Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Maru & Mikael ‎– Destination Nowhere from 1975 [lossless]

Pop about as beautiful as it gets here.
A brand new rip from my dear friend to share here.
I could get lost in the beautiful artwork on front and back for days, like the Stendhal effect.

Maru is Marianne Nyman (born 1954, thus a very youthful 21 on this LP); notice she is credited with backup vocals on the 1977 Kalevala album I posted long ago.  Her subsequent output looks like it's all over the map with disco, schlager, and country-rock.  Mikael is Mikael Wiik and he shows up next in Heikki Sarmanto's wonderful Open Ear album I posted once too.  Despite the post-history of these two, nothing can prepare you for the magic of this album if you haven't heard it before.  A kind of electric folk, like classic Jefferson Airplane, plays under some utterly gorgeous three-part harmonies on the part of Maru.  Consider the track about a hooker/stripper called Too Fast to Last with its really ingenious chord changes, and three-quarters rhythm evoking a too-rapid dance:

Should've been a hit, again!


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  2. For me, listening to this is the next best thing to having a time machine, if you know what I mean. Thanks Julian.

    1. I totally understand what you mean!!

  3. Julian do you have some information about this singer? I'm looking informations on the internet and I can't find anything. If she's still singing, if she have some social network or if she published more albums. She's was very pretty and this album is superb.

  4. Hello Julian
    The links are dead, please could you send them again !


  5. no probs