Pajjama - Karakasa
Karakasa is the third tape we've put out for Norway's Pajjama, but it's their first full length, 40-minute masterpiece of synth prog. That description might be reductive though, because there are so many entry points for this record. Many moments still recall JRPG landscapes or futurist neon cities, but in a lot of ways Karakasa is defined by its adoption of repetition and the german kosmische aesthetic, employing darker harmonies and slowly unfolding structures to great effect. I know Pajjama's leader, Eirik Suhrke, is a musical sponge, which I admire in artists. So much absorption has evolved into versatile composition techniques, creating an almost meta-genre from the underbelly of 20th century media.