Poetic, ambitious cross-genre vocal project
Josefiina Vannesluoma, the fourth member of the vocal group Signe released an excellent solo album, giving flight to poems by Edith Wharton.
Orpheus jamming with Väinämöinen
"The concept and dramaturgy of the album keep the listener wonderfully captivated for an hour," writes Santeri Kaipiainen about the Finnish Baroque Orchestra's (FiBO) album The...
In the footsteps of West African griots
"At the core of the music are minimalist, addictive riffs and acoustic West African sounds, centred around the balafon," writes Tove Djupsjöbacka about Faso Kan's album...
Savonlinna’s underground resurfaces
A lo-fi cult project blending sound collages, folk, ambient and indie rock re-emerges with sleeker production – and its melodic mystique intact.
Gothic folk-rock and poignant jouhikko ballads
Pekko Käppi’s recent albums lean toward poignant ballads, often with a subversive twist – and the eerie, unsettling sound of his electric jouhikko.
A cross-section of Finnish contemporary piano
Pianist Ville Hautakangas has brought together a cast of composers of different ages, whose musical backgrounds and starting points highlight the full richness of contemporary music....
Ambiguous opera watered down in recording
Mari Sainio's tonal language is anchored in postminimalism and the glamour of Broadway musicals.
And Quiet Flows The Tape
The elements of Kokeguchi’s album are deeply sonorous and enchanting, not just suitably different from one another but also of a suitable length: the listener has...
Timeless pelimanni music with fire and dedication
"It’s tantalising to try to hear how the sounds are formed – is that a plucking sound from the kantele, pizzicato from the viola or the...