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Post subject: Finnish music  PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 06:20 AM
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i will start on topic which is going to hold reviews and introductions about some finnish bands and music, which i like to introduce to members! I will start on something during easter, so look out!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 08:27 AM
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so here goes my first review. Please comment and ask more questions when needed.

i start with my of my own favourites...

Tabula Rasa
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Love Records LRLP 135
1975
re-issued on -76 ( label with rimprint ), and CD in -95.
value in finnish price guide 70 euros, re-issue -76 60 euros.
demanded on finland, hard to find

the genre in this one is prog/prog related. A couple faster numbers complited with nice, moody tunes. To think something souns-a-like, i would take Camel, Jethro Tull.
A nice guitar play added with flute. All lyrics done by finnish singer/songwriter Mikko Alatalo, all tunes composed by band guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen. All tracks signed in finnish.
Guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen later make career as an TV-series comedian, as well done some solo music. Vocalist Jukka Leppilampi left the band after 2nd album, and continued his career on gospel.
i would recommend this album to any prog fan, only problem is to find a copy even from finland. Band did 2 albums ( 2nd is Ekkedien Tanssi ). A band playes well, has talent, thou tracks are not too complex as sometimes prog can be. You can say this would go to "easy-prog" ...


so here goes my first review - have not done this before, i would be glad to receive feedback what more info you would want to be added here!

Heikki Silvennoinen - guitars
Jukka Leppilampi - vocals
Tapio Suominen - bass
Asko Pakkanen - drums
Jarmo Sormunen - flute
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 08:28 AM
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and hereīs nice inner sleeve, with nice art and picture of the band ...
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 09:18 AM
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Very interesting,Kimmo ! I'm always looking for music that I've never heard before,and giving these reviews of records is cool. Camel,Jethro Tull sounding,eh ? And it's one of your favorites.
Thanks for the review ! Looking forward for more reviews from Finland ! Cool
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 10:01 AM
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thanks SID, i promise thereīs lots to come! Very Happy

yeah, Tabulaīs sounds reminds Camelīs and Tullīs sounds. not much chancge in tempo inside the track, but nice, melodic that plays around ... and that flute makes lots of Tull-sound ...
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 10:09 AM
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hereīs the link to popsike showing re-issue from -76 ...

http://www.popsike.com/Rare-Finnish-Progpsych-LP-Tabula-Rasa/130136927829.html

Love Records in finland, i should write an note about it itself ... the label is greatly colected among music lovers in Finland. They lived from late sixties to mid-seventies, released about 300 LPīs, and had main bands from prog, rock, and art music from finland. As well they were label to release political aimed records. Later on, i think lots of my reviews are going to be releases of Love Records, so i also will introdude Love Records as an label s soon i get to write it down. In a nutshell, if you ever come accross release by Love Records, pick it up - either you like it, or if not, i buy it from you, as collector of the very label! Very Happy
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 10:35 AM
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Oh great, now I can add the Love label to my have to find list - right behind Green Brain.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 10:59 AM
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dk, along with metrognome and Peter, you will be added to my list to ones i will happily send Love Records stuff whenever i come accross duplicate!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 11:45 AM
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Good stuff, Kimmo. The RCG is interesting again! Yea!

My favorite prog dealer sells Tabula Rasa on CD, and he also has a Love Records 4-CD box set for anyone who's interested in investigating before spending big bucks on hard-to-find LPs.

http://www.synphonic.8m.com/country/finland.htm
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Apr 10, 2009 - 03:38 PM
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metrognome,thanks! that 4 CDbox is great introduce for rock scene done in finland, thats for sure, For a decent money, i give it a go.
 
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