BBE present Slavic Souls the fourth album from Finnish legends Dalindeo.
Slavic Souls is the 4th studio album from hugely popular Finnish jazz sextet Dalindèo. Described by band leader Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen as a “Surf- Jazz-Tango- extravaganza”, the LP blends comtemporary jazz with traditional Finnish Tango music and northern ‘schlager’, a form of ‘easy listening’ which takes onboard influences from traditional Nordic and Slavic folk songs.
Following up 2015’s award winning Kallio, one of the most popular Finnish jazz records in recent memory, Slavic Souls takes a somewhat darker turn, full of psychedelic atmospheres and minor chords. But while some classic Slavic gloominess is clearly in evidence, so is the irrepressible Soul. As Valtteri puts it, “What’s not to like about a
melancholic party song?”
Featuring Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Finland’s premiere coloraturasoprano singer and with cover art created by renowned cartoonist Timo Mäkelä, Slavic Souls offers an enticingly fresh look at Finland’s musical past, written and performed by a group of the country’s most impressive and original contemporary players.
1. Avalanche feat. A-K Kaappola
2. Johnny’s Nightmare
3. Slavic Souls
4. Once Upon a Time in the North
5. Highway Lost
6. Tell Me feat. A-K Kaappola
7. Leaving Lalibela
8. Hips and Curves
9. Tarantella Finlandese
10. Bolero for Miss B.
Key Selling Points:
• Follow-up to the award-winning “Kallio”- album, one the most succesful jazz albums of recent years in Finland.
• Features Finland’s top coloratura-soprano (singer) Anna-Kristiina Kaappola on 2 tracks.
• Cover art by Finnish cartoonist Timo Mäkelä. Available from 08.04.2016