Electronic fantasy of an artificial intelligence – Laila is an interactive, co-created opera with music by Esa-Pekka Salonen
How does artificial intelligence sing? Art made using AI has emerged as a genre unto itself in the arts in recent years. Laila is a new...
Gorgeous tones from the North
"The Earth, Spring’s Daughter is dramatic and gorgeously sounding. [-] Saivo elegantly combines contemporary aesthetics, associations to nature, and a mythological dimension."
The gift of runo singing
"The two discs complement each other, and listening to the double album you notice once again how beautiful and interesting the human voice is – in...
Joy of traditional music
"The disc is a good introduction to the gamut of music from Kaustinen, its history and the local humour. Even the playing styles of individual villages...
Dreamy yet powerful
"Niemi’s calm and unpretentious voice is accompanied for example by kanteles, other stringed instruments and a beautifully sounding piano."
A unique voice and brilliant jouhikko playing
"With everything else removed, the most distinguishable elements of his music remain: his unique voice and brilliant jouhikko playing."
A journey in the fascinating world of sounds
"The listening experience is refreshing and reminds me of a rainforest landscape, with a lot of small exciting sounds joining in from here and there, rather...
Soul-jazz-blues with a Bulgarian twist
"There are a lot of intriguing musical landscapes, from big epic sounds and suggestive drones to a cappella singing."
Eclectic yet original
"I immediately allow myself to throw all thoughts of genre out of the window and just enjoy the music. The communication between the musicians is the...