admiration at its purest is a feeling one hardly ever experiences. i mean, one often thinks people are great and talented and admire their accomplishments, but with the addition of the hair in your arms sticking up and your face turning into a stupid glee, you know you're somewhere special.
my friend jori has always impressed me. he's best known in finland for being the musical whizz behind pmmp, but his own, more marginal projects reflect more accurately where he is musically at any given point. his band, magenta skycode, has just released a new ep and a new album will be out later this year.
here's the first track, "we're going to climb", that provided a mogwai moment (i.e. a moment of pure musical ecstasy i felt when i first saw mogwai play live...) albeit a happier one. the video is a collection of clips from their ex tempore trip through the us last year. awesome!
get their ep from itunes store.