Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi // Album Review

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The Finnish synth maestro Jaakko Eino Kalevi first introduced himself outside of his homeland with 2013’s excellent Dreamzone EP, a disco-infused lesson in synth pop perfection. On his self-titled debut LP Kalevi uses the template he set forth with on the EP while expanding the palette. Synth pop and disco sit next to lounge-y psychedelia, melding diverse influences ranging from techno to eighties pop and post-punk into a cohesive sound. Kalevi has developed a style that is distinctly his own while constantly evolving, a warm and smooth sound hinting at further exploration yet to happen. Coupled with his impressive songcraft the Berlin resident offers up a more concise version of himself than before, a confident collection of tracks begging to be played on repeat.

Buy: Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi

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