Miette

Johanna Juhola
62
Code: 
TEXCD070
Publisher: 
Texicalli Records Oy
Publishing year: 
2006-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2004-2005

Produced by Johanna Juhola, Hannu Oskala
Recorded by Hannu Oskala
Mixed by Hannu Oskala
Mastered by Minerva Pappi, Finnvox

1. Hippo

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Verneri Lumi, Hannu Oskala.

In pole position – the Hippopotamus. He is the animal equivalent of the tuba.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row free bass accordion, 5-row standard bass accordion, claviola, glockenspiel
Verneri Lumi: electronics
Hannu Oskala: tuuba

2. Nightmare on the Playground

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Pekka Kuusisto.

How about those creeps who organise beauty pageants for babies? Does a 3-year-old need lipstick and a bikini to be adored?

Johanna Juhola: 5-row standard bass accordion
Pekka Kuusisto: violin, viola

3. Sleepless in Lintuvaara

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola.

Lullaby for Sara, the queen of double bass.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row free bass accordion

4. Lyrical adulthood

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Milla Viljamaa.

A spoonful of maturity makes life softer around the edges but will those forgotten dreams ever return?

Johanna Juhola: 5-row free bass accordion
Milla Viljamaa: rhodes

5. Good Intentions

Comp. Johanna Juhola, lyrics Arnold Chiwalala, arr. Arnold Chiwalala, Johanna Juhola, Topi Korhonen, Ricardo Padilla.

Springtime plans have a silver lining. Arnold is a singing ray of sunlight.

Arnold Chiwalala: vocals
Johanna Juhola: 5-row standard bass accordion
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Ricardo Padilla: percussions

6. Pajamäki

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Petri Prauda.

A fairly decent hill, suitable for sledding and playing the 1-row accordion.

Johanna Juhola: 1-row accordion
Petri Prauda: guitar

7. Scandal at Döbeln Street

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola.

Töölö is a suspiciously laid-back part of downtown Helsinki. Many grim secrets here, no doubt about it.

Johanna Juhola: glockenspiel

8. Human Wrecks

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Mikko Innanen, Johanna Juhola, Verneri Lumi.

A comforting song for all the broken people who didn't think they need any rest.

Mikko Innanen: soprano saxophone
Johanna Juhola: 5-row free bass accordion, claviola, melodika
Verneri Lumi: electronics

9. Happy Friends

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Verneri Lumi.

Friday night in Helsinki. Flirting beneath the mirror ball are the young and blonde Ms. Claviola and Mr. Accordion.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row standard bass accordion, claviola, glockenspiel
Verneri Lumi: electronics

10. Miette

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola.

This waltz is named after the the young heroine in a beautiful film called La Cité des enfants perdus – The City of Lost Children.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row standard bass accordion, glockenspiel

11. Lyrical Adulthood II

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Verneri Lumi, Milla Viljamaa.

What a relief – Verneri's machine has a gentle touch.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row free bass accordion, claviola
Verneri Lumi: electronics
Milla Viljamaa: rhodes

12. The Wales

Comp. Johanna Juhola, arr. Johanna Juhola, Verneri Lumi.

The rune singers of the seas bid you farewell.

Johanna Juhola: 5-row standard bass accordion
Verneri Lumi: electronics