An Abundance of Aho
"The music here covers more than forty years, even if Aho’s perennial youthfulness makes that seem improbable. [- -] The performances are as full of feeling...
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
"The trumpeter and composer embraces new settings and situations as a hired gun yet also frequently seeks to shed his skin in the projects he leads...
Comfort music for tough times
"These are time-honoured melodies that have comforted many generations through wars, financial turmoil and epidemics before – and still have that power."
27 or 37 Brothers
"Berghäll’s six compositions have a multifaceted global flavor. Straight forward jazz rhythms and African beats meet Nordic and even oriental ideas."
Conceptualist rather than composer
"Constantly looking for the sweet spot where a rough sketch turns into something concrete, Mäkynen is all about moods and the subtle shifts in between them."...
Dark ambient meets Ornette Coleman
"Here machines are sparring partners, in effect additional band members that react to the organic instruments and parry back with their own input, creating a real...
From a whisper to a scream
"Drummer Olavi Louhivuori’s new band Superposition is also capable of multiple simultaneous states, from sensitive balladry to free-jazz intensity."
A Sort of Homecoming
"Sublime guitar lines that soar like birds of prey in the sky, daring harmonic innovations and immersive metric modulations to make your heart bleed with anguish,...