Mat Kvohst McNerney of the mighty Hexvessel presents an awesome mix of far-out Finnish sounds on Quietus Mix 71: Hexvessel’s Guide To Finnish Psychedelia. We’re proud that Jääportit was included on the mix too.
He also wrote:
Jääportit are a real space ticket. Our keyboard player Jussi is rarely seen without his Jääportit shirt, which he proudly sports at our shows. They manage to mix a lot of styles quite naturally while making it their own sound. I like how they could exist in a vacuum, they’re not tied to any trend or referencing any particular scene. It’s just good old trippy stuff!
We got our hands on the last copies of the original Jääportit – Uumenissa albums (released back in 2004 by Firebox Records). Albums are now available directly from the band, as well as from Tumma Store.
Saimme käsiimme viimeisiä kappaleita alkuperäisiä Jääportit – Uumenissa -levyjä (julkaistu vuonna 2004). Levyjä on nyt saatavilla suoraan bändiltä sekä Tumma Storesta.
The compilation opens with a 25-minute track by Jääportit , a dark ambient / darkwave project from Finland and while it is the least “Metal” track on here, it surely offers some lovecraftian atmospheres of gloom-and-doom through obscure soundscapes and voices organized in layers around a lead synth. Here, Jääportit is not afraid (compared to other projects such as Vinterriket) to display invention and playfulness that one might have already had experienced on excellent albums such as ’Avarrus’ or ’Uumenissa’ and that makes the project a standout in the genre. For sure the release could not find a better invocation of an atmosphere of out-of-space colors.
– Review by Lukas Makovicky / Doom-metal.com