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HK119 Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control [album]

HK119: Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control“Once described by Björk as ‘The
  Perfect Blonde Woman
, Finnish-born
  Heidi Kilpelainen is going Fast,
  Cheap & Out Of Control
— according
  to her new album released under
  her stage name of HK119
...


HK119 — OR HEIDI KILPELAINEN — is a multi-talented writer, singer, producer and visual arts graduate of London's St Martin's College. And she has pooled all her natural resources to bring out a superb album — Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control.

Due to be released on 29 September (2008), the album is the result of HK119's personal skills and she has also drawn inspiration from a number of other artistes — including David Bowie and Kraftwerk.

Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control is, we are told, a "tongue-in-cheek warning of sorts, issued in the common language of pop music and featuring the production talents of Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling of I Monster/All Seeing I and Simon Duffy (Leftfield engineer)". Instantly likeable from the first track — Mind — as Heidi Kilpelainen's voice comes in and there is an extra dimension to both the music and the mood.

With the amazing electronica, crazy lyrics, fantastic vocals and rare styles of Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control, HK119 presents diverse music seekers with a profusion of multi-layered delights to tantalise and entertain.

Liberty is a particularly rousing sci-fi soaked track — dare to take it out on the dance floor! Space is very 22nd Century and evocative of spaceships and of floating in a most peculiar way… Did somebody mention David Bowie?! We loved Divine and thought it was! It has amazing lyrics. Cryonics is deliciously weird and Tropikalia is simply off the planet.

The magnificent melodic beat of C'est La Vie is really gorgeous and Heidi's voice seems to work its way around the notes a trifle impishly for this single release from the album. Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control features remixes from Ruisko and David E Sugar and has a lot of character — we couldn't fault a track.

The album Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control by HK119 will be released on 29 September (2008).

The single C'est La Vie, by HK119, will be released a week earlier, on 22 September (2008).

Tracklisting

1 Mind | 2 Celeb | 3 C'est La Vie | 4 Clone | 5 Rules & Regulations | 6 Liberty |
7 Space Pt 1 | 8 Divine | 9 Cryonics | 10 Super Bug | 11 Tropikalia | 12 Health & Safety | 13 What Am I | 14 Space Pt 2 | 15 Avaruusasema | 16 Night

"A futuristic hybrid of Grace Jones and Debbie Harry" — The Guardian

"With the amazing electronica, crazy lyrics, fantastic vocals and rare styles of Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control, HK119 presents diverse music seekers with a profusion of multi-layered delights to tantalise and entertain" — MotorBar

Check out indian.co.uk/hk119.

About Heidi Kilpelainen (HK119)

HK119 is the solo project of the Finnish-born Heidi Kilpelainen and the Lucas-inspired name HK119 is itself a product code, an attempt to bring awareness to the contradictions of our society and the increasing alienation of modern man. With this, her second album, she touches upon contemporary themes such as space travel, celebrity culture, cloning, surveillance, global warming, mind control, deviant technology and other such light-hearted issues!

However, to dwell too much on these is to miss the point; the resultant product is an album of uncompromising, thought-provoking futuro-pop which pleases and disturbs in equal measure, from the dark but joyous swing of Tropikalia and the anxious rumble of What Am I to the instantly accessible pop of album-opener Mind and first single C'est La Vie. The fact that such heady subjects combine in an album that remains cohesive and enjoyable is testament to Kilpelainen's talent as a true artiste.

Striking in attire and fascinated by the concepts of modernism and the possibilities of what can be seen as but a merely trashy medium, HK119 is a wilfully unique star for our far-flung times — and one that demands immediate investigation.