Sperm 50th Erection

Box Set (black vinyl)

68 

incl. 24% VAT
Free MP3 download link with purchase

Black vinyl, 300 copies.

Pekka Airaksinen is a legend of the European musical underground, and The Sperm was his first outfit. Active from 1967 to 1971, they challenged every possible norm society and the current musical climate had. Ungodly racket to some, psychedelic experience to others, The Sperm’s Shh! album and their EP 3rd Erection have become legendary collector’s items, far ahead of their time in terms of musical experimentation. Svart Records have joined forces with Pekka Airaksinen, whose archives have now been opened for The Sperm’s 50th birthday. The limited 4LP/2CD set features carefully restored editions of Shh!, 3rd Erection and One Point Music. Almost half of all the material, however, is completely previously unreleased.

Four LPs in individual jackets inside a heavy slipcase, plus big booklet.

LP1: SHH! album

LP2: And the People Screamed (previously unreleased) / 3rd Erection EP

LP3: Spermaton (1, 2, 5 & 6 released on WORKS 1968–1976, Vinyl-on-demand, VOD137 (2015). 3, 4 & 7 previously unreleased)

LP4: Pekka Airaksinen – One Point Music LP

 

SHH!
Alkuperäinen 12” LP-julkaisu: O Records, ORLP 0 (1970).

Äänitys: 1968.

 

LP1 / A1. = CD1 / 1. HEINÄSIRKAT 1 (16:09)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP1 / A2. = CD1 / 2. JAZZ JAZZ (8:49)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – piano

ANTERO HELANDER – tenor saxophone

ERKKI KUITUNEN – alto saxophone

ILKKA ”EMU” LEHTINEN – trumpet

 

LP1 / B1. = CD1 / 3. KORVAPOLIKLINIKKA HESPERIA (6:02)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – piano, ONKO KITARAA?

NIKKE NIKAMO – tape sample

 

LP1 / B2. = CD1 / 4. DODEKAFONINEN TALVISOTA (19:59)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar, tabla and kantele

NIKKE NIKAMO – electric guitar

 

 

 

AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED
Previously unreleased.

Äänitys: 1970.

 

LP2 / A1. = CD1 / 5. THE CITY WAS SILENT (4:50)

LP2 / A1. = CD1 / 6. SHE AND HERBERT (1:45)

LP2 / A3. = CD1 / 7. THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL (0:50)

LP2 / A4. = CD1 / 8. THE SOUND OF THE REVOLUTION (1:44)

LP2 / A5. = CD1 / 9. IT’S ALL OVER (2:21)

LP2 / A6. = CD1 / 10. CBS IN SOUTH VIETNAM (1:35)

LP2 / A7. = CD1 / 11. HE WHO SHOULD GO TO HELL (0:45)

LP2 / A8. = CD1 / 12. AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED (1:27)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

BILL COLDWELL – recitation

 

 

3RD ERECTION
Alkuperäinen 7” mini-LP-julkaisu: Eteenpäin GN 3 (1968).

Äänitys: late 1967.

 

LP2 / B1. = CD1 / 13. 3RD ERECTION – original 7” edit (3:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B2. = CD1 / 14. HERO – original 7” edit (1:28)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B3. = CD1 / 15. PILLOW – original 7” edit (2:55)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B4. = CD1 / 16. STAFFSTAFF – original 7” edit (3:40)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

 

SPERMATON
1, 2, 5 & 6 released on WORKS 1968–1976, Vinyl-on-demand, VOD137 (2015). 3, 4 & 7 previously unreleased.

Äänitys: late 1967–1968.

 

LP3 / A1. = CD2 / 1. FOREST LAUGHING ORGAN (2:28)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A2. = CD2 / 2. ORGAN (2:50)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A3. = CD2 / 3. TUNEOUT (6:40)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A4. = CD2 / 4. SYSTEM (4:04)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP3 / B1. = CD2 / 5. SELECTED LETTERS – full length version of Pillow (8:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP3 / B2. = CD2 / 6. THIS DREAM IS ANGEL – full length version of Hero (6:51)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP3 / B3. = CD2 / 7. STAFFSTAFF – full length version (7:56)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

 

ONE POINT MUSIC
Alkuperäinen 12” LP-julkaisu: O Records, ORLP-035 (1972).

Äänitys: 1970 (kappale 8), 1971 (kappale 9), 1968 (10), 1969 (11, 12, 13).

 

LP4 / A1. = CD2 / 8. PIENI SIENIKONSERTTO – A LITTLE SOUP FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA OP. 46,8 (8:37)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar, piano and rhythm machine

 

LP4 / A2. = CD2 / 9. MO-ON-ING (5:26)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric organ, flute, tenor saxophone, cymbals and African percussion

 

LP4 / A3. = CD2 / 10. SADETTA – SOMERAIN (6:16)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar

 

LP4 / B1. = CD2 / 11. SKATA (6:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP4 / B2. = CD2 / 12. S ROCK (6:26)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – effects

 

LP4 / B3. = CD2 / 13. FOS 2 (5:50)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

Sperm 50th Erection

Box Set (white vinyl)

70 

incl. 24% VAT

White vinyl, limited to 200 copies.

Pekka Airaksinen is a legend of the European musical underground, and The Sperm was his first outfit. Active from 1967 to 1971, they challenged every possible norm society and the current musical climate had. Ungodly racket to some, psychedelic experience to others, The Sperm’s Shh! album and their EP 3rd Erection have become legendary collector’s items, far ahead of their time in terms of musical experimentation. Svart Records have joined forces with Pekka Airaksinen, whose archives have now been opened for The Sperm’s 50th birthday. The limited 4LP/2CD set features carefully restored editions of Shh!, 3rd Erection and One Point Music. Almost half of all the material, however, is completely previously unreleased.

Four LPs in individual jackets inside a heavy slipcase, plus big booklet.

LP1: SHH! album

LP2: And the People Screamed (previously unreleased) / 3rd Erection EP

LP3: Spermaton (1, 2, 5 & 6 released on WORKS 1968–1976, Vinyl-on-demand, VOD137 (2015). 3, 4 & 7 previously unreleased)

LP4: Pekka Airaksinen – One Point Music LP

SHH!
Alkuperäinen 12” LP-julkaisu: O Records, ORLP 0 (1970).

Äänitys: 1968.

 

LP1 / A1. = CD1 / 1. HEINÄSIRKAT 1 (16:09)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP1 / A2. = CD1 / 2. JAZZ JAZZ (8:49)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – piano

ANTERO HELANDER – tenor saxophone

ERKKI KUITUNEN – alto saxophone

ILKKA ”EMU” LEHTINEN – trumpet

 

LP1 / B1. = CD1 / 3. KORVAPOLIKLINIKKA HESPERIA (6:02)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – piano, ONKO KITARAA?

NIKKE NIKAMO – tape sample

 

LP1 / B2. = CD1 / 4. DODEKAFONINEN TALVISOTA (19:59)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar, tabla and kantele

NIKKE NIKAMO – electric guitar

 

 

 

AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED
Previously unreleased.

Äänitys: 1970.

 

LP2 / A1. = CD1 / 5. THE CITY WAS SILENT (4:50)

LP2 / A1. = CD1 / 6. SHE AND HERBERT (1:45)

LP2 / A3. = CD1 / 7. THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL (0:50)

LP2 / A4. = CD1 / 8. THE SOUND OF THE REVOLUTION (1:44)

LP2 / A5. = CD1 / 9. IT’S ALL OVER (2:21)

LP2 / A6. = CD1 / 10. CBS IN SOUTH VIETNAM (1:35)

LP2 / A7. = CD1 / 11. HE WHO SHOULD GO TO HELL (0:45)

LP2 / A8. = CD1 / 12. AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED (1:27)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

BILL COLDWELL – recitation

 

 

3RD ERECTION
Alkuperäinen 7” mini-LP-julkaisu: Eteenpäin GN 3 (1968).

Äänitys: late 1967.

 

LP2 / B1. = CD1 / 13. 3RD ERECTION – original 7” edit (3:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B2. = CD1 / 14. HERO – original 7” edit (1:28)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B3. = CD1 / 15. PILLOW – original 7” edit (2:55)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP2 / B4. = CD1 / 16. STAFFSTAFF – original 7” edit (3:40)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

 

SPERMATON
1, 2, 5 & 6 released on WORKS 1968–1976, Vinyl-on-demand, VOD137 (2015). 3, 4 & 7 previously unreleased.

Äänitys: late 1967–1968.

 

LP3 / A1. = CD2 / 1. FOREST LAUGHING ORGAN (2:28)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A2. = CD2 / 2. ORGAN (2:50)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A3. = CD2 / 3. TUNEOUT (6:40)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

LP3 / A4. = CD2 / 4. SYSTEM (4:04)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP3 / B1. = CD2 / 5. SELECTED LETTERS – full length version of Pillow (8:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP3 / B2. = CD2 / 6. THIS DREAM IS ANGEL – full length version of Hero (6:51)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice

 

LP3 / B3. = CD2 / 7. STAFFSTAFF – full length version (7:56)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice

 

 

ONE POINT MUSIC
Alkuperäinen 12” LP-julkaisu: O Records, ORLP-035 (1972).

Äänitys: 1970 (kappale 8), 1971 (kappale 9), 1968 (10), 1969 (11, 12, 13).

 

LP4 / A1. = CD2 / 8. PIENI SIENIKONSERTTO – A LITTLE SOUP FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA OP. 46,8 (8:37)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar, piano and rhythm machine

 

LP4 / A2. = CD2 / 9. MO-ON-ING (5:26)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric organ, flute, tenor saxophone, cymbals and African percussion

 

LP4 / A3. = CD2 / 10. SADETTA – SOMERAIN (6:16)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar

 

LP4 / B1. = CD2 / 11. SKATA (6:12)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

 

LP4 / B2. = CD2 / 12. S ROCK (6:26)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – effects

 

LP4 / B3. = CD2 / 13. FOS 2 (5:50)

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

Sperm 50th Erection

2CD

30 

incl. 24% VAT

CD box with a 80 page book.

Pekka Airaksinen is a legend of the European musical underground, and The Sperm was his first outfit. Active from 1967 to 1971, they challenged every possible norm society and the current musical climate had. Ungodly racket to some, psychedelic experience to others, The Sperm’s Shh! album and their EP 3rd Erection have become legendary collector’s items, far ahead of their time in terms of musical experimentation. Svart Records have joined forces with Pekka Airaksinen, whose archives have now been opened for The Sperm’s 50th birthday. The limited 4LP/2CD set features carefully restored editions of Shh!, 3rd Erection and One Point Music. Almost half of all the material, however, is completely previously unreleased.

 

CD 1
SHH!

Originally released on O Records as ORLP 0 (1970). Recorded in 1968.

 

1. HEINÄSIRKAT 1 (16:05)

2. JAZZ JAZZ (8:45)

3. KORVAPOLIKLINIKKA HESPERIA (5:57)

4. DODEKAFONINEN TALVISOTA (19:52)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar (1, 4), effects (1), piano (2, 3), tabla (4), kantele (4)

NIKKE NIKAMO – tape sample (3), electric guitar (4)

ANTERO HELANDER – tenor saxophone (2)

ERKKI KUITUNEN – alto saxophone (2)

ILKKA ”EMU” LEHTINEN – trumpet (2)

 

 

 

AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED

Previously unreleased. Music recorded in 1968, poetry recitation in 1970.

 

5. THE CITY WAS SILENT (4:50)

6. SHE AND HERBERT (1:44)

7. THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL (0:49)

8. THE SOUND OF THE REVOLUTION (1:41)

9. IT’S ALL OVER (2:27)

10. CBS IN SOUTH VIETNAM (1:33)

11. HE WHO SHOULD GO TO HELL (0:43)

12. AND THE PEOPLE SCREAMED (1:23)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

BILL COLDWELL – poetry recitation

 

 

 

3RD ERECTION

Originally released on Eteenpäin! as GN 3 (1968). Recorded late 1967.

 

13. 3RD ERECTION – original 7” edit (3:17)

14. HERO – original 7” edit (1:26)

15. PILLOW – original 7” edit (2:56)

16. STAFFSTAFF – original 7” edit (3:13)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice (13–15)

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice (16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD 2
SPERMATON

1, 2, 5 & 6 released on WORKS 1968–1976, Vinyl-on-demand, VOD137 (2015). 3, 4 & 7 previously unreleased. Recorded late 1967 – early 1968.

 

1. FOREST LAUGHING ORGAN (2:29)

2. ORGAN (2:47)

3. TUNEOUT (6:35)

4. SYSTEM (3:56)

5. SELECTED LETTERS – full length version of Pillow (8:11)

6. THIS DREAM IS ANGEL – full length version of Hero (7:20)

7. STAFFSTAFF – full length version (7:47)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar and effects

MATTIJUHANI KOPONEN – voice (1–3, 7)

PEKKA YRJÄNÄ HILTUNEN – voice (5, 6)

 

 

ONE POINT MUSIC

Originally released on O Records as ORLP-035 (1972). Recorded in 1970 (8), 1971 (9), 1968 (10), 1969 (11, 12, 13).

8. PIENI SIENIKONSERTTO – A LITTLE SOUP FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA OP. 46,8 (8:43)
9. MO-ON-ING (5:28)
10. SADETTA – SOMERAIN (6:32)
11. SKATA (6:11)
12. S ROCK (6:29)
13. FOS 2 (5:32)

 

PEKKA AIRAKSINEN – electric guitar (8, 10, 11, 13), effects (11–13), piano (8), rhythm machine (8), electric organ (9), flute (9), tenor saxophone (9), cymbals (9), African percussion (9)

ANTERO HELANDER – flute & saxophone (9)