Produced by Unaja
Musical production by Antti Järvelä and Unaja
Recorded, editedand mixed by Antti Järvelä and Niko Laasonen
Mastered by Masi Isohanhi / Studio57
Photo and cover art by Jimmy Träskelin
Maija Pokela: kantele, voice
Jutta Rahmel: kantele, voice
Minna Koskenlahti: percussions (on track: 2, 9 and 10)
Tero Pajunen: voice (on track: 3)
Antti Järvelä: piano, mandolin (on track: 2 and 5)
1. Ilmalintu / Soar
composition: Maija Pokela / lyrics: trad., Finland
An epic Kalevala story about a bird gliding through the sky, searching for a place to lay its egg. From the egg, the world is born.
2. Kapea Polku / Narrow way
composition: Jutta Rahmel / lyrics: Jutta Rahmel, trad., Finland
A path that leads nowhere, and you know it in your heart even before you’ve taken the first step. Still you walk.
3. Merenmorsian / Bride of the sea
composition: Maija Pokela / lyrics: trad. Finland, Maija Pokela
A ballad about a maid who is waiting for her groom, Aksel Lindeeni, from the seas. She’s delighted to see the steam ship approaching the shore, but doesn’t see her beloved on the ship bridge. ”Where is Aksel Lindeeni?” she whispers to the captain. The answer: ”He’s buried in the waves”. Heartbroken, she decides to follow him in death.
4. Siivet / Wings
composition and lyrics: Jutta Rahmel
A song about embracing life, living it fully with joy and an open soul.
5. Valkoinen taivas / White sky
compostion: Jutta Rahmel / lyrics: trad. Finland
Sweet, young love and the magic of nature.
6. Ainaki aikani / Atlantic waves
composition: Maija Pokela / lyrics trad. Finland
The sad part of a traveler’s life: the people you leave behind. The worrying comrade, standing on the shore, wondering if his friend has drowned. His parents, thinking taht life would have been much easier had the friend overseas never been born. If only there was a telephone wire over the Atlantic Ocean…
7. Unicorn riot
composition: Jutta Rahmel
Unicorns having a blast.
composition: Maija Pokela
We <3 popcorn
9. Matkalla / Traveler
composition and lyrics: Maija Pokela
On the move, to wherever, time after time. Releasing space to think, brightening the mind offering beauty.
10. Tulivalkea / Burning love
compositio: trad. Finland, Jutta Rahmel / lyrics: trad. Finland
Once lit, nothing kills the flame of true love.