Halla

Trepaanit
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These four young musicians have seen behind folk music, they have truly found its might and the power of playing. As in the lyrics of an innocent roundelay, they "make little birches sway like mighty spruces of the backwoods"; they turn a trifling strophe into a life-size expression. The ensemble consists of the Tuvinian string instrument igil, the heart-breaking lament of the Karelian bowed harp, the Irish bouzouki, the two-row accordion from southern Ostrobothnia and a completely new instrument vantele, developed because the existing instruments could not interpret what the musicians had in mind. The timbre of the strings is hypnotic and the sound of the ensemble unique. From time to time, this sound scenery is completed by primeval overtone singing or a growling throat tone. Yet what touches you the most in this music is its lengthy, archaic aesthetics: its hasteless lingering full of underlying, explosive might and its undisguised masculine sensitivity. The group's gigs are always dazzling experiences. Every tone is lived, raw, but lived together with the audience. Luckily, Trepaanit were able to reach this atmosphere in the recording studio as well.

Heikki Laitinen. Käännös: Pieta Turkka.
Code: 
TREPANON 1
Publisher: 
Trepaanit
Publishing year: 
2006-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2003 and 2005

Recorded by Olli Varis
Mixed by Olli Varis
Mastered by Olli Varis

1. Peijooni

Comp. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis, lyrics trad., arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

2. Menuetti ja maanitus

Comp. Antti Paalanen, arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

3. Nyyhkytys

Comp. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis, arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

4. Männyn alla

Comp. trad., arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

5. Hullunmylly

Comp. Olli Varis, arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

6. Halla

Comp. trad., arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki

7. Sulat

Comp. Olli Varis, arr. Riku Kettunen, Antti Paalanen, Eero Turkka, Olli Varis.

Riku Kettunen: mandolin, vantele
Antti Paalanen: 2 ½ -row accordion
Eero Turkka: vocals, bowed harp, igil, diatonic harmonicas
Olli Varis: bouzouki