KUTOMO (FIN), WITCHUALS. 28 January 2011

Kutomo’s Veli-Matti Ikavalko is a Brisbane-based artist from Finland, whose collaborative co-conspirators include the likes of Larkin Grimm (Young God Records, ex-Dirty Projectors), Keijo and the Free Players, and Jani Hirvonen (Uton, Hevoset). His work as Kutomo melts between ceremonial cabin floor folk and medieval-like keyboard reflection, and invokes the psychic liturgical serenity of Hildegard of Bingen via the animist counterpoint of Meredith Monk. His work has appeared on Bedroom Suck (Blank Realm, Kitchen's Floor), Dala Horse (Richard Moult) and Jozik (Hobo Cubes, Bjerga/Iversen).

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