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...
Sculpting silence with picks and amplifiers
Minimalistic soundscapes in the middle grounds between formal and non-formal experimental music.
Aural world that is artfuly lo-fi and uncluttered
Uusi Aika is an album that vividly suggests the imprint of traditional music that could be from various parts of the worlds, possibly Europe or the...
Flamenco winds from the North
"Being a flamenco singer in Finland is not the easiest of career choices. One has to be thoroughly familiar with the genre yet be completely genuine...