Connections, feelings and skill
"The album rings with tears of joy, as well as joy through tears – in other words, we are at the heart of Klezmer music!"
Jazzy World Music
"The final entirety ends up being amazingly peaceful, full of understanding and musical equality. As a good dialogue should be."
Disorienting Forest Cover Soundscapes
"Violinist Meriheini Luoto creates a space, builds a soundscape and disorientates the listener."
Strong and Tasty Sound Tagine
"Trumpet player Ilkka Arola has a background both in jazz as well as in Arabic music. In this new release these influences truly shake hands in...
Almost like one person
"One of the best folk music albums in a more traditional style that I've heard for a long time."
"The philosophy of progressive rock seems like a world close to Vimma, but you can definitey hear the taste of folk music, classical music, funk and...
"The varied use of vocal technique and storytelling go naturally hand in hand throughout this album."
Whirlwinds of energy and colour
"Haapanen writes for the orchestra as for a collective of virtuosi and the FRSO do not let him down in this scintillating performance."
The beginnings of greatness?
"Kuula can create a powerful sense of atmosphere – I won’t fall back on the cliché of 'brooding northern forests', but you know what I mean...