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Saturday, February 26, 2005

From big things, little things grow



Another of the great genre-bridging organic/electronic fusion acts floating my boat these days are Finnish collective Nuspirit Helsinki.

Via 3hive, I just discovered that before there was Nuspirit, there was a Giant Robot. Its always fun - although not guaranteed to be pleasant - to delve back into the pre-breakthrough material of artists you like. As you might expect, based on the few tracks I've listened to (and there are plenty for download) the work is a little more sparse and coarse, however there are a couple of great electro remixes in the promo vinyl section. Recognize (Kiva for a few seconds less mix) from their 1997 debut is great melancholic ambience that reminds me of... who? I can't quite put my finger on it. I want to say Smashing Pumpkins in their (rare) quieter moments but that's not right. Maybe its just a reflective mood not a memory this track is creating. Anyway, enjoy Giant Robot... and seek out some Nuspirit Helsinki in a record store near you.

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