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CUCKOOS IN THE PARADISE

NIGHTMARE FAMILY STUFF BLOOD IS SHINING BLUE FEELS SO GOOD KAUKAISEEN GALAKSIIN LIPSTICK VACCINE

 

DISCOGRAPHY:

Cuckoos in the paradise single (2021)
Nightmare single (2021)
1984 album (remastered 2021)
Blood is shining blue album (2020)
Blood is shining blue single (2020)
Kaukaiseen Galaksiin single (2019)
Life on Earth album (2018)
2 Seconds single (2018)
1984 album (2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW SINGLE CUCKOOS IN THE PARADISE LISTEN HERE

In2015, after many many years of band playing in a number of bands, most of them built up by me, and usually me being the main song writer and singer, i decided to start my solo career. I had many unfinished or unpublished songs which for my opinion deserved to be heard. So my first solo album "1984" saw the daylight in summer 2016, two years after that second album "Life On Earth" was published. In summer 2019 i made an experiment on writing a song using my mother language ,which is finnish, and published a single "Kaukaiseen Galaksiin" Third album "Blood is shining blue" was released in spring 2020 with 3 music videos. And now my new single "Nightmare", a song with some experiment on 80s synthpop/rock and modern rock music combination, is on air.

Anthony Rausku

We remain in the realm of singers-songwriters a little longer, this time with Finnish artist Anthony Rausku. According to the accompanying biography, the seven songs on this album were recently rediscovered on a tape. Originally recorded in 1984, Rausky forgot about them for over thirty years. For this album, he re-recorded them, this time including a new alto saxophone. The result is a rock album that is just as relevant today as it was back in those days.

As you might recall, in 1984 was a year of fear as new nuclear missile technologies entered Europe. Tensions greatly increased between the major world powers with both sides becoming more militaristic. In fact, there isn't that much difference between that "second cold war" era and the one we are living in today. Tensions still are high today. Allover the globe, many people still live in fear of war and terror. 

So in a way, the seven songs on this album are equally relevant today, and so is the music. With a blend of blues, folk rock and grunge, Rausky knows how to create compelling songs which remind me of people like Bowie, Cave, Dylan or Waits. The whole is quite rough and gritty, somehow perfectly illustrating the mood, or Zeitgeist, the artist was in while writing the songs. I guess protest-songs are a timeless thing.

It's hard to pick out a favorite track on this album, but if you make me, I think I'll pick the rocking 'Lipstick Vaccine' or maybe the gloomy 'Sparkling Vision'. Yet, all songs show excellent songwriting skills and a flair for writing timeless protest songs. Although I do recommend this album to all fans of singer songwriter and decent rock music, I hope Rausku doesn't have to release these again in thirty years. I hope by then the world is a better place...

Serge/Merchantsofair

 

 


REVIEWS

Nightmare/Blood is shining blue

Desibeli.net

Imperiumi


Kaukaiseen Galaksiin



Roisisti ja sopivan räkäisesti kieppuvaa indie/hard rockia soittava Anthony Rausku palasi muutama vuosi sitten ajassa taaksepäin vanhoista biiseistä kasatulla 1984-albumillaan. Pari vuotta myöhemmin ilmestynyt Life on Earth jatkoi seikkailua kitararockin kentillä poimien palasia 70-, 80- ja 90-lukujen soundeista, ja antaen niille uuden elämän.

Tarina ei kerro onko uusi sinkku kenties seuraavan pitkäsoiton ensimmäinen maistiainen, mutta ajallisesti Rausku näyttää siirtyneen selvemmin 90-luvulle. Kaukaiseen Galaksiin yhdisteleekin jälkigrungen murinaa ja vuosituhannen vaihteen angstrirockin alhoja, kitarasoolon riuhtoessa aika-avaruuden riekaleiksi. Aiemmin Rausku on sortunut usein tarpeettoman venyttelyn sudenkuoppaan, mutta tuoreen sinkun kohdalla tuokin pulsari vältetään, vaikka mittaa biisille kertyy melkein täydet viisi minuuttia. Toimii ja jytisee, joten ei muuta kuin lisää biisejä eetteriin, kiitos.

Mika Roth/Desibeli.net


Life on Earth

Global Music.de

MLWZ.PL

Desibeli.net


1984

Desibeli.net

MLWZ.PL

Merchantsofair