Breathtaking double-team improv
“In Tölöläb, Elifantree have met their match, leading to their most ambitious, mature and cohesive album so far.”
Fast moving, varied and brave: WOMEX 2019 opening concert
“The music of Arctic Fire concert at the WOMEX 2019 was brave and contemporary, yet all of them drew in some way on archaic traditions in...
Fragility on the edge
"Tuuletar's Rajatila is a powerful concept album that transports the listener to the instant before the final step."
Accordion anthems for our times
"What is supremely attractive is the earthiness, the urgency, the absolute conviction of voice meeting accordion."
An inspiring Middle Eastern heritage in a jazzy environment
"The music itself breathes calmly and is very free, being based more on musical discussion between the performers than on strict composition. The disc begins and...
A refreshing newcomer in the Finnish music scene
"Vildá is a very refreshing addition to the Finnish world music scene, a combination of top-notch accordion playing by Viivi Maria Saarenkylä and the truly unique...
Finnish fire and fiddling fun
"A finely crafted exploration of each other’s music and style bringing out the richness, the elegance and the wit of their playing and writing."
Intriguing desert blues yoik
"Western African desert blues is definitely one of my favourite roots music genres – and yoik is another one. On Áššu’s debut album these two are...
A nice and intimate surprise
"Listening to Teija Niku's solo album one almost feels like sneaking into her studio, and in this solo context I actually appreciate Niku’s composition skills more...