Musical Discovery: Paska
Today’s new music comes all the way from Finland.
Forming in the mid-80s, Paksa (Ari Peltonen) is a one-man barrage of spoken-word/a-cappella words and noises, often covering original songs in his own unique way. “Paska” literally translates to “shit” in Finish, which Peltonen says is to show that anyone can make music, even if they are absolute paska.
His only full length album, ‘Women are from Venus, Men are from Anus‘, comes highly recommended from us here at Ear Vomit. On that album you can find his magnum opus: a cover of Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’.
But if you don’t have a spare 15 minutes, his cover of U2’s ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’ gives you a good idea what Paska is all about.