Arc Light Editions are steadily becoming the masters of outsider reissues. In the last few years, the productive label has resurfaced valuable material by Arthur Russell, among others, and this summer they have turned their attention to Finnish electronic pioneer, Pekka Airaksinen. The original edition of Buddhas Of Golden Delight has never received a proper re-edition until now, and it has remained rather expensive on the second-hand market. This is no surprise, however, as Airaksinen's use of drum machines and electronics still sounds as fresh as ever, and the LP sits perfectly with the current state of affairs in the experimental music scene. From the grainy, watery beats of "Sakiri", to the oddball drones of "Kandrasuryapradipa", this is pure sonic drifting at its most daring. Lovers of modular electronics, please go ahead and indulge. This is warmly recommended.
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