Beginnings //

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Recorded at Lowswing Studios in Berlin
Recording date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Artwork design: 
Markus Pesonen
Recording engineer: 
Guy Sternberg
  • 1. Way in (03:45)
  • 2. Why So Lonely? (11:48)
  • 3. After All (04:01)
  • 4. Way out (03:16)
  • 5. Forgotten Rituals (03:22)
  • 6. Take Me Home (03:43)
  • 7. No Way (05:08)
  • 8. Lubistan (05:41)
  • 9. Beginnings (02:52)
  • 10. The Thought of Her (03:41)

The record is made during an improvised session, where the three Finns are on a journey to find distinct songs and stories. Determined but open, songful but abstract, melancholic but playful — the music, alternating between and blending seemingly opposite qualities, has a vibe of the Finnish character.

Markus Pesonen, Mikko Innanen and Mika Kallio played their first concert as a trio in the autumn of 2012 in Helsinki. Innanen and Kallio have in fact played together as a duo and in various ensembles (Nuijamiehet, Gourmet, Mr. Fonebone, TUMO) since 1996 when they met at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Innanen met Pesonen in Copenhagen sometime in the mid-00’s after playing a concert with Delirium, a group Innanen co-founded in 1998 while being an exchange student at Copenhagen’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory. Pesonen, a Rhythmic Music Conservatory graduate, is a few years younger than his fellow Finns. Their first meeting with Kallio was actually that of a teacher and a very promising student at the Savonia music school in Kuopio. They share a common background, both originating from Kuopio in Finland’s Savo region.

That’s the beginnings.
The present is now as sounds in your ears.
The future is in the making.

Mikko Innanen – alto & baritone saxophones
Markus Pesonen – guitar
Mika Kallio – drums