This tradition goes to eleven!
"This is a stunning début that serves as textbook study in how to keep one’s own tradition alive in today’s urban and multicultural world."
Folk song with soul
"The group dextrously takes up some of the most worn classics of Finnish folk music [- -] and brings up a completely new and compelling aspect....
Archaic-modern invitation to dance
"This trio has once again produced a visionary album with a great deal of variety. The swing is often infectious – one longs to dance at...
Frigg sounding brilliantly like Frigg
"Twenty years, ten albums, tours around the world, awards and nominations at home and rave reviews abroad: Frigg can justly be described as one of the...
Ville Ojanen goes intimate with a luxury lineup
"The tunes are close to traditional danceable folk music (from different regions) but always with personal twists and turns."
Mäntyjärvi makes the choir break out in orchestral colours
"Mäntyjärvi makes such full use of the potential of the choral sound and the registers of the human voice in his harmonies that the colours begin...
Tim Ferchen’s rhythmic jigsaw puzzles are intense
"With non-pitched percussion instruments in particular, Ferchen builds up an incredible intensity based not only on rhythm but also on bright and surprising colours."
Imaginative sounds, tireless energy
"Sebastian Hilli’s 'confluence / divergence', a 30-minute work for solo guitar and small ensemble sweeps the listener straight into a breath-taking flow of imaginative sounds, produced...
Antti Auvinen – the most of everything
"Auvinen’s finest talent is in the chillingly clear musical images that emerge from the pressurised fury."