above all, the orange disc shines pleasantly."


All tracks recorded in Turku (Finland) and Wiesbaden (Germany) by Jani Hirvonen and Johannes Schebler in 2018 & 2019

Cover Art: "Encounter", 2019 by Mevlana Lipp & Gallery KUK Cologne

Mastered by Pentti Dassum

Thanks to Jakub Juhás

Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download

"Not one’s who rest on their laurels, this Finnish/German duo have remained active both as solo artists and on a few occasions have joined together under the name, Grykë Pyje, where they compose what they call “cryptobiology music”. What they create on Collision and Coalescence, their second full-length LP, is a rich, imaginary sonic ecosystem of chattering animal and plant life, gooey ectoplasmic ambience and pulsations, and chiming and shimmering sun-soaked activities. I suppose you could dub this a form of World Music or New Age music, or perhaps more tangentially there are nods to Mort Garson’s (Mother Earth’s) Plantasia, but to me this is pure headphone phantasia: easy to get lost in and to map out your own alternate green reality." Free Form Freakout

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