Vimma is not the kind of band you can get a picture of by clicking on one song and listening to half a minute. You really need to listen to several songs to understand at least something of the musical landscape they inhabitate. While listening to their debut album they really manage to surprise me again and again.
The core lies in strong instrumental compositions, which usually walk around from one world to another. Vimma is a big band but there is a lot of space for the individuals, even offering solo tracks. The way Pessi Jouste in his solo violin Cadenza reaches out freely towards different styles feel like the core of the band philosophy. The philosophy of progressive rock seems like a world close to Vimma, but you can definitey hear the taste of folk music, classical music, funk and jazz. The presence of spoken word (in Finnish) in many tunes give them a verbal edge as well – the voice of the young, the voice of 2019.
How to classify Vimma or what to compare them with seems to be completely up to the listener and what he/she has in the ears. My ears features a lot of contemporary folk music so I think for example of Milla Viljamaa, Juha Kujanpää and Tsuumi Sound System, but you probably have to try yourself and see where this band free from genre boundaries will land in your mind.
VIMMA: Meri ja avaruus
Eclipse Music ECD-201994, 2019