Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument


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Release date: 26 October 2011
Style: Psychedelic black metal

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01. Sienipilvi [feat. Marko Neuman]
02. Komeetta
03. Uusi Olento Nousee [feat. Marko Neuman]
04. Luhistuva Aikahäkki
05. Maavaltimo
06. Siirtorata 100 10100
07. Andromeda
08. Loputon Tuntematon
09. Kaaos Hallitsee
10.

Line-up
EviL - keyboards, percussion, organ, synths, vocals
Jun-His - guitars, vocals
Moit - guitars
Korjak - drums
Ontto - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Marko Neuman - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by MN and Oranssi Pazuzu.
Engineered and mixed by Sami Jormanainen.
Recorded at Karhu Manor in the spring of 2011.
Mastered at Virtalähde.
Mastering by Jaakko Viitalähde.

Advisory in English translations by Tapio Hietämaki.
Oranssi Pazuzu logo by Samuli Huttunen.
Cover art & design by Olli Kiviluoto.

Official translations:
01. The Mushroom Cloud
02. The Comet
03. New Creature Rising
04. A Collapsing Time Cage
05. The Earth Artery
06. Transfer Orbit 100 10100
07. Andromeda
08. The Endless Unknown
09. Chaos Reigns
10. ∞

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten
Rating:
8.6
Oranssi Pazuzu's debut work - Muukalainen Puhuu - appeared like a vibrating constellation of paranormal activities in the northern sky. All of a sudden a cosmic assault of psychedelic and obscure black metal soundscapes started flickering and dispersing their otherworldly essence all over the place. It's nothing new anymore that the demons have invaded space and conquered it. That's what Oranssi Pazuzu's first attempt was; what their second album - Kosmonument - pushes for has to be the establishment and colonization of the previous effort's legacy.

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published 30.11.2011 | Comments (44)

Guest review by
Apothecary
Rating:
9.5
Ya know how sometimes people jokingly refer to Enslaved as "the Pink Floyd of black metal?" Well if Enslaved are the godfathers of this modern fusion of black metal with progressive underpinnings, then Oranssi Pazuzu took the whole idea and completely threw it out the window. In 2009, this little-known Finnish band appeared like a Close Encounter Of The Third Kind with their debut Muukalainen Puhuu, an album praised for its unique sound and originality. And here they are again, returning from the outer regions of the Andromeda Galaxy with 2011's follow-up, Kosmonument. But what exactly is Kosmonument, anyway? Is it psychedelic music? Is it black metal? Is it both? Or is it neither? The truth is, endeavoring an answer to any of these questions is pretty useless, because, quite simply, there aren't any. But then, that's part of the beauty that is Oranssi Pazuzu: the more you try to understand their music, the less you do, and vice versa. It's best to just surrender to the ethereal nature of this album, and let it take you over.

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published 24.01.2012 | Comments (3)

A bizarre, contorted journey through the multiple stomachs of an alien on the cosmic equivalent of Dimethyltryptamine. There's little more one can say about it than that.

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01.09.2011 - 00:33
Rating: 8
strade
Cannot fucking wait.
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01.09.2011 - 06:14
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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You login , enter the albums' threads and find that Oranssi Pazuzu are releasing an album in October. win
this will turn out to be a great year , hopefully !
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01.09.2011 - 19:24
Rating: 7
Czerny Reiter
After the EP's release I was expecting nothing until at least early 2012..! My anticipation for this release is as cosmic as their music.
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21.10.2011 - 22:56
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Kosmonument, is really good FYI. Vocals are better, and the psychedelics are outstanding. A lot more precise and less spacey then, Muukalainen Puhuu.
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21.10.2011 - 23:17
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by -DC-002- on 21.10.2011 at 22:56

A lot more precise and less spacey then, Muukalainen Puhuu.


Not falling in love with this sentence, but I'm sure I'll like it
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21.10.2011 - 23:25
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Written by InnerSelf on 21.10.2011 at 23:17

Written by -DC-002- on 21.10.2011 at 22:56

A lot more precise and less spacey then, Muukalainen Puhuu.


Not falling in love with this sentence, but I'm sure I'll like it


I meant that in all due respect to their sound. It's still spacey, but not in the same way with the slight production change (which is inevitable). It's definitely a good and logical step... You will just have to find out yourself
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21.10.2011 - 23:29
Rating: 7
Czerny Reiter
Written by InnerSelf on 21.10.2011 at 23:17

Not falling in love with this sentence, but I'm sure I'll like it


I'm feeling the same. Mentioning OP and purposedly excluding "spacey" seems awfully out of sorts to me. Still pretty sure they will not dissappoint.

Edit: oh. Right then.
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25.10.2011 - 19:17
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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JOOE got a spot-on description on his staff pick, took the words from my mouth. While the debut felt more loose and spaced out, this feels like a journey through the jelly intestines of an alien monster
I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too
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25.10.2011 - 19:56
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Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17

JOOE got a spot-on description on his staff pick, took the words from my mouth. While the debut felt more loose and spaced out, this feels like a journey through the jelly intestines of an alien monster
I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too

Thanks ^_^
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26.10.2011 - 10:43
Rating: 9
Jeebneus
Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17

I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too


Yeah, don't know whether it's better than the debut; it lacks the surprise effect. But it feels like a normal continuation of their sound. And they're still nothing like any other band that I know of.
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26.10.2011 - 20:33
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Jeebneus on 26.10.2011 at 10:43

Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17

I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too


Yeah, don't know whether it's better than the debut; it lacks the surprise effect. But it feels like a normal continuation of their sound. And they're still nothing like any other band that I know of.


Exactly. I just wonder how far will this sound take them
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30.10.2011 - 23:39
Rating: 9
truenoacero
This album improves the sound of the debut imo, and they take it to another level. I don't know how this band is not so famous how they deserve it.
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15.11.2011 - 05:47
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by Jeebneus on 26.10.2011 at 10:43

Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17

I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too


Yeah, don't know whether it's better than the debut; it lacks the surprise effect. But it feels like a normal continuation of their sound. And they're still nothing like any other band that I know of.

Of course this band sounds like a lot of other bands: Nachmystium + Negura Bunget + Kvelertak + Mar de Grises + Ixion
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30.11.2011 - 00:37
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Fucking hell, still not released in the US, not for another two week. at Amazon it's going for $27 and change, pre-order. dear Spinefarm, such delays and costs are no way to combat piracy...
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30.11.2011 - 19:26
Rating: 8
Thyroid
Very good album, not sure if better than debut but works for me.
I hope this band keep evolving in future even more dark and cosmic athmospheres.

ps, also like band logo too.
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What the fuck's really goin on down there? Who is the real hero?
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01.12.2011 - 21:59
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17
I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too


For me both albums are pretty much equal... I actually give a few more credits to this album beause they experimented far more with their sound which resulted in a less accessible album but still with tones of fun tunes.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.12.2011 - 00:07
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.12.2011 at 21:59

Written by InnerSelf on 25.10.2011 at 19:17
I still prefer the debut but this is awesome too


For me both albums are pretty much equal... I actually give a few more credits to this album beause they experimented far more with their sound which resulted in a less accessible album but still with tones of fun tunes.


Definitely less accessible and more challenging but the debut had that "surprise factor" as it offered a new sound I had never heard before, this on the other hand is ,as you mentioned, more experimental but still within the same sound. no matter which album I prefer both albums and the whole concept of OP are great
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02.12.2011 - 00:50
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 02.12.2011 at 00:07

Definitely less accessible and more challenging but the debut had that "surprise factor" as it offered a new sound I had never heard before, this on the other hand is ,as you mentioned, more experimental but still within the same sound. no matter which album I prefer both albums and the whole concept of OP are great


The surprise factor is always useless to me on an objective level considering that if the order of the albums would have been reversed the factor would apply to Kosmonument
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.12.2011 - 17:20
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.12.2011 at 00:50

Written by InnerSelf on 02.12.2011 at 00:07

Definitely less accessible and more challenging but the debut had that "surprise factor" as it offered a new sound I had never heard before, this on the other hand is ,as you mentioned, more experimental but still within the same sound. no matter which album I prefer both albums and the whole concept of OP are great


The surprise factor is always useless to me on an objective level considering that if the order of the albums would have been reversed the factor would apply to Kosmonument


Yes this is what I meant, had Kosmonument been the debut it would have been my favorite . it is not that I prefer the debut musically or anything it is just that I had more time to listen to it and thus has grown much on me
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02.12.2011 - 17:37
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 02.12.2011 at 17:20
it is not that I prefer the debut musically or anything it is just that I had more time to listen to it and thus has grown much on me


Yeah I understand you, same thing has happened to me with this album... The debut has been with be for a longer time so...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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08.02.2012 - 08:55
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
It's Hawkwind playing Arcturus. Or Arcturus impersonating Hawkwind. Or both.
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13.05.2012 - 18:21
JD
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I used to despise anything deals with aliens, space, and star wars, but not anymore I guess.
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13.05.2012 - 18:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 13.05.2012 at 18:21

I used to despise anything deals with aliens, space, and star wars, but not anymore I guess.

I generally despise anything that doesn't have at least two of those things.
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13.05.2012 - 18:26
JD
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Written by Guest on 13.05.2012 at 18:24

I generally despise anything that doesn't have at least two of those things.

That's why we are not dating anymore.
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13.05.2012 - 18:43
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 13.05.2012 at 18:21

I used to despise anything deals with aliens, space, and star wars, but not anymore I guess.


I used to not despise you, but not anymore I guess.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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18.02.2013 - 18:06
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Listening to this album right after meteorite shards crashed on the territory of my country is a peculiar experience. I wouldn't recommend this album to the astronauts for it can put the fear of cosmos into one.
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10.10.2013 - 13:57
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Well, Kosmonument cannot hold a candle to the excellent psychedelic Muukalainen Puhuu. This one seems a little recycled and, because of that, too long.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

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08.05.2015 - 02:55
Rating: 10
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Can't believe this is their lowest-rated album on here. It's easily their best. Totally chaotic, dark atmosphere that just sucks you into a black hole and doesn't let go from there. The other two are good, but imo Muukalainen Puhuu isn't as sinister, and Valonielu is more bouncey and space-rockish. This right here is the Oranssi sound I like the most.
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So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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08.05.2015 - 08:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Never connected Oranssi Pazuzu with "sinister" at all. I have Darkspace for that. Still think their debut is their best one.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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26.05.2015 - 11:27
Joe Zombie
Written by Apothecary on 08.05.2015 at 02:55

Can't believe this is their lowest-rated album on here. It's easily their best. Totally chaotic, dark atmosphere that just sucks you into a black hole and doesn't let go from there. The other two are good, but imo Muukalainen Puhuu isn't as sinister, and Valonielu is more bouncey and space-rockish. This right here is the Oranssi sound I like the most.


Agreed. This is such a fantastic album.
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