VTQ Vilma Timonen Quartet

VTQ Vilma Timonen Quartet
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The Vilma Timonen Quartet, or VTQ as this fusion band is otherwise known, has pulled off a remarkable combination, some style, some professionalism, some jazz and folk music, blended together with the ancient sound of the kantele.

The band's repertoire is a synthesis of composition's by Vilma Timonen and a collection of traditional melodies adapted by the quartet. The result is an epoch-making musical arrangement that accentuates the kantele's rich and multifaceted sound.

Imagine on the one hand the pelimanni folk dance tradition, and on the other hand the dim confines of a jazz club. VTQ has succeeded in combining these two worlds and manages to create totally unique sound that is filled with bright melodies, powerful dynamics and rich rhythmical texture.

Marzi Nyman
Code: 
TEXCD083
Publisher: 
Texicalli Records Oy
Publishing year: 
2007-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2007

Produced by Ape Anttila, Vilma Timonen
Recorded by Kimmo Antikainen
Mixed by Kimmo Antikainen, Finnvox
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen, Finnvox

1. Polska in red

Comp. Vilma Timonen, trad., arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

2. Quoting A

Comp. Ape Anttila, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

3. Carelian

Comp. Ape Anttila, Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

4. Lost & Found

Comp. Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

5. Emilia

Comp. Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

6. Höpellystä

Comp. Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

7. Without Rules

Comp. Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

8. Plässimizeh soitanda

Comp. Ape Anttila, trad., arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

9. Lumi

Comp. Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen, arr. Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals

10. Lost & Found (acoustic live version)

Comp. Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen, arr. Ape Anttila, Mikko Hassinen, Topi Korhonen, Vilma Timonen.

Ape Anttila: upright bass, electric bass, glockenspiel, vocals
Mikko Hassinen: drums, percussions
Topi Korhonen: guitar, trumpet, vocals
Vilma Timonen: 15-string kantele, piccolo-kantele, vocals