There is a certain quality to the music of Scandinavia that seems born in the long winter months; it is dark and humorous, steeped in tradition yet sharply inventive. This Rough Guide showcases some of the most adventurous sounds from the region, including the techno-joiking of Wimme, Icelandic minimalism by Amiina, and explosive experimentation by Kimmo Pohjonen with the Kronos Quartet. Bonus CD: Introducing Kardemimmit Enjoy the elegant, home-spun sounds of Finnish quartet Kardemimmit. Good friends Maija, Jutta, Anna and Leeni each play kantele and sing in delicate close harmony throughout. Well-established on the Scandinavian scene, Introducing Kardemimmit is the band's first international release and rings with their trademark fresh and folksy style.