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...
Cool music from a hot town
In a sun-drenched town only 200 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, jazz connoisseurs mixed with locals to enjoy their 31st festival of music, at the...
Startling and strangely beautiful choral music
"Haapanen typically deconstructs the text by rearranging its constituents, thus creating mixed feelings of alienation and vulnerable immediacy."