Kuusumun Profeetta - "Kukin Kaappiaan Selässään Kantaa"
(Ektro Records 2001, Ektro-011)
From Aural Innovations #19 (April 2002)
The name means Moon Fog Prophet in English but the title of the CD, I have no idea. The leader of the band, Mika Rätto, is known to some through his recent work with Circle, but this is a band that has released 3 CDs and was previously more like jazz fusion mixed with rock. This CD is very personal music with a more piano jazz feel on some numbers (which I will not type out as they are all very long and in Finnish!). The majority of the CD is more acoustic in nature with some bass and percussion and violin and it is all sung in Finnish. I enjoyed the CD a lot and you get the idea that is is very Finnish in nature as I can't really compare it to anything I know.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller