Leader of krautrock outfit K-X-P Timo Kaukolampi channels his cosmic vibes into a debut solo album.
The significance of an artist’s lifestyle in their art is questionable, but his turn toward sober spirituality long time ago seems not trivial in a year we lost one of our best, Mika Vainio, to alcohol abuse. Kaukolampi pays his respects in a beautiful requiem.
It’s tempting to interpret the album through a certain seeker mentality. Apparently Kaukolampi had programmed various beats for the album but stripped it down to a simple 4/4 pulse, like meditating towards a core function of life itself.
Stream “1” on Bandcamp.