Juicy praise of life
"In true soul tradition, the album is a praise of life with horns and percussion creating a full sound."
"Fifth Avenue’s debut album, Tales, which features five of the finest up-and-coming Finnish jazz musicians, will only serve to reinforce Finland’s jazz pedigree."
"Jaakko Eino Kalevi succeeds in building a semi-surreal parallel world, a stress-free zone in which secular troubles turn into mojitos."
Convincing theme album
"...Aija Puurtinen and Esa Kuloniemi, known from the blues band Honey B & T-Bones, have composed a fine album to lyrics in English and Finglish (what...
Sparse elements, stunning beauty
"...it is a stunning album by one of the most interesting artists in the Finnish avant-garde underground. Throughout the album the listener is invited to witness...
"It is a refreshing experience for a Finn to listen to Tii ilo: there’s musically something quite familiar, but you don’t get much of the lyrics."...
Beethoven with analysis and passion
"Jumppanen’s performances of Beethoven combine analysis, passion, stylistic awareness and a fresh approach. There are hundreds of Beethoven recordings out there, but this is one that...
A quarter of a century
"Under the Red Cloud, the confident twelfth album, represents “the new sound” of Amorphis well."
The jouhikko broadening its field
"What can you actually play on the old folk instrument called the jouhikko (bowed lyre)? Ilkka Heinonen’s answer to that is: anything!"