Jimi Tenor and Nicole Willis sublime Herakles label returns with Haunted by Hallucinations, the new Bandproject from Petri Tokkannenm mastermind of the fabolous finish Soul Investigators group. Guitarist Petri Toikkanen, who graces the liner notes of nearly all the Soul Investigators (Home Cooking, Keep Reachin Up) releases, as one of the formidable composers of the musical group, makes the debut on this self titled new bands album.
The group was founded by Toikkanen and drummer Laura Könönen as they composed their songs through hypnotic jam sessions, with bass player, Jussi Oskari. Jussi Oskari is best known for his contribution to the project, Tuvalu, a progressive rock ensemble. The genre that sets the tone for Haunted by Hallucinations is the psychedelic cousin to that of post metal and post rock/doom. Toikkanen cites Pink Floyd, Venom, Uriah Heep, and Dio as his childhood staples. While direct influences are denied, Haunted By Hallucinations might sit well next to Earth and Goblin. That the phasers and flangers of stoner doom would be replaced with heavy doses of delay on Toikkanen’s personal genre of neo - psychedelia. Toikkanen’s playing has textures of surf, harking the legend of surf, Dick Dale, together with a prototype of Rock & Roll. Toikkanen’s main instrument is a Fender Jazzmaster. Oskari also plays Moog Taurus bass pedal synthesizer. Laura Könönen is also a visual artist, whose main medium is sculpture, has supplied the LP cover artwork with one of her paintings and drawings. The album is produced by Jimi Tenor & Nicole Willis. (added: 2014-02-19 13:25:36 )