by Laika & the Cosmonauts


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Release Date: 09/16/2008
Label: Yep Roc Records
UPC: 0634457262423
catalogNumber: 2624
Rank: 52705

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Cosmopolis 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
Here's a real find. I never heard of Laika & The Cosmonauts until about a year ago. I discovered them after listening to Rhino Records' "Children Of Nuggets" collection. The song was a combination of the theme of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and "Vertigo"---it was called "Psykgo"! Here's what I discovered about this band: one) they play surf music, two) they've been recording since 1988, three) they're from Finland (!) and most astonishing of all, four) in 2005, they wrote new music for Fritz Lang's legendary, silent sci-fi classic, "Metropolis". And I'll say it again, I only heard of them about a year ago. The best music is always the music that takes us by complete surprise. The folks at YepRoc Records have assembled more than a few of those surprises on "Cosmopolis", which spans the career of Laika & The Cosmonauts from 1988 to 2008. It includes a few obvious songs, such as theme from "One Step Beyond", also known as "Fear". Some of the titles speak for themselves---"Surfs You Right!", "Experiment In Terror", "Look! No Head!", etc. Yet, there are elements of quasi-disco ("Disconnected"), punk ("NY 79") and even some Eastern European sounds here ("Vendetta"). Best of all, the album begins and concludes with some of the music the group wrote for "Metropolis". Although it's a compilation, this is one of the most delightful albums I've heard in a while.