Having some defun
"defunensemble is a Finnish group specialising in electroacoustic music. This new double CD introduces the ensemble’s versatility. One of the discs displays works for solo instruments...
A beguiling and compulsive musical journey
"It’s enough to say 'this is Sanna' because that means, as ever, a beguiling and compulsive musical journey."
Ethno-disco on bagpipes
"This is a disc of delightfully pompous acoustic stadium folk that without any doubt will have people dancing. Described as all-natural ethno-disco, the repertoire consists of...
Experimental solo project
"While the application of electronic effects to acoustic instruments can seem superfluous at best, Lyytinen’s compositions never lose sight of the saxophone itself. "
"Mirja Mäkelä Trio’s My Hidden Joys is a beautifully crafted album which showcases both Mäkelä’s songwriting skills and her vocal prowess. "
For Brain and Heart
"On Amorandom, Rissanen’s canny music is rooted in the piano trio tradition but is nevertheless forward-looking. "
Songs with thoughts
"The band of Estonian musicians sounds healthy. Especially notable is Keio Vutt’s strong saxophone playing. Although a bit lacking in originality, this record still is a...
"Teddy’s West Coasters’ Volume 2, like its predecessor, pays homage to the West Coast Cool of the 1950s American jazz scene, an era which has clearly...
Western & Jazz
"Kalima is famed for his industrially rocking power trios and murky music with notes in between scales, sometimes inspired by films. Once again movies are a...