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brutalcow DECADES AHEAD OF ITS TIME. Rivals the chill instrumentals of today.

I can't remember the last time a record affected me so profoundly on the first listen.

This is some of the most pure and potent music I've ever heard. The arrangement of everything feels so natural. These melodies speak in a vivid manner and tell you exactly how they want you to feel. It also has a perfect runtime. Favorite track: Woodland Band.
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anna b. chock-full of short & perfectly composed songs! it's really nice being able to enjoy moomin both as a kid and again, as an adult when listening to these tracks. Favorite track: Comet Shadow.
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Timothy Beatson Very special strangeness from Finders Keepers - a folksy homespun electronic soundtrack for Tove Janssons beloved characters. Favorite track: Midwinter Rites.
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Alex So glad I picked this up. I’m usually not a fan of soundtracks but I couldn’t not buy the sound of my youth! Favorite track: Partytime.
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Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds!

To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make perfect sense.

From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact Theatre Co-operative – armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore. Collected here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers in close collaboration with the original composers finally bring the original homemade micro-melodies and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics, concrète tape effects, pocket percussion and domestic synths are finally ready to be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley.

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released May 6, 2016

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