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cd cover Tellu Virkkala / Ville Kangas / Rasmus Lyberth / Kristian Blak
Piniartut (Tutl Records)

This powerful recording was produced by Tellu working with musicians from Finland, Greenland, Faroe Islands. Using themes of hunting and fishing as the core of the project, they move into an incredible circle of deeply ancient and wildly modern musical territories. Tellu's vocals are essential, but the entire ensemble achieves a critical mass with bouzouki, piano, cow bells, various percussion, sound effects (sampled and vocal), and many layers of voices.

MP3 samples:
The Net
The Fishing Trap
The Pike of Death
Deep Inside Myself

Piniartut means "the hunters" and this ensemble seeks and finds new music in the ancient roots. Moving from rich, quiet and sublime ambiance to almost vicious strands of noise, the Piniartut find what they were looking for: originality. - CF

The musicians:
Tellu (Finland): vocals: mora harp, percussion (producer)
Ville Kangas (Finland): bouzouki, violin, piano, cow bell
Rasmus Lyberth (Greenland): vocals, recitations, sound effects
Kristian Blak (Faroe Islands): piano, organ, grass straw

Guests include Timo Myllykangas (upright bass), Anti Rintimaki (voice) and Kimmo Sarja (voice and throat singing)

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