Frigg sounding brilliantly like Frigg
"Twenty years, ten albums, tours around the world, awards and nominations at home and rave reviews abroad: Frigg can justly be described as one of the...
Ville Ojanen goes intimate with a luxury lineup
"The tunes are close to traditional danceable folk music (from different regions) but always with personal twists and turns."
Antti Auvinen – the most of everything
"Auvinen’s finest talent is in the chillingly clear musical images that emerge from the pressurised fury."
Mäntyjärvi makes the choir break out in orchestral colours
"Mäntyjärvi makes such full use of the potential of the choral sound and the registers of the human voice in his harmonies that the colours begin...
Tim Ferchen’s rhythmic jigsaw puzzles are intense
"With non-pitched percussion instruments in particular, Ferchen builds up an incredible intensity based not only on rhythm but also on bright and surprising colours."
Imaginative sounds, tireless energy
"Sebastian Hilli’s 'confluence / divergence', a 30-minute work for solo guitar and small ensemble sweeps the listener straight into a breath-taking flow of imaginative sounds, produced...
A sense of direction in contemporary choral music
"Generally speaking, exploratory modernist choral music is taxing to both perform and listen to, but this disc is an exception. Both Antti Auvinen and Sampo Haapamäki...
"This programme is predicated on the twin abilities of Virpi Räisänen, who began her career as a violinist and then blossomed as a mezzo. It was...
An expatriate composer’s elegant collection
"The performances are lively and delicate throughout, resulting in an elegant and enjoyable whole."