Latest on Music


Live performance

Theatre Bizarre

An immersive art installation of unprecedented scale summons the mystery of its notorious underground parties. Halloween in extreme.

Blog

A woman of heart and mind

‘She says she’s leavin’ but she don’t go’.

Album reviews

Circus screams

Screams rend the air, blood stains the ground, and the show goes on.

Album reviews

Classic music for young men

The most pointless album on earth?

Artist interviews

The Sagar Veena & Noor Zehra

Only one exists, and only one knows how to play it.

Album reviews

Bach on accordion

Different sonics, different mood.

Album reviews

Dosti Music Project

Light at the end of the tunnel.

Discography

Eero Hämeenniemi

Rhythm from the East, harmony from the West.

Artist interviews

Phill Niblock interviewed

Composer, filmmaker and videographer, Phill Niblock is best known for his minimalist and experimental music.

Album reviews

Colin Stetson: History Warfare Vol.2

Stetson’s sonically rich music is more for the body than for brains.

Discography

Pierre Henry (1927 – 2017)

The father of concrete music, Pierre Henry, passed away leaving practioners of electro-acoustic music a model to follow.

Album reviews

Jon Balke: Siwan

Encountering cultures is not an automatic short-cut to a happy ending, but drawing on various Mediterranean influences Jon Blake’s Siwan is a true master-piece.

Live performance

Loud and passionate

Want to know what happens when a sousaphone becomes the bass, and the guitar the only one to play harmonies? Check out Roni Martin & Kalabalik Brass Band’s latest album.

Music industry

My Harrison

Roni Martin’s skills as a musician and a composer are well-known. Less well is documented his work as a studio professional, and a happy owner of a first-generation Harrison mixing board.

Album reviews

Close and far

Janet Feder’s fifth album is a strong demonstration of her musical and sonic sensibilities.

Album reviews

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

Scott Walker sends a clear message to the ‘unlistening’: Tilt, Drift, Bish Bosh!

Discography

Musique Concrète

When concrete sounds form a basis for highly abstract music.

Discography

A poet of electricity

Mika Vainio, one of the great pioneers of electronic music, passed away the other week, leaving us an abundant legacy.

Album reviews

Beethoven prudently keyed

The great concerts get a chamber music interpretation.

Album reviews

Magical moments

With this release, the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius pays tribute to all the famous artists he’s been working with.

Live performance

Dancing a book

The book is by far the best. But what would be the second best way to tell the Alice’s story in the wonderland? A ballet at the Finnish National Opera/Ballet.

Album reviews

Intriguing Dálava

On its debut album, the NYC based band Dálava interprets a hundred years old folk songs.

Album reviews

Respighi’s wonderful birds

Respighi borrowed from the Italian baroque music and combined the influences with the late 19th century romantic style to create enchanting original orchestral music.

Discography

Slow down – Lacrimosa is coming

Lacrimosa of Mozart’s Requiem is one of the big hits of Western classic music. Very often it is used as background music for a slow-motion video or movie.

Blog

The Man Who ‘Sold’ The World?

“I thought you died alone, a long long time ago…” (David Bowie, 1947 – 2016)

Album reviews

Mali Blues

When tourism has virtually dried up and the musicians can no longer make a living like they once could.

Live performance

Musica Nova 2017

The biannual music festival of contemporary music, Musica Nova, was held in Helsinki 2 – 12 February 2017. A breakthrough of electronics?

Album reviews

Berio: Sinfonia

A milestone for 20th century Western art music.

Live performance

Kill Carmen

Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin’s three-penny opera combines traditional flamenco with modern sung poetry, and does it with pertinent fervor.

Blog

Your brain, your music – or the other way round?

If human mind was identical with the brain, brain research would have a better chance to be relevant to music psychology.