“Moon Tower is sunny, effects-laden psych-pop of the highest order.”
– The Line of Best Fit
Premiered by The Line of Best Fit, the new Jaakko Aukusti single Moon Tower is the third single release from Jaakko Aukusti’s forthcoming debut album Mountain, due to be released January 20th 2017.
Moon Tower meddles with the themes of settling down, early-20’s-anxiety and convincing yourself you’re exactly where you need to be.
”The song was originally an almost baroque-pop piece with tons of nylon-string acoustic guitars and loads of handclaps, but that version never ”took off”, so to say. In the studio with producer Artturi Taira the acoustic guitar tracks were cut up and driven through some effects and a sequencer – creating the hyperactive yet hypnotic cyborg-esque guitar loop that drives the track forward. With the loop as a guideline the song took a new form and arranged itself around the will of the guitar, diving boldly into the place where Simon & Garfunkel shake hands with the guys from Animal Collective and the guy who did all the soundtracks to all the best SNES videogames,” Jaakko Aukusti describes.
Hailing from Turku, Finland, Jaakko Aukusti is a musician-multi-instrumentalist who makes sort-of-pop-ish music coloured with playful arrangements and unconventional song structures. His debut EP, Volcano, was released via VILD Recordings early in 2015. The single Shadow Boxer claimed loads of radio attention in Finland and stirred music enthusiasts also abroad in publications like Indie Shuffle.
Jaakko Aukusti’s previous single releases Kiasma, Himalaya and Oasis caught the attention from the likes of Clash, The Line of Best Fit, All Things Go and Fame Magazine and also tons of smaller music blogs around Europe and U.S.A.
20.01.2017 Record release @ Dynamo, Turku / FI
21.01.2017 Record release @ Kuudes Linja, Helsinki / FI
02.02.2017 Live on MARS @ Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki / FI