Sekaannus: Kutsu 12"

Sekaannus: Kutsu 12"


Tags: · 80s · finland · finnish · hardcore · hcpmf · reissues · ui436
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Finnish HC
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Recorded 16.8.85 at Laser Studio.

Reissue of the 1985 single sided 3 song 7". The reissue has the whole 6 song Kutsu demo. Comes with A4/12 pages booklet with lyrics in Finnish and in English plus fanzine clippings from the 1980's.


Our take: Usman wrote about this reissue from Finland’s Sekaannus in his staff pick a while back, so refer to that for the perspective of the true scholar of Finnish hardcore. I’ll try to give you the “light” version here. Sekaannus is perhaps best known in Finnish hardcore collector circles for their 1984 split 7” with Massacre. On that record, Sekaannus is right in line with the classic early 80s Finnish hardcore bands you know and love, vicious Discharge-inspired hardcore that, while sloppier than some of their peers, has all the feral power that you want from that sound. By the time Sekaannus recorded their first stand-alone record, 1985’s Kutsu 7”, they had gotten much tighter and had discovered anarcho punk, which (according to the liner notes for this reissue) changed the band’s sound. The tempos on Kutsu aren’t as maniacal as the earlier split tracks, but what Sekaannus loses in speed they make up for with the newfound complexity in their arrangements, stronger playing, and the clear and powerful recording. As with a lot of UK anarcho bands, I suspect Killing Joke had a big influence on this era of Sekaannus, and if you like KJ-influenced UK anarcho like early era Amebix, this will be right up your alley. Still, Sekaannus still sounds distinctly Finnish, their mid-paced tracks sounding less like a copy of UK anarcho bands and more like the mid-paced tracks that punctuated LPs by fast Finnish hardcore bands like Kaaos and Riistetyt. As for this reissue, it expands the original 7”s three tracks to six, restoring three songs that were recorded at the same session but cut do to length restrictions. These extras show no dip in quality from the tracks that made the 7” and one of them, “Huuto” is a fast, Discharge-influenced song more like their earlier split tracks. This edition includes a big insert booklet featuring liner notes, lyrics, vintage zine interviews, and other ephemera. A top-notch reissue of this obscure but worthwhile gem.