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Jaakko Eino Kalevi Announces New Mini-Album, Shares Video for New Song “Dissolution”

Dissolution Due Out November 22 via Weird World

Sep 30, 2019 Jaakko Eino Kalevi Photography by Sanna Lehto Bookmark and Share

Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jaakko Eino Kalevi has announced a new mini-album, Dissolution, and shared a video for its first single, title track “Dissolution.” Dissolution is due out November 22 via Domino imprint Weird World. Kevin Luna directed the “Dissolution” video, which features a man who can’t stop dancing. The song features Berlin-based Taiwanese singer Yu-Ching Huang, who also sings on two other songs on the album. Check out the “Dissolution” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as Kalevi’s upcoming tour dates.

The mini-album is the follow-up to 2018’s full-length, Out of Touch, which was his fifth album and the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled album. Dissolution was recorded in Berlin and Helsinki.

A press release describes the new mini-album as such: “If last year’s Out of Touch album found Jaakko Eino Kalevi in a reflective mood, on Dissolution he’s curious and engaged, hunting for meaning on a record that takes in heavy funk, chakra-aligning electro and rococo space balladry.”

Kalevi had this to say in the press release: “Just as a drop of ink dissolves in a glass of water, it is said that life on Earth began in this way. It’s impossible to become that drop again. Life on Earth is a mystery - it’s a story of dissolution.”

Kevin Luna, the director of the “Dissolution” video, had this to say about it: “The concept was pretty minimal to start: A man cannot stop dancing in the city of Las Vegas. The details fell into place from there. There’s a dream logic to the flow of this video and I think Vegas is pretty dreamy if you manage to take a few steps back from the spectacle. I wanted to show how the desert, the suburbs and the strip all combine to form this place that feels like a pinnacle of some kind of collective hallucination. A dream that we’ve forced into reality, from which we can’t wake up from anymore.”

Read our 2015 interview with Jaakko Eino Kalevi.

Dissolution Tracklist:

1. Out of Touch
2. Dissolution
3. I Am Looking Forward
4. Uutiset
5. The Source of the Absolute Knowledge
6. The Search
7. Conceptual Mediterranean (Part 2)

Jaakko Eino Kalevi Tour Dates:

Oct 26th - Romanticism in the 21st Century @ Kaserne, Basel (w/ Anna Calvi solo and Priests)
Nov 21st - Cairo Jazz Cub, Cairo (album launch party)
Dec 9th - Lille VEGA, Copenhagen
Dec 10th - Plan B, Malmo
Dec 11th - Oceanen, Gothenburg
Dec 12th - Fasching, Stockholm - Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Friends
Dec 13th - Fasching, Stockholm - Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Friends
Dec 14th - Korjaamo, Helsinki

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