Friday, January 30, 2009


RUTTO’s “Ei Paluuta” 7”EP is a wild, borderline-inept, off the rails Finnish pseudo-hardcore record from 1983. I'm really floored by it. It's just a massive wallop of sound, featuring a high-pitched Greg Ginn-like feedback whine that preludes every track, and a pummeling, fuzz-heavy guitar that brings almost as much steady intensity as Ginn did to tracks like "Police Story" or "I've Heard It Before". The female vocalist has this vessel-bursting vocal scrape that sounds like she's attempting to spit up all 5-6 vowels at once -- then again, perhaps that's just the Finnish language for ya. She's a real hoarse shouter nonetheless, and her amateur take on "singing" is in line with the rest of the DIY pleasures to be found on Rutto's debut.

Each of the 5 tracks buzz at a steady mid/high-tempo pace and don't vary for 7/8ths of the track, yet all sort of fall to pieces at the end and stop, rev up again, and finally collapse into chaos. Fans of SOLGER, TEDDY & THE FRAT GIRLS and the ‘Flag themselves will be impressed. Get it on your dorky want list ASAP – or download it here instead!

Play or Download Rutto – “Ma Vihaan”

Download RUTTO – “Ma Vihaan”
Download RUTTO – “T-H-E”
Download RUTTO – “Ei Paluuta”
Download RUTTO – “Hei Soltilas”
Download RUTTO – “Sa Et Haluu”


The Wolfmen said...

Finnish Hardcore - I never even knew there was such a thing amazing

ONECHORD said...

great again!

can't believe time goes so fast... i remember clearly your original post about rutto, because it was when i started following your wonderful blog.
it happened at the same time i had been searching for this record (and btw, also had returned from some time living up there in finland without finding this record in any records store) so when i discovered your post i instantly turned into a fan of your site. shame i didn't leave a comment back then.
i do like this record a lot, but it seems to me it's getting a little bit of hype.... don't know, maybe i am wrong...
and still looking for more songs by the silver (yesss, that amazing and lovely 13-years-old-punk-ultra-messy-noise-boy-band), because i really do think "do you wanna dance" is a masterpiece that deserves worldwide recognition; and that obscure single by carillo (the all-female band). let's hope you can help!

best wishes and endless support,

Anonymous said...


wolfmen, how did you not know punk existed in other places?

Anonymous said...

downloaded a few things by them at a while back. im a big fan of finnish hardcore/punk. especially bands like Appendix