on 18 February 2012
I used to regard VARTTINA as the Finnish Dixie Chicks but they are way better than that. This CD is the best to date but to be fair I have 6 of their other CD's and they are all excellent. Their music contains beautiful harmonies, great songs, which I suppose could be classified as folk / traditional, and a band of superb musicians. The three vocalists- Mari Kaasinen, Susah Aho and Johanna Virtanen - are hugely popular in Finland and they deserve wider aclaim. The CD HAS 15 tracks, all in Finnish - but don't let that put you off - from quiet to full on and is just fabulous.
on 22 February 2014
Excellent , a very strong offering, to me it sounds like classic Varttina, the amazing Karelian vocals and harmonies as usual, the time signatures, memorable powerful melodies and great production, very highly recommended.