Mesmerizing sounds and voices
"Sans have captured a rare beauty in delving into the diverse musical backgrounds and skills of the band members"
Modern lament disc on timeless topics
"Improvisations and more dynamic pieces build up into a disc that is heartache-inducing and challenging"
We Jazz 2018 – in between a festival, utopia and installation
The We Jazz festival - or, in Artistic Director Matti Nives’ words, utopia and installation - has been an integral part of creating what German news...
"Fridrich Bruk’s music has roots in the tradition of Russian colourful orchestral music. The Latvian kantele-like instrument kokle brings a refreshing twist to the sound palette."...
The virtuoso pianist's choice
"Pianist Risto-Matti Marin has formed a meaningful musical whole out of five works, all recorded for the first time, by four contemporary composers living in Finland."...
Time flies with Lindberg
"Lindberg makes use of characteristic stepwise harmonic progressions and a gorgeously bright orchestration, with brass fanfares and outbursts of solo piano."
Drama, Dissonance and Dignity
"Though it’s naturally heartening to see Finnish musicians on a Finnish label keeping up the stream of Nordgren recordings, it’s high time the rest of the...
Kaipainen’s Compelling Concentration
"One can almost listen to Kaipainen's three solo accordion works as a sonata, perhaps a super-sonata in view of the sheer intensity of the music."
The unspoken issues between mother and daughter
"It's more about words than action, and, musically, more about continuity than sharp contrasts. Fagerlund's music is charged with eruptive energy, and provides a dark and...