Väljasõit rohelisse is an amateur adventure: a quintet with a smoke machine as sixth member; one chord psychedelia with swamp blues, surf and Krautrock tinges and Estonian echoes. Their sold-out 10” EP “Külastus” was released in 2012 and would be a good choice to bring along to a picnic, with wine, poppy buns and a portable turntable.
Väljasõit rohelisse is the Estonian title for a short novel called “Пикник на обочине”/”Roadside picnic” by Soviet sci-fi writers the Strugatsky brothers. It is read to you by Lauri (tremolos, echos, amateur surf sounds), Martin (cathedral electronics, space shots and prairie licks), Eiko (motoric boom), Kersten (sound magician) and Marit (heartbeats, glittering tambourines and killer claps).
Theirs is an echo-chamber sound with washed-out tablecloths, cheap crystal carafes, inverted glances and monotone atmosphere. With oscillating tremolo and motorific boom, the one-chord ceremony is about to begin.
Photos by Marko Pütsep.