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Cleaning Women

Where: Juuksur
When: 26.03.2011
Time: 22:00

 

Lisaks sellele, et nad näevad välja nagu kamp stiilseid ja šikke transseksuaalseid zombisid, on 1996. aastal moodustatud Cleaning Women tuntud ka oma alternatiivse pillivaliku poolest. Selle asemel, et tavapärastes muusikapoodides tuhnimas käia, võtavad nad regulaarselt ette prügilad ja kodutarvete poed, otsides "teistsuguseid helisid". Ja nii on nende valitud relvadeks pesukuivatusrestidest valmistatud keelpillid ja vähemalt kolme pesumasina osadest koosnev trummikomplekt. Peale oma teise albumi "Aelita - The Queen Of Mars" ilmumist 2005. aastal on Cleaning Women olnud hõivatud peamiselt tummfilmidele sounctrack'ide komponeerimise ja ümber maailma tuuritamisega. Aastatega on neist saanud nõutud kooslus Kesk-Euroopa festivalikorraldajate seas, kes otsivad natuke väljakutsuvamat ja põnevamat Soome sound'i. "U" on kolmas album Cleaning Women'i 13 aastase karjääri jooksul. Nagu ka eelnev album, on "U" üles ehitatud kindlale temaatikale. Album viib meid maailma viimaste inimeste juurde, kus kaevurite koloonia kummardab religioosselt igavese energia kivisid, mis nad töö käigus leidnud on. "U" salvestati ja produtseeriti Cleaning Women'i keldristuudios. Jäädes siingi truuks albumi temaatikale, asub stuudio kaheksa meetri sügavusel maa all ning ehitati spetsiaalselt selle albumi tegemiseks. "U" on industriaalpop, mis ühendab futuristlikku folki ja sci-fi westerni filmimuusikat särava prügikastidiskoga. Cleaning Women on esinenud rokiklubidest kontserdisaalideni rohkem kui kahekümnes riigis - muuhulgas Hiinas, Kanadas ja Venemaal. Nende tuurist Ida-Euroopas on 2001. aastal vändatud dokumentaalfilm "Cleaning Up!".

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Despite looking like a gang of sharp and stylish cross-dressing zombies, Cleaning Women is also known for their alternative ways in choosing their instruments. Instead of regular music stores, these professors head for trash bins and home accessory shops in search for “other sounds”. And so it must be, as their weapons of choice include string instruments made out of clotheshorses and a drumset that includes parts from at least 3 washing machines. After their 2nd album, Aelita- The Queen Of Mars (2005), Cleaning Women has been busy in composing live soundtracks to silent movies and touring around the globe. During the years they have become somewhat a household name for Middle European festival promoters searching for a little more challenging sound from Finland. Their latest success was when the band performed a soundtrack for the Film Aelita – the Queen of Mars for enchanted Luxembourg Philharmonie Hall audience. U is the third album in Cleaning Women’s 13 year career. Like it’s predecessor, it is based around a theme. U takes us to the last quarter of humankind, where a colony of miners are religiously worshipping the eternal energy stones found from the mines. U was recorded and produced in Cleaning Women’s base studio. True to the album theme, it is located eight meters underground, and it was custom built for making the album. U is industrial pop music that combines futuristic folk music and cinematic sci-fi western to gangly and sparkling trash can disco. - Cobra Records 2010

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