- Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 09:11
- Written by Martin Jõela
From 2005 tiny independent label Seksound has been presenting a selection of what´s happening in the alternative music scene in Estonian through a compilation Kohalik ja Kohatu, pt 3 of which is almost here and now - released on January 14.
The Seksound´s choice selection of 20 artists provides a view of Estonian indie in different tones and hues. It features crisp and fresh Picnic and youthful lack of Eoins and proudly presents the new heights of Ans.Andur, Honey Power, and Köök. Imandra Lake offers a dose of massive shoegaze in Estonian and Bad Apples dedicates their brilliant Lead Sister to Karen Carpenter. Taking a slight bend the music turns avant garde in a sincere way with a teenage girl-group Plixid and moves towards perfect pop with worthy 3Pead. The compilation features also the coolest girl around, home-recording UnCandy. The music of Ewert & The Two Dragons lends the comp a mysteriously pop touch and a sweet troubadourish atmosphere is created with the appearance of Barbariz. Jaan Pärn & Pahad Seemned introduces South-Estonian pop and rock. The popular and beloved Marten Kuningas has moved to quite different qualities with his band Leegitsev Sidrun and another young and fierce south-Estonian duo Badass Yuki thrills with abstracted noisepop. Mooses, Music For Your Plants, Tolmunud Mesipuu, and Wrupk Urei give a proper charge of post-rock .Vaiko Eplik educates the listeners on sexual secrets.
There is also another reason to celebrate the release of Kohalik ja Kohatu 3 - in five years Seksound has released a quarter of hundred musical masterpieces.
The compilation comes with two concerts, one in Tallinn, club Korter on January 14th, the other in Tartu´s Plink Plonk on January 16th.
The Tallinn concert features live performance by Leegitsev Sidrun, Honey Power, and 3Pead and dj-s Tauno Pääslane, Heiki Lepist, and Foto.
Tartu concert presents lives by Picnic, Wrupk Urei, and lack of Eoins, joined by dj-s Huns, Tõnis Kenkmaa, and Eve Komp.
Both concerts start at 9 PM and the ticket is 75.-