It seems unlikely that our ancestors
would ever have foreseen the day when you could have said, There's
a lot of this kind of thing about, when talking about Finnish
electronica. Admittedly, it's not so much the specifics that mark
out Op:l Bastards as men of the moment as their staring-eyed attitude,
hooking out genres and styles like particularly aggressive magpies
and building a lunatic nest of circuitry out of their thieving.
It's similar in spirit - if not in sound - to Daft Punk, Add N
To (X), even Zoot Woman's gleeful postmodern pilfering. Yet instead
of treading the culturally correct line, the Bastards twist a
knife in the heart of cool, often mutating into Daft Goth, the
heralds of this autumn's much-touted resurgence of doom.
(Victoria Segal, New Musical
Friday 9.11.2001 - Gloria
21:00-03:00 - Avanto-Club: Op:l Bastards & Kari Aronpuro