Mummi Kutoo - Mummi Kutoo
Reissue of this 1975 oddball (would you expect anything else) Finnish folk pop album, plus nine bonus tracks. There?s banjo, Muppets-esque burlesque moments and plenty of pretty hippy moments.
The CD reissue of Mummi Kutoo's self-titled debut is a must for anyone
interested in Finland's currently hip psychedelic-folk scene (Lau Nau,
Kiila, Avarus, etc.). It's also essential for fans of such post-hippie
beauties as the Incredible String Band, Roy Harper, Neil Young, and Pink
Floyd. First released by the immortal Love Records, Mummi Kutoo is much more
than eclectic folk rock that employs instruments like piano, banjo, tuba,
and mandolin: the album's soft dreamscape exhibits a thorough understanding
of melodic orchestral pop, fragile coffeehouse jazz, and light AM country.
Nine unreleased bonus tracks appear alongside the original 1975 LP cuts.
With 23 songs on here (14 from the band's self-titled album released on Love Records in 1975 plus another 9 bonus tracks from the era) there's plenty to enjoy.
(c)&(p) Love Records / Ektro 2004