Buster Keatonin Ratsutilalla
Ektro Records commemorates the 10th anniversary of the beloved musician and actor Markku Peltolas passing away by reissuing his debut solo album Buster Keatonin Ratsutilalla (2003) (At Buster Keatons Horse Ranch).
Markku Peltola (b. 1957) was a prominent figure in the Finnish cultural scene until his untimely death in 2007. In addition to playing lead roles in various celebrated feature films, such as Aki Kaurismäkis The Man Without a Past, Peltola was a key member of the charismatic theatre and rock group Motelli Skronkle. In addition to his active involvement on stage, he was also a hands-on cultural activist and the primus motor behind Tamperes legendary theatre and concert venue Telakka.
Meandering in the realm of dreamy, low-key folk, Peltolas magical debut album oscillates solemnly between queer humour and touching melancholy, which has been compared to the film scores of Ry Cooder and Ennio Morricone and the minimalism of Penguin Cafe Orchestra.