Utua

Anna-Kaisa Liedes
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The music of Anna-Kaisa Liedes and the Utua group has its roots deep in the Finnish-Carelian-Ingrian folk song tradition. On this recording, Anna-Kaisa Liedes combines traditional verses with contemporary musical idiom, giving them a fresh and personal touch. Inspired by the eternal themes of traditional poetry love, disappointment, passion, and the odd interlacement of love and hatred, she paints her epic interpretations with subtle tones and expressive vowel colours.

Besides Finno-Ugrian song tradition, Anna-Kaisa Liedes specializes in voice improvisation. Fine examples of her narrative voice art are the CDs 'ÄäniMerkki' and 'Pidot!'. With the vocal ensemble MeNaiset (on two CDs titled 'MeNaiset' and 'Mastorava'), she explores the Finno-Ugrian musical treasures.
Code: 
TEXCD 061
Publisher: 
Publishing year: 
2004-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2004

 

1. Usein miun utuisen

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics Anna-Kaisa Liedes, trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

2. Älä sinä laula

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, trad., lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar, background vocal
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele, background vocal

3. Minkähän takia

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar, background vocal
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

4. Viimeistä yötä

Comp. trad., lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

5. Lumivalkija

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

6. Rannan kivellä

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

7. Läksin koista

Comp. trad., lyrics trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

8. Haitra

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics Kanteletar, arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Anu Itäpelto: kantele
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

9. Toisko tuuli

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, trad., lyrics Anna-Kaisa Liedes, trad., arr. Ari-Pekka Anttila, Kristiina Ilmonen, Topi Korhonen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele

10. Yö on kylmä

Comp. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, lyrics Eija Tuomela, arr. Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Timo Väänänen.

Ari-Pekka Anttila: bass
Kristiina Ilmonen: percussion, flutes
Topi Korhonen: guitar
Anna-Kaisa Liedes: lead and background vocal, mbira
Vilma Timonen: kantele
Timo Väänänen: kantele