Aki Rissanen has worked with quite diverse projects including his solo effort Sturm and collaborations with Dave Liebman and Robin Verheyen. Pianist Rissanen, bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Teppo Mäkynen are top-notch players, very much in demand.
On Amorandom, Rissanen’s canny music is rooted in the piano trio tradition but is nevertheless forward-looking. Part of the music began as an audiovisual concept combining live music with animations by Tuula Leinonen and Eero Peränne. The music certainly leads its own life now. It’s a rich and rewarding sea of sounds that certainly activates the grey matter.