Syclops - Where's Jason's K? (Digital)
DFA Records is proud to unveil the debut album from the trio Syclops--featuring Sven Kortehisto on keyboards and electronics, Hanna Sarkari on bass, keyboards and electronics and Jukka Kantonen on drums, percussion and drum programming. This was produced by Maurice Fulton.
On the first single from the album, we are exposed to the full and raw bluntness of this northern power trio. On the A-side is a teaser called "Where's Jason's K" from the forthcoming album--it's a deep, dark electro anthem for 2008 that is sure to ignite dance floors. We do not know who Jason is or where he misplaced his K; we are just grateful he inspired this tune. The B-side features an exclusive non-album track, "Monkeypuss"--an early-afternoon pre-sauna jam session full of funky, spiraling bass lines and dirty, hard-edged vibes.
Syclops debuted in 2001 on BubbleTease Records. In 2006, the trio played most of the instruments on Maurice Fulton's remix of Hot Chip's "Over & Over."
The trio also played on the Kathy Diamond album Miss Diamond To You. The upcoming Syclops album I Got My Eye On You reveals the full, shamanic-like magic of the trio--a mixture of dark intensity and subtle, crafted musicianship. Pressed to comment, Jukka left us with a final thought--"We don't like to talk much; even when we are together, we are often silent and communicate by doing things like making food, or chopping wood, or hanging out together in our sauna. I guess we are trying to say things in our music, but the fact remains--our music says more than we ever could in person."