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Petri Parkkali + Visitors
Experimental Post-Punk
Formed 2004
Influenced by Neu! / Suicide / Punk & Noise Sounds.
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“Zoomonk is a Finnish one-man band that creates experimental post punk. The A-side features an EP-length set with some guest musicians, whereas side B is a pure solo effort. About 30 minutes of dark atmospheres delivered via various musical means. Pro-tape.”
- Cursed Tapes 2014
http://www.damned-by-light.com/tapes/curses/008.html

“Suicide - inspired no wave brashness collides with noisy krautrock injected dronery to produce a work that conspired to recapture the word ‘rock’ from its clichéd hovel.” - Unwashedterritories 2011

“Zoomonk creates smashing tracks, really noisy, very rock-oriented, like their influences (Neu! Royal Trux or Suicide).
A must listen!!!” - MyhandthanxRecords 2010

“Zoomonk is one of the most unique and enjoyable recommendations I’ve received in quite awhile” - A Future In Noise 2010

“This is such a promising collaboration! And right from the first track “Bunny & Turtle” we are taken to an untypical world, where Syd Barret and Nick Cave got lost in the middle of a field of amps spitting feedback and harmonics, in the middle of a rough and wild electronic ocean… An endless trip, chaotic and poetic, enraged and and uncompromised. “Rights of Youth” and “English Finglish” are two essential jewels, “hiding under water” has the shape of a spiral in which we dive immediately, “Mudslide on Bombay” is an addictive pop tune, and “On Time” is an almost mystical break in this coherent and perfectly written album. A must listen!”
- Myhandthanxrecords 2012

“Finnish Zoomonk provides a good, high quality mix of punk, kraut rock and old school experimental.” - Kuolleen musiikin yhdistys 2008

“What will be happened when the Finns Zelig Concrete (vocals & lyrics), and Petri Parkkali (guitar, drum machine, syntheziser, stylophone beatbox) join their hands and forces? Their 6-track collaborative album is full of anxiety filled post-punk/No Wave loaded visions and frantic (proto-)industrial mayhems. Indeed, their sound resembles the early days of krautrock, old school industrial groups and more peripheral post-punk esque acts at the ending part of the 70s and at the beginning of the 80s. More closely, it does mean the tracks embrace many experiments with unusual sounds of electronica, provoking synth effects, abrasive guitar representations, Zelig`s haunted singing and restlessly writhing rhythm sections. By the way, Parkkali has hinted of being influenced by the likes of Suicide, Hungry Ghosts, 39 Clocks, Teiji Ito, Neu!, Moondog, Exotica, DNA. I would add such groups as Einstürzende Neubauten, The Fall, and Faust either. The duo is assisted by some guest musicians like Bird Man (bass), Thomas Schärer (Piano & Mellotron at Bunny & Turtle). Great music by any means which is issued on Myhand.Thanx Records, the main discovery of mine among the imprints in the recent months.” - Recent music heroes 2013

“80-lukulainen vaihtoehtorock ei tule mieleen Zoomonkin ensimmäistä (omakustanteista) pitkäsoittoa Milk Dropsia kuunnellessa vain siksi, että monet yhtyeen mainitsevat vaikutteet (Swans, Spacemen 3, Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Einstürzende Neubauten), ovat tuolta vuosikymmeneltä tai ovat genren syntyyn vaikuttaneita nimiä (The Stooges, Suicide, Silver Apples). Eteläsavolaisyhtyeen musiikki myös henkii niitä musiikin tekemisen periaatteita, jotka sykkivät vaihtoehtorockin sydämessä. Milk Drops on soundillisesti melko karu, kaupallisuutta karttava, sotkuinen, hiukan sisäänpäinkääntynyt ja ehkä jopa yksipuolinen. Bändillä on selvästi oma visionsa, joka lähtee enemmän muusikoiden omista lähtökohdista kuin kuvitteellisen yleisön kuvitteellisista vaatimuksista. Ajan musiikilliset trendit on jätetty täysin huomioimatta.” - Kuusi 2008

“Vaikka näissä biiseissä kirskuu ja ryskyy, olisi kuitenkin väärin mieltää Zoomonk meteliksi, sillä Reproach-välikettä lukuun ottamatta kyse on ihan oikeasti sävelletyistä, melodisistakin, biiseistä. Tässä on samaa alkukantaista viehätystä kuin esimerkiksi The Jesus and Mary Chainin debyytissä, samanlaista kaaoksen ja surinan alta nousevaa herkkyyttä.
Zoomonkin runttaus on maanista, sähköistä, rujoa ja maanläheistä. Konerytmit sopivat meininkiin täydellisesti, ja niiden päällä kitara ja basso kaahaavat, möyrivät ja surisevat. Parkkalin pehmeä, mutta sopivan tyly laulu on osa äänimaisemaa, siis ei pääosassa.” - Mikko Meriläinen/Soundi 2006




Edited by Zetam on 22 Nov 2014, 19:05

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