Finnish wonder nerds Tähtiportti released a new album and video this month. While we left the full album listening session for some other, insomnia-ridden, time, we could not possibly pass on the opportunity to watch the video.
True to form, and to their higher art, the video throws together as many images as you could possibly get by googling “symbols”, in an effort to visualize the personality of Sami Hynninen, who would casually drop as many occult references, as wishful support to his enlightenment claims… Our heads literally hurt with the attempt to decode all its rich imagery… Is that the head of Mickey Mouse, or the three organic, wholemeal bread rolls that Sami had for breakfast? Was that a pyramid with the eye of the illuminati, or the constipation treatment he had to imbibe afterwards? The questions are simply too profound for our common minds…
If you like riddles, you can watch the video here:
And if you’ve got money to burn, a hearty dose of enlightenment goes for a measly 6 euros (:less than a Hesburger happy meal), over ‘ere:
According to the Svart press release, Tähtiportti are “a veritable who’s who of the Finnish left=field music scene”, who kindly request you “open your bowels” and “let the stream flow”. A refreshing change from the more commonplace artists who create behind closed doors, this is an insightful admission of the Tähtiportti creative process.
Finally, and for some veritable eye candy, feast your eyes on this promo pic:
The guy on the far right (no pun intended) used to be in a C.O.T.D. band, you know. And he’s currently in another. Please stop smirking.