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The Finnish Splits

by Mesak & Claws Costeau

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 12 87非87 releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Fossil Lights, Frleep Flormp, Beijing and Nothingness, The Finnish Splits, Algae Cream, Dirge King, Taxeee Tapes Vol. 3, Posthumanism, and 4 more. , and , .

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  • The Finnish Splits Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    16 true old-school skweee tracks for the Year of the Goat collected on one beautifully magnetic made-in-China audio cassette. USD20 includes shipping from the Middle Kingdom. Limited edition of 100 units.

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Kahakkaranta 04:46


Just over one year ago, Mesak and Claws Costeau made skweee history with the biggest-ever China skweee tour, seducing 11 cities across the Middle Kingdom into a mystical trance of glitched-out analogue bleeps, booty bounce and slamming Suomi raps.

Now, the duo are delivering one more sonic surprise to their China friends to celebrate the Year of the Goat: 16 tracks of lush old-school skweee tunes magnetized to audio cassette by Beijing’s 87非87 label under the title “Finnish Splits”.

The compilation collects Mesak’s and Claws Costeau’s old-school skweee sounds and early skweee experiments — tracks unreleased in their time but too raw and wacky to ever forget. So, now these unsung skweee anthems emerge as deep cuts for the deep east.

1. Claws Costeau – Your Basic Boring Skweee Track ***
2. Mesak - Sly Filmfestival (review preview) *
3. Claws Costeau - CousCous Riddim ***
4. Mesak - Pepper Soul *
5. Claws Costeau - Get Down(syndrome)! ***
6. Mesak - Bi Pop #cassette only# **
7. Claws Costeau - Waitin' 4 Jarre (Ode 2 IVA) ***
8. Mesak – Kahakkaranta *
9. Claws Costeau - Lyrikkks-R-Week ***
10. Mesak - Kissing Cousins (Original) #cassette only# *
11. Claws Costeau – Prinzzzi ***
12. Mesak – Lapponia **
13. Claws Costeau - Supa Co¦êncert 2000 ***
14. Mesak - National Skweographic **
15. Claws Costeau - Grocery Stompin' ***
16. Mesak - Mad Processor (1st demo mixdown) *

* recorded in Short Cut Street Studio, Helsinki 2008-2009
** recorded in Safari Studio, Turku 2006-2007
*** recorded back in the day in Claws' Living Room ... or maybe his bedroom (thank God he has a studio now!)



released February 19, 2015


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